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Cheap ThrillsRanked 338/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Quintessential 1968 Record a Potent Mix of Psychedelia, Blues, Folk, and Rock: Janis Joplin Delivers Cathartic Vocal Performance on Major-Label Debut That Includes Powerhouse Piece of My Heart
Mobile Fidelity 45RPM Vinyl Pressing Touts Superb Spaciousness, Punchiness, Dynamics, and Texture: Cheap Thrills Sounds As Close to Live as Music Gets and Features Robert Crumb Artwork
In many facets, Big Brother and the Holding Company's Cheap Thrills is the quintessential album to spring from the outcome of the Summer of Love. Best known as Janis Joplin's major-label debut, the 1968 set arrived when the countercultural movement was in full swing and before co-optation, drugs, and violence signaled the fall of the era. Ranked #338 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, it puts a female singer in the prominent position traditionally given to a male and showcases a band pouring a potent cocktail of fiery psychedelic, blues, and folk sounds that informed the unfettered creativity of the San Francisco scene. Produced by John Simon, Cheap Thrills also features one of the most iconic and elaborate album covers in history. Now, thanks to Mobile Fidelity, the instantly identifiable effort also possesses sonics equivalent to its visual and musical status.
Cut at 45RPM and pressed on dead-quiet vinyl at RTI, the iconic audiophile label's analog reissue intensifies the quintet's storied sophomore effort. Due to the wider grooves, this pressing benefits from increased spaciousness, punchiness, energy, pacing, and dynamics. Joplin's hurricane-force singing reverberates with texture, grittiness, and volume. An arresting array of instrumental colors and tones comes on with clearer separation and depth. While previous pressings find the band and Joplin's voice in competition with one another for room, both emerge as distinct entities. Always noted for its rawness, Cheap Thrills sounds as close to live as it gets, an unadulterated portrait of nervy rock n' roll delivered with exuberant enthusiasm and all-out determination. This is music at is most visceral.
Having drawn national attention for their legendary performance at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967, Big Brother and Joplin faced huge expectations to deliver a studio set that would convey their onstage vibrancy and potency. Cheap Thrills does this and more, becoming one of 1968's most commercially successful releases that remained on the charts the week Joplin announced her separation from the ensemble. Contrary to popular belief, only one of the album's songs, Ball and Chain, was recorded live. Everything else owes to the unhinged, spirit-elevating performances and true collaboration between vocalist and band that manifests itself throughout the record's 37-minute-plus running time. Merging biker-babe ruggedness with wounded-bird poignancy, Joplin's expressive belting, mega-watt moaning, and sensitive crooning take center stage. Yet her bandmates match every step with explosive rhythms, heavy guitar-driven blues, and assertive solos that take inspiration from free-form jazz.
Indeed, Cheap Thrills still exhilarates not only due to Joplin's almighty singing but because of boundary-shredding arrangements that reflect the period's anything-is-possible mindset. More so than any other musicians Joplin encountered, the members of Big Brother pushed limits on convention via soirees into acid-dipped psychedelia and its orbiting sonic galaxies. Together, they aim and achieve an aural mythos that makes a permanent connection between artist and audience by way of eliminating traditional divisions. Such communal power is evident on the mind-bending version of Big Mama Thornton's Ball and Chain and insistent, sinewy I Need a Man to Love. It's also obvious during quieter moments, whether the tripped-out, twisted, and curvaceous contours of George and Ira Gershwin's Summertime or restrained, throwback acoustic blues of Turtle Blues.
Yes, Joplin presents - and rallies against - loneliness and desperation in a cathartic language few had heard before or since. What's even more significant is the fearlessness, toughness, synergy, and sexual danger pulsing through every song, including the take-on-all-comers challenge Piece of My Heart, which the collective attacks with career-making ferocity. Like Robert Crumb's daring pop-art illustrations that grace the cover, they simultaneously lure and dare the listener to enter a space where outsiders run free and where outlaws are heard above the mainstream din.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Combination of the Two
2. I Need a Man to Love
4. Piece of My Heart
5. Turtle Blues
6. Oh, Sweet Mary
7. Ball and Chain$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Better Call Saul (Original Score - Seasons 1 & 2)Import
First Pressing Of 1000 Numbered Copies On Red Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Etched D-Side With Certified Replica Of Jimmy's Law Degree - No Music
Gatefold Sleeve / Includes 4-Page Booklet
Including 2 Printed Innersleeves
PVC Protective Sleeve
Secret Inscriptions In Run Out Groove
Score Of Multiple Award Winning Spin-Off Of Breaking Bad
Score By Dave Porter
Better Call Saul is a television crime drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. It is a spin-off prequel of Gilligan's prior series Breaking Bad. Set in 2002, Better Call Saul follows the story of small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill, a lawyer and a former scam artist, who becomes involved with the criminal world, six years before his appearance on Breaking Bad as Saul Goodman.
Like its predecessor, Better Call Saul has received critical acclaim. It has garnered several nominations, including fourteen Primetime Emmy Awards, seven Writers Guild of America Awards, five Critics' Choice Television Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award and two Golden Globe Awards. The series premiere held the record for the highest-rated scripted series premiere in basic cable history at the time of its airing.
Dave Porter, the composer of the score, has also written the opening theme and complete score of Breaking Bad. For his work on Breaking Bad, Porter has won an ASCAP Award. The Better Call Saul score features songs from the first and second series.
Strictly limited, the first 1,000 numbered copies of the Better Call Saul score are pressed on red vinyl. The package contains 2 printed inner sleeves with images of Jimmy, Nacho, and Mike. It also contains an exclusive 4-page booklet with additional pictures and liner notes. The etch on the D-side is a certified replica of Jimmy McGill's law degree he received from the University of American Samoa.LP 1
1. Shared Smoke
2. Ass Over Tea Kettle
3. One Leg Each
4. Sex Robot Voice
5. Payphone Dilemma
6. Billboard Stunt
7. Chuck's Theme
8. Elevator Exchange
9. One Last Gift
10. Jimmy's Choice
11. Davis & Main
12. Pretend I'm Not Here
14. Magic Hands
15. Weary Mike
1. Border Crossing
2. Watching And Waiting
3. Reciprocating Saw
4. Three Moves Ahead
6. Better Call Saul End Credit
(Etched D-Side With Certified Replica Of Jimmy's Law Degree - No Music)$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Only Everything (Pre-Order)
Each Record Will Come Numbered And Strictly Limited Based On Pre-Orders
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Will Be Pressed On 180g Vinyl At Record Industry In The Netherlands And Come In A Deluxe Gatefold Stoughton Jacket
Juliana Hatfield is an American musician and singer songwriter from New England formerly of the indie rock bands Blake Babies, The Juliana Hatfield Three, Some Girls and the Lemonheads. She has also performed and recorded as one half of Minor Alps with Matthew Caws of Nada Surf and has performed with or made contributions to the Lemonheads, Belly, Giant Sand, Susanna Hoffs, Aimee Mann and Mary Lou Lord over the span of her career. Growing up in the Boston area, Hatfield acquired a love of rock music in the 1970s having been introduced to the Los Angeles punk band, "X." Hatfield transferred to the Berklee College of Music from Boston University, hoping to join a band. She formed the Blake Babies with Freda Love and John Strohm in 1986. She sang, played guitar, bass guitar and piano in the group. Blake Babies were signed to indie label, Mammoth Records, in North Carolina and received airplay on college radio during the early 1990s. Hatfield and Strohm shared songwriting duties and often sang together. The band toured the U.S. and Europe and made music videos. Hatfield received a degree in songwriting from Berklee during this period. The Blake Babies disbanded in 1991 but reunited briefly in 1999, performing shows that year and embarking on a US tour in 2001. They released the critically-acclaimed, "God Bless The Blake Babies," to coincide with the tour. Frequent collaborator, Evan Dando of the Lemonheads made a guest appearance on the album.
Following the immediate break-up of the Blake Babies back in 1991, Hatfield joined the Lemonheads to record their album, "It's A Shame About Ray," playing bass and providing back-up vocals. She played and sang with the band on and off between the years 1992-1993. Juliana released her first solo album, "Hey Babe," in 1992. The album was one of the highest selling independent albums of the year. She recruited a rhythm section consisting of former Moving Targets and Bullet LaVolta drummer Todd Phillips, and Thudpucker bassist Dean Fisher, becoming the Juliana Hatfield Three. The JH3 achieved arena-rock stardom with the release of 1993's "Become What You Are." Several songs from the album got regularly played on major US rock stations, with her song, "My Sister," becoming the biggest hit of her career. The song placed #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and the video became a staple at MTV. The track "Spin the Bottle," was used in the soundtrack for the film "Reality Bites" in 1994 and Juliana made the cover of Spin magazine. In 1995 following the success of "Become What You Are," she released her follow up album, "Only Everything," in which she "turned up the volume and the distortion and had a lot of fun." The album, her first for Atlantic Records, spawned another alternative radio hit in "Universal Heartbeat." Before engaging on a tour for this record, Juliana released Phillips and hired Jason Sutter, Ed Slanker on guitar and Lisa Mednick on keyboards. Two weeks into the tour, she canceled remaining shows due to a bout with depression. She recently released two well received solo albums, "Pussycat" last year and "Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John" this year.
ROG will reissue her solo album "Only Everything," on vinyl since it debuted 23 years ago and make it available in the US for the first time with deluxe packaging.LP 1
1. What A Life
2. Fleur De Lys
3. Universal Heart-Beat
4. Dumb Fun
5. Live On Tomorrow
6. Dying Proof
7. Bottles and Flowers
9. OK OK
2. Hang Down From Heaven
3. My Darling
4. Simplicity Is Beautiful
5. You Blues
6. Where Would I Be Without You **
7. Yard Sailing**
8. Girl In Old Blue Volvo Disowning Self**
9. Live On Tomorrow **
**bonus tracks$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Includes All Elektra-Era Cover-songs, Many Unreleased On Vinyl
Includes Many Out Of Print And Rare Tracks
Sourced From The Original Masters With Lacquers Cut At Sam Phillips Recording Studio
Pressed On 180g Colored Vinyl At Record Industry In The Netherlands
Each 2 LP Set Comes Numbered And Strictly Limited
American indie-pop band Luna originally formed in 1991 by singer/guitarist Dean Wareham
after the breakup of Galaxie 500. After Wareham quit Galaxie 500 he signed a demo deal
with Elektra Records, then recruited Justin Harwood from the Chills and Stanley Demeski of
the Feelies, and this line up recorded their debut, Lunapark. After the album's release, Sean
Eden was recruited on guitar and the four piece recorded a number of cover versions that
would become the Slide EP and then toured the U.S. This began the band's association with
successfully recording and playing cover songs.
In 1993, the band supported the reformed Velvet Underground on their European tour, after which they recorded their second album.
Bewitched was recorded in NY, released in '94 and included Velvet Underground guitarist
Sterling Morrison on two tracks. In 1995, the band went into Sorcerer Sound Studio with
producer Pat McCarthy to record their third album, Penthouse. The album featured Television
guitarist Tom Verlaine on the tracks, "Moon Palace," and "23 Minutes in Brussels." The
album was released to critical acclaim, with Rolling Stone declaring it one of the essential
albums of the '90s. The album featured a cover of Serge Gainsbourg's "Bonnie and Clyde"
as a hidden track and featured Dean in a duet with Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab. "Bonnie and
Clyde" was released as a single in the UK and named Melody Maker single of the week. Pup
Tent followed in '97.
In 1999, the band recorded The Days Of Our Nights for Elektra, but the
label declined the album and dropped the band over commercial concerns. The record was
eventually released on Jericho in the U.S. and prior to the album's release, Justin Harwood
left to be replaced by Britta Phillips. After releasing Luna Live in 2001, Romantica in 2002
and Rendezvous in 2004 with their new line-up, the band announced their final tour at the
time, disbanding after a show at the Bowery Ballroom in February of 2005. Dean Wareham
and Britta Phillips continued as the duo Dean & Britta. In 2014, Dean announced that Luna
would reunite for a tour of Spain in 2015, to be followed by US dates.
In 2017 they recorded
two new releases, a new covers LP called A Sentimental Journey and a 6-song instrumental
EP, A Place Of Greater Safety.
This brand new ROG collection of Elektra-era cover songs includes rare and out of print tracks
that have never been released or collected on full length vinyl. With new packaging design by
Frank Olinsky and updated audio fidelity, it's a dream come true for Luna collectors.LP 1
1. Bonnie and Clyde (Clyde Barrow version)
2. Indian Summer
3. Ride Into the Sun
4. That's What You Always Say
5. In The Flesh
6. Dream Baby Dream
7. Season Of The Witch
8. Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
9. No Regrets
1. Outdoor Miner
2. Happy New Year
3. Everybody's Talking
4. Fly Into The Mystery
5. La PoupÉe Qui Fait Non
6. Bonnie & Clyde (Bonnie Parker Version)
7. Jealous Guy
8. Neon Lights
9. Sweet Child O' Mine
10. Only Women Bleed
11. Dance With Me$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
The 1972 Muscle Shoals Sessions (Pre-Order)Brand New Collection Compiling All Of Bettye's 1972 Muscle Shoals Sessions On One Vinyl Release For The First Time-most Of These Tracks Are Making Their Debut On Vinyl
Includes 2 Bonus Singles
180-Gram Vinyl LP Pressed At Record Industry In The Netherlands
Includes A Single Pocket, Tip-On Stoughton Sleeve With New Artwork And Liner Notes
Individually Numbered And Limited To One Pressing
Bettye Lavette-born Betty Jo Haskins, from Detroit, Michigan-is easily one of the most
important yet sometimes overlooked soul singer/songwriter of all time. She made her first
record at the age of 16 in 1962 when she was signed by local Detroit record producer Johnnie
Mae Matthews and recorded the single "My Man-He's A Lovin' Man," which became a Top
Ten R&B hit after Atlantic Records bought distribution rights. Its success led to a tour with
Clyde McPhatter, Ben E. King, Barbara Lynn and Otis Redding. She recorded the Wreich
Holloway-written song, "Let Me Down Easy," on Calla Records in 1965 and became a chart
hit (#48), leading to a brief stint with the James Brown Revue. After recording more singles
for local Detroit labels, Lavette signed to Silver Fox in 1969 and recorded a handful of songs,
including two Top 40 R&B Hits: "He Made A Woman Out Of Me" and "Do Your Duty," both
produced by Lelan Rogers and featuring the Memphis studio musicians who later became
known as the Dixie Flyers.
In 1972, Bettye signed with Atlantic/Atco and was sent to the famed Muscle Shoals Sound
Studios in Alabama to record a full-length album. Produced by Brad Shapiro and featuring
the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, the album was supposed to originally be titled as Child
of the Seventies but Atco chose to shelve the project at the time. Years later, after Bettye
played her own personal recordings of the sessions for French soul music collector, Gilles
Petard, he chased down the master recordings at Atlantic Records where they were thought
to have been destroyed in a fire. In 1999 after obtaining the masters, he licensed the material
and released it on CD in 2000 as Souvenirs through his Art and Soul label (Rhino Handmade
would later reissue Child of the Seventies on CD with previously unreleased 1973 tracks).
The album helped to spark renewed interest in Lavette and in 2003, A Woman Like Me, was
released and won the 2004 W.C Handy Award for "Comeback Blues Album of the Year."
Lavette then signed to the Rosebud Agency and was brought to the attention of Andy Kaulkin
at ANTI Records who signed her to a 3-album deal. The first project was produced by Joe
Henry and featured an album of songs written entirely by women: I've Got My Own Hell To
Raise was successful in helping to raise awareness of Bettye and was on many critics' Best of
2005 lists. Since her release on ANTI, she has gone on to many accomplishments, including
receiving a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 2006, A Blues Music
Award for Best Contemporary Female Blues Singer in 2008 and another Blues Music Award
in 2016 for Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year.1. It Ain't Easy
2. If I Can't Be Your Woman
3. Fortune Teller
4. Your Time To Cry
5. Soul Tambourine
6. All The Black and White Children
7. Our Own Love Song
8. Ain't Nothing Gonna Change Me
9. Outside Woman
10. The Stealer
11. My Love Is Showing
13. Heart of Gold**
14. You'll Wake Up Wiser**
**Bonus single recorded in Detroit, 1972$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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Highlights From The Fun House Sessions (On Sale)Pressed On 180g, Multi-Color Vinyl And Pressed At Record Industry
Each 2-LP Set Is Individually Numbered And Strictly Limited
Comes In A Gatefold Tip-On Stoughton Sleeve With Brand New Artwork
1970: The Complete Fun House Sessions was recorded at Elektra Sound Recorders in Los Angeles and compiled from all thirteen reels of multi-track tape that held every note and snippet of studio dialogue. Twelve reels of tape were used during the original sessions, with the thirteenth reel having the takes that would be used on the studio album.
This sprawling set which was originally aimed at the collector market would be challenging and cost prohibitive to reissue as a multi-disc vinyl box set. What is presented here is an attempt to assemble some of the best highlights from the Fun House Sessions on an officially-released 2LP set in high quality packaging with a sequence that hopefully proves to be an easier, and more casual listen.
Included are some terrific alternate versions of Down on the Street,Loose, Dirt, Funhouse, 1970 and others, pulled from session reels 1,4, 6, 7, 9 and 11 and originally recorded on May 11, 12, 15, 18, 21 and 25 of 1970. Also notable is the inclusion of the 17+ minute version of L.A. Blues,titled as Freak, which encompasses the entire fourth side of this set and is the prime example of what makes the Fun House Sessions both loved and feared.
This title is not eligible for further discount.LP 1
1. Studio Dialogue #23 (reel 6) - May 18, 1970
2. Down on the Street Take 6 (reel 6) - May 18, 1970
3. Loose Take 16 (reel 4) - May 15, 1970
4. T.V. Eye Take 5 (reel 7) - May 18, 1970
5. Dirt Take 5 (reel 11) - May 25, 1970
6. Studio Dialogue #3 (reel 1) - May 11, 1970
7. 1970 Take 3 (reel 1) - May 11, 1970
8. Fun House Take 3 (reel 9) - May 21, 1970
1. Studio Dialogue #7 (reel 2) - May 12, 1970
2. See That Cat (T.V. Eye) (reel 2) - May 12, 1970
3. 1970 Take 2 (reel 1) - May 11, 1970
4. Lost in the Future Take 3 (reel 3) - May 15, 1970
5. Slide (Slidin' The Blues) (reel 4) - May 15, 1970
6. Freak (L.A. Blues) Take 1 (reel 12) - May 25, 1970
7. See That Cat (T.V. Eye) (reel 2) - May 12, 1970
8. 1970 Take 2 (reel 1) - May 11, 1970$36.99 $29.99 Save $7.00 (19%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Run-DMCFuture archaeologists will discuss two periods in 1980s: before Run-DMC and after Run-DMC. It's no exaggeration to say that the group
changed the course of music in the '80s, bringing the old-school of rap into the new with one simple piece of flat, black plastic.
Coming up in the rap world of the early 1980s under the wing of Kurtis Blow (group manager Russell Simmons managed Blow, and Run
was, at one time, a DJ known as "Son of Kurtis Blow") and Blow's bassist and burgeoning super-producer Larry Smith, the trio - Joseph
"Run" Simmons, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell - learned from the best, but created their own path.
1983 was the year that they first broke out. With only an Oberheim DMX drum program and some cuts by Jay, "Sucker M.C.s (Krush-Groove
1)" was a shot across the bow to the slick, post-disco pocket rap had settled into. It was raw, pure swagger and it took both New Yorkers
and music aficionados around the world by storm. The song's lyrics are a mandatory memorization assignment to this day by MCs learning
their craft. "Two years ago, a friend of mine "
The group's sound, which was laid out muscularly on Run-DMC, had a harder approach than their peers, thanks to producer Larry Smith's
use of live musicians who laid down grooves but didn't soften the edges. Lyrically the group wasn't just about brags either, with songs like
"Hard Times," "It's Like That" and "Wake Up" (the first two were singles). Run's and DMC's overlapping tag-team approach to lyricism was
powerful and immensely influential.
"Rock Box," another single and arguably the centerpiece of the album, was a nod to their hard edge, and a foreshadowing of their first
worldwide smash, 1985's "King Of Rock." Jam Master Jay's DJ work was stellar, knowing exactly when to jump in and put listeners' ears in
The album was the first rap full-length to achieve Gold status, and as fans know, the group was just getting started - their next two LPs would
take them to even higher status in the music world, critically and sales-wise. But this is where it all started, and it's a classic that still sounds
fresh today as it did more than 30 years ago.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Hard Times
2. Rock Box
3. Jam-Master Jay
4. Hollis Crew (Krush-Groove 2)
5. Sucker M.C.'s (Krush-Groove 1)
6. It's Like That
7. Wake Up
8. 30 Days
9. Jay's Game$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Celebrate 35 Years Of Nile Rodgers & Chic!
Impeccably Mastered From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Release Of This Legendary # 1 Pop, R&B & Dance Album!
In the early seventies, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards were playing in rock
and soul bands across New York City and the east coast, meeting up with Tony Thompson along the way and forming the rudiments of what would become one of the most
powerful and successful pop/r&b units ever known as Chic.
By 1977, they sailed into the top rungs of the charts with their smash debut single
Dance, Dance, Dance along with the killer funk of their first album simply titled Chic.
A year later, their fortunes multiplied to the top of the charts with C'est Chic. The
number one LP was chock full of hit singles, funk madness and probably some of the
finest rock/funk/soul beats ever waxed in a studio. Featuring the huge chart toppers
Le Freak and the super soul of I Want Your Love, Chic truly were at the top of their game
around the world. Along with vocalists Alfa Anderson, Norma Jean Wright and future
superstar Luther Vandross , Chic was the band of choice for party people, dance clubs
and radio stations all over with this brilliant album.
With star power tracks like Happy Man and the stellar instrumental fare of Savoir
Faire, C'est Chic would become a staple at retail and sell over six million units during its
first run at retail. Chic's importance is celebrated today as number one bands like Daft
Punk have paid tribute and collaborated with the funk and dance groove master himself
, Mr. Nile Rodgers.
This classic album C'est Chic has been out of print on vinyl for decades .that is
Friday Music is very proud to announce The Chic Original Master Series with the
first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of C'est Chic. Mastered impeccably by Joe
"Soul Man" Reagoso from the original Atlantic Records tapes, this limited edition masterpiece is a perfect record for the audiophile medium and will be a much anticipated
release for this holiday season.
In addition to the wonderful grooves inside, we are also enclosing the original LP
cover artwork restored faithfully to further enhance your Chic listening experience.
More Chic is on the way too .Look for spectacular Chic 180 Gram Vinyl and
more impeccable compact disc deluxe editions exclusively from your soulful friends at
Ah ..FREAK OUT!1. Chic Cheer
2. Le Freak
3. Savoir Faire
4. Happy Man
5. I Want Your Love
6. At Last I Am Free
7. Sometimes You Win
8. (Funny) Bone$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Vagabonds (Expanded Edition) (Pre-Order)This Expanded 2-LP Edition Includes A Bonus Disc Of Outtakes, Demos And Acoustic Tracks, With Many Making Their Debut To Vinyl As Well As Several Having Never Been Released On Any Physical Format
This Is The First Time This Album Has Been Reissued On Vinyl Since Original Release In 2008
Sourced From The Original Masters With Lacquers Cut At Sam Phillips Recording Studio
Pressed On 2-180-Gram Black Records At Record Industry In The Netherlands And Comes In A Deluxe Gatefold Tip-On Stoughton Sleeve With New Notes From Gary
Each 2-LP Set Is Numbered And Strictly Limited
The American guitarist, singer and songwriter Gary Lourdis was founding member of the Minneapolis-based band The Jayhawks and their principal songwriter and vocalist after the departure of Mark Olson. He eventually was responsible for moving the band from folk-country towards a more progressive, pop sound. The band formed in 1985 in Minneapolis and appeared on Letterman in 2003, performing "Save It For A Rainy Day," off their Rainy Day Music album. They recorded seven albums for Columbia before going on hiatus in 2005. The band briefly reunited in 2011 for a new album and tour only to return to a hiatus when Olson left again in 2012.
Louris' additional credits include being a member of the intermittent Midwest collective, Golden Smog that recorded two albums on Rykodisc and two albums on Lost Highway from 1995 to 2007, as well as co-writing "Jealous of Moon" with Chris Thile in 2005-the song appeared on the Nickel Creek album Why Should The Fire Die?-and songs for the 2008 Dixie Chicks album Taking The Long Way.
In 2008, Rykodisc released Gary's first solo album Vagabonds. The album was produced by Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson. In an interview, Louris was quoted as saying," It wasn't my intention to recapture the '70s or anything, that's just what comes out when I sing .Once we got the band together for the sessions, it actually reminded me of how The Jayhawks were when we started out. The music is new and exciting for them, and it was good for me to feed off of that." Vagabonds was recorded in Laurel Canyon, which is famous for being the center of the 1970s singer-songwriter scene, and is expanded here with bonus material from the sessions-many making their debut to vinyl, and others new to any physical formatLP 1
1. True Blue
2. Omaha Nights
3. To Die A Happy Man
4. She Only Calls Me On Sundays
5. We'll Get By
6. Black Grass
7. I Wanna Get High
9. D.C. Blues
1. Three Too Many (Outtake)*
2. Working Girl (Demo)*
3. Baby Let Me Take Care Of You (Outtake)**
4. Fall Day (Demo)**
5. Girl in the Window (Outtake)***
6. True Blue****
7. Omaha Nights****
8. To Die A Happy Man****
9. She Only Calls Me on Sundays****
10. We'll Get By****
* iTunes bonus track, previously unavailable on any physical format
** Amazon bonus track, previously unavailable on any physical format
*** Previously unreleased
**** Acoustic version$36.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Take Refuge In Clean LivingRemastered For Vinyl From Original Recordings
Opening with a nod to Syd Barret's Pink Floyd (Piper at the Gates of Dawn) Take Refuge In Clean Living begins with morse code and drops into one of the heaviest slow-burn grooves in the Grails canon. Sounding something like Hawkwind and Ravi Shankar scoring Blade Runner, it's lysergic and earthy for Grails in a new way. The rest of the record moves from blissful Eno-inspired ambience, to epic Morricone rock hymns, to an unexpected take on a Ventures tune that returns the listener to the very beginnings of instrumental rock music. The touring incarnation of Grails in 2006 and 2007 included good friend and drummer Ben Nugent, allowing Emil Amos to switch to 3rd guitar for the band's live instrumentation. The DNA of this guitar-heavy line-up allowed for new kinds of arrangements and bigger melodies. In early 2007, the then-5-piece entered Steven Lobdell's (Faust) Audible Alchemy studio to document the new songs written with this augmented ensemble. Those sessions make up Take Refuge In Clean Living.
Remastered for vinyl and reissued for the first time in nearly a decade, Take Refuge In Clean Living sees Grails pulling back their already wide lens on multiple sonic horizons. Grails often take what would sound over-ambitious on paper and make it sonically flow in an effortless, laid-back style. The band is defined by exploration and they've created a template for themselves where any style or method can be ingested to reap legitimate rewards. Take Refuge In Clean Living rightly suggested that Grails wouldn't run out of ideas.1. Stoned at the Taj Again
3. 11th Hour
4. Take Refuge
5. Clean Living$23.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Yes (Expanded Edition) (Pre-Order)
New Expanded 2LP Edition Includes Previously Unreleased Outtakes And Live Tracks From The Yes Sessions.
Out Of Print On Vinyl For Nine Years
First Time Sourced From The Original Masters With Lacquers Cut At Sam Phillips Recording Studio
Pressed On 180g Vinyl At Record Industry In The Netherlands And Comes In A Deluxe Gatefold Tip-on Stoughton Sleeve With Additional Artwork.
Limited To 3500 Copies Worldwide
One of the most unique, original and unusual rock bands to burst onto the alternative scene in the 90s, Morphine was originally formed by vocalist/bassist Mark Sandman, saxophonist Dana Colley and drummer Jerome Deupree (later replaced by Billy Conway) in Cambridge, Mass in 1989. They expertly combined blues, jazz and rock elements into a very distinct style, anchored by Sandman's deep, crooning, beat-style vocals. Rather than having an electric guitar as the focal point like most rock bands, the trio's sound was built around Sandman's two-string electric bass (often deployed with a slide) and Colley's growling, baritone sax which was dubbed as "low-rock." The band enjoyed critical acclaim but saw mixed results commercially. They did enjoy higher profile success overseas, especially in Belgium, Portugal France and Australia where they were featured on music television programming frequently and filled much larger venues.
After five studio albums and extensive touring, Morphine disbanded after Mark tragically died of a heart attack performing on stage at the Giardini del Principe in Palestrina, Italy. Surviving members have soldiered on in various incarnations, the most recent being the Vapors of Morphine that will be on tour through the summer of 2017. "Yes" was the band's third studio record originally released on Rykodisc in March of 1995. It was their first album to make the Billboard Top 200 where it peaked at #101, but did not sell as well abroad as their two previous records.
Criminally out of print on wax for nine years, Run Out Groove is reissuing this classic from the 90s as a deluxe expanded 2LP edition that includes a 2nd disc of many previously unreleased outtakes, live tracks and rare B-sides making their debut on vinyl.
This title is not eligible for discount.LP 1
1. Honey White
6. All Your Way
7. Super Sex
8. I Had My Chance
9. The Jury
11. Free Love
12. Gone For Good
1. Pulled Over The Car (bonus track previously unavailable on vinyl)
2. Come Along (previously unreleased studio outtake)
3. Radar (previously unreleased extended studio outtake)
4. Birthday Cake (rare B-Side previously unavailable on vinyl)
5. Super Sex (previously unreleased alternate mix outtake)
6. Sundayafternoon (rare B-Side previously unavailable on vinyl)
7. Have A Lucky Day (previously unreleased live broadcast track)
8. Whisper (previously unreleased live broadcast track)
9. Thursday (previously unreleased live broadcast track)
10. Shame/Free Love (previously unreleased live broadcast track)$36.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Wheedle's Groove: Seattle Funk, Modern Soul & Boogie: Volume II 1972-1987In 2004, the first volume of Wheedle's Groove shone a light on the formerly unheralded soul scene in 1960s and '70s Seattle, followed by a new album in 2008, and then an award winning feature-length documentary film. The on-going Wheedle's Groove series continues to present a vast chapter of the city's musical heritage that has little to do with long-haired rock dudes with guitars. No - in the world of Wheedle's Groove, platform shoes and pimp hats were the order of the day.
But unlike Volume I, Seattle's soul scene did not stop in 1975. A new volume, Wheedle's Groove Vol. II, documents the period from 1972 to 1987, when funk was superseded by disco and modern soul. Heading into the '80s, artists in the Emerald City caught wind of the hip-hop and electro scenes that were growing in bigger cities across America, and gave the music their own distinct spin.
As the years unfurl in the tracks of Wheedle's Groove Volume II, so does the recent history of American music, the songs tracing technological changes and social change, and music's move from the club to disco as live bands moved aside for DJs. Witness Septimus, on the cusp of both, blending a live drummer with a Roland drum machine and cutting 'Here I Go Again' on a disco-friendly 12" single.
Separated from the major centers of soul music, Seattle was a scene that developed out of the gaze of the mainstream music industry, but one that moved just as fast. As John Studamire of the band Priceless remembers, "A lot of the groups around town would have to incorporate that disco sound or you'd sound totally dated."
Seattle's size and location had a great effect on its sound. Artists on the scene were accustomed to playing small, discreetly segregated club shows and pressing short runs of 45s for local radio stations. Touring happened mostly on a regional scale and artists popped up in a variety of different bands. Fans of Volume I will recognize some familiar names here: Robbie Hill's Family Affair turn in the soul-jazz gem 'Don't Give Up' and Cold, Bold & Together present the undeniable vocal beauty of 'Let's Backtrack.'
Compiled and sequenced by Seattle's DJ Supreme La Rock, this 18-track compilation will also introduce you to the long-forgotten blue-eyed soul boy Don Brown ('Don't Lose Your Love') and frustrated talents Push, overlooked for record deals on account of singer "Big Joe" Erickson's larger-than-life heft ('You Turn Me On'). There's Frederick Robinson III and his gospel-funk protest tune 'Love One Another', Tony Benton of Teleclere being Seattle's answer to Prince ('Steal Your Love') and Seattle Mariners baseball star Lenny Randle recording a tribute to their infamous stadium.1. Epicentre - Get Off The Phone
2. Priceless - Love In Your Life
3. Don Brown - Don't Lose Your Love
4. Deuce featuring Clevon - Your Love Is Fine (Lovin' Fine)
5. Push - You Turn Me On (Portland Session)
6. Seattle Pure Dynamite - I Wonder Love
7. Septimus - Here I Go Again
8. Priceless - Look At Me
9. Lenny Randle & Ballplayers featuring Rashawna - Kingdome
10. Malik Din - Trouble In Mind
11. Romel Westwood - I'm Through With You
12. Teleclere - Steal Your Love
13. Steppen Stones - Darlin Oh Darlin
14. Cold, Bold & Together - Let's Backtrack
15. Unfinished Business - Holding On
16. Frederick Robinson III - Love One Another
17. Bernadette Bascom - I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love
18. Robbie Hill's Family Affair - Don't Give Up$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Magnificent Seven Soundtrack180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
First Pressing Of 500 Numbered Copies On Red Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
Includes 4-Page Insert
PVC Protective Sleeve
Music Composed By James Horner (His Last Score) And Simon Franglen
Secret Inscriptions In Run Out Groove
The Magnificent Seven is a remake of the 1960s western film, which in turn was a remake of the 1954 Japanese classic film, Seven Samurai.
As the town Rose Krick is put under the siege of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the residents enlist the help of seven outlaws. Headed by bounty hunter Sam Chisolm they ought to protect them while they prepare for the anticipated violent confrontation. However, upon meeting the town's residents, the Seven find themselves fighting for much more than money.
The film stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Peter Sarsgaard and Haley Bennett.
Multiple Award Winning composer James Horner was asked to write the film's score but died on June 22, 2015. Nearly a month after his death movie director Antoine Fuqua learned that James Horner had already started working on music for the film before filming commenced. Horner's friend and score producer Simon Franglen co-composed the score after Horner's death. This score will be the final James Horner score to be released posthumously.LP 1
1. Rose Creek Oppression
2. Seven Angels Of Vengeance
3. Lighting The Fuse
4. Volcano Springs
5. Street Slaughter
6. Devil In The Church
7. Chisolm Enrolled
8. Magic Trick
9. Robicheaux Reunion
10. A Bear In People's Clothes
11. Red Harvest
13. Town Exodus - Knife Training
14. 7 Days, That's All You Got
1. So Far So Good
2. Sheriff Demoted
3. Pacing The Town
4. The Deserter
5. Bell Hangers
6. Army Invades Town
7. Faraday's Ride
8. Horne Sacrifice
9. The Darkest Hour
10. House Of Judgment
11. Seven Riders$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Soul ChristmasConsidered One Of The Best Rock N Roll Holiday Records Of All Time And Includes A Roster Of Legendary Soul Artists From Atlantic Records' Halcyon Years Of 1960s Soul
Mastered From The Original Stereo Source With Lacquers Cut At Sam Phillips Recording Service In Memphis
180g Vinyl Housed In A Single Pocket Tip-On Stoughton Paper-Wrapped UV-Gloss Sleeve
Pressed On Colored Vinyl
Originally released as an Atlantic holiday compilation in 1968 and long out of print on vinyl, Soul Christmas is an 11 track collection of songs featuring Soul legends such as Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Solomon Burke, Joe Tex, Clarence Carter, William Bell, King Curtis, and Booker T & The MGs. Apart from nods to classics like White Christmas done by Otis, Booker T's Jingle Bells, and the R&B favorite What Are You Doing New Year's Eve (featuring Sax man King Curtis along with a guitar solo by Duane Allman), the songs are tailor-made originals that fit the style of the respective artists. Carter's Back Door Santa is a hilariously salacious cut; Tex gives us a preacher-like I'll Make Everyday Christmas; and Thomas is at her most cute and innocent with Gee Whiz, It's Christmas. Redding's version of Merry Christmas Baby is an obvious standout, while Bell's Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday is the only bona fide charted single. The album is ranked #9 on Rolling Stone's 25 Greatest Christmas Albums of All Time list.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Back Door Santa - Clarence Carter
2. The Christmas Song - King Curtis
3. White Christmas - Otis Redding
4. I'll Make Every Day Christmas (For My Woman) - Joe Tex
5. Silver Bells - Booker T & The MGs
6. Gee Whiz, It's Christmas - Carla Thomas
7. Merry Christmas Baby - Otis Redding
8. Presents For Christmas - Solomon Burke
9. Jingle Bells - Booker T & The MGs
10. Every Day Will Be Like A Holiday - William Bell
11. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve - King Curtis$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Songs of Rapture and Redemption: Rarities & Live (Pre-Order)Brand New Collection Includes Demos And Live Tracks Making Their Debut On Vinyl
2x 180-Gram Colored Vinyl Pressed At Record Industry
Includes A Tip On Gatefold Stoughton Jacket
Individually Numbered And Limited To One Pressing
Born October 7, 1944, and hailing from California, Judith
Lynn Sill was an American singer-songwriter who learned
how to play piano in her father's Oakland bar. She met,
befriended and started opening shows for Graham Nash
and David Crosby in the mid-to-late 1960s.
After a bit of interest from Atlantic Records, David Geffen
offered Judee a contract and she became the first artist to
sign with his then-fledgling Asylum label. During her early
days at Asylum, she sold her song "Lady-O" to the Turtles and
was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone. Graham Nash
produced her first single, "Jesus Was A Cross Maker," off her
self-titled debut album which was released on September
15, 1971 and engineered by Henry Lewy (Joni Mitchell). The
song was inspired by her romance with singer-songwriter
JD Souther, who later wrote the song "Something In the
Dark" about her. The album featured Sill's voice in multiple
overdubs, often in a four-part chorale or fugue. Her debut
album was not a commercial success, despite good reviews.
Sill took over orchestration and arrangements for her
second album, Heart Food, which was released in March
of 1973. The album was critically acclaimed but sold poorly
and ended her association with Asylum and David Geffen.
Judee continued to write songs and in 1974 began to record
new material planned for a third album that was never
finished. Sill continued to struggle with drug addiction
and health problems, eventually dropping out of the music
scene completely. Judee tragically died of a drug overdose
on November 23, 1979, at her apartment in North Hollywood.
Sill's music was not commercially viable at the time but
was incredibly influential as well as ground-breaking and
many notable songwriters such as Andy Partridge, Liz Phair,
Warren Zevon and Shawn Colvin have been fans of her work.
Her songs have been covered by the Hollies, Cass Elliott,
Warren Zevon, Beth Orton, Bill Callahan, Bonnie Prince Billy,
Ron Sexsmith, The Fruit Bats and many more.LP 1
1. Intro/The Vigilante*
3. Enchanted Sky Machines*
4. The Archetypal Man*
5. Crayon Angels*
6. The Lamb Ran Away With the Crown*
7. Jesus Was A Cross Maker*
1. The Pearl**
2. The Phoenix**
3. Jesus Was A Cross Maker (home demo)
4. The Desperado (Outtake from the Heart Food sessions)
5. The Kiss***
6. Down Where The Valleys Are Low***
7. The Donor***
8. Soldier Of The Heart***
9. The Phoenix***
10. The Vigilante***
11. The Pearl***
12. There's A Rugged Road***
* Live at Boston Music Hall, 10/3/71
** Outtake from the album Judee Sill
*** Solo demo for Heart Food$36.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
The Best Of Atlantic Soul 1962-1965
The First Domestic Vinyl Collection Of His Groundbreaking Atlantic Recordings Released Since 1966
Each LP Is Individually Numbered And Strictly Limited Based On Pre Orders
180g, Black Vinyl Pressed At Record Industry Comes In A Single Sleeve UV-Gloss, Old School Tipon Stoughton Sleeve With Brand New Artwork
Solomon Burke helped to shape the sound of rhythm and blues as one of
the founding fathers of soul music. He had a litany of hit singles in the
1960s for Atlantic Records including "Cry to Me," "If You Need Me," "Down
in the Valley," and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love," to name a few.
Atlantic Records' co-founder Jerry Wexler has referred to Burke as "the
greatest male soul singer of all time" and it was reported that he signed a
"handshake" deal with the label within ten minutes of originally entering
Wexler's office. His signing helped to reinvigorate the label, as stars Bobby
Darin and Ray Charles had just left.
Drawing inspiration from gospel, jazz, country and blues-Burke developed
his own unique style and was often called "The King of Rock 'n' Soul"
earning him a wide bi-racial audience. Due to his spiritual background he
refused to be classified as an R&B singer because of its labeled stigma
by the church. During his almost six decades of performing, he released
38 studio albums-selling at total 17 million-and had 35 charting singles
including 26 that made the Billboard R&B charts.
In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame as a performer
and has been ranked by Rolling Stone on their list of "100 Greatest
Singers of All Time." Burke is one of the most important male vocalists in
music history and has influenced legendary rockers such as the Rolling
Stones, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, the Animals and Tom Petty1. Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)
2. Cry To Me
3. Down in the Valley
4. Looking For My Baby
5. Baby (I Wanna Be Loved)
6. I'm Hanging Up My Heart For You
7. Home In Your Heart
8. If You Need Me
10. Go On Back to Him
11. Got To Get You Off My Mind
12. Can't Nobody Love You
13. Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)
14. Everybody Needs Somebody to Love$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Good NaturePressed On Colored Vinyl
Frontman Austin Getz doesn't blink when asked to sum up Turnover's third full-length, Good Nature. Learning, he replies. This whole record is about learning. Opening your eyes to new things, going out- side of your comfort zone, and learning to grow into something new. The album's unique blend of musical and spiritual growth is immediately audible on the opening track, Super Natural, a late-summer idyll of intertwined guitar parts and laidback vocals. Listening to how the leisurely Nightlight Girl melts into a more propulsive selection like Breeze, and the way Good Nature flows together as a seamless whole, it's also evident that the foursome has been paying closer attention to how artists from earlier eras made full-length albums: the range of textures, tempos, and dynamics on Good Nature are influenced in part by bossa nova, cool jazz, electronic music, and psychedelic grooves. This influx of new influences and inspiration, navigated by Peripheral Vision producer Will Yip, results in the band's best album to date. Good Nature comes from a place of calm and contentment, nurtured by looking inward.1. Super Natural
2. Sunshine Type
3. What Got In The Way
4. Butterfly Dream
6. Pure Devotion
7. Nightlight Girl
9. All That It Ever Was
10. Living Small
11. Bonnie (Rhythm & Melody)$21.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Murder On The Orient Express SoundtrackImport
First Pressing Of 750 Numbered Copies On 180 Gram Blue Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect.
One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including PenÉlope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.
The score is composed by multiple award winner Patrick Doyle. (Donnie Brasco, Thor, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)
The 2 LP set of Murder on the Orient Express is pressed on blue vinyl This limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies contains a 6-panel booklet with exclusive pictures and liner notes on one side and a poster, the image of the train, on the other side. Look out for secret inscriptions in the run-out groove; clues are everywhereLP 1
1. The Wailing Wall
2. Jaffa To Stamboul
4. The Orient Express
7. Touch Nothing Else
9. Twelve Stab Wounds
10. The Armstrong Case
11. Mrs. Hubbard
12. This Is True
13. Keep Everyone Inside
2. One Sharp Knife
3. Ma Katherine
4. True Identity
5. Dr. Arbuthnot
6. It Is Time
9. Never Forget - Michelle Pfeiffer
10. Orient Express Suite$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Let 'Em RollDuring the Blue Note 75th anniversary celebration the label released 100 essential Blue Note LPs and asked New York Times readers what titles they'd like to see make the list. This album is one of five new reissues that were hand-selected by Blue Note President, Don Was, based on New York Times reader recommendations.
In an unusual setting for a groove/soul jazz setting, B3 organist extraordinaire big John Patton creates a band around himself that includes Grant Green, drummer Otis Finch, and vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson. It's truly weird to think of vibes on a groove date, but the way Patton's understated playing works, and the way Green is literally all things to all players, Hutcherson's role is not only a clearly defined one, but adds immeasurably to both depth and texture on this date.
What also makes this possible is the symbiotic relationship between Patton and Green. There is a double groove conscious swing happening on every track here, from the bluesed-out slip and slide of the title track which opens the record to a killer version of Hank Mobley's The Turnaround, which expands the blues vibe into solid soul territory because of Hutcherson's ability to play pianistically and slip into the funk groove whenever necessary. Green's deadly in his solo on the track, shimmering arpeggios through Patton's big fat chords and chunky hammering runs.
Also notable are Patton's own tunes, the most beautiful of which is Latona, a floating Latin number with a killer salsa rhythm in 6/8. As Patton vamps through the chorus, Green slips in one of his gnarliest solos ever. It begins with a groove like run in the hard bop blues and then shoves itself into overdrive, capturing the cold sweat of a Bola Sete or Wes Montgomery in his groove years. But when Green goes for the harmonic edges, all bets are off: Hutcherson lays out, and he and Patton go running to the bridge and bring the melody back just in time to take it out.
This is one of the least appreciated of Patton's records, and there's no reason for it; it is great.
- Thom Jurek (All Music Guide)1. Let 'Em Roll
3. The Shadow Of Your Smile
4. The Turnaround
6. One Step Ahead$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Listen Like Thieves (Awaiting Repress)Listen Like Thieves on Numbered Limited Edition LP from Mobile Fidelity Silver Label
Breakthrough 1985 Album Charted Three Great Singles
Australian Band Finds Its Groove With Bluesy Grooves, Pop Hooks
Includes "What You Need," "Listen Like Thieves," and "Kiss the Dirt"
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI
True to the title of the record's smash single, INXS gives you what you need on Listen Like Thieves. Originally released in 1985, the breakthrough album marked the group's deserved entrance into the mainstream radio sphere and commercial charts. With its sound honed from prior records, INXS develops an enviably balanced combination of dance grooves, bluesy persuasion, acoustic framing, and pop bluster on this batch of supremely catchy fare, equally memorable for its melodic nature and stylistic fusion.
Working with producer Chris Thomas (John Cale, Pete Townshend, Roxy Music), INXS expands its versatility and reach. Vocalist Michael Hutchence, too, comes into his own, singing more confidently, soulfully, and warmly than in the past. While avoiding cheap imitation, the Aussies turn to the Rolling Stones as influences, churning out thick riffs and slithering rhythms that aim for the hips and stimulate the feet. Hutchence splits the difference between the sexual bravado of Mick Jagger and primal depth of Jim Morrison, and in doing so, establishes himself as an original who's always careful not to overdo anything or overstay his welcome.
Bolstered by a series of can't-miss singles-the swaggeringly funky "What You Need," sharp thrust of "Listen Like Thieves," and wistful "Kiss the Dirt"-Listen Like Thieves teems with glorious hooks and intertwining instrumentation that cross-pollinates jazz, R&B, new-wave, and pub rock. Honking saxophone lines surge throughout, punctuating the spare chords and driving bridges with an insouciant edge missing from most of the decade's pop. A knack for atmospheric production also plays a large role. On "Shine Like It Does," a majestic moodiness takes hold, while "This Time" gives U2 a run for its money.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, Silver Series' numbered limited edition LP significantly enhances the midband, textural qualities, and ample spaciousness-all previously boxed-in on prior editions. The character of the bass notes, as well as the depth and breathiness of the vocals are also noticeably improved, bringing out the music's personality and dynamics like never before.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. What You Need
2. Listen Like Thieves
3. Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain)
4. Shine Like It Does
5. Good & Bad Times
6. Biting Bullets
7. This Time
8. Three Sisters
9. Same Direction
10. One X One
11. Red Red Sun$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Call It What It IsBen Harper & The Innocent Criminals have reunited for Call It What It Is, their first record together in nine years.
Call It What It Is is an incisive, bold, poetic statement that could only come from these long-time musical partners, one of popular music's most essential, cohesive and dynamic ensembles. The standout title track showcases Harper's unmatched ability to blend the personal and political. Invoking the names of Trayvon Martin, Ezell Ford, and Michael Brown over an agitated blues riff, Harper cuts to the quick: "There's good cops / bad cops / white cops / black cops / call it what it is / Murder." The genre-spanning collection contains many highlights including the sun-kissed groove of Shine and the album's swaggering lead track When Sex Was Dirty.
It had been seven years since Ben Harper last played a show with the Innocent Criminals, so when the time came to reunite for a live tour in 2015, the band-percussionist Leon Mobley, bassist Juan Nelson, drummer Oliver Charles, keyboardist Jason Yates, and guitarist Michael Ward-quickly discovered that Harper had more in mind than simply revisiting the group's prodigious song catalogue. In fact, Harper had been quietly amassing material for a new record and the first recording sessions were scheduled to begin even before the rehearsals for their triumphant four-night sold-out reunion run at the Fillmore in San Francisco last March.
"I thought we would be more energized and revitalized by thinking outside the box and starting with new material in the studio before we dug into the old stuff," said Harper of the reunion album. "It was meant to be a signpost that we're here to forge new ground musically and personally."1. When Sex Was Dirty
2. Deeper And Deeper
3. Call It What It Is
4. How Dark Is Gone
6. All That Has Grown
7. Pink Balloon
8. Finding Our Way
10. Dance Like Fire
11. Goodbye To You$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Pure McCartney (Box Set)Pure McCartney, a new compilation of his solo, Wings and Fireman work, celebrates that fact, showcasing 67 highlights from one of the most-revered catalogues in music - from 'McCartney' in 1970, his debut solo album, right through to 'Hope For The Future', his 2014 track taken from 'Destiny', the most-anticipated video game of the last decade. Not only is 'Pure McCartney' a monumental mix tape of some of popular music's most memorable moments from 1970 to the present day, it also features curios for the super fans and some of Paul's personal favourites-all handpicked by the man himself.
Me and my team came up with the idea of putting together a collection of my recordings with nothing else in mind other than having something fun to listen to, Paul says of this project.
Maybe it's to be enjoyed on a long car journey or an evening at home or at a party with friends? So we got our heads together and came up with these diverse playlists from various periods of my long and winding career."
As a songwriter Paul has never stood still, dipping his toe in countless genres and styles. 'Pure McCartney' is testament to that fact. From the song writing master class of 'Maybe I'm Amazed' and adventurous, three-songs-in-one of 'Band On The Run' to the irresistible groove of 'Say Say Say' and ahead-of-its-time electronica of 'Temporary Secretary', described by NME when compiling a list of the greatest ever songs as not so much ahead of its time, but out of it altogether", 'Pure McCartney' charts the unstoppable adventures of McCartney's unique and eclectic song writing talents and shines a light on his post-Beatles artistic achievements.
The word 'career' is a bit misleading because to me it has been more like a musical adventure than a proper job, says Paul, reflecting on the 'Pure McCartney' tracklisting. It pleases me, and often amazes me, that I've been involved in the writing and recording of so many songs, each of them so different from the others.
Paul's unparalleled career has seen his music break global chart records, win countless awards, fill stadiums around the world and become the soundtrack to millions of people's lives across generations.LP 1
1. Maybe I'm Amazed
2. Heart Of The Country
4. Warm And Beautiful
5. Listen To What The Man Said
6. Dear Boy
7. Silly Love Songs
8. The Song We Were Singing
9. Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey
10. Another Day
1. Mull of Kintyre
2. Sing The Changes
3. Jenny Wren
4. Mrs Vandebilt
5. Save Us
6. Let 'Em In
7. Let Me Roll It
8. Ebony and Ivory
9. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
1. Band on the Run
2. Arrow Through Me
3. My Love
4. Live and Let Die
5. Too Much Rain
6. Say Say Say [2015 Remix]
7. My Valentine
8. Goodnight Tonight
9. The World Tonight
10. Pipes of Peace
1. Dance Tonight
2. Here Today
4. Great Day
5. Coming Up
6. No More Lonvely Nights
7. Too Many People
8. Only Mama Knows
9. With a Little Luck
10. Hope For The Future
11. Junk$69.99Vinyl LP Box Set - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Sounds Like ThisWith its delightfully vibrant blend of inventive musicality and genre-blurring reach, Sounds Like This sees ALO operating with fresh verve and vitality, their always-kaleidoscopic funk pop 'n roll aglow with exceptionally ebullient songcraft and deliriously danceable grooves.
The California-based band's fourth Brushfire Records release showcases their unfettered passion, wit, and imagination while simultaneously exploring hitherto uncharted musical terrain. Invigorated by an unstructured approach to the studio process, ALO have accessed new avenues of resourcefulness, resulting in a truly distinctive collection of songs that adroitly captures all the glorious ingenuity and adventure of the band's legendary live sets.
In April of 2011, ALO convened at San Francisco's Mission Bells studio with no plans other than to make some music together. With studio owner/longtime collaborator David Simon-Baker assisting behind the board, the band opted to take the same improvisational tack towards recording as they do on stage. Any distinctions between pre-production and real recording would be shed, allowing for ALO's instinctive spontaneity to make it to track.
ALO let their imagination run free, both musically and lyrically, resulting in such larger-than-life highlights as the Old West flight of fancy, "Cowboys and Chorus Girls," the self-explanatory glitterball workout, "Room For Bloomin" and at the heart of the album, the raucous reverie for days past, "Blew Out The Walls. Where prior albums featured songs penned individually and then arranged by the band, this time out, ALO were determined that their collective spirit inform every groove.LP1
1. Dead Still Dance
2. Blew Out the Walls
3. Falling Dominoes
4. Speed of Dreams
5. Storms and Hurricanes
1. Cowboys and Chorus Girls
2. Bark of a Tree
3. Combat Zone
4. Room for Bloomin'
5. Reviews (From Here to Zed)$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Spitballin'The DAVE STEWART-produced SPITBALLIN' would never have happened if not for one Twitter message that turned STEWART's world upside down. STEWART has seen and done it all, but none of it prepared him for what he would hear from THOMAS LINDSEY. "I read it and clicked on the link," STEWART recalls. "And there he was, singing something on a YouTube video. I don't remember what it was but there was no music. He was singing a cappella. And I went, 'Holy crap!'" STEWART got in touch with his young admirer and invited him to send examples of his original material.
"It was really amazing stuff. So I asked if he wanted to come out to Los Angeles and sing three songs unaccompanied before my show at the Troubadour," STEWART says. Following their live debut, STEWART and LINDSEY began writing together by sending audio files back and forth between L.A. and Louisiana. Working long distance seemed to bring them closer as they built a catalog of songs.
Their common ground proved as lush as Delta marshland. A down-and-dirty delta guitar riff. A thumping drum beat. And a stunning vocal intro, urgent, haunted, earthy and spiritual, with blues-drenched filigrees, a vibrato that shocks like an electric current, a range that defies not just convention but gravity itself. Backed by STEWART's distorted voodoo guitar licks, LINDSEY opens "Leave This Town" in free tempo and then a swampy groove kicks in--just guitar and drums, raw and wild. "Two People" unfolds over a stomping beat that leads to a long vamp over which Lindsey improvises with hair-raising intensity and finesse. Churchy echoes permeate "When Dogs Run," with a mournful organ providing the backdrop to STEWART's Pop Staples-style guitar tremolo. "Alcohol" boils down to organ and LINDSEY's voice recounting a riveting elegy for someone who was "lost to alcohol."
Some of the stories behind the lyrics on these songs are sad, but true and some more fanciful. To write "Crocodile," for instance, LINDSEY admits "I tried to write a song that would seem like something from a shoe commercial! I had this image of a woman in bad-ass crocodile boots, walking down the street. That's how that song formed."1. Leave This Town
2. Another Lie
3. Friend Zone
5. When Dogs Run Away
6. Look at Those Flames
7. Two People
8. Run From You
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