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  • Stone Flower Stone Flower Quick View

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    Stone Flower


    Limited, Numbered Edition Of 1,500 Copies


    Pressed On Audiophile-Grade Vinyl At Pallas Group In
    Germany


    Mastered From Original Analog Tapes At 45rpm By
    Bernie Grundman


    Housed In An Old-school Style Stoughton Case - Wrapped Gatefold Jacket


    Recorded By Rudy Van Gelder And Produced By
    Creed Taylor


    Recorded in 1970 at Rudy Van Gelder's studio
    under the production auspices of Creed Taylor, the
    arrangement and conducting skills of Deodato, and the
    engineering expertise of Van Gelder himself, Jobim's
    Stone Flower is quite simply one of his most quietly
    stunning works. Stone Flower is simply brilliant, a
    velvety, late-night snapshot of Jobim at his peak. This
    2LP reissue was mastered from analog tapes by Bernie
    Grundman, pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas
    in Germany, and comes in a Stoughton case-wrapped
    gatefold jacket. Each of the 1,500 copies is numbered
    with a gold foil stamp.

    1. Tereza My Love
    2. Children's Games
    3. Choro
    4. Brazil (Ary Barroso)
    5. Stone Flower
    6. Amparo
    7. Andorinha
    8. God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun
    9. Sabia
    Antonio Carlos Jobim
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Nirvana - Greatest Hits (45RPM) Nirvana - Greatest Hits (45RPM) Quick View

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    Nirvana - Greatest Hits (45RPM)

    45 RPM 200 Gram Vinyl Double Album


    First Time On Vinyl In The U.S.


    Includes ''You Know You're Right


    Nirvana is a best-of compilation album by the American grunge band Nirvana. Nirvana was the third Nirvana album to be released following the death of singer/ guitarist Kurt Cobain in April 1994, and the first to feature studio material. The first track on the album is You Know You're Right. The only song to appear from Nirvana's 1989 debut album Bleach is About a Girl.

    1. You Know You're Right
    2. About A Girl
    3. Been A Son
    4. Sliver
    5. Smells Like Teen Spirit
    6. Come As You Are
    7. Lithium
    8. In Bloom
    9. Heart-Shaped Box
    10. Pennyroyal Tea
    11. Rape Me
    12. Dumb
    13. All Apologies
    14. The Man Who Sold The World
    Nirvana
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Fleetwood Mac (45 RPM) Fleetwood Mac (45 RPM) Quick View

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    Fleetwood Mac (45 RPM)

    Ranked 183/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Sonic Sensation: Cut from the Original Analog Master Tapes at Bernie Grundman Mastering


    1975 Set Fleetwood Mac's Commercial and Creative Breakthrough: 1st Album With Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham


    Includes Hits Over My Head, Rhiannon, Say You Love Me and Staples Landslide and Monday Morning


    An Audiophile Blockbuster: Don't Pass Up One of the Most Essential Rock-Pop Albums Ever Recorded on this Absolutely Lifelike-Sounding Pressing


    The Chain, for all intents and purposes, starts here. Few, if any bands in history, experienced a rebirth on par with that of Fleetwood Mac, which partially accounts for why this 1975 set is self-titled. With the addition of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham finally solidifying the ensemble's rotating lineup, the record signifies a new beginning, a rejuvenated sound, and a melodic purpose that quickly helped the co-ed group become the biggest band in the world.


    Recorded in three months and aided by a surfeit of material brought to the fold by Nicks and Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac is a monster album, a five-million-plus-selling effort that set a new record for the amount of weeks spent on the Billboard charts before finally hitting number one and the home to Top 40 singles Over My Head, Rhiannon, and Say You Love Me. Moreover, it marks the introduction to the chemistry, interplay, and connectivity established by a quintet whose singing, songwriting, and harmonizing abilities at the time hadn't a peer.


    The first of three consecutive landmark Fleetwood Mac recordings, this refreshing rock-pop landmark opened the floodgates of commercial success, crossing over to both AM and FM radio and steadily winning coverts all across the world. The reasons relate to the impeccable selection of songs and heartfelt performances, whether it's Nicks' unforgettable reflectiveness on Landslide, Buckingham's warm pleas on Say You Love Me, or the cozy romp of Monday Morning, fittingly a lead-off number that related to the emotional games and pain that would characterize so much of the band's iconic work.


    Cut at Bernie Grundman Mastering from the original analog tapes and pressed at 45RPM, this version presents the music in the absolute best fidelity it's ever (and ever will) enjoyed. As realistic, dynamic, wide-open, organic, and airy as the critically acclaimed pressing of Rumours, this deluxe set portrays the fingerpicked acoustic guitars, swelling choral voices, jazzy percussion, and every last breath of the lead singing turns with utmost transparency.


    Nostalgia for albums recorded in the mid-70s will immediately come to light, as this pressing simply glows and presents the listeners with scads of information that even those that have heard this masterpiece hundreds of times have never noticed.

    1. Monday Morning
    2. Warm Ways
    3. Blue Letter
    4. Rhiannon
    5. Over My Head
    6. Crystal
    7. Say You Love Me
    8. Landslide
    9. World Turning
    10. Sugar Daddy
    11. I'm So Afraid
    Fleetwood Mac
    $44.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Quick View

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    (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

    Limited, Numbered Edition


    Cut From The Original Master Tapes


    "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" vaulted The Rolling Stones into super-stardom and captured the spirit of a generation. To celebrate its 50th Anniversary, this limited edition, numbered 12" single is cut from the original mono master tapes and features both US and UK B-sides housed in a sleeve recreating the original artwork. The 12" makes this a true audiophile pressing, allowing for wider grooves that yield louder levels, broader dynamic range, deeper bass, and better high frequency response.

    1. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
    2. The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man
    3. The Spider And The Fly
    The Rolling Stones
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    12 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (On Sale) The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (On Sale)

    Ranked 97/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Dylans 1963 Sophomore Effort Marks the Beginning of a Cultural Sea Change


    Wider Grooves, Superior Sound: Mobile Fidelitys 45RPM Edition The Last Word in Analog Fidelity


    Records Ambitious Poetry, Melodies, and Moral Conviction Transformed Songwriting, Folk, and Pop


    Includes Masters of War, Blowin in the Wind, and A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall


    Another Side of Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home, Blonde on Blonde, Blood on the Tracks, and The Basement Tapes Also Available from Mobile Fidelity


    Its the album the ignited sea changes in pop culture, music, songwriting, poetry, and the social consciousness. Its the creation of a 22-year-old visionary still years away from casting a jaundiced eye to the media. Its the sound of change, the feeling of ground shifting beneath ones feet, and the entrance of an entirely new way of thinking. Its the effective beginning of whats arguably the boldest career in music history, the yawning vortex into the complex mind, supernatural wordplay, and folk techniques of a vocalist/guitarist whose name is forever associated with transformation. Its The Freewheelin Bob Dylan.


    As part of its Bob Dylan catalog restoration series, Mobile Fidelity is thoroughly humbled to have the privilege of mastering the iconic LP from the original master tapes and pressing it on 45RPM LPs at RTI. The end result is the very finest, most transparent analog edition of The Freewheelin Bob Dylan ever produced. Never before has the resonance of his nylon guitar strings, fingerpicked notes, shivering harmonica fills, or plainspoken timbre possessed such clarity, openness, body, or realism.


    With the advantage of wider and deeper grooves, the 45RPM pressing affords the opportunity to detect more information and lavish in extra richness. Whether its the exaggerated nasal accents employed on Down the Highway or the decay of each strummed line on the entirely acoustic album, previously concealed details, microdynamics, and ambient cues surface enhancing the listeners experience and taking them inside Columbia's Studio A where history was made by leaps and bounds.


    Exponentially surpassing the potential he demonstrated on his debut, Dylan became a mirror of the concerns, issues, and feelings confronting the nation. Writing and singing with penetrating honesty, observational wit, moral conviction, and scathing emotion, he digs into the madness of war (Masters of War, A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall), hypocrisy of segregation (Oxford Town), urgency of civil rights and freedom (Blowin in the Wind), and multiple angles of unrequited love (Girl From the North Country, Dont Think Twice Its All Right) with a literate astuteness and depth that, nearly 50 years later, still leave audiences slack-jawed. Satire, absurdist humor, and traditional blues also pepper the album, which rests upon graceful melodies and sparse, poignant patterns.


    Viewed as protest songs, love songs, folk songs, or talking blues songs, the material on The Freewheelin Bob Dylan remains amongst the most astonishing and imaginative ever committed to tape. It deserves as much as you deserve a fidelity that makes as closely intimate as possible the musics connection with you. You deserve this edition.


    Given the sonic and artistic merit of this album, we anticipate huge demand.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Blowin in the Wind
    2. Girl From the North Country
    3. Masters of War
    4. Down the Highway
    5. Bob Dylans Blues
    6. A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall
    7. Dont Think Twice, Its All Right
    8. Bob Dylans Dream
    9. Oxford Town
    10. Talking World War III Blues
    11. Corrina, Corrina
    12. Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance
    13. I Shall Be Free
    Bob Dylan
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Silk & Soul Silk & Soul Quick View

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    Silk & Soul

    Features The 1968 Grammy Nominated You'll Go To Hell!


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


    Numbered Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jackets


    Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide


    Originally released in 1967, Silk & Soul was nominated for a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1968 for the song You'll Go To Hell. Aretha Franklin won the award over Simone.


    Besides the Grammy nominated tune, the album includes Simone's version of Bacharach's The Look of Love which was written for the 1967 movie Casino Royale.


    After moving from the blues to soul for her second RCA album, Nina Simone's extroverted, confident delivery proved a natural match with the ranks of soul shouters working the crowds during the late '60s. ... the less familiar tunes, like the highlight It Be's That Way Sometimes (written by Simone's brother Sam Waymon), Go to Hell, and I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free, a trio of songs Nina Simone has no trouble making her own. - John Bush, allmusic.com


    Features:

    - Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    - Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    - Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl

    - Double LP

    - Pressed at RTI

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


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. It Be's That Way Sometime
    2. The Look Of Love
    3. Go To Hell
    4. Love O'Love
    5. Cherish
    6. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
    7. Turn Me On
    8. Turning Point
    9. Some Say
    10. Consummation
    Nina Simone
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Many Moods of Belafonte The Many Moods of Belafonte Quick View

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    The Many Moods of Belafonte


    Presented For The First Time Ever On 45-RPM LP By Impex Records And Audio International In Germany


    All-Analog Mastering From Original Master Tapes By Kevin Gray & Robert Pincus


    New Deluxe Gatefold Jacket With Original Lyrics


    Individually Numbered And Strictly Limited To 2,500 Copies


    Harry Belafonte has always been a musical chameleon. Using a thick base of folk music, he added blues, soul, jazz, pop and a plethora of various Caribbean styles to create albums that were unique, socially relevant and just plain fun.


    Nowhere is his broad, encompassing vision more in effect than on his 1962 release The Many Moods of Belafonte. From the Appalachian miner ballad Dark as a Dungeon through Hebrew lullaby Lyla, Lyla and even a Broadway ballad (Try To Remember from The Fantastiks), there's a little something for everyone. Belafonte himself seems inspired by these tunes, singing with gusto on the fun tracks and with reverential tact on the darker, more emotional material.


    Impex Records now presents in association with Audio International in Germany The Many Moods of Belafonte in an exclusive all-analog 45-rpm 2-LP set. Cut by Kevin Gray from original analog tapes and pressed at RTI, every nuance of RCA's Bob Simpson big stage recording shines through your system.

    1. Tongue Tie Baby
    2. Who's Gonna Be Your Man
    3. Long About Now
    4. Bamotsweri
    5. I'm On My Way To Saturday
    6. Betty An' Dupree
    7. Summertime Love
    8. Lyla, Lyla
    9. Zombie Jamboree
    10. Try To Remember
    11. Dark As A Dungeon
    Harry Belafonte
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • In Dreams In Dreams Quick View

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    In Dreams


    Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - Rated 319/500!


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


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


    Roy Orbison's 1963 album on the Monument label takes its name from the hit single which has been named one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone.


    Besides the title track, the album also includes Blue Bayou and All I Have To Do Is Dream.


    Features:

    • Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    • Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    • Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl

    • Double LP

    • Pressed at RTI

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


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. In Dreams
    2. Lonely Wine
    3. Shahdaroba
    4. No One Will Ever Know
    5. Sunset
    6. House Without Windows
    7. Dream
    8. Blue Bayou
    9. (They Call You) Gigolette
    10. All I Have To Do Is Dream
    11. Beautiful Dreamer
    12. My Prayer
    Roy Orbison
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Sings Lonely And Blue Sings Lonely And Blue Quick View

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    Sings Lonely And Blue


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


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


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


    Features:

    • Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    • Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    • Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl

    • Double LP

    • Pressed at RTI

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


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


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


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


    - Bruce Eder (All Music Guide)


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

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    Hoodoo Man Blues

    One of the all-time great urban blues records and the best-seller in the famed Delmark catalog. Hoodoo Man Blues is so full of bravado and snap it'll make you feel tough just listening to it. Not all of the Delmark titles were recorded very well, but this one certainly was. And at 45 RPM, this now stands as the undisputed definitive version. Hoodoo Man Blues, which features Buddy Guy on guitar, is not only Junior Wells' first LP appearance, it's damn near the first LP by a Chicago blues band. Chess and a few other labels had reissued 45s by Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James, etc., but virtually no one had tried to capture the Chicago blues sound free of the limitations of juke box/airplay promotion. Hoodoo Man Blues went a long way in the popularization of real Chicago blues and of Junior Wells.
    1. Snatch It Back and Hold It
    2. Ships On the Ocean
    3. Good Morning Little School Girl
    4. Hound Dog
    5. In The Wee Hours of the Morning
    6. Hay Lawdy Mama
    7. Hooddoo Man Blues
    8. Early in the Morning
    9. We're Ready
    10. Do You Love Me, Baby
    11. Chiltin Con Carne
    12. Yonders Wall
    Junior Wells
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Times They Are A-Changin' (On Sale) The Times They Are A-Changin' (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    The Times They Are A-Changin' (On Sale)

    The Times They Are A-Changin' on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Stark, Austere, Acoustic Record Dylan's First With All-Original Material


    Title Track, The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, With God on Our Side Establish Dylan as Voice of Social Consciousness


    The Bard Addresses Issues Such as Equality, Racism, and Poverty and Helps Ignite 1960s Political Movements


    Faithful to the Source: Information-Rich 45RPM Pressing Brings the Simple Sounds of Dylan's Voice, Acoustic Guitar, and Harmonica into Lifelike Perspective


    Immediately distinguished by the you're-either-with-us-or-against-us messages of the landmark title track, Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A Changin' sounds an unmistakable clarion call on behalf of progress and its unstoppable advancement. One of the Bard's trademark songs, it remains a timeless anthem with a clear sense of common purpose, a musical line in the sand that helped unite various social movements and multiple generations. The reverential 1964 record feeds off the opening tune and its unmistakable sentiments, marching forward to confront racism, poverty, injustice, and upheaval in a stark, immediate manner unlike few albums before or since.


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI, this restored 45RPM analog version delivers the landscape-shifting music in reference-quality sound that practically transports you to Columbia's Studio A. Reflecting the austerity of the topics and Dylan's mood, the sonics are direct and unadorned-each word hitting with weight, each phrase lingering until it pulls you under, each storyline echoing as fact. The hollow body of Dylan's guitar, internal mechanisms of his harmonica, and graininess of his throat come across in full-on detail. Wider grooves mean more information reaches your ears.


    Marking a shift from the looseness and comedy that pepper the preceding The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin' skirts any attempt at humor, sarcasm, or goofiness in favor of utmost seriousness and severity. Seemingly anticipating the dark events surrounding President Kennedy's assassination and the turmoil that followed, Dylan eliminates with conjecture and disguise. Akin to dispatches from the typewriter of literary icons John Steinbeck and William Faulkner, his songs give voices to the voiceless, challenge cultural precepts, upend traditional beliefs with rapier wit and truths, and underline tragedies swept under the rug.


    In doing so, Dylan creates stinging protest music that rallies against unchecked authority, discrimination, brutality, and division. A testament to the power of great art, The Times They Are A Changin' is a righteous assault on ignorance and agent for sweeping action, a necessary impetus for transformation and enlightenment. Via bold originals such as the nonfiction "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll," assertive "Restless Farewell," and semi-autobiographical "North Country Blues," Dylan casts hardships, greed, and victimization in such relatable terms it's impossible to turn away and ignore their implications.


    As correctly relayed by Dylan expert and cultural critic Greil Marcus, "[The record] forever fixed Bob Dylan in the popular imagination: the protest singer, the young man 'able to see through metal' (again, from Chronicles), to see through the lie and find the truth, then to hammer the truth into words and send them out with a voice that would never break."


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    1. The Times They Are A-Changin'
    2. Ballad of Hollis Brown
    3. With God on Our Side
    4. One Too Many Mornings
    5. North Country Blues
    6. Only a Pawn in Their Game
    7. Boots of Spanish Leather
    8. When the Ship Comes In
    9. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
    10. Restless Farewell
    Bob Dylan
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Ultimate Analogue Test LP The Ultimate Analogue Test LP Quick View

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    The Ultimate Analogue Test LP

    Editors Editors Editors Editors


    Analogue Productions set out to produce the ultimate test record.


    We've consulted many experts in the field, including mastering engineers, audio experts, turntable experts and audiophile listeners, to create a test record that's never been made before. When Barry Wolifson from Sterling Sound in New York City called us with the same idea we had been thinking about - that being to create the ultimate test record - he and our audio expert Clark Williams began to brainstorm and research ideas until they were both completely satisfied with what should go on the record.


    Most of the test records in the past have been made to test a variety of equipment. This test record excludes silly cannon shots, typewriters, voices on one channel and other useless fluff. This one specifically addresses your turntable and cartridge. It's designed to provide the basic test signals necessary to calibrate a turntable or cutting lathe as simply as possible. Most of the signals have specific implications, but it is certainly possible to use them in any number of novel ways.


    This record was mastered and cut on a Neumann VMS 80 lathe at Sterling Sound and pressed at Record Technology, Inc. on high-quality, 180-gram virgin vinyl.


    Side 1

    General Reference Level

    This 1 kHz reference tone will allow you to establish a "base level" for all measurements.
    Track 1 1Khz reference tone 7cm/s Mono, in phase (Lateral)

    Basic reference for all measurements, adjust meter for maximum convenience (in the studio 0VU).
    Adjust preamp channel balance for equal output.
    Also used to check the offset angle of the photo cartridge; L&R signals should be exactly in phase as displayed on an oscilloscope.


    Azimuth Adjustment

    Track 2 1kHz reference level Left channel only

    Measure Right channel output.

    Track 3 1kHz reference level Right channel only

    Measure Left channel output.

    The object is to sit the stylus exactly perpendicular in the groove.

    Twist cartridge about its radial axis until the measurements from Track 2 and Track 3 are equal or very close to equal for both channels.


    High Frequency Adjustment

    Tracks 4, 5 and 6 are used to calibrate the RIAA high frequency equalizer of a phono preamp. This will be used to calibrate a mastering lathe's phono preamplifier or any phono preamplifier that has these adjustments.

    Track 4 1 kHz tone at -20 below reference level, Lateral

    Reference for High Frequency test.

    Track 5 10 kHz reference tone at -20dbu, Lateral
    Adjust the high frequency until the output level equals that of Track 4.

    Track 6 1 kHz to 20 kHz sweep at -20dbu, Mono (Lateral)

    The AC millivoltmeter reading should stay constant across all frequencies. There are a number of factors which can affect frequency response, including cable capacitance, cartridge loading, tracking force and worn parts. Because of this, it can be difficult to achieve perfectly flat frequency response. Sometimes by making small compromises in the 10 kHz adjustment, a better overall frequency response can be achieved.


    Low Frequency Adjustment

    Tracks 7 & 8 are used to calibrate the RIAA low frequency equalizer of a phono preamp.

    Track 7 1 kHz to 20 Hz sweep at 0 VU (Lateral)

    Play Track 7 and measure the output with your AC millivolt meter.

    Ideally, the output will be flat across all frequencies. When viewed on an oscilloscope, the amplitude would remain constant during the frequency downsweep.

    Track 8 100 Hz reference tone at 0 vu (Lateral)
    Adjust LF Eq to reference (which is your reading from Track 1).


    Track 9 VTA adjust

    This is an IEC intermodulation distortion (IMD) test signal; 60Hz & 4kHz 4:1 ratio.

    Using an IMD tester, adjust VTA by raising or lowering the tonearm for minimum distortion.


    Track 10 Standard Wow & Flutter test signal; 3150Hz
    The Wow & Flutter meter will give dynamic speed variations as a percentage deviation from nominal.

    Also, the frequency counter should read exactly 3150 Hz for nominal speed. You can use the Hz function on your multi-meter (if so equipped) to verify speed here as well. You can also use to find the measurements at 45RPM. The correct reading at 45RPM would be 4253 Hz (45/33.33) x 3150.


    Side 2

    Track 1 Anti-skating test; 315Hz amplitude sweep to +12dbu (Lateral)

    Signal should remain clean in both channels up to the highest level, both audibly and as viewed on an oscilloscope. In case of distortion, increase anti-skating force or decrease anti-skate until breakup occurs equally in both channels. The left channel information is inscribed on the inner groove wall, the right channel information, on the outer groove wall. Because of the offset angle of a pivoted tonearm, a constantly varying vector force biases the arm towards the center of the record causing the stylus to lose contact with the outer (i.e. right channel) groove wall. Both linear and modulated groove velocity, tracking force, stylus profile, and vinyl composition are contributing factors. The anti skating force attempts to ameliorate this by applying an opposing similar force.

    It is also accepted that the overall force vector increases as the tonearm approaches closer to the spindle or end of the record.


    Track 2 Pink noise lateral

    Track 3 Pink noise vertical

    Used for cartridge "demagnetizing"

    You can also use this track to loosen up the cantilever's suspension to help break in a new cartridge. Play these tracks five to ten times after every 300 hours of normal LP playback.


    Track 4 1kHz @ reference level, vertical
    This out-of-phase signal should cancel to nothing when summed to mono.

    Any signals still present are distortion artifacts, lack of channel balance, or timing (phase) anomalies. This test can be a second confirmation of anti-skate adjustment.


    Track 5 1kHz to 10Hz sweep @ -20 below

    reference level, vertical
    Resonance anomalies in the tonearm / cartridge interface will show up as amplitude peaks and dips as the frequency sweeps down.

    Once again, by listening in 'Mono' it is easier to hear the distortion artifacts.


    Track 6 Silent groove for bearing rumble and table isolation

    During playback of this track, nothing should be transmitted from the turntable to the speakers. Replay the track and gently tap on the rack or base that the turntable is resting on. There should be little or no thump transferred to the speakers. This track will help you experiment with turntable isolation methods and products to be able to get the most out of your playback system. You may want to use a closed or sealed headphone for best listening results, or a stethoscope on the plinth.

    Analogue Productions
    $39.99
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    Chet is Back! (45RPM)

    Mastered from the Original Tapes and Stunning Audiophile-Grade Sonics: You Will Not Hear a Better Pressing!


    Chet is back! And how. In a career filled with ups and downs, Chet Baker sounds divine on this 1962 set of bop-driven tunes and elegant standards cut in Italy after the trumpeter's two-year hiatus from recording. Reason for its superiority owes to a sextet anchored by burgeoning, young European musicians such as saxophonist Bobby Jaspar, pianist Amedeo Tommasi, guitarist Rene Thomas, and bassist Benoit Quersin.


    Compositionally, ballads (including These Foolish Things and the only new composition, Ballata In Forma Di Blues) are tucked in between a surfeit of engaging, uptempo pieces. Yet the most staggering revelation here, aside from the fact that, no exaggeration, Chet Is Back! might contain the cool musician's most gorgeous playing, is the version of Over the Rainbow, given a reading that encapsulates the classic songs longing, hope, and beauty. Noteworthy, too, are Jaspar's statement-making performances.


    Now, an even 50 years after its original release, Chet Is Back! benefits from the audiophile-quality sound it's always deserved courtesy of ORG Music and being mastered from the original master tapes. Few, if any, audiophile pressings of Baker's music match the tones and timbres present on this astoundingly transparent reissue. It's what jazz is all about.


    Musicians:

    Chet Baker, trumpet, vocals

    Bobby Jaspar, flute, tenor sax

    Rene Thomas, guitar

    Daniel Humair, drums

    Benoit Quersin, bass

    Amadeo Tommasi, piano

    1. Well, You Needn't
    2. These Foolish Things
    3. Barbados
    4. Star Eyes
    5. Over The Rainbow
    6. Pent Up House
    7. Ballata In Forma Di Blues
    8. Blues In The Closet
    Chet Baker
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    Movin' and Groovin' (45RPM)

    This 1960 trio date was pianist Parlan's first of many great releases for Blue Note. The Pittsburgh native, who overcame polio as a child that left his right hand crippled, had gained some serious props with his contributions on two of Charles Mingus' best albums the year prior (Mingus Ah Um, Blues And Roots), and was now ready to step out on his own. Choosing to tackle mostly standards, Parlan channels his idol Bud Powell's classic trio dates with the able assistance of Blue Note regulars Sam Jones, bass and drummer Al Harewood. The result is an eclectic mix, interpreting the works of Tadd Dameron, Duke Ellington, Milt Jackson and Burke-Van Heussen plus a Parlan original, Up In Cynthia's Room, which became one of his signature pieces.


    Horace Parlan, piano
    Al Harewood, drums
    Sam Jones, bass

    1. C Jam Blues
    2. On Green Dolphin Street
    3. Up in Cynthia's Room
    4. Lady Bird
    5. Bags' Groove
    6. Stella By Starlight
    7. There is No Greater Love
    8. It Could Happen to You
    Horace Parlan
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    Blowin' The Blues Away (45RPM)

    Everyone's favorite Horace Silver record featured the classic quintet with Blue Mitchell and Junior Cook. The title tune, the beautiful ballad Peace and the soulful Sister Sadie are now standards in the jazz canon. Even given Silver's astonishing track record, this one stands out.


    Horace Silver, piano
    Junior Cook, tenor saxophone
    Louis Hayes, drums
    Billy Mitchell tenor saxophone
    Blue Mitchell, trumpet
    Gene Taylor, bass

    1. Blowin' The Blues Away
    2. The St. Vitus Dance
    3. Break City
    4. Peace
    5. Sister Sadie
    6. The Baghdad Blues
    7. Melancholy Mood
    Horace Silver
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    Blow Up

    180 Gram 45 RPM Vinyl Double LP Pressed At RTI


    Mastered By Kevin Gray


    Mastered by Kevin Gray and pressed at RTI, this 45rpm LP will live up to and surpass your most demanding judgments. Blow Up is one of the most sought-after titles from the acclaimed Three Blind Mice catalog.


    Isao Suzuki's Blow-Up is virtuosity and class all rolled up into one. A great combination of upbeat blues and mellow grooves! The album was awarded Jazz of Japan Award and the Jazz Disk Award of Swing Journal in 1973.


    Musicians:

    Isao Suzuki - bass & cello

    Kunihiko Sugano - piano & Fender-piano

    George Otsuka - drums

    Takashi Mizuhashi - bass

    LP 1
    1. Aqua Marine
    2. Everything Happens To Me
    3. Blow Up


    LP 2
    1. Like It Is
    2. I Can't Get Started
    3. Low Flight

    Isao Suzuki
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    Dances With Wolves Soundtrack


    Mastered By Bernie Grundman From The Original Analog Master Tapes & Pressed At RTI!


    Numbered Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jackets!


    Newly remastered by Bernie Grundman on his completely upgraded all analogue mastering system and reissued on audiophile 45rpm LP for the first time!


    Grammy winning soundtrack from the 1990 Academy Award and Golden Globe winning film contains music composed and conducted by John Barry.


    For the Dances With Wolves Soundtrack, John Barry won the 1991 Academy Award for Best Original Score and the 1992 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television.


    This title not eligible for discount.

    (Subject to Change)
    1. Main Title - Looks Like A Suicide
    2. the John Dunbar theme
    3. Journey To Fort Sedgewick
    4. Ride to Fort Hays
    5. The Death of Timmons
    6. Two Socks - The Wolf Theme
    7. Pawnee Attack
    8. Kicking Bird's Gift
    9. Journey To the Buffalo Killing Ground
    10. The Buffalo Hunt
    11. Stands With a Fist Remembers
    12. The Love Theme
    13. The John Dunbar Theme
    14. Two Socks At Play
    15. The Death of Cisco
    16. Rescue of Dances with Wolves
    17. The Loss of the Journal and the Return To Winter Camp
    18. Farewell and End Title
    John Barry
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    Misty

    180 Gram 45 RPM Vinyl Double LP Pressed At RTI


    Mastered By Tohru Kotetsu


    Mastered by Tohru Kotetsu and pressed at RTI, this 45rpm LP will live up to and surpass your most demanding judgments. Misty is one of the most sought-after titles from the acclaimed Three Blind Mice catalog.


    Touring with the Micky Curtis Band, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto had the chance to explore several international experiences that he would later use on his 1974 album, Misty, as he worked with this band in France, England, and Switzerland.


    The Yamamoto Trio's Misty is a Stoned Cold Killer! A1 Reference Material!!! Misty earned both the Best Engineering Award and Jazz Dick Award of Swing Journal in 1974. Recorded at Aoi Studio, Tokyo, on August 7, 1974. Tsuyoshi Yamamoto is highly musical and his expressions natural, neither overly technical nor serious, his performance is relaxed and melodious.


    Musicians:

    Tsuyoshi Yamamoto - piano

    Isoo Fukui - bass

    Tetsujiro Obara - drums

    LP 1
    1. Misty
    2. Blues
    3. Yesterdays


    LP 2
    1. Honeysuckle Rose
    2. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
    3. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
    4. Angel Eyes

    Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio
    $59.99
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    Citizen Kane: Classic Film Scores For Bernard Herrmann (Pre-Order)

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


    Numbered Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jackets!


    Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!


    Charles Gerhardt conducts the London Symphony Orchestra. Recorded by the legendary Kenneth Wilkinson at Kingsway Hall in London.


    Citizen Kane: Classic Film Scores for Bernard Herrmann contains music from his many acclaimed film scores including Citizen Kane, On Dangerous Ground, Beneath The 12-Mile Reef, Hangover Square, and White Witch Doctor.


    A series of original orchestral film scores by various greats from the Golden Age of orchestral soundtracks - Bernstein, Herrmann, Tiomkin, Waxman, etc. These may well be the best sounding recordings of orchestral music ever made. Stupendous bass, soundstage, dynamics, low level detail and imaging.


    Newly remastered by Bernie Grundman on his completely upgraded all analogue mastering system and reissued on audiophile 45rpm LP for the first time!


    Features:

    Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl Double LP

    Pressed at RTI

    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes!


    Musicians:

    Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano (4)

    London Symphony Orchestra

    Charles Gerhardt, conductor


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    London Symphony Orchestra
    $54.99
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    Grieg & Schumann: Piano Concertos (Pre-Order)


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


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    Romanian concert pianist Radu Lupu is joined by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andre Previn for this audiophile 45rpm 180g vinyl LP reissue of the recording of Schumann and Grieg's Piano Concertos.


    Features:

    • Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    • Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    • Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl

    • Double LP

    • Pressed at RTI

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


    Musicians:

    Radu Lupu, piano

    London Symphony Orchestra

    Andre Previn, conductor


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Robert Schumann - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
    2. Edvard Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
    Andre Previn With Radu Lupu & The London Symphony Orchestra
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    Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Pre-Order)


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


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    The Los Angeles Philharmonic are conducted by Zubin Mehta for this audiophile 45rpm 180g vinyl reissue of the stirring representation of Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra.


    Features:

    • Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    • Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    • Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl

    • Double LP

    • Pressed at RTI

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


    Musicians:

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Zubin Mehta, conductor


    Recorded in 1968


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    1. Also Sprach Zarathustra
    Zubin Mehta With The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
    $54.99
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    Bizet: Carmen & L'arlisienne Suite (Pre-Order)


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


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    Ernest Ansermet conducts L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande for this audiophile 45rpm 180g Vinyl reissue of the 1960 recording of Bizet's Carmen & L'Arlisienne Suites.


    Features:

    • Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    • Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    • Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl

    • Double LP

    • Pressed at RTI

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


    Musicians:

    L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

    Ernest Ansermet, conductor


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875
    1. Carmen Suite
    2. L'Arlisienne Suite
    Ernest Ansermet & L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
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    Debussy & Ravel Nocturnes & Mother Goose (Pre-Order)


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


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


    Ernest Ansermet conducts L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande for this audiophile recording on 180g 45rpm 2LP.


    Features:

    • Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    • Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    • Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl

    • Double LP

    • Pressed at RTI

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


    Musicians:

    L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande

    Ernest Ansermet, conductor


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Debussy
    1. Nocturnes
    Ravel
    2. Ma Mere L'oye (Mother Goose)
    Ernest Ansermet & L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande
    $54.99
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    Respighi Ancient Dances And Airs For Lute (Pre-Order)


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


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    The Philharmonia Hungarica conducted by Antal Dorati conducts the Philharmonia Hungarica in performing Ancient Dances and Airs for Lute by Respighi.


    Legendary Mercury Living Presence classical music album pressed on Audiophile Quality 45rpm 180g vinyl.


    Features:

    • Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    • Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    • Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl

    • Double LP

    • Pressed at RTI

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


    Musicians:

    Philharmonia Hungarica

    Antal Dorati, conductor


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936) - Ancient Dances and Airs for Lute
    1. Suite No. 1 (for Orchestra)
    2. Suite No.2 (for Orchestra)
    3. Suite No. 3 (for Strings)
    Antal Dorati & The Philharmonia Hungarica
    $54.99
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