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  • Getting Ready... Getting Ready... Quick View

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    Getting Ready...

    Freddie King is easily one of the most influential blues guitarists of his or any generation. Any blues enthusiast or guitar aficionado would have him ranked high on their list of all-time greats. He was a guitar hero before there was Guitar Hero.


    Getting Ready... was King's first of three releases for Shelter Records, Leon Russell's Tulsa-based label. In fact, when Russell first formed Shelter, he reportedly did so partly to play out his vision of recording one of his favorites, Freddie King.


    Recorded in October 1970 at the TER-MAR Chess Studios in Chicago and released in 1971, Getting Ready... is proof positive that King was the man and that Shelter Records was one cool label. The record includes a cover of Jimmy Rogers' classic Walking By Myself and King references Rogers also in the lyrics of another track on the record, Living On The Highway. Rogers was the first artist to record for Acoustic Sounds' own APO Records label and the first to appear in concert at Acoustic Sounds' Blue Heaven Studios.


    More APO and Blue Heaven tie-ins to Freddie King include Jimmie Lee Robinson, who while living was the veritable soul of APO and Blue Heaven. When King moved from Texas to Southside Chicago around 1950, he formed his first ever band, The Every Hour Blues Boys, with Robinson.


    The backing band for Getting Ready... includes the stud cast of Leon Russell on piano and guitars, Duck Dunn on bass, Don Preston on guitar, Jon Gallie on organ, Chuck Blackwell on drums and Charles Myers on drums.


    Getting Ready is among the first titles to be pressed at Acoustic Sounds' Quality Record Pressings.


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    1. Same Old Blues

    2. Dust My Broom
    3. Worried Life Blues

    4. Five Long Years
    5. Key to the Highway
    6. Going Down
    7. Living on the Highway

    8. Walking by Myself
    9. Tore Down
    10. Palace of the King

    Freddy King
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Goin' Away

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins, a true poet who invented most of his lyrics on the spot and never seemed to run out of new ideas, was a blues giant of post-war blues whose style was rooted in pre-war Texas traditions. While he cranked up his amp to fierce proportions when performing for his friends at Houston juke joints, producers who recorded him for the so-called folk-blues market usually insisted that he use an acoustic guitar for more "authentic" results. Either way, Lightnin' seldom made a bad record, and this June 4, 1963, session on which he played acoustic was among his finest, thanks much to the sensitive support of bassist Leonard Gaskin and drummer Herbie Lovelle, who did a remarkable job of following his irregular bar patterns and abrupt song endings.


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    1. Wake Up Old Lady
    2. Don't Embarrass Me, Baby
    3. Stranger Here
    4. Little Sister's Boogie
    5. Goin' Away
    6. You Better Stop Her
    7. Business You'r Doin'
    8. I'm Wit' It
    Lightnin' Hopkins
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    Willie's Blues

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    Since the early 1950s, Willie Dixon has been the studio kingpin of Chicago blues, having written, produced, and played bass on countless classics by Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, and many others. Dixon has always managed to find time away from the studio to work as a performer, slapping his upright bass and singing his own tunes in a highly compelling, conversational baritone. He was working the coffeehouse circuit with pianist Memphis Slim when he cut this, his first album as a leader, in 1959. Besides his unique interpretations of "Nervous" and "Built for Comfort," it includes eight lesser-known compositions from Dixon's prolific pen. It is unlike all other albums by Dixon, as he and Slim are accompanied, not by the usual crew of Chicago blues players, but by a group of New York mainstream jazzmen, including tenor saxophonist Hal Ashby, guitarist Wally Richardson and drummer Gus Johnson.


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    1. Nervous
    2. Good Understanding
    3. That's My Baby
    4. Slim's Thing
    5. That's All I Want Baby
    6. Don't You Tell Nobody
    7. Youth To You
    8. Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues
    9. Built For Comfort
    10. I Got A Razor
    11. Go Easy
    12. Move Me
    Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim
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  • Recorded Live In Lafayette Recorded Live In Lafayette Quick View

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    Recorded Live In Lafayette

    "The most underestimated musician on the planet and also one of the most advanced." - Eric Clapton

    'Recorded Live In Lafayette' is an outstanding display of Landreth's talent and skills. "If you get your best friends together, you might well find the magic," muses Sonny. Featuring two discs - one acoustic set and one electric set - the 16-song opus covers more musical ground than any single album ever could, as the singer and songwriter's work stretches and twists across 93 minutes of full-band acoustic and electric bottleneck lightning.

    Landreth's unique spin on guitar playing has made him legendary. Combining slides, fretted notes, and finger picking techniques, Landreth creates a complex, multi-layered sound onstage. Landreth has continued to develop his musical vision, growing increasingly original and more diverse, expanding from blues, zydeco, folk, country and jazz, into increasingly genre-defying musical endeavors.

    LP 1
    1. Blues Attack (Live)
    2. Hell At Home (Live)
    3. Key To The Highway (Live)
    4. Creole Angel (Live)
    5. A World Away (Live)
    6. The High Side (Live)
    7. Bound By The Blues (Live)
    8. The U.S.S. Zydecoldsmobile (Live)


    LP 2
    1. Back To Bayou Teche (Live)
    2. True Blue (Live)
    3. The Milky Way Home (Live)
    4. Brave New Girl (Live)
    5. √úberesso (Live)
    6. Soul Salvation (Live)
    7. Walkin' Blues (Live)
    8. The One And Only Truth (Live)

    Sonny Landreth
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    Gasoline Alley

    Gasoline Alley follows the same formula of Rod Stewart's first album, intercutting contemporary covers with slightly older rock & roll and folk classics and originals written in the same vein. The difference is in execution. Stewart sounds more confident, claiming Elton John's Country Comfort, the Small Faces' My Way of Giving, and the Rolling Stones' version of It's All Over Now with a ragged, laddish charm. Like its predecessor, nearly all of Gasoline Alley is played on acoustic instruments -- Stewart treats rock & roll songs like folk songs, reinterpreting them in individual, unpredictable ways. For instance, It's All Over Now becomes a shambling, loose-limbed ramble instead of a tight R&B/blues groove, and Cut Across Shorty is based around a howling, Mideastern violin instead of a rockabilly riff. Of course, being a rocker at heart, Stewart doesn't let these songs become limp acoustic numbers -- these rock harder than any fuzz-guitar workout. The drums crash and bang, the acoustic guitars are pounded with a vengeance -- it's a wild, careening sound that is positively joyous with its abandon. And on the slow songs, Stewart is nuanced and affecting -- his interpretation of Bob Dylan's Only a Hobo is one of the finest Dylan covers, while the original title track is a vivid, loving tribute to his adolescence. And that spirit is carried throughout Gasoline Alley. It's an album that celebrates tradition while moving it into the present and never once does it disown the past.

    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music)
    1. Gasoline Alley
    2. It's All Over Now
    3. Only a Hobo
    4. My Way of Giving
    5. Country Comfort
    6. Cut Across Shorty
    7. Lady Day
    8. Jo's Lament
    9. You're My Girl (I Don't Want to Discuss It)
    Rod Stewart
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    Peace Of Mind (Acoustic)

    In early-2012, the Santa Barbara, CA-based band Rebelution released Peace of Mind through their own label 87 Music in partnership with Controlled Substance Sound Labs. Peace of Mind was released as a multi-length triple album which included the original Peace Of Mind album along with the Peace of Mind: Acoustic and Peace of Mind: Dub versions.


    Marking the highest chart debut of Rebelution's career, Peace of Mind debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 Reggae and #1 Independent albums as well as #4 on the iTunes overall album chart. The band previously had four top 10 albums on the Reggae chart and their 2009 release Bright Side of Life debuted at #54 on the Top 200 and #1 Reggae.


    Peace of Mind marks the first time Rebelution has expanded beyond their usual self-production enlisting producers Michael Goldwasser (Easy Star All-Stars), Amp Live (Zion-I), Yeti Beats (Kool Keith, George Clinton), Keith Armstrong and Errol Brown (Stephen, Ziggy, Damian, Bob Marley). The album builds upon the band's signature style while venturing into new musical genres from the lush strings incorporated into the gentle "Route Around" to the driving guitar and synths throughout "Lady In White."


    Rebelution has developed into a front-runner for grassroots, independent and tour driven music groups. Originally formed in 2004, members Eric Rachmany (vocals/ guitar), Rory Carey (keyboards), Wesley Finley (drums), and Marley D. Williams (bass) met in college, while residing in Isla Vista, a popular beachside community in Santa Barbara. It was there that the seeds to Rebelution's future were planted creating inspiring and engaging music that would leave their listeners with the sense that they have the power to make this world a better place.


    Each of the three versions of Peace Of Mind are now being offered individually on vinyl pressings with a digital download card. Here you have the dynamic 12-track acoustic version of the critically acclaimed masterpiece.

    1. Sky is the Limit (Acoustic)
    2. Comfort Zone (Acoustic)
    3. Good Vibes (Acoustic)
    4. Route Around (Acoustic)
    5. Meant to Be (Acoustic)
    6. Life on the Line (Acoustic)
    7. Closer I Get (Acoustic)
    8. Lady in White (Acoustic)
    9. So High (Acoustic)
    10. Day By Day (Acoustic)
    11. Calling Me Out (Acoustic)
    12. Honeypot (Acoustic)
    Rebelution
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  • Acoustic Live Acoustic Live Quick View

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    Acoustic Live

    200-gram Gatefold Double Lp


    Recorded Originally At 44.1khz/16-bit


    Remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound


    Stoughton Printing Old-style Tip On Jacket


    Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Guitarist and singer-songwriter Nils Lofgren in 1997 released a small treasure for longtime fans. Acoustic Live captures Lofgren alone in front of an appreciative audience, knocking out such favorites as You, No Mercy and Keith Don't Go, plus six new songs. Even with the new songs, there are no real revelations, only a selection of little gems that will put a smile on your face as you listen.


    Along with his work as a solo artist, Lofgren has marked more than 25 years as a member of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band as well as a former member of Crazy Horse and Grin. Lofgren joined Neil Young's band in 1968 at age 17, playing piano on the album After the Gold Rush. Lofgren would maintain a close musical relationship with Young, appearing on his Tonight's the Night album and tour among others. He was also briefly a member of Crazy Horse, appearing on their 1971 LP and contributing songs to their catalogue. From '71 to '74 Lofgren was active in Grin, the band he founded in '69. Solo albums and tours followed every year through the 1970s as Lofgren established himself as a top guitarist and live performer earning the respect and acclaim of his peers. Bruce Springsteen made the call in 1984 and Lofgren joined the E-Street Band for the Born in the USA tour. Lofgren was an instant hit with Springsteens fans through his playing and vibrant on stage persona. Lofgren remains a stalwart of the E-Street Band to the present day.


    Acoustic Live is an interesting and charming album from Nils Lofgren in 1997 as he follow on in the Unplugged tradition that became popular in the 1990s. It was actually recorded at The Barns Of Wolftrap, Vienna in Virginia on January 18th, 1997. - bestlivealbums.com


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    1. You
    2. Sticks and Stone
    3. Some Must Dream
    4. Little On Up
    5. Keith Don't Go
    6. Wonderland
    7. Big Tears Fall
    8. Believe
    9. Black Books
    10. To Your Heart
    11. Man In The Moon
    12. I'll Arise
    13. Blue Skies
    14. Tears On Ice
    15. All Out
    16. Mud In Your Eye
    17. No Mercy
    Nils Lofgren
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  • Texas Cannonball Texas Cannonball Quick View

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    Texas Cannonball

    Released in 1972 as the second of Freddie King's three releases for Shelter Records, Leon Russell's Tulsa-based label. In fact, when Russell first formed Shelter, he reportedly did so partly to play out his vision of recording one of his favorites, Freddie King.


    King's output on Texas Cannonball includes brilliant covers of songs by Howlin' Wolf, Lowell Fulson, Leon Russell, Bill Withers and Elmore James.


    Backing artists include many musicians who played with Eric Clapton in the 1970s. Clapton has stated many times over that Freddie King was among his chief influences. Supporting musicians include Leon Russell on piano, Carl Radle and Donald Duck Dunn on bass, Jim Gordon, Chuck Blackwell and Al Jackson on drums, Don Preston on guitar and John Gallie on organ.


    Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis in February 1972.


    Texas Cannonball is among the first titles to be pressed at Acoustic Sounds' Quality Record Pressings.


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    1. Lowdown In Lodi

    2. Reconsider Baby

    3. Big Legged Woman
    4. Me And My Guitar
    5. I'd Rather Be Blind
    6. Can't Trust Your Neighbor

    7. You Was Wrong
    8. How Many More Years

    9. Ain't No Sunshine
    10. The Sky Is Crying

    Freddy King
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  • Dexter Calling Dexter Calling Quick View

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    Dexter Calling

    Blue Note Reissue




    As much as I'd love to relay all kinds of anecdotes about the challenges Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray encounter during the mastering sessions, I witness none. These boys know the sound of the facility and the Van Gelder masters like the backs of their handsBack home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent meI hear the most realistic-sounding drums ever reproduced by my system. It's as though I'm sitting at the point of creation, experiencing the same high that brought such gifted musicians together as one. Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud. Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile, April 2008



    I have my two new Blue Note LPs here and as I sit writing this I am listening to the Dexter Gordon, WOW!sitting here listening to this wonderful music, just clean, no background noise, a black background, like the studio that they recorded this in, it is wonderful. The instruments coming out of the sound stage positioned as they were recorded, this is a real treat. Miller Steel, Acoustic Sounds customer


    ...these first five Acoustic Sounds Blue Note re-issues are pure bop genius...The best news is that Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman were keen enough to do nothing more than gently clean up the masters, bringing us even closer to the hard bop edge. The 45 rpm pressings that I received were all super quiet with every last drop of resolution from the master tapes. I had almost forgotten just how good Paul Chambers and Phil Joe were together as the backbone of these groups. I've always loved this music but I didn't remember it sounding this good! Hank Mobley offers us some brilliant sax bits on one of Kenny Dorham's finest recordings, Whistle Stop and Dexter Gordon's performance blew me away as well. The biggest surprise were the Lee Morgan records. I suggest turning these up loud, since they possess unlimited energy and some hooks that will knock you out. Amazing! Just a small warning: Once you start playing these Blue Note recordings you will be hooked. The good news is that Acoustic Sounds is working on at least 20 more of these jazz gems. So make sure your turntable has a setting for 45 rpm, clean your stylus occassionally, and get ready to be transported to nirvana. - Dan Babineau, Tone Audio, No. 14 2008, www.tonepublications.com


    I have just listened, in succession, to my mono and early stereo versions of each LP. I have purchased other similar reissues over the years, but find the engineering and pressing of this 45rpm/180 series to be superior to all to others. This is particularly since I find many new releases to be of inferior quality or handling during manufacture, despite being re-engineered and of heavier vinyl. Barry Paulson, Acoustic Sounds customer


    Dexter Gordon connects immediately with the sublime rhythm section of Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones on this, his second Blue Note album. The material ranges from Drew originals to pieces from Gordon's score for the Los Angeles production of The Connection to stunning performances of the standards The End Of A Love Affair and Smile.


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    Soul Sister
    Modal Mood
    I Want More
    The End of a Love Affair
    Clear the Dex
    Ernie's Tune
    Smile
    Landslide
    Dexter Gordon
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    Studio 4 Acoustic Session

    Scranton, PA indie punks Tigers Jaw have brought their talents to the studio for an intimate and rewarding experience on their new 12", Studio 4 Acoustic Session. Recorded in front of a live studio audience by Will Yip (Circa Survive, Title Fight), Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins bring listeners into an intimate space with renditions of fan favorite tracks from albums past. The record swells with melodic, acoustic versions of painful stories of heartbreak like "Hum" and "Plane vs. Tank vs. Submarine," and the hard-hitting life lessons found in "Never Saw it Coming," touching on new and old songs alike. Pensive riffs and quiet melodies teeter delicately between their raw alternative sound and their minimalist indie side. With only personal dedications,
    poignant harmonies, and soft guitar by the two leads, Studio 4 Acoustic Session exposes Tigers Jaw to their fans in an unparalleled way.
    1. Hum
    2. Distress Signal
    3. Chemicals
    4. Nervous Kids
    5. Jimmy Piersall
    6. Fake Death
    7. Safe In Your Skin / Where Am I?
    8. Never Saw It Coming
    9. Carry You Over
    10. Plane Vs. Tank Vs. Submarine
    11. I Saw Water
    12. Teen Rocket
    Tigers Jaw
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  • Siberia Acoustic (Awaiting Repress) Siberia Acoustic (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Siberia Acoustic (Awaiting Repress)

    Siberia Acoustic is the first remix album by Canadian singer-songwriter Lights.


    When electro-rock sensation Lights first hit the music scene in 2008, she was just a songwriter with a synth and a dream. She was a one-woman show who played and programmed her own instruments and sang her own lyrics. After releasing her debut album, The Listening, Lights was ready to open herself up to collaborations on her unexpectedly experimental album Siberia.


    By choosing to collaborate with live electronic outfit Holy Fuck and rising rapper Shad, she opened up her sound. Siberia's beats skitter and thwack, the retro electronics fire like decomposing lasers and the analog synths dirty up her trademark pretty melodies, propelling Lights emotion-soaked but still-cute croon into her sprawling, imperfect new sound.

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    Cactus in the Valley (Feat. Owl City)

    Where the Fence is Low

    Siberia (Feat. Max Kerman of Arkells)

    Suspension

    Toes

    Peace Sign (Feat. Coeur de pirate)

    Heavy Rope

    Flux and Flow

    And Counting
    Lights
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    Absent Sounds

    From Indian Lakes return with their self-produced new album, Absent Sounds, the follow up to the self-released
    Able Bodies. The band, who has previously been described as "what a modern day rock & roll band could sound like
    if they were giving their own spin off of an Elliot Smith album," - Underthegunreview.


    Started in 2007 by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joey Vannucchi, From Indian Lakes has since expanded
    to include Justin Stanphill (guitar and vocals), Chris Kellogg (bass and vocals), Tohm Ifergan (drums), and Enrique Gutierrez
    (keys and vocals).


    Their debut album, 'The Man With Wooden Legs' was released in 2009 and was quickly followed up by a fan favorite,
    'Acoustic EP', which Joey recorded and mixed in a home studio. After a few years of writing, touring, and building their
    fan base, they released 'Able Bodies' in November 2013. The album took the music scene by storm and remains in high
    acclaim by countless sites, magazines, blogs, and of course, their fans.


    'Absent Sounds'will be the band's first album since signing to Triple Crown Records in 2013. From Indian Lakes explores
    what it means to be alive throughout the album; "Sleeping Limbs," is an echoing and ethereal song that asks, "What's the
    point to this?" Meanwhile "Am I Alive," uses sweet and lilting melodies to lift the mood.

    1. Come In This Light

    2. Label This Love

    3. Breathe, Desperately

    4. Sleeping Limbs

    5. Am I Alive

    6. Ghost

    7. Awful Things

    8. Runner

    9. Search For More

    10. Fog
    From Indian Lakes
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  • Going Back To Acoustic (Pure Pleasure) Going Back To Acoustic (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Going Back To Acoustic (Pure Pleasure)

    Originally issued in France on Isabel Records 900.510 under the title "Going Back" this LP presents one of the best duos in the history of the blues, guitarist Buddy Guy and harmonica player Junior Wells. Over the years they made many recordings together but this one is unique. Recorded whilst on a 1981 tour of Europe, Guy and Wells took a break from their backing musicians and amps to cut this spontaneous, all acoustic set. The results stand in stark contrast to the steamy Chicago blues the duo is best known for. Instead these recordings are relaxed and personal, with an intimate, back porch feel. Guy switches between six and twelve string guitars, and lays down rootsy acoustic rhythms for Wells's tasteful harmonica lines. The two share vocal duties on the performances as they pay homage to the rural, country blues roots these modern bluesmen share.



    Musicians:



    • Buddy Guy (guitar, vocal)

    • Junior Wells (harmonica, vocal)



    Recording: May 1981 at Sysmo Studio, Paris
    Production: Didier Tricard




    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



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



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



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



    1. Boogie Chillen
    2. Im In The Mood
    3. Dont Leave Me
    4. Give Me My Coat And Shoes

    5. Medley:Baby What You Want Me To Do/Thats Allright
    6. Big Boat(Buddy and Juniors Thing)
    7. High Heel Sneakers
    8. My Home Is In The Delta
    9. Wrong Doing Woman
    10. Diggin My Potatoes
    Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
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    The Wonderful Sounds Of Christmas


    Audiophile Black 200-Gram Vinyl


    Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Gatefold Tip-On LP Jackets From Stoughton Printing


    Worthy of audiophile treatment. Not every Christmas tune meets that high standard. But
    every song on this album, with each song chosen by Acoustic Sounds owner and CEO
    Chad Kassem, sounds better than it ever has before. These are some of the most familiar
    - and in most cases, well-recorded - Christmas tracks ever. We feel we're bringing you
    a record that you and your family will enjoy every year forevermore. These truly are The
    Wonderful Sounds Of Christmas.


    From the peaceful solemnity of Harry Simeone Chorale's "The Little Drummer Boy" to
    the festive spirit of Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad," The Wonderful Sounds Of Christmas
    brings you the very best examples of holiday songs ever recorded. With wonderful music
    in abundance, this Christmas compilation offers a celebration of the season's most joyous
    and cherished songs. Truly, Christmas has never sounded better!


    Christmas compilations have been perennials for the music industry for many decades,
    but rarely has there ever been a collection like this one in which the nuances of Christmas
    recordings are presented with such care. The masterful audio quality on this compilation
    captures every musical moment - as if you were listening to the delicate sound of a
    snowflake touching your ear.


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    LP 1
    1. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) - Nat "King" Cole
    2. Baby, It's Cold Outside - Ray Charles and Betty Carter
    3. Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal) - Vince Guaraldi Trio
    4. Please Come Home For Christmas - Charles Brown
    5. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
    6. Sleigh Ride - Ella Fitzgerald
    7. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry
    8. The Little Drummer Boy - Harry Simeone Chorale
    9. Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
    10. Ave Maria - Aaron Neville
    11. Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental) - Vince Guaraldi Trio


    LP 2
    1. Merry Christmas, Baby - Charles Brown
    2. Winter Wonderland - Ray Charles
    3. Please Come Home For Christmas - Aaron Neville
    4. Jingle Bell Rock - Chet Atkins
    5. Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano
    6. Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson
    7. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Ella Fitzgerald
    8. Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
    9. Merry Christmas, Baby - Kenny Burrell
    10. Stille Nacht (Silent Night) - Oscar's Motet Choir
    11. White Christmas - Bing Crosby

    Various Artists
    $54.99
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    The Wonderful Sounds Of Christmas (Holiday Colored)


    Limited Numbered Holiday-Colored 180-Gram Vinyl


    Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Gatefold Tip-On LP Jackets From Stoughton Printing


    Worthy of audiophile treatment. Not every Christmas tune meets that high standard. But
    every song on this album, with each song chosen by Acoustic Sounds owner and CEO
    Chad Kassem, sounds better than it ever has before. These are some of the most familiar
    - and in most cases, well-recorded - Christmas tracks ever. We feel we're bringing you
    a record that you and your family will enjoy every year forevermore. These truly are The
    Wonderful Sounds Of Christmas.


    From the peaceful solemnity of Harry Simeone Chorale's "The Little Drummer Boy" to
    the festive spirit of Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad," The Wonderful Sounds Of Christmas
    brings you the very best examples of holiday songs ever recorded. With wonderful music
    in abundance, this Christmas compilation offers a celebration of the season's most joyous
    and cherished songs. Truly, Christmas has never sounded better!


    Christmas compilations have been perennials for the music industry for many decades,
    but rarely has there ever been a collection like this one in which the nuances of Christmas
    recordings are presented with such care. The masterful audio quality on this compilation
    captures every musical moment - as if you were listening to the delicate sound of a
    snowflake touching your ear.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP 1
    1. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) - Nat "King" Cole
    2. Baby, It's Cold Outside - Ray Charles and Betty Carter
    3. Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal) - Vince Guaraldi Trio
    4. Please Come Home For Christmas - Charles Brown
    5. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
    6. Sleigh Ride - Ella Fitzgerald
    7. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry
    8. The Little Drummer Boy - Harry Simeone Chorale
    9. Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
    10. Ave Maria - Aaron Neville
    11. Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental) - Vince Guaraldi Trio


    LP 2
    1. Merry Christmas, Baby - Charles Brown
    2. Winter Wonderland - Ray Charles
    3. Please Come Home For Christmas - Aaron Neville
    4. Jingle Bell Rock - Chet Atkins
    5. Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano
    6. Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson
    7. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Ella Fitzgerald
    8. Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
    9. Merry Christmas, Baby - Kenny Burrell
    10. Stille Nacht (Silent Night) - Oscar's Motet Choir
    11. White Christmas - Bing Crosby

    Various Artists
    $54.99
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    Sight And Sound


    Includes DVD


    On a recent summer evening in downtown Raleigh, NC, Chatham County Line set up shop at a stately theater filled with hundreds of their most devoted fans and captured for the ages what they do best: gathering around a single microphone to play and sing their own songs.


    The result, the two LP audio and video collection Sight & Sound, is an essential document of one of the finest acoustic ensembles North Carolina has ever produced. In a state rich with bluegrass, folk and country legends, this quartet stands out for its left-of-center approach, bringing a rock 'n' roll sensibility to roots forms in a manner that appeals to traditional and contemporary camps alike.


    Sight & Sound includes 20 tracks drawing from all five albums of the band's decade-long career. Nine songs appear on both the LP and the DVD; four are exclusive to the DVD, while the LP expands the collection with seven more tracks (including two taken from a Christmas-tour show in Atlanta).

    LP
    1. Alone In New York
    2. Crop Comes In
    3. Nowhere To Sleep
    4. Birmingham Jail
    5. By The Riverside
    6. Route 23
    7. Gunfight In Durango
    8. Whipping Boy
    9. Rock Pile
    10. Speed Of The Whippoorwill
    11. The Carolinian
    12. Clear Blue Sky
    13. Closing Town
    14 Wildwood
    15. Chip Of A Star
    16. Let It Rock


    DVD
    1. Crop Comes In
    2. Gunfight In Durango
    3. One More Minute
    4. The Carolinian
    5. Speed Of The Whippoorwill
    6. Birmingham Jail
    7. Clear Blue Sky
    8. Closing Town
    9. Blue Jay Way
    10. Chip Of A Star
    11. Let it Rock
    12. Porcelain Doll
    13. End of the Line

    Chatham County Line
    $29.99
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    Sound Of Change

    The Sound of Change can't come from external forces, it has to emanate from within. For Dirty Heads, evolution beyond their reggae-rock roots has developed over time and is manifested on their new album "Sound of Change." Due out summer 2014 via Five Seven Music, the album boasts some of the groups' most diverse and ambitious work to date. "Sound of Change" takes a literal meaning with the production of this album, as the band links up with Grammy award winning producer Supa Dups (Nina Sky, Bruno Mars), Buddah Shampoo (Ty Dolla $ign), Niles (of hip hop duo, The Cataracs), Ward 21 (311, Major Lazer reggae collaborators) and long-time friend and collaborator, Rome (Sublime).


    The feel-good vibe associated with their sound was not forgotten. Sonically, "Sound of Change" amps up the groundwork laid by previous albums. Fine-tuned alternative choruses work harmoniously with hip-hop influenced production that seams the songs together. Universal themes of compassion, reflection and happiness are at the core of "Sound of Change." "We wanted the songs on this album to touch on the things we deeply care about and the people we are inside" front man Jared (Dirty J) Watson asserts, "but then we want to address the other side - when the weekend comes and we need to let go and just rage." Who can't relate to that feeling?


    Vocalist/Guitarist Dustin Bushnell (Duddy B) is constantly looking to connect the dots between the live show with the album tracks, often mentally mapping out the live elements as the songs are being recorded. For the touring cycle surrounding the release "Sound of Change" the band plans to bring a live show that will energetically compliment each new track. Dirty Heads have racked up their miles bringing that live experience to fans across the globe for over a decade. "Now that our lives are touring we get to see the world," both Watson and Bushnell agree, "we're taking stories and vibes from around the world and making this album is the culmination of that."


    The band's breakout 2008 album "Any Port In The Storm" included the chart-topping hit track "Lay Me Down" which features current Sublime frontman, Rome. The track had an incredible run for eleven weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts, laying a solid foundation for their follow up sophomore album "Cabin By The Sea" which was released in 2012. Dirty Heads then began their musical metamorphosis with their 2013 acoustic album "Home - Phantoms Of Summer," allowing time for their metamorphosis embodied in "Sound of Change." Their previous work featured contributions from talent such as Del The Funky Homosapien, Matisyahu, Rome (Sublime) and guitar legend Slash.


    "Sound of Change" is a melting pot of all the band members' experiences and musical persuasions, addressing both serious and lighthearted subject matter in their signature way. On the lighter side of the spectrum, "Burn Slow" (Produced by Rome, featuring rapper, Tech N9ne) showcases the hip-hop oriented side of the band. With anthemic choruses and a feel-good aura, Watson boasts the song is the perfect soundtrack for those times when you're "having a good time, going out with friends and realize that sometimes you just need to chill." The retro sound and sexy lyrics of "Hear You Comin," highlights Watson's soaring vocals in its hook. The first single, the metaphorical "My Sweet Summer" (produced by Niles from The Cataracs) is, in reality, a song for all seasons. An undeniable groove underlines the lyrical lament. The title track "Sound of Change" is the key manifestation of the artistic maturation of the band. "The world is always changing political and social outlooks and on a broader scale, look at the changes within yourself" Watson reflects, "the song is about embracing the change life is going to bring no matter what, because that change is inevitable." Though there is diversity on "Sound of Change," as a body of work, it is cohesive in a way only Dirty Heads can achieve.


    As a full six-piece unit, frontmen Watson and Bushnell are joined by keyboardist/vocalist Shawn Hagood, percussionist Jon Olazabal, drummer Matt Ochoa and bassist David Foral. This lineup is hell-bent on grabbing new ears with "Sound of Change." Their own journey can be heard within the album- all you have to do is sit back and listen.

    1. Sound Of Change
    2. My Sweet Summer
    3. Medusa (feat. Ward 21)
    4. Burn Slow (feat. Tech N9ne)
    5. Franco Eyed (feat. B-Real of Cypress Hill)
    6. End Of The World
    7. One Hand
    8. Radio
    9. Burials
    10. Hear You Coming
    11. Silence
    12. Dark Days
    13. Running For Your Life
    The Dirty Heads
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    The Sound Of Summer Running (Deluxe)


    180-gram Double LP With Deluxe Packaging!


    Never Before On Vinyl!


    Initial Pressing Includes Limited Time 24 X 36 Fold-Out Poster Cover


    Gatefold Jacket With Original Artwork


    Lacquer Cut At SST (Schallplatten Schneid Technik) In Germany And Pressed By Pallas


    Marc Johnson is joined on the album by Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny and Joey Baron for this recording of soothing, relaxing music.


    This date is a surprisingly mellow and melodic affair, particularly when one considers the personnel (bassist Marc Johnson, both Bill Frisell and Pat Metheny on guitars and drummer Joey Baron). Much of the music is comprised of unclassifiable, folkish melodies filled with lyrical guitar solos. Frisell is quite restrained throughout (adding a country feel to many of the songs) and Metheny is less distinctive than usual, alternating between his electric and acoustic guitars, as well as his 42-string pikasso guitar. The quartet performs seven Johnson originals (most memorable is Union Pacific), two by Frisell and one from Metheny. The overall results are pleasing and relaxed music... All Music Guide


    The Play 33 1/3 LP Series is a 1st LP issue project of masterpiece albums which have never been released on LP. The albums are released by Universal Music Korea and the heavyweight LP vinyl is pressed by Pallas in Germany. Khiov designs the project, reforms the original artworks for LP size and produces the gatefold jackets.

    LP 1
    1. Faith In You
    2. Ghost Town
    3. Summer Running
    4. With My Boots On
    5. Union Pacific


    LP 2
    1. Porch Swing
    2. Dingy-Dong Day
    3. The Adventures of Max and Ben
    4. In A Quiet Place
    5. For A Thousand Years

    Marc Johnson
    $59.99
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    Sextant

    Reissued for the First Time Since 1973!


    Herbie Hancock is one of the most prolific jazz pianists of the 20th century. A child prodigy, he played with the greats such as Donald Byrd and Miles Davis. He was one of the first to embrace and master the electric piano, but he always stayed true to the acoustic sound. In fact, he always bounced back and forth between his electronic and acoustic sound, touching upon almost every development in R&B, Funk and Jazz while retaining an original and distinctive voice.


    Sextant from 1973 was recorded just before Head Hunters, and can be seen in the same vein, but it's more than just an introduction to a masterpiece. It features a kind of post-modal, free impressionism while gracing the edges of funk. Three long instrumental tracks explore how far minimalism in jazz can go.

    1. Rain Dance
    2. Hidden Shadows
    3. Hornets
    Herbie Hancock
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    Love At The Bottom Of The Sea

    The Magnetic Fields return to the signature mix of synth and acoustic sounds they established in the 90s with Merge releases such as The Charm of the Highway Strip and Get Lost. Stephin Merritt has come back to synths with a fresh approach: Most of the synthesizers on the record didn't exist when we were last using synthesizers, he notes. The songs - none over three minutes long - were recorded in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York with Merritt's usual cast of collaborators: Claudia Gonson, Sam Davol, John Woo, Shirley Simms, Johny Blood and Daniel Handler.
    1. God Wants Us to Wait
    2. Andrew in Drag
    3. Your Girlfriend's Face
    4. Born for Love
    5. I'd Go Anywhere with
    6. Infatuation (With Your Gyration)
    7. The Only Boy in Town
    8. The Machine in Your Hand
    9. Goin' Back to the Country
    10. I've Run Away to Join the Fairies
    11. The Horrible Party
    12. My Husband's Pied-a-Terre
    13. I Don't Like Your Tone
    14. Quick!
    15. All She Cares About Is Mariachi
    The Magnetic Fields
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    Music For The Soul / Crush

    Jesse Mac Cormack's First Two EPs Compiled On One LP


    Packaged In An Embossed All-White Cover


    For the last three years, singer-songwriter, musician and producer Jesse Mac Cormack has collaborated with many artists on the Montreal music scene, including Emilie & Ogden, Melanie Boulay and Rosie Valland. His first EP, Music For The Soul (2014), delivers a very personal acoustic sound, while his second EP, CRUSH (2014), is encompassed by electric guitar and full band. His pristine and heartfelt vocals and lyrics arise from his personal journeys and a soothing, warm influence emerges in his surroundings. His music is painfully healing.

    1. Where We Meet
    2. A Way
    3. Story Board
    4. Ensemble
    5. Ask For It
    6. No Other
    7. Too Far Into
    8. He Knows
    Jesse Mac Cormack
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    The Song Book (Pre-Order)

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    Of Booker Ervin's nine Prestige albums, this one is special because it presents him exclusively in the contexts of standard songs. Ervin's aggressiveness, his ferocity, his incomparable Texas spaciousness of sound and style, are undiminished. But the compositions provide familiar guideposts by which to track his explorations, which were unfailingly full of adventure and daring. In his only recorded appearance with Ervin, pianist Tommy Flanagan balances the music with his customary elegance. On bass and drums are Ervin's frequent recording companions Richard Davis and Alan Dawson.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. The Lamp is Low
    2. Come Sunday
    3. All the Things You Are
    4. Just Friends
    5. Yesterdays
    6. Our Love is Here to Stay
    Booker Ervin
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    Soul Blues (Pre-Order)

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    A true poet of the blues, Lightnin' Hopkins was a master of tall, tongue-in-cheek tales, often made up on the spot in the recording studio. The first song on this album, I'm Going to Build Me a Heaven of My Own, describes an encounter with a bearded man claiming to be Jesus Christ. Hopkins also puts his personal stamp on Willie Dixon's My Babe and Smokey Hogg's Too Many Drivers, among others.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. I'm Going to Build Me a Heaven of My Own
    2. My Babe
    3. Too Many Drivers
    4. I'm A Crawling Black Snake
    5. Rocky Mountain Blues
    6. I Mean Goodbye
    7. The Howling Wolf
    8. Black Ghost Blues
    9. Darling, Do You Remember Me?
    10. Lonesome Graveyard
    Lightnin' Hopkins
    $34.99
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    Ballads By Cobb

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    Originally released in November 1960, Ballads by Cobb, as its title suggests, is all slow ballads, putting the emphasis on the Texas tenor's warm tone. Cobb spent most of the 1960s playing back in his native Texas but he returned to the national scene in 1973 and during his final 15 years engaged in many exciting tenor battles, showing that there were few tougher Texas tenors than the legendary Arnett Cobb.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Hurry Home
    2. Willow Weep for Me
    3. And Sentimental
    4. Darn that Dream
    5. Why Try to Change Me Now
    6. P.S. I Love You
    7. Your Wonderful Love
    Arnett Cobb
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