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  • American Pie American Pie Quick View

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    American Pie

    American Pie is the second studio album by the American singer-songwriter Don McLean, originally released in 1971. The folk/rock album reached number one on the Billboard 200, containing the chart-topping singles American Pie and Vincent. Recorded in May and June 1971 at The Record Plant in New York City, the original 1971 LP is dedicated to Buddy Holly. The album was released to much acclaim, later being included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
    1. American Pie
    2. Till Tomorrow
    3. Vincent
    4. Crossroads
    5. Winterwood
    6. Empty Chairs
    7. Everybody Loves Me, Baby
    8. Sister Fatima
    9. The Grave
    10. Babylon
    Don McLean
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  • American Pie Soundtrack (Picture Disc) American Pie Soundtrack (Picture Disc) Quick View

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    American Pie Soundtrack (Picture Disc)


    Picture Disc


    This is the soundtrack to the hit comedy American Pie. It's being made available for the first time on vinyl in a
    picture disc format that features the iconic image of an apple pie.

    1. New Girl by Third Eye Blind
    2. You Wanted More by Tonic
    3. Mutt by Blink-182
    4. Glory by Sugar Ray
    5. Super Down by Super TransAtlantic
    6. Find Your Way Back Home by Dishwalla
    7. Good Morning Baby by Bic Runga
    8. Stranger By The Day by Shades Apart
    9. Summertime by Bachelor Number One
    10. Vintage Queen by Goldfinger
    11. Sway by Bic Runga
    12. Wishen by The Loose Nuts
    13. Man With The Hex by Atomic Fireballs
    Various Artists
    $34.99
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  • Ramblin' Man Ramblin' Man Quick View

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    Ramblin' Man

    Shelton Hank Williams, better known as Hank III, is an outlaw, a battler of convention. He comes by it naturally: The third generation of Hanks, and the third generation to tilt nobly at country traditions and white-collar establishment sensibilities. After all, this 39-year-old semi-reformed punk-metal drummer is the son of Hank Jr., a blue-collar hero who has difficulty ducking controversy even on something as Richard Nixon and apple pie American as "Monday Night Football."
    1. Ramblin' Man
    2. Fearless Boogie
    3. Okie From Muskogee
    4. The Only Hell (My Momma Ever Raised)
    5. On My Own [Full Length Version]
    6. Marijuana Blues
    7. Hang On
    8. Runnin' & Gunnin'

    Hank Williams III
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  • Take As Needed For Pain Take As Needed For Pain Quick View

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    Take As Needed For Pain


    Gold Colored Vinyl


    Shelton Hank Williams, better known as Hank III, is an outlaw, a battler of convention. He comes by it naturally: The third generation of Hanks, and the third generation to tilt nobly at country traditions and white-collar establishment sensibilities. After all, this 39-year-old semi-reformed punk-metal drummer is the son of Hank Jr., a blue-collar hero who has difficulty ducking controversy even on something as Richard Nixon and apple pie American as "Monday Night Football."

    1. Get Outta My Life (w/Rebel Meets Rebel & David Allan Coe)
    2. Ruby, Get Back To The Hills
    3. Torn Between Suicide & Breakfast
    4. No Values
    5. Gotta Buy Paw A Truck
    6. Take As Needed For Pain
    7. White Trash
    8. King Cartel
    Hank Williams III
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  • Greatest Hits (Pre-Order) Greatest Hits (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Greatest Hits (Pre-Order)

    Shelton Hank Williams, better known as Hank III, is an outlaw, a battler of convention. He comes by it naturally: The third generation of Hanks, and the third generation to tilt nobly at country traditions and white-collar establishment sensibilities. After all, this 39-year-old semi-reformed punk-metal drummer is the son of Hank Jr., a blue-collar hero who has difficulty ducking controversy even on something as Richard Nixon and apple pie American as Monday Night Football.
    1. Straight To Hell/Satan Is Real- Medley
    2. Country Heroes
    3. Crazed Country Rebel
    4. Mississippi Mud
    5. Pills I Took
    6. Cocaine Blues
    7. 3 Shades Of Black
    8. Low Down
    9. D Ray White
    10. My Drinkin' Problem
    11. Six Pack Of Beer
    12. Thrown Out Of The Bar
    13. I Don't Know - By Hank Williams Jr.
    14. Cecil Brown
    15. Smoke & Wine
    Hank Williams III
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  • Underneath The Underground Underneath The Underground Quick View

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    Underneath The Underground

    The Anti-Heroes last album, American Pie, was an absolute classic. The kick to the head street punk was in full force along with songs that danced on the grave of Jerry Garcia. Just ignore the lyrical content that shifts in the direction of the right wing, and it's an instant party.



    This time around, with Underneath the Underground, The Anti-Heroes still maintain that grumpy old man attitude with the message of kill your radio, kill your TV, buy American, etc. Tough as nails and a lot of fun, but it's just not as explosive and in your face as their last album; at least they win the creative song title award for Rich People Don't Go to Jail.

    1. More Stupid Than Stupid
    2. Phoenix Program
    3. N.l.c.
    4. I'm True
    5. Matt And Me
    6. Red And White And Black And Blue
    7. Rich People Don't Go To Jail
    8. World War 1.3
    9. Sunset Limited
    10. Election Day
    11. Truckstop Toilet
    12. Underneath The Underground
    13. I'm True (radio Edit)
    Anti-Heros
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  • Physical Graffiti Physical Graffiti Quick View

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    Physical Graffiti

    Produced And Newly Remastered By Jimmy Page


    Packaged In A Sleeve That Replicates The LP's First Pressing In Exacting Detail


    Newly Remastered In Top-loading Wraparound Die Cut Insert U-card


    LPs In Printed Inner Sleeves, Replicating The Original Album


    Led Zeppelin's sixteen times platinum double album Physical Graffiti is next on the 2015 reissue lineup. Produced and newly remastered by Jimmy Page in a top-loading wraparound die cut insert/u-card, these LPs come packaged in printed inner sleeves replicating the album's first pressing in exacting detail. The original fifteen tracks include the full dynamic range of Zeppelin's sounds from the driving rock of Custard Pie to the funky groove of Trampled Under Foot to the Easter raga of Kashmir.


    Born from the ashes of The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin rose first as The New Yardbirds and then finally took legendary form in 1969 with its self-titled debut. The band continues to be honored for its pivotal role in rock innovation, and one listen to the pure American rock culture captured the grooves of this true-to-the-source vinyl and you'll know why.

    LP1
    1. Custard Pie
    2. The Rover
    3. In My Time Of Dying
    4. Houses Of The Holy
    5. Trampled Under Foot
    6. Kashmir


    LP2
    1. In The Light
    2. Bron-Yr-Aur
    3. Down By The Seaside
    4. Ten Years Gone
    5. Night Flight
    6. The Wanton Song
    7. Boogie With Stu
    8. Black Country Woman
    9. Sick Again

    Led Zeppelin
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor Quick View

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    Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor

    In April, horror rock mogul ROB ZOMBIE returns with his fifth solo album, and in his words, "It merges the old days of WHITE ZOMBIE with the future of what I am doing now this is the perfect combo of both worlds." Much more than self-serving hyperbole, this is the Devil's truth! 'The Girl Who Loved The Monsters' harkens back to La Sexorcisto, whereas 'Behold, The Pretty Filthy Creatures' would be right at home on The Sinister Urge. Throughout the 12 songs, pretty much every aspect of Zombie's musical career is touched upon; Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor is almost like a Greatest Hits comprised of entirely new material. First single 'Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Super Town' is a fiery, barn-burner of a track highlighting "wasted youth - an angel of odd in her birthday suit." That being said, the award for worst song title of the year goes to 'Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga'. Musically, it's actually quite a good piece, but that title and chorus - what were you thinking Rob? Then there's 'Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)', centered around a tedious, electronic syncopated drum beat. All signs lead to dull and dreary, but when this kicks in, it'll knock you on your ass! 'Theme For The Rat Vendor' is an unexpected 62-second instrumental immersed in middle-eastern sounds. Pulling a decapitated rabbit out of the hat, Zombie and cohorts John 5 on guitar, Piggy D on bass, and Ginger Fish on drums rock the shit out of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD's 'We're An American Band'; talk about a job well done! And if there really is a fallen angel in hell, Zombie will play 'Lucifer Rising' every night on tour. Bound to be a fan-favourite, this makes you move and groove uncontrollably; it's damn near irresistible. 'Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin' ends this illicit affair with the perfect amount of sex, sleaze and violence. Forget the Pied Piper, it's time to embrace, cherish and worship those Venomous Rats!-- Aaron Small
    1. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
    2. Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
    3. Revelation Revolution
    4. Theme For The Rat Vendor
    5. Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga
    6. Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)
    7. Behold, The Pretty Filthy Creatures
    8. White Trash Freaks
    9. We're An American Band
    10. Lucifer Rising
    11. The Girl Who Loved The Monsters
    12. Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin
    Rob Zombie
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor (Picture Disc) Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor (Picture Disc) Quick View

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    Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor (Picture Disc)

    Picture Disc


    Horror rock mogul ROB ZOMBIE returns with his fifth solo album, and in his words, "It merges the old days of WHITE ZOMBIE with the future of what I am doing now this is the perfect combo of both worlds." Much more than self-serving hyperbole, this is the Devil's truth! 'The Girl Who Loved The Monsters' harkens back to La Sexorcisto, whereas 'Behold, The Pretty Filthy Creatures' would be right at home on The Sinister Urge. Throughout the 12 songs, pretty much every aspect of Zombie's musical career is touched upon; Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor is almost like a Greatest Hits comprised of entirely new material. First single 'Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Super Town' is a fiery, barn-burner of a track highlighting "wasted youth - an angel of odd in her birthday suit." That being said, the award for worst song title of the year goes to 'Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga'. Musically, it's actually quite a good piece, but that title and chorus - what were you thinking Rob? Then there's 'Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)', centered around a tedious, electronic syncopated drum beat. All signs lead to dull and dreary, but when this kicks in, it'll knock you on your ass! 'Theme For The Rat Vendor' is an unexpected 62-second instrumental immersed in middle-eastern sounds. Pulling a decapitated rabbit out of the hat, Zombie and cohorts John 5 on guitar, Piggy D on bass, and Ginger Fish on drums rock the shit out of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD's 'We're An American Band'; talk about a job well done! And if there really is a fallen angel in hell, Zombie will play 'Lucifer Rising' every night on tour. Bound to be a fan-favourite, this makes you move and groove uncontrollably; it's damn near irresistible. 'Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin' ends this illicit affair with the perfect amount of sex, sleaze and violence. Forget the Pied Piper, it's time to embrace, cherish and worship those Venomous Rats!-- Aaron Small

    1. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
    2. Revelation Revolution
    3. Theme For The Rat Vendor
    4. Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga
    5. Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)
    6. Behold, The Pretty Filthy Creatures!
    7. White Trash Freaks
    8. We're An American Band
    9. Lucifer Rising
    10. The Girl Who Loved The Monsters
    11. Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
    12. Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin
    Rob Zombie
    $35.99
    Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now
  • Long Cold Winter Long Cold Winter Quick View

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    Long Cold Winter

    Long Cold Winter is the second studio album by American Glam Rock band Cinderella, released in 1988. With Long Cold Winter, Cinderella started to move away from the Glam Rock music of their previous album and into a more Blues Rock-oriented direction, akin to early 1970s Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Humble Pie, Bad Company, and Deep Purple.


    The record reached No. 10 in the US and became double-platinum for shipping 2 million copies in the US by the end of the year, just as their debut album Night Songs had done earlier. It was later certified triple platinum.


    The album features four singles, which all charted in the US: Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone), which was to be Cinderella's highest-charting single, The Last Mile, Coming Home and Gypsy Road.

    1. Bad Seamstress Blues / Fallin' Apart At The Seams
    2. Gypsy Road
    3. Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)
    4. The Last Mile
    5. Second Wind
    6. Long Cold Winter
    7. If You Don't Like It
    8. Coming Home
    9. Fire And Ice
    10. Take Me Back
    Cinderella
    $31.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Physical Graffiti (Deluxe Edition) Physical Graffiti (Deluxe Edition) Quick View

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    Physical Graffiti (Deluxe Edition)

    Original Remastered 2 LP Set, Plus 1 LP Of Companion Audio On 180 Gram Vinyl In A Sleeve Featuring Previously Unreleased Studio Outtakes


    Produced And Newly Remastered By Jimmy Page


    Packaged In A Sleeve That Replicates The LP's First Pressing In Exacting Detail


    Newly Remastered In Top-loading Wraparound Die Cut Insert U-card


    LPs In Printed Inner Sleeves, Replicating The Original Album


    The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign continues in 2015, turning the spotlight on the double album Physical Graffiti. The deluxe edition of the group's sixth studio album will arrive 40 years to the day after the original debuted on February 24, 1975. The reissues of the first five Led Zeppelin albums in 2014 found both commercial successes, with multiple titles reaching Top 10 chart status in countries around the world, as well as widespread critical acclaim, including the recent Classic Rock "Reissue Of The Year" Award.


    As with the previous deluxe editions, Physical Graffiti has been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and is accompanied by a disc of companion audio comprising previously unreleased music related to the original release.


    Certified 16x platinum in the U.S., the commercial success of Physical Graffiti was equaled by its critical reception. Generally regarded as one of the greatest double albums of all time, the original 15 tracks represent a creative tour de force that explores the band's dynamic musical range, from the driving rock of "Custard Pie" and acoustic arrangement of "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp" to the Eastern raga of "Kashmir" and funky groove of "Trampled Under Foot."


    The companion audio disc that accompanies the deluxe edition of Physical Graffiti has seven unreleased tracks, including rough mixes of "In My Time Of Dying" and "Houses Of The Holy," as well as an early mix of "Trampled Under Foot" called "Brandy & Coke." All the unreleased companion tracks offer fans a chance to hear well-known songs from a different perspective, including the Sunset Sound mix of "Boogie With Stu" and "Driving Through Kashmir," a rough orchestra mix of the band's eight minute opus "Kashmir." Also featured is "Everybody Makes It Through," a strikingly different early version of "In The Light" with alternate lyrics.


    In 1968, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Plant, Bonham and Jones to tour as The New Yardbirds. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest and most innovative rock band in the world.


    Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Jones, Page and Plant - along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham - took the stage at London's O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records' founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day, which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album.

    LP1
    1. Custard Pie
    2. The Rover
    3. In My Time Of Dying
    4. Houses Of The Holy
    5. Trampled Under Foot
    6. Kashmir


    LP2
    1. In The Light
    2. Bron-Yr-Aur
    3. Down By The Seaside
    4. Ten Years Gone
    5. Night Flight
    6. The Wanton Song
    7. Boogie With Stu
    8. Black Country Woman
    9. Sick Again


    Companion LP
    1. Brandy & Coke (Trampled Under Foot - Initial Rough Mix)
    2. Sick Again (Early Version)
    3. In My Time Of Dying (Initial Rough Mix)
    4. Houses Of The Holy (Rough Mix With Overdubs)
    5. Everybody Makes It Through (In The Light Early Version/In Transit)
    6. Boogie With Stu (Sunset Sound Mix)
    7. Driving Through Kashmir (Kashmir Rough Orchestra Mix)

    Led Zeppelin
    $59.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Physical Graffiti (Super Deluxe Edition) Physical Graffiti (Super Deluxe Edition) Quick View

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    Physical Graffiti (Super Deluxe Edition)

    Produced And Newly Remastered By Jimmy Page


    Includes An Additional Cd And Lp Featuring A Previously Unreleased Studio Outtakes. Super Deluxe Edition Box Set Includes:


    CD 1 &2: Original Album Newly Remastered In Vinyl Replica Sleeves


    CD 3: Companion Disc With Previously Unreleased Studio Outtakes In A New Sleeve


    Vinyl 1 & 2: Original Album Newly Remastered In Single Sleeves Replicating The Original Album On 180 Gram Vinyl


    Vinyl 3: Companion Audio On One Lp (180 Gram Vinyl) In A New Sleeve Featuring Negative Artwork Based On The Original Album Artwork, And Featuring Previously Unreleased Studio Outtakes


    HD Download Card With The Original Album And Companion Audio @ 96/24


    LP Sized, Individually Numbered, High Quality Print Of The Original Album Cover


    Album-Size Hardback Book (96 Pages)


    The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign continues in 2015, turning the spotlight on the double album Physical Graffiti. The deluxe edition of the group's sixth studio album will arrive 40 years to the day after the original debuted on February 24, 1975. The reissues of the first five Led Zeppelin albums in 2014 found both commercial successes, with multiple titles reaching Top 10 chart status in countries around the world, as well as widespread critical acclaim, including the recent Classic Rock "Reissue Of The Year" Award.


    As with the previous deluxe editions, Physical Graffiti has been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and is accompanied by a disc of companion audio comprising previously unreleased music related to the original release.


    Certified 16x platinum in the U.S., the commercial success of Physical Graffiti was equaled by its critical reception. Generally regarded as one of the greatest double albums of all time, the original 15 tracks represent a creative tour de force that explores the band's dynamic musical range, from the driving rock of "Custard Pie" and acoustic arrangement of "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp" to the Eastern raga of "Kashmir" and funky groove of "Trampled Under Foot."


    The companion audio disc that accompanies the deluxe edition of Physical Graffiti has seven unreleased tracks, including rough mixes of "In My Time Of Dying" and "Houses Of The Holy," as well as an early mix of "Trampled Under Foot" called "Brandy & Coke." All the unreleased companion tracks offer fans a chance to hear well-known songs from a different perspective, including the Sunset Sound mix of "Boogie With Stu" and "Driving Through Kashmir," a rough orchestra mix of the band's eight minute opus "Kashmir." Also featured is "Everybody Makes It Through," a strikingly different early version of "In The Light" with alternate lyrics.


    In 1968, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Plant, Bonham and Jones to tour as The New Yardbirds. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest and most innovative rock band in the world.


    Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Jones, Page and Plant - along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham - took the stage at London's O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records' founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day, which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album.

    LP1 - Original Album Newly Remastered
    1. Custard Pie
    2. The Rover
    3. In My Time Of Dying
    4. Houses Of The Holy
    5. Trampled Under Foot
    6. Kashmir


    LP2 - Original Album Newly Remastered
    1. In The Light
    2. Bron-Yr-Aur
    3. Down By The Seaside
    4. Ten Years Gone
    5. Night Flight
    6. The Wanton Song
    7. Boogie With Stu
    8. Black Country Woman
    9. Sick Again


    LP3 - Companion Audio Featuring Previously Unreleased Studio Outtakes
    1. Brandy & Coke (Trampled Under Foot) [Initial/Rough Mix]
    2. Sick Again (Early Version)
    3. In My Time Of Dying (Initial / Rough Mix)
    4. Houses Of The Holy (Rough Mix With Overdubs)
    5. Everybody Makes It Through (In The Light) [Early Version/In Transit]
    6. Boogie With Stu (Sunset Sound Mix)
    7. Driving Through Kashmir (Kashmir Rough Orchestra Mix)


    CD 1 - Original Album Newly Remastered
    1. Custard Pie
    2. The Rover
    3. In My Time Of Dying
    4. Houses Of The Holy
    5. Trampled Under Foot
    6. Kashmir


    CD2 - Original Album Newly Remastered
    1. In The Light
    2. Bron-Yr-Aur
    3. Down By The Seaside
    4. Ten Years Gone
    5. Night Flight
    6. The Wanton Song
    7. Boogie With Stu
    8. Black Country Woman
    9. Sick Again


    CD3 - Companion Disc Featuring Previously Unreleased Studio Outtakes
    1. Brandy & Coke (Trampled Under Foot) [Initial/Rough Mix]
    2. Sick Again (Early Version)
    3. In My Time Of Dying (Initial / Rough Mix)
    4. Houses Of The Holy (Rough Mix With Overdubs)
    5. Everybody Makes It Through (In The Light) [Early Version/In Transit]
    6. Boogie With Stu (Sunset Sound Mix)
    7. Driving Through Kashmir (Kashmir Rough Orchestra Mix)

    Led Zeppelin
    $159.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 3 CD - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Thom Chacon (Out Of Stock) Thom Chacon (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Thom Chacon (Out Of Stock)

    Thom Chacon could well be the subject for one of his own evocative songs. On his self-titled sophomore album on the Pie label, the Durango, CO, singer-songwriter takes on the "American Dream" in no uncertain terms. Recorded at producer Perry Margouleff's famed Pie Studios in Glen Cove, N.Y., with Bob Dylan's rhythm section of drummer George Receli and bassist Tony Garnier, Thom Chacon offers a series of compelling narratives that focus on the forgotten members of society.



    Singer/songwriter Thom Chacon delivers hardscrapple tales in a voice well-suited to the task that will immediately remind you of what's his name? Maybe John Prine, or John Mellencamp, or Steve Earle or Bruce or Guy Clark or?


    But after a spell you'll just hear Chacon. His storytelling is as direct as his vocals. His melodies are serviceable and well-drawn, but not yet instantly memorable. It took a few plays to hear past the obvious influences but after that, this album makes for a consistently entertaining spin.


    If you're looking for allegory look elsewhere because Chacon's words are to be taken literally. His stories are of the wrongly convicted, the hunted illegal, the wanted, the indebted living the American Dream worth more dead cause baby I owe, the hooked on alcohol (etc.). If you're looking for happy tunes, you've come to the wrong place, not that Chacon's characters complain. They are mostly defiant, heroic and stoic.


    The action mostly takes place on the Southwestern American border and the parched-throated Chacon sounds as if he's not had water in days. He's playing guitar and harmonica recorded live in the studio and backed by, among others, Dylan's rhythm section of drummer George Recile and bassist Tony Garnier who keep the proceedings moving smoothly, yet turbulently throughout.


    The live-in-the-studio production by Perry Margouleff engineered by William Wittman at Margouleff's Pie Studio was recorded and mixed in our favored analog domain and mastered that way by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound so can you guess how this LP pressed at Quality Record Pressings sounds?


    I'll put it to you this way: if Ain't Gonna Take Us Alive, with its 12 string electric doesn't deliver the chills on your stereo, your stereo needs work.


    The sound is immediate, unprocessed, three-dimensional and as deep and honest as Chacon's songwriting and singing. The dynamics and instrumental textures are as good as you will hear on a record-or live for that matter. The bass line erupts in a way you may have thought was extinct on modern recordings. Why can't everything sound this good?

    - Michael Fremer, Analog Planet

    1. Innocent Man
    2. American Dream
    3. Juarez, Mexico
    4. A Life Beyond Here
    5. Chasing The Pain
    6. Alcohol
    7. Ain't Gonna Take Us Alive
    8. Big River
    9. Amy
    10. No More Trouble
    11. Bus Drivin' Blues
    12. Grant County Side
    Thom Chacon
    $19.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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