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Rega Aria Phono Stage
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Housed within our latest half width custom designed case are two entirely separate high performance phono stages. One fully adjustable dedicated moving coil and one moving magnet. Each stage is designed and engineered to maximise the potential of your vinyl system whilst remaining easy to use and set up.
The Aria is an all analogue amplifier with no digital control circuitry. The fully aluminium case screens the internal circuit from any stray RFI signals. Our designers have avoided including any superfluous gadgets as they obstruct the signal path and degrade the sound quality. The Aria incorporates many innovative design ideas including a self-adjusting servo control to keep the MC input circuit at its optimum, compensating for any variations in ambient or operating temperature. Both stages have their own separate input sockets and input pre-amplifier circuitry. This enabled us to design bespoke input circuitry for each cartridge type without compromise. Signal switching is performed at high level and low impedance (via relays) ensuring there is no degradation of the signal.
MC stage design & features
The MC input uses parallel connected low noise FET's (Field Effect Transistor's) configured as a compound pair. The use of FET transistors ensures there is no bias current flowing in the cartridge coil so as not to upset the delicate magnetic geometry of the cartridge. The MC input has the provision for selecting resistive input loading of 70W to 400W and capacitive loading of 1000pF to 4200pF. The input sensitivity can be changed by 6dB, via the back panel.
MM Stage design & features
The MM input uses low noise bipolar input transistors also configured as a compound pair. There are two separate power supplies for each channel and further sub power supplies for each of the low noise input circuits. Nichicon FG electrolytic capacitors have been used in critical positions throughout the power supplies. Polypropylene capacitors have been used in the signal path and equalization networks. Discrete circuitry is used throughout the signal path ensuring full control of the circuit design.$1,499.00MM and MC Phono Stage Buy Now
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.
• 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)
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Only the Lonely
2. Bye Bye Love
4. Blue Avenue
5. I Can't Stop Loving You
6. Come Back To Me (My Love)
7. Blue Angel
9. (I'd Be) A Legend In My Time
10. I'm Hurtin'
11. 22 Days
12. I'll Say It's My Fault$54.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Gianandrea N Opera AriasFeaturing Original Artwork And Pressed At Optimal & Presented On 180g Heavyweight Vinyl
Transferred From The Original Tapes
In 2003 Deutsche Grammophon presented the debut album of a young Russian soprano who would become THE female opera star of our time: Anna Netrebko. NEW to vinyl reissues! The DG debut recordings of Anna Netrebko:Featuring original artwork and pressed at Optimal & presented on 180g heavyweight vinyl.1. Mozart: Idomeneo, re di Creta, K.366
2. Mozart: Don Giovanni, K.527
3. Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini
4. Massenet: Manon
5. Puccini: La Bohème
6. Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
7. Bellini: La Sonnambula
8. Gounod: Faust
9. Dvorak: Rusalka$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Beruehmte Arien Aus MozartImport
Recitals vocal songs and arias - Hermann Prey sings Mozart arias 180g1. Der VogelfÄnger bin ich ja (1. Akt)
2. Ein MÄdchen oder Weibchen wÜnscht Papageno sich! (2. Akt)
3. Papagena! Papagena! Papagena!
4. Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo (1. Akt)
5. Donne mie la fate a tanti (2. Akt)
6. Fin ch'han dal vino calda la testa (1. Akt)
7. Deh vieni alla finestra (2. Akt)
8. Metà die voi qua vadano
9. Ho capito, signor (1. Akt)
10. Bravo, signor padrone! - Se vuol ballare, signor contino
11. Non più andrai, farfallone amoroso
12. Tutto è disposto - Aprite un po'quegli' occhi
13. Hai già vinta la causa! - Vedrò, mentre io sospiro$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Living EndAustralian Punk Rockabilly outfit The Living End had formed in 1994 in Melbourne by Chris Cheney on guitar and lead vocals, and Scott Owen on double bass and backing vocals. In 1996 they were joined by Travis Demsey on drums.
In 1997, they had achieved mainstream success with their EP Second Solution / Prisoner Of Society, peaking at No. 4 on the Australian Singles Chart. More singles followed, which can be found on their self titled 1998 debut: Prisoner of Society, Save the Day, All Torn Down, West End Riot and the US-only single Trapped.
The album reached No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart and remained in the top 50 for 63 weeks. The Living End was certified 4× Platinum by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). As of today, it is the band's most successful album. The cover art, as described by front man Chris Cheney, is based on a photograph of a World War I all-female bomb factory.1. Prisoner Of Society
2. Growing Up (Falling Down)
3. Second Solution
4. West End Riot
5. Bloody Mary
7. All Torn Down
8. Save The Day
10. Have They Forgotten
11. Fly Away
12. I Want A Day
14. Closing In$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Free Your MindCut Copy are an Australian electronic band formed in 2001 by Dan Whitford on vocals, keyboard and guitar. Other members are Tim Hoey on guitar and
sampler, Ben Browning on bass guitar and Mitchell Scott on drums. They achieved breakthrough success with their second album, In Ghost Colours,
which peaked at number-one on the ARIA Albums Chart in 2008.
Free Your Mind is their fourth album.1. (Intro)
2. Free Your Mind
3. We Are Explorers
4. Let Me Show You Love
5. (into the desert)
7. In Memory Capsule
8. (above the city)
9. Dark Corners & Mountain Tops
10. Meet Me in a House of Love
11. Take Me Higher
12. (the waves)
13. Walking in the Sky
14. Mantra$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Raid 2Edge-of-your-seat Action, Grit And Over-the-top Violence!
Gatefold Jacket W/ Obi And Bonus Die-cut Insert
Score by Joseph Trapanese, Aria Prayogi and Fajar Yuskemal. Scheduled for a North American theatrical release on March 28, 2014, The Raid 2 picks up right where the first film left off and follows Rama (Iko Uwais) as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force. Already earning a reputation worldwide as one of the year's most gritty and violent flicks.1. Alarm
2. The Equation
3. Toilet Nightmare
4. Suck it Up
5. Prison Riot
6. Ball Inspection
7. Phone Call
8. Porn Den
11. Club Battle
13. Punch It
14. SIM Card
16. The Assassin
18. Motor Chase
20. Warehouse Stomping
21. Uco Dining
24. Hush$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Dark Night Sweet LightClear/Orange Colored Vinyl
The Australian duo Hermitude have become genre trendsetters. 2012's HyperParadise went platinum in Australia, and the group received Australia's Music Prize-which identities the "Most Outstanding Creative Australian Album of the Year. " 2015 sees them make a veritable splash stateside at festivals including Lollapalooza, Governor's Ball, SXSW, Lighting In A Bottle, and more. Most importantly, their fifth full-length album, Dark Night Sweet Light debuted at #1 on Australia's ARIA album chart. Dark Night Sweet Light is a proper introduction to a worldwide audience1. Hijinks
2. Through The Roof feat. Young Tapz
4. Searchlight feat. Yeo
5. Bermuda Bay
6. Hazy Love feat. Chloe Kaul
7. The Buzz feat. Mataya & Young Tapz
9. Midnight Terrain
11. Searchlight Reprise feat. Yeo$24.99Colored Vinyl LP -2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-NET-6412xAngus & Julia Stone
Snow (Pre-Order)Pressed On 2x 180 Gram 45 RPM White Vinyl
The Sydney-born siblings produced and largely engineered Snow themselves, in Angus's cottage studio, Belafonte, in the Byron Bay hinterland. It was quite magical because Angus and I have never spent that much time together, just the two of us, says Julia. The last phase of writing and recording was just eight weeks of him and me and the quiet of the land. It was a beautiful time. Since they began in 2006, Angus & Julia Stone have amassed multi-platinum sales and numerous ARIA awards at home, and won a fanbase of millions over tours of the UK, Europe & North America.LP 1
4. Cellar Door
5. Sleep Alone
6. Make It Out Alive
1. Who Do You Think You Are
2. Nothing Else
3. My House Your House
6. Sylvester Stallone$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
DioramaAustralian rockers Silverchair released their fourth studio album Diorama in 2002. The follow-up album to Neon Ballroom (1999) was co-produced by Daniel Johns (singer, guitar)and David Bottrill. Diorama marked Johns' first production credit, while Bottril had worked on albums for a variety of other bands (Muse, Tool, The Smashing Pumpkins).
On Diorama Silverchair worked with composer Van Dyke Parks. The album contains various orchestral arrangements and power ballads, which was a change from the post-grunge music typical of their earlier work (Frogstomp and Freak Show), but consistent with the band's previous orchestrations on the album Neon Ballroom. The album includes singles like The Greatest View and Without You. Diorama reached number One on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Albums Chart and won five ARIA Awards in 2002.
Diorama was originally released on vinyl in 2002 in Australia and only available in very small quantities. Music On Vinyl is excited to add a high quality re-issue of this highly looked after vinyl record to their catalogue.1. Across The Night
2. The Greatest View
3. Without You
4. World Upon Your Shoulders
5. One Way Mule
6. Tuna In The Brine
7. Too Much Of Not Enough
8. Luv Your Life
9. The Lever
10. My Favourite Thing
11. After All These Years$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Mastered For Vinyl And Lacquers Created By Kevin Gray
Plated At RTI
Gatefold Jacket, 11 X 22 Insert
'Neon Ballroom is the third studio album by Australian alternative rock band Silverchair and was released on 8 March 1999. The album debuted at number-one on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified 4× platinum by ARIA. It genereated the singles ''Anthem for the Year 2000'', ''Ana's Song (Open Fire)'', ''Miss You Love'', and ''Paint Pastel Princess''.
Neon Ballroom was an overhaul of the band's musical style found on its first two albums, Frogstomp and Freak Show. ''Anthem for the Year 2000'', for example, retained much of the band's youthful rock energy but featured a new rock song structure and various electronic effects. Eight years after the album's release, Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns said: ''To me, I honestly feel like our first record was Neon Ballroom. I've never felt any different. I don't feel like our first two albums were Silverchair: that's our teenage high school band. I don't like them at all. I listen to them and go, 'That's cute', especially the first one, because Frogstomp we were 14. But the second one we're like 16, I'm like 'You're getting older. You're running out of chances'''.LP1
1. Emotion Sickness
2. Anthem For The Year 2000
3. Ana's Song (Open Fire)
4. Spawn Again
5. Miss You Love
6. Dearest Helpless
7. Do You Feel The Same
1. Black Tangled Heart
2. Point Of View
3. Satin Sheets
4. Paint Pastel Princess
5. Steam Will Rise
6. Anthem For The Year 2000 [Choir Version]
7. Spawn Again (pre-vitro version)$35.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Nessun Dorma - The Puccini AlbumAfter years of singing Giacomo Puccini's heroes on stage to vast critical and audience acclaim, "the world's greatest tenor"(The Daily Telegraph), Jonas Kaufmann, finally records an album entirely devoted to the world's most-loved opera composer. The new album, Nessun dorma is a selection of Puccini's stupendous tenor arias drawn from his greatest opera's including Tosca, Manon Lescaut, La Bohème, Madame Butterfly and La fanciulla del West. Spanning the breadth of Puccini's output from the early operas Le Villi and Edgar, the album culminates in the mighty aria "Nessun dorma" from his final opera Turandot. Jonas Kaufmann is joined on this album by Maestro Antonio Pappano, the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and soprano Kristine Opolais. Nessun Dorma - The Puccini Album is also available on 180-gram vinyl and on CD as a Deluxe Edition with a bonus DVD that includes an EPK plus excerpts from upcoming DVD releases Manon Lescaut and La Fanciulla del West.
Munich-born singer, Jonas Kaufmann, is without a doubt at the absolute top echelon of the operatic world. He is in extreme demand with the world's most influential conductors, selling out opera houses and concert venues months in advance wherever he performs. In 2011, he received the Opera News Award in New York and was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France. He has been awarded "Singer of the Year" by many prestigious journals including ECHO Klassic and Musical America. Kaufmann is also an internationally sought-after concert and lieder singer. In October of 2011 he performed the first solo recital to be given at the Metropolitan Opera since Luciano Pavarotti in 1994LP1
1. Manon Lescaut, Atto I: Donna non vidi mai
2. Manon Lescaut, Atto II: Oh, sarò la più bella!... Tu, tu, amore? Tu?
3. Manon Lescaut, Atto II: Ah! Manon mi tradisce
4. Manon Lescaut, Atto III:Presto! In fila!... Non v'avvicinate! No, pazzo son!
5. Le Villi, Atto II: Ei giunge!... Torna ai felici dì
6. Edgar, Atto II: Orgia, chimera dall'occhio vitreo
7. La Bohème Atto I: O soave fanciulla
1. Tosca, Atto I: Recondita armonia
2. Madama Butterfly, Atto III: Addio, fiorito asil
3. La Fanciulla del West, Atto II: Una parola sola!... Or son sei mesi
4. La Fanciulla del West, Atto III: Risparmiate lo scherno... Ch'ella mi creda libero
5. La Rondine, Atto I: Parigi! È la città dei desideri
6. Il Tabarro: Hai ben ragione
7. Gianni Schicchi: Avete torto!... Firenze e come un albero fiorito
8. Turandot, Atto I: Non piangere, Liù!
9. Turandot, Atto III: Nessun dorma$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Kertesz Conducts KodalyIstvan Kertesz conducting the London Symphony Orchestra featuring soprano Olga Szonyi and John Leach, cymbalum. Brilliant performance of Istvan conductor works of Zoltan Kodaly including the Hary Janos Suite, Dances of Galanta and Two Arias from Hary Janos. Recorded March 1964 at Kingsway Hall, London.
Original Analogue Recording
Japanese PressingZoltan Kodaly (1882-1967)
Hary Janos, Suite
1. Prelude - The Fairy Tale Begins
2. Viennese Musical Clock
4. The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon
6. Entrance of the Emperor and His Court
7. Dances of Galanta
2 Arias from Hary Janos (Paulini & Harsanyi)
8. Szegeny Vagyok* (Poor Am I Still)
9. Hej Ket Tikom* (Once I Had A Brood of Chicks)$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-NET-8915xBoy & Bear
Harlequin DreamWithin weeks of finishing work on 2011's award-winning, internationally renowned debut LP, Moonfire - months before it was
even released - singer / songwriter Dave Hosking was hit by a creative tsunami. Boy & Bear is a band that likes to follow
their muse - and the new songs were flowing.The cocoon-like existence of working together in a new environment -
Nashville, in the case of Moonfire - generated its share of magic, but Hosking and his fellow Boy & Bears wanted to bring it
all back home, to get back to where their musical journey began in 2009. His band mates Tim Hart, Killian Gavin, Jon Hart and
David Symes, agreed.
The record in question, Harlequin Dream went on to debut at #1 in Australia. The bold and brave new album was recorded
in their hometown of Sydney at legendary Alberts Studio and mixed by Phil Ek (Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Modest
Mouse). The lead single, "Southern Sun," has a powerful urgency not unlike the best of Bruce Springsteen or Fleetwood
Mac, while a sprinkling of strings and brass brings life and color to such standouts as "Back down the Black," "Old Town
Blues" and "Stranger."
Boy & Bear's debut record Moonfire took the band to some places they never thought they'd see, including several tours
of Europe and America, and went on to win five ARIA Awards, including Album of the Year.1. Southern Sun
2. Old Town Blues
3. Harlequin Dream
4. Three Headed Woman
6. A Moment's Grace
7. End of the Line
8. Back Down the Black
9. Real Estate
11. Arrow Flight$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Art Of The Prima DonnaJoan Sutherland's landmark recital, The Art of the Prima Donna, set the standard by which other sopranos continue to be judged. The recital includes arias by Arne, Handel, Bellini, Rossini, Gounod, Mozart, Verdi, Delibes, Thomas and Meyerbeer. Presented with original artwork and pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl at Optimal.LP 1
1. The Soldier Tir'd Of War's Alarms
2. Let The Bright Seraphim
3. Sediziose Voci...Casta Diva...Ah! Bello A Me Ritorna
4. Son Vergin Vezzosa
5. Bel Raggio Lusinghier
6. O Rendetemi La Speme...Qui La Voce...Vien, Diletto
7. Care Compagne, E Voi, Tenere Amici
8. O Dieu! Que De Bijoux...Ah! Je Ris De Me Voir
1. Ah, Je Veux Vivre
2. Mia Madre Aveva Una Povera Ancella...Piangea Cantando
3. Martern Aller Arten
4. E Strano!...Ah, Fors'è Lui...Sempre Libera
5. A Vos Jeux, Mes Amis, Permettez-Moi
6. Où Va La Jeune Indoue (Bell Song)
7. O Beau Pays De La Touraine
8. Gualtier Maldè...Caro Nome$35.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Rega Fono MC
Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.
NEW REGA FONO MC PLAYS THE PERFECT PARTNER
Having recently launched the new Ania moving coil cartridge, Rega has set their minds to the perfect pairing of phonostage. Fono MC is crafted to be that partner, giving users an ideal phono pre-amp that matches Ania's electrical characteristics perfectly. Housed in a sleek new case that matches the look of the 2017 Brio amplifier, Fono MC makes a great shelf-mate too. The sound of Fono MC is quiet, detailed, insightful, dynamic, and well-timed.
While Fono MC has the ideal settings for Rega moving coil cartridges, it is fully adjustable ensuring that its plays very well with pretty much any other MC cartridge on the market. With 2 gain, 2 capacitance, and 4 resistance settings, it can be finely tailored to suit your cartridge's needs and your listening tastes.
Borrowing heavily from its big brother Aria phonostage, Fono MC uses low-noise, high-impedance FETs that minimize negative interactions from the cartridge. RIAA equalization is handled by MUSE op-amps, similar to those in the Brio amp. High-quality polypropylene capacitors are used in the signal path for excellent linearity. The casework is aluminum that best shields the sensitive internal circuits. Power is supplied by a 24VAC wall-wort, further minimizing negative interactions and noise.$495.00MC Phono Stage Buy Now
ADAD-MUT-2453xNick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Kicking Against The PricksBesides being noteworthy as an astonishingly good all-covers album, Kicking Against the Pricks is notable for the arrival of a new key member for the Seeds, drummer Thomas Wydler. Besides being a fine percussionist, able to perform at both the explosive and restrained levels Cave requires, Wydler also allowed Harvey to concentrate on adding guitar and keyboards live as well as in the studio, a notable bonus. Race reappears briefly to add some guitar while former Birthday Party cohorts Rowland Howard and Tracy Pew guest as well, the latter on some of his last tracks before his untimely death. The selection of songs is quite impressive, ranging from old standards like Long Black Veil to everything from John Lee Hooker's I'm Gonna Kill That Woman and Gene Pitney's pop aria Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart. Matching the range of material, the Seeds are well on their way to becoming the rock/cabaret/blues showband of Cave's dreams, able to conjure up haunting, winsome atmospheres (Sleeping Annaleah) as much as higher-volume takes (Roy Orbison's Running Scared, the Velvet Underground's All Tomorrow's Parties). The version of Leadbelly's Black Betty is particularly grand, Harvey's drumming driving the track with ominous power. This said, often holding everything back is the key, as the creepout build of Hey Joe demonstrates. Even more striking is how Cave's own vocals rebut the charges that all he ever does is overdramatize everything he sings -- consider the husky, purring delivery on Johnny Cash's The Singer. Other winners include a masterful version of Jimmy Webb's By the Time I Get to Phoenix and the stately, album-closing The Carnival Is Over, originally a mid-'60s hit for the Seekers.
- Ned Raggett (All Music)1. Muddy Water
2. I'm Gonna Kill That Woman
3. Sleeping Annaleah
4. Long Black Veil
5. Hey Joe
6. The Singer (a.k.a. The Folksinger)
7. All Tomorrow's Parties
8. By the Time I Get to Phoenix
9. The Hammer Song
10. Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart
11. Jesus Met the Woman at the Well
12. The Carnival Is Over$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Spirit BirdWhen he debuted in 2002 with the album To Let, Xavier Rudd began a journey that would see him become one of the most iconic voices in Australian music, literally and figuratively. With each new album, this journey has wound like a river making its way toward the ocean, twisting and turning, flowing and cascading as it relentlessly pushes forward.
Introducing himself as an artist of both imagination and conscience, Xavier Rudd's ability to marry uplifting melodies with thought-provoking themes and concepts produced music that, one way or another, made you feel good. With an array of guitars, yidakis (didgeridoos), stomp box and percussion, Rudd re-introduced a lot of Australians to the sounds and stories of the land's original owners, while introducing the rest of the world to an entirely new sound altogether. And, over the course of a decade, he has taken this sound to every corner of the globe; producing six studio albums, two live albums, multiple ARIA nominations and a global fan-base of like minded souls.
This journey, truly befitting a storyteller, continues with Xavier Rudd's seventh and most moving album, Spirit Bird. Shaped by his history but continuing to break new ground, Xavier Rudd is at his most creative on Spirit Bird, once again painting breathtaking pictures with vivid, unmistakable tones. Hypnotic ceremonial rhythms ease effortlessly into tender folk songs. Gritty guitar blues sit perfectly alongside entrancing yidaki passages. Rudd's voice, and the voice of his ancestors, yet again bearing truth and knowledge.
Led by the heart-warming Follow The Sun, Spirit Bird weaves together Rudd's trademark mixture of blues, reggae, indigenous and folk music in new and familiar ways, at times recalling the simplicity of Solace, and at others the electricity of Dark Shades Of Blue. There is the youthfulness of To Let, but the wisdom of Koonyum Sun. It is Xavier Rudd by every measure.
And whether it is a message, or just some words from the heart; Spirit Bird is a defining moment in the evolution of one of Australia's most important artists. The moment where the river meets the ocean. Double LP pressed at Rainbo Records in Canoga Park, CA with gatefold packaging and digital download card.LP1
1. Lioness Eye
2. Comfortable In My Skin
3. Spirit Bird
5. Bow Down
6. Follow The Sun
8. Culture Bleeding
1. Paper Thin
2. Full Circle
3. Mystery Angel
4. 3 Roads
5. Creating a Dream$18.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
In War & Peace: Harmony Through MusicOne of opera's most outspoken and impassioned personalities, Joyce DiDonato reminds us with her new album In War and Peace that music "soothes turmoil, threatens power and the status quo, and gloriously exalts the spirit". Her selection of arias demonstrates how powerfully Baroque opera explores the extremes of human nature - from the tumult of Handel's Scenes of Horror, Scenes of Woeto Purcell's descent into despair, Dido's Lament. Joyce's longtime partners, the spirited Italian Baroque ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro, join her on this unique journey through sublime, challenging music; through chaos transformed by the eternal search for serenity.LP 1
1. Jephtha, HWV 70, Act 1: Some dire event hangs o'er our heads... Scenes of horror, scenes of woe (Sesto)
2. Andromaca, Act 1: Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro! (Andromaca)
3. Giulio Cesare, HWV 17, Act 1: Vani sono i lamenti... Svegliatevi nel core (Sesto)
4. The Indian Queen, Z. 630, Act 3: They tell us that you mighty powers above (Orazia)
5. Giulio Cesare, HWV 17, Act 1: Figlio non è... Cara speme (Sesto)
6. Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: Pensieri, voi mi tormentate (Agrippina)
7. Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626, Act 3: Thy hand, Belinda... When I am laid in earth (Dido)
8. Rinaldo, HWV 7, Act 2: Lascia ch'io pianga (Almirena)
1. Bonduca, or the British Heroine, Z. 574: Oh! Lead me to some peaceful gloom (Bonvica)
2. Rinaldo, HWV 7, Act 1: Augelletti che cantate (Almirena)
3. Attilio Regolo, Act 2: Sprezza il furor del vento (Regolo)
4. The Indian Queen, Z. 630, Prologue: Why should men quarrel? (Girl)
5. Attilio Regolo, Act 1: Par che di giubilo (Attilia)
6. Susanna, HWV 66, Act 2: Lead me, oh lead me to some cool retreat.... Crystal streams in murmurs flo
7. Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, Act 5: Illustratevi, o cieli (Penelope)
8. Giulio Cesare, HWV 17, Act 3: Da tempeste il legno infranto (Cleopatra)$28.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto (Speakers Corner)For many years Stravinsky was reluctant to write a concerto for the violin. He felt he was too unfamiliar with the instrument and its particular properties, and it would be too problematic and too much of a challenge to create a large work for the violin. That he finally acquiesced is due in part to persuasion from Paul Hindemith and support from the violinist Samuel Dushkin, who gave him valuable advice during its development.
With its four-movement form and the descriptive titles of the movements -Toccata, Aria and Capriccio - the Violin Concerto in D testifies to Stravinsky's intensive preoccupation with Baroque forms, which he employs with rhythmic and metric imagination and irony. Stravinsky himself said that the work stinked of violin, but the orchestra is also very present so that one is reminded of a concerto grosso. The author Ernst MÜller (Analogue Audio Association Bulletin) praised the work euphorically, especially for its revelatory character and the tremendous dynamics of this Columbia recording. You can hear all the details, the winds are precise, and the orchestral accompaniment is simply grandiose
- Isaac Stern and the Columbia Symphony Orchestra
- Igor Stravinsky (conductor)
Recording: February and June 1961 at American Legion Hall, Hollywood, by Edwin Michalski
Production: John McClure
About Speakers Corner
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Truly Unforgettable Voice Of Florence Foster JenkinsMusic On Vinyl and Sony Classical celebrate The Truly Unforgettable Voice Of Florence Foster Jenkins on the occasion of the release of Stephen Frears new biopic starring Meryl Steep as the worst opera singer of all time.
For some time there has been wide demand for a reissue of this Florence Foster Jenkins album. Few artists ever gave such unalloyed pleasure as Florence Foster Jenkins. For years her annual recital at the Ritz-Carlton was a private ceremonial for the select few - her stubbornly loyal circle of clubwomen and the adventurous cognoscenti.
Finally, on the evening of October 25, 1944, Madame Jenkins took the big step: forsaking the brocade atmosphere of a fashionable hotel ballroom, she braved Carnegie Hall. The venue was sold out weeks in advance. Two of the numbers she performed that night are contained in this album, taped at private recording sessions of famous soprano arias some years earlier in New York's Melotone Studios. Thanks to these recordings, we can still enjoy the glory of a voice that, in a very peculiar way, has enriched the lives of many generations of music-lovers.1. Die Zauberflöte: Der Hölle Rache
2. The Musical Snuff-Box
3. Like A Bird
4. Lakme: Où Va La Jeune Hindoue?
5. Serenata Mexicana
6. La Perle Du BrÉsil: Charmant Oiseau
8. Die Fledermaus:Adele's Laughing Song
9. A Faust Travesty
a. Valentine's Aria (Ere I Leave My Native Land)
b. Jewel Song (O Heavenly Jewels)
c. Salut, Demeure Chaste Et Pure (Emotions Strange)
d. Final Trio (Sung As A Duet) (My Heart Is Overcome With Terror)$40.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Missing LinkIncludes A 24 x 24 Foldout Poster
Missing Link is the first body of work from Nick Murphy, formerly known as Chet Faker. Under the Chet Faker
moniker, Murphy has performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live, won seven ARIAs, and
performed sold-out shows on five continents.1. Your Time
3. I'm Ready
4. Forget About Me
5. Weak Education$22.9912 Vinyl EP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-REP-6511xJack Johnson & Friends
Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies For The Film Curious GeorgeSing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George is a soundtrack album by Jack Johnson and friends for the 2006 film Curious George. Along with Johnson, it features Adam Topol, Ben Harper, G. Love, Kawika Kahiapo, Matt Costa, Merlo Podlewski and Zach Gill. It was released on February 7, 2006, topping the U.S. Billboard Top 200, selling 149,000 copies in the process, and reaching #1 in the Australian albums (ARIA) chart in its debut week and in Canada on the Nielson Soundcan chart on the following February 25, remaining there for four consecutive weeks.
This was the first soundtrack to make it to #1 since the Bad Boys II soundtrack in August 2003 and was the first soundtrack to an animated film to top the Billboard 200 since the Pocahontas soundtrack reigned for one week in July 1995.1. Upside Down
3. People Watching
4. Wrong Turn
5. Talk of The Town
6. Jungle Gym
7. We're Going To Be Friends
8. The Sharing Song
9. The 3 R's
11. My Own Two Hands
13. Supposed To Be$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Shawshank Redemption SoundtrackInsert / PVC Protective Sleeve
Includes Original Songs By The Inkspots And Hank Williams
Get busy living or get busy dying
1994 proved to be an amazing good year for movie theaters, as these classic films saw the light of day; Pulp Fiction, Lion King, Forrest Gump, Natural Born Killers and The Shawshank Redemption.
The Shawshank Redemption tells the story of Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), a banker who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murder of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. During his time at the prison, he befriends a fellow inmate, Ellis Boyd Red Redding (Morgan Freeman), and finds himself protected by the guards after the warden begins using him in his money-laundering operation.
The film received multiple award nominations (including seven Oscar nominations) and highly positive reviews from critics for its acting, story, and realism. It is considered to be one of the greatest films of the 90s. Readers of Empire magazine voted the film as the best film of the 90s, and it placed number 4 on Empire's list of The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time in 2008. In March 2011, the film was voted by BBC Radio 1 listeners as their favorite film of all time. The Shawshank Redemption is the highest-rated movie on IMDB with an average star count of 9.3, closely followed by The Godfather.
The Shawshank Redemption score was composed by multiple (Grammy) award winner Thomas Newman. The score was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1994, which was Newman's first Oscar nomination.
A central scene in the film features the soprano Letter Duet (Canzonetta sull'aria) from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, which is included on the soundtrack. Original songs by Hank Williams and The Inkspots are included as well.LP 1
2. Shawshank Prison (Stoic Theme)
3. New Fish
4. Rock Hammer
5. An Inch Of His Life
6. If I Didn't Care - The Inkspots
7. Brooks Was Here
8. His Judgement Cometh
9. Suds On The Roof
11. Shawshank Redemption
1. Lovesick Blues - Hank Williams
2. Elmo Blatch
5. The Marriage Of Figaro/ "Duettino - Sull 'Aria" - Deutsch Oper Berlin/Karl Böhm
6. Lovely Racquel
7. And That Right Soon
8. Compass And Guns
9. So Was Red
10. End Title$42.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now