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  • Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Compact Disc) (On Sale) Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Compact Disc) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Compact Disc) (On Sale)

    Ranked 1/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time!


    50th Anniversary Reissue


    Expanded 2xCD & Digital Package Features The New Stereo Album Mix On The First CD And Adds A Second CD Of 18 Tracks, Including Previously Unreleased Complete Takes Of The Album's 13 Songs, Newly Mixed In Stereo And Sequenced In The Same Order As The Album


    The Second CD Also Includes A New Stereo Mix And A Previously Unreleased Instrumental Take Of "Penny Lane" And The 2015 Stereo Mix And Two Previously Unreleased Complete Takes Of "Strawberry Fields Forever."


    It was 50 years ago this June 1st when The Beatles' John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music's most universally acclaimed album. To salute the occasion, The Beatles will release 'Sgt. Pepper' Anniversary Edition.


    "It's crazy to think that 50 years later we are looking back on this project with such fondness and a little bit of amazement at how four guys, a great producer and his engineers could make such a lasting piece of art," says Paul McCartney.


    "'Sgt. Pepper' seemed to capture the mood of that year, and it also allowed a lot of other people to kick off from there and to really go for it," Ringo Starr recalls.


    The Anniversary Edition includes Martin's new stereo mix of the album, which was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by his father, George Martin.


    This expanded 2xCD package features the new stereo album mix on the first CD and adds a second CD with previously unreleased complete takes of the album's 13 songs, newly mixed in stereo and sequenced in the same order as the album. Additionally, the second CD includes a new stereo mix and a previously unreleased instrumental take of "Penny Lane" and the 2015 stereo mix and two previously unreleased complete takes of "Strawberry Fields Forever."


    The album's vibrant artwork, including its extravagant Pop Art cover which finds The Beatles surrounded by a crowd of heroes in a 3D collage, was created by Peter Blake and Jann Haworth in collaboration with the band.


    "We hope you will enjoy the show"


    Just as many ideas are sparked by chance, 'Sgt. Pepper' first sprang from a conversation between Paul and Beatles roadie Mal Evans on an airplane, when Mal's request to pass the salt and pepper was misheard by Paul as "Sgt. Pepper." The concept of who such a figure could be took root in Paul's mind, blooming with the imagination of The Beatles as an Edwardian era military band -- "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." The Beatles' creative wellspring for 'Sgt. Pepper' also flowed from such myriad sources as The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album, a Victorian circus poster ("Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!"), a TV commercial for breakfast cereal ("Good Morning Good Morning"), a picture drawn by John's young son, Julian ("Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"), a teen runaway reported in the news ("She's Leaving Home'), and Hindu teachings ("Within You Without You").


    "Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song"


    Using the standard four-track tape recording equipment of the day, The Beatles collaborated with producer George Martin to achieve "the impossible," as they dubbed it, to go as far out as they could with arrangements and new technology to realize their collective vision for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. As George Martin described it, "We were into another kind of art form where you were putting something down on tape that could only be done on tape." The Beatles clocked more than 400 hours in Abbey Road's Studio 2 to record the album, wrapping sessions in April 1967.


    "I read the news today oh boy"


    Upon its release on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band initially spent 148 weeks in the British chart, including a total of 27 weeks at number one. During its first U.S. chart run, the album held the number one spot for 15 of the 88 weeks it appeared in the Top 200. 'Sgt. Pepper' won four GRAMMY Awards®, including Album of the Year, and it remains one of the most influential and bestselling albums of all time. In 2003, the U.S. Library of Congress selected 'Sgt. Pepper' for the National Recording Registry, recognizing the album as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." 'Sgt. Pepper' tops Rolling Stone magazine's definitive list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time."


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    CD 1: Sgt. Pepper 2017 Stereo Mix
    1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    2. With A Little Help From My Friends
    3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
    4. Getting Better
    5. Fixing A Hole
    6. She's Leaving Home

    7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

    8. Within You Without You

    9. When I'm Sixty-Four
    10. Lovely Rita
    11. Good Morning Good Morning

    12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
    13. A Day In The Life


    CD 2: Complete Early Takes From The Sessions In The Same Sequence + Various Versions Of "Strawberry Fields Forever" And "Penny Lane"
    1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Take 9]
    2. With A Little Help From My Friends [Take 1 - False Start And Take 2 - Instrumental]

    3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Take 1]
    4. Getting Better [Take 1 - Instrumental And Speech At The End]
    5. Fixing A Hole [Speech And Take 3]
    6. She's Leaving Home [Take 1 - Instrumental]
    7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Take 4]
    8. Within You Without You [Take 1 - Indian Instruments]
    9. When I'm Sixty-Four [Take 2]
    10. Lovely Rita [Speech And Take 9]

    11. Good Morning Good Morning [Take 8]

    12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [Take 8]

    13. A Day In The Life [Take 1 With Hummed Last Chord]
    14. Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 7]
    15. Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 26]
    16. Strawberry Fields Forever [Stereo Mix - 2015]

    17. Penny Lane [Take 6 - Instrumental]

    18. Penny Lane [Stereo Mix - 2017]

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  • Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Anniversary Edition) (On Sale) Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Anniversary Edition) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Anniversary Edition) (On Sale)

    Ranked 1/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time!



    50th Anniversary Reissue


    Features The New Stereo Mix On The First LP And An Alternative Version Of All 13 Tracks On The Second Vinyl Record, All Previously Unreleased


    It was 50 years ago this June 1st when The Beatles' John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music's most universally acclaimed album. To salute the occasion, The Beatles will release 'Sgt. Pepper' Anniversary Edition.


    "It's crazy to think that 50 years later we are looking back on this project with such fondness and a little bit of amazement at how four guys, a great producer and his engineers could make such a lasting piece of art," says Paul McCartney.


    "'Sgt. Pepper' seemed to capture the mood of that year, and it also allowed a lot of other people to kick off from there and to really go for it," Ringo Starr recalls.


    The Anniversary Edition includes Martin's new stereo mix of the album, which was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by his father, George Martin.


    This expanded 180-gram 2LP vinyl package features the new stereo album mix on the first LP and adds a second LP with previously unreleased complete takes of the album's 13 songs, newly mixed in stereo and sequenced in the same order as the album.


    The album's vibrant artwork, including its extravagant Pop Art cover which finds The Beatles surrounded by a crowd of heroes in a 3D collage, was created by Peter Blake and Jann Haworth in collaboration with the band. The original artwork is presented in a faithful reproduction of the album's original gatefold jacket.


    "We hope you will enjoy the show"


    Just as many ideas are sparked by chance, 'Sgt. Pepper' first sprang from a conversation between Paul and Beatles roadie Mal Evans on an airplane, when Mal's request to pass the salt and pepper was misheard by Paul as "Sgt. Pepper." The concept of who such a figure could be took root in Paul's mind, blooming with the imagination of The Beatles as an Edwardian era military band -- "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." The Beatles' creative wellspring for 'Sgt. Pepper' also flowed from such myriad sources as The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album, a Victorian circus poster ("Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!"), a TV commercial for breakfast cereal ("Good Morning Good Morning"), a picture drawn by John's young son, Julian ("Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"), a teen runaway reported in the news ("She's Leaving Home'), and Hindu teachings ("Within You Without You").


    "Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song"


    Using the standard four-track tape recording equipment of the day, The Beatles collaborated with producer George Martin to achieve "the impossible," as they dubbed it, to go as far out as they could with arrangements and new technology to realize their collective vision for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. As George Martin described it, "We were into another kind of art form where you were putting something down on tape that could only be done on tape." The Beatles clocked more than 400 hours in Abbey Road's Studio 2 to record the album, wrapping sessions in April 1967.


    "I read the news today oh boy"


    Upon its release on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band initially spent 148 weeks in the British chart, including a total of 27 weeks at number one. During its first U.S. chart run, the album held the number one spot for 15 of the 88 weeks it appeared in the Top 200. 'Sgt. Pepper' won four GRAMMY Awards®, including Album of the Year, and it remains one of the most influential and bestselling albums of all time. In 2003, the U.S. Library of Congress selected 'Sgt. Pepper' for the National Recording Registry, recognizing the album as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." 'Sgt. Pepper' tops Rolling Stone magazine's definitive list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time."


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    LP 1 - Sgt. Pepper - 2017 Stereo Mix
    1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    2. With A Little Help From My Friends
    3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
    4. Getting Better
    5. Fixing A Hole
    6. She's Leaving Home
    7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
    8. Within You Without You
    9. When I'm Sixty-Four
    10. Lovely Rita
    11. Good Morning Good Morning
    12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    13. A Day In The Life


    LP 2 - Complete early takes from the sessions in the same sequence as the album
    1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Take 9 And Speech]
    2. With A Little Help From My Friends [Take 1 - False Start And Take 2 - Instrumental]

    3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Take 1]

    4. Getting Better [Take 1 - Instrumental And Speech At The End]
    5. Fixing A Hole [Speech And Take 3]
    6. She's Leaving Home [Take 1 - Instrumental]

    7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Take 4]
    8. Within You Without You [Take 1 - Indian Instruments]
    9. When I'm Sixty-Four [Take 2]
    10. Lovely Rita [Speech And Take 9]

    11. Good Morning Good Morning [Take 8]

    12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [Take 8]
    13. A Day In The Life [Take 1 With Hummed Last Chord]

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  • Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) (Compact Disc) (On Sale) Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) (Compact Disc) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) (Compact Disc) (On Sale)

    Please Note: This Box Set Does Not Contain Vinyl



    50th Anniversary Reissue


    'Sgt. Pepper' Presented with New Mixes in Stereo and 5.1 Surround Audio; Expanded with Previously Unreleased Session Recordings, Video Features & Special Packaging


    Previously Unreleased 1992 Documentary Film, 'The Making of Sgt. Pepper,' Restored for Anniversary Edition's Super Deluxe Boxed Set


    Ranked 1/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time!


    It was 50 years ago this June 1st when The Beatles' John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music's most universally acclaimed album. To salute the occasion, The Beatles will release a lavishly presented 'Sgt. Pepper' Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Box Set (4 CD/1 DVD/1 Blu-ray). The album is newly mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in stereo and 5.1 surround audio and expanded with early takes from the studio sessions, including no fewer than 34 previously unreleased recordings.


    "It's crazy to think that 50 years later we are looking back on this project with such fondness and a little bit of amazement at how four guys, a great producer and his engineers could make such a lasting piece of art," says Paul McCartney in his newly-penned introduction for the 'Sgt. Pepper' Anniversary Edition.


    "'Sgt. Pepper' seemed to capture the mood of that year, and it also allowed a lot of other people to kick off from there and to really go for it," Ringo Starr recalls in the Anniversary Edition's book.


    The Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane," were among the first songs recorded during the 'Sgt. Pepper' sessions, which began in November 1966. Rather than being held for inclusion on the album, the two songs were released as a double A-sided single in February 1967. Amidst intense media speculation about the band's next move, the single bridged what was then considered a long gap between the Revolver album, released in August 1966, and 'Sgt. Pepper,' which followed 10 months later.


    This is the first time Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has been remixed and presented with additional session recordings, and it is the first Beatles album to be remixed and expanded since the 2003 release of Let It Be Naked. To create the new stereo and 5.1 surround audio mixes for 'Sgt. Pepper,' producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell worked with an expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists at Abbey Road Studios in London. All of the Anniversary Edition releases include Martin's new stereo mix of the album, which was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by his father, George Martin.


    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition includes:


    • CD 1: New stereo album mix
    • CDs 2 & 3:

      - 33 additional recordings from the studio sessions, most previously unreleased and mixed for the first time from the four-track session tapes, sequenced in chronological order of their recording dates

      - A new stereo mix of "Penny Lane" and the 2015 stereo mix of "Strawberry Fields Forever"
    • CD 4:

      - Direct transfers of the album's original mono mix and the "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane" singles

      - Capitol Records' U.S. promotional mono single mix of "Penny Lane"

      - Previously unreleased early mono mixes of "She's Leaving Home," "A Day In The Life," and "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" (a mix thought to have been erased from a tape in 1967, but discovered during archive research for the anniversary edition)
    • Discs 5 & 6 (Blu-ray and DVD):

      - New 5.1 surround audio mixes of the album and "Penny Lane" by Giles Martin and Sam Okell, plus their 2015 5.1 surround mix of "Strawberry Fields Forever"

      - High resolution audio versions of the new stereo mixes of the album and "Penny Lane" and of the 2015 stereo mix of "Strawberry Fields Forever"

      - Video features: 4K restored original promotional films for "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Penny Lane," and "A Day In The Life;" plus The Making of Sgt. Pepper, a restored, previously unreleased documentary film (broadcast in 1992), featuring insightful interviews with McCartney, Harrison, and Starr, and in-studio footage introduced by George Martin.


    "A splendid time is guaranteed for all"


    The album's vibrant artwork, including its extravagant Pop Art cover which finds The Beatles surrounded by a crowd of heroes in a 3D collage, was created by Peter Blake and Jann Haworth in collaboration with the band. The original artwork is showcased across the suite of Anniversary Edition releases, including the album's pull-out sheet of 'Sgt. Pepper' cutouts. Housed in a 12-inch by 12-inch box with lenticular artwork and two bonus posters, the six-disc Super Deluxe set is presented with a 144-page hardcover book. The book includes new introductions by Paul McCartney and Giles Martin, and chapters covering comprehensive song-by-song details and recording information, the design of the cover, the album's musical innovations and its historical context by Beatles historian, author and radio producer Kevin Howlett; composer and musicologist Howard Goodall; music producer and writer Joe Boyd; and journalists Ed Vulliamy and Jeff Slate, illustrated with rare photographs, reproductions of handwritten lyrics, Abbey Road Studios documentation, and original 'Sgt. Pepper' print ads.


    - "We hope you will enjoy the show"


    Just as many ideas are sparked by chance, 'Sgt. Pepper' first sprang from a conversation between Paul and Beatles roadie Mal Evans on an airplane, when Mal's request to pass the salt and pepper was misheard by Paul as "Sgt. Pepper." The concept of who such a figure could be took root in Paul's mind, blooming with the imagination of The Beatles as an Edwardian era military band -- "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." The Beatles' creative wellspring for 'Sgt. Pepper' also flowed from such myriad sources as The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album, a Victorian circus poster ("Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!"), a TV commercial for breakfast cereal ("Good Morning Good Morning"), a picture drawn by John's young son, Julian ("Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"), a teen runaway reported in the news ("She's Leaving Home'), and Hindu teachings ("Within You Without You").


    "Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song"


    Using the standard four-track tape recording equipment of the day, The Beatles collaborated with producer George Martin to achieve "the impossible," as they dubbed it, to go as far out as they could with arrangements and new technology to realize their collective vision for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. As George Martin described it, "We were into another kind of art form where you were putting something down on tape that could only be done on tape." The Beatles clocked more than 400 hours in Abbey Road's Studio 2 to record the album, wrapping sessions in April 1967.


    "I read the news today oh boy"


    Upon its release on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band initially spent 148 weeks in the British chart, including a total of 27 weeks at number one. During its first U.S. chart run, the album held the number one spot for 15 of the 88 weeks it appeared in the Top 200. 'Sgt. Pepper' won four GRAMMY Awards®, including Album of the Year, and it remains one of the most influential and bestselling albums of all time. In 2003, the U.S. Library of Congress selected 'Sgt. Pepper' for the National Recording Registry, recognizing the album as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." 'Sgt. Pepper' tops Rolling Stone magazine's definitive list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time."


    This title is not eligible for for further discount.

    CD 1: 'Sgt. Pepper' 2017 Stereo Mix
    1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    2. With A Little Help From My Friends
    3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
    4. Getting Better
    5. Fixing A Hole

    6. She's Leaving Home

    7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
    8. Within You Without You

    9. When I'm Sixty-Four
    10. Lovely Rita
    11. Good Morning Good Morning

    12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

    13. A Day In The Life


    CD 2: Complete early takes from the sessions, sequenced in chronological order of their first recording dates
    1. Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 1]
    2. Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 4]
    3. Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 7]
    4. Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 26]
    5. Strawberry Fields Forever [Stereo Mix - 2015]
    6. When I'm Sixty-Four [Take 2]
    7. Penny Lane [Take 6 - Instrumental]
    8. Penny Lane [Vocal Overdubs And Speech]
    9. Penny Lane [Stereo Mix - 2017]

    10. A Day In The Life [Take 1]
    11. A Day In The Life [Take 2]
    12. A Day In The Life [Orchestra Overdub]

    13. A Day In The Life (Hummed Last Chord) [Takes 8, 9, 10 and 11]

    14. A Day In The Life (The Last Chord)
    15. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Take 1 - Instrumental]

    16. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Take 9 And Speech]

    17. Good Morning Good Morning [Take 1 - Instrumental, Breakdown]

    18. Good Morning Good Morning [Take 8]


    CD 3: Complete early takes from the sessions, sequenced in chronological order of their first recording dates
    1. Fixing A Hole [Take 1]
    2. Fixing A Hole [Speech And Take 3]
    3. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Speech From Before Take 1; Take 4 And Speech At End]
    4. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Take 7]

    5. Lovely Rita [Speech And Take 9]
    6. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Take 1 And Speech At The End]

    7. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Speech, False Start And Take 5]

    8. Getting Better [Take 1 - Instrumental And Speech At The End]
    9. Getting Better [Take 12]
    10. Within You Without You [Take 1 - Indian Instruments Only]
    11. Within You Without You [George Coaching The Musicians]
    12. She's Leaving Home [Take 1 - Instrumental]
    13. She's Leaving Home [Take 6 - Instrumental]
    14. With A Little Help From My Friends [Take 1 - False Start And Take 2 - Instrumental]
    15. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [Speech And Take 8]


    CD 4: 'Sgt. Pepper' and bonus tracks in Mono
    (Tracks 1-13: 2017 Direct Transfer of 'Sgt. Pepper' Original Mono Mix)
    14. Strawberry Fields Forever [Original Mono Mix]
    15. Penny Lane [Original Mono Mix]
    16. A Day In The Life [Unreleased First Mono Mix]
    17. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Unreleased Mono Mix - No. 11]
    18. She's Leaving Home [Unreleased First Mono Mix]
    19. Penny Lane [Capitol Records U.S. Promo Single - Mono Mix]


    DISCS 5 & 6 (Blu-ray & DVD)
    Audio Features (both discs):
    - New 5.1 Surround Audio mixes of 'Sgt. Pepper' album and "Penny Lane," plus 2015 5.1 Surround mix of "Strawberry Fields Forever" (Blu-ray: DTS HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby True HD 5.1 / DVD: DTS Dolby Digital 5.1)
    - High Resolution Audio versions of 2017 'Sgt. Pepper' stereo mix and 2017 "Penny Lane" stereo mix, plus 2015 "Strawberry Fields Forever" hi res stereo mix (Blu-ray: LPCM Stereo 96KHz/24bit / DVD: LPCM Stereo)
    Video Features (both discs):
    - The Making of Sgt. Pepper [restored 1992 documentary film, previously unreleased]
    - Promotional Films: "A Day In The Life;" "Strawberry Fields Forever;" "Penny Lane" [4K restored]

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  • Pro-Ject Essential III Sgt. Pepper's Drum Turntable Pro-Ject Essential III Sgt. Pepper's Drum Turntable Quick View

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    Pro-Ject Essential III Sgt. Pepper's Drum Turntable



    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.


    Essential III Sgt. Pepper's Drum - A True Collector's Item!


    Shipping In June!!


    This special edition collaboration between Pro-Ject Audio Systems and The Beatles has brought out a turntable which was inspired
    by the iconic Beatles album - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. In celebration of the 50th jubilee of this unique
    masterwork we want to offer all fans of this legendary album the opportunity to give their beloved record an additional place in their
    living room! This high performance turntable is based on an upgraded Pro-Ject essential III.


    • Special edition of Essential III
    • Acrylic platter
    • Artwork based on the drumhead of the famous album!
    • Belt drive with synchronous motor and silicone belt
    • Diamond cut aluminum drive pulley
    • Chassis made of resonance optimized MDF
    • Integrated DC-powered motor control minimizes
      motor vibration and guarantees speed stability
    • Tight tolerance platter bearing with stainless steel spindle
    • 8,6" aluminum tonearm with sapphire bearings
    • Ortofon OM10 cartridge factory mounted and aligned
    • High-quality semi-balanced Connect it E phono interconnect
      with gold-plated RCA connectors included
    • Special decoupling feet


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    Please Please Me

    Ranked 39/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Sourced From the Original Master Tapes!


    Cut at Abbey Road Studios


    Pressed on 180 gram vinyl


    Once Please Please Me rocketed to number one, The Beatles rushed to deliver a debut album, bashing out Please Please Me in a day. Decades after its release, the album still sounds fresh, precisely because of its intense origins.


    Please Please Me hit the top of the UK album charts in May 1963 and remained there for thirty weeks before being replaced by With The Beatles. This was surprising because the UK album charts at the time tended to be dominated by film soundtracks and easy listening vocalists.


    In 2012, Please Please Me was voted 39th on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. It was ranked first among The Beatles' early albums, and sixth of all of The Beatles' albums, with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Revolver, Rubber Soul, The Beatles (The White Album) and Abbey Road ranked higher.


    Rolling Stone also placed two songs from the album on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time: No. 139, I Saw Her Standing There, and No. 184, Please Please Me. According to Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic, Decades after its release, the album still sounds fresh, the covers are impressive and the originals astonishing.


    A team consisting of some of the best producers and engineers in the recording industry were brought together and would spend 4 long years mixing and mastering with some of the most state of the art recording equipment. Treating these records much like a science experiment, engineers ran extensive tests before copying the analog master tapes over into a digital format using 24-bit/192 kHz resolution, and carefully removing clicks, vocal pops and poor edits. Never altering the original songs themselves, just polishing them up a bit.

    1. I Saw Her Standing There
    2. Misery
    3. Anna (Go To Him)
    4. Chains
    5. Boys
    6. Ask Me Why
    7. Please Please Me
    8. Love Me Do
    9. P.S. I Love You
    10. Baby It's You
    11. Do You Want To Know A Secret
    12. A Taste Of Honey
    13. There's A Place
    14. Twist And Shout
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    The Beatles 1967-1970


    All Analogue Master From The Original Master Tapes


    Picking up where 1962-1966 left off, the double-album compilation 1967-1970, commonly called The Blue Album, covers the Beatles' later records, from Sgt. Pepper's through Let It Be. Like The Red Album, The Blue Album was released in the wake of a pair of widely advertised quadruple-LP bootlegs, Alpha Omega, Vols. 1-2: The Story of the Beatles, which had appeared early in 1973. And like its companion volume, this set contains a mixture of hits, including singles like Lady Madonna, Hey Jude, and Revolution -- which had originally appeared only as 45s -- plus important album tracks like Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, A Day in the Life, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, and Come Together, as well as orphaned tracks such as the single versions of Let It Be and Get Back, which had never been on any LP before. The first two sides of the original double-LP edition carry listeners through the highlights of the psychedelic era, starting with Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane and up through Magical Mystery Tour, before returning to rock & roll territory on Lady Madonna, Hey Jude, and Revolution. The second LP skims three of the more popular tracks off of the sprawling White Album (aka The Beatles) and moves into the late singles (The Ballad of John and Yoko, Old Brown Shoe, Let It Be), plus single and album highlights from Abbey Road and Let It Be. As a prÉcis of the group's final 36 months, it's all mightily impressive, even if 1967-1970 misses several great songs. But like its predecessor, this set does capture the essence (if not the full range) of the Beatles' later recordings.


    - Bruce Eder (All Music Guide)

    LP 1
    1. Strawberry Fields Forever
    2. Penny Lane
    3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    4. With A Little Help From My Friends
    5. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
    6. A Day In The Life
    7. All You Need Is Love
    8. I Am The Walrus
    9. Hello Goodbye
    10. The Fool On The Hill

    11. Magical Mystery Tour
    12. Lady Madonna
    13. Hey Jude
    14. Revolution


    LP 2
    1. Back In The U.S.S.R.
    2. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    3. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
    4. Get Back
    5. Don't Let Me Down

    6. The Ballad Of John & Yoko

    7. Old Brown Shoe
    8. Here Comes The Sun

    9. Come Together
    10. Something
    11. Octopus's Garden
    12. Let It Be
    13. Across The Universe
    14. The Long And Winding Road

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    The Beatles 1962-1966


    All Analogue Master From The Original Master Tapes


    Assembling a compilation of the Beatles is a difficult task, not only because they had an enormous number of hits, but also because singles didn't tell the full story; many of their album tracks were as important as the singles, if not more so. The double-album 1962-1966, commonly called The Red Album, does the job surprisingly well, hitting most of the group's major early hits and adding important album tracks like You've Got to Hide Your Love Away, Drive My Car, Norwegian Wood, and In My Life. Naturally, there are many great songs missing from the 26-track 1962-1966, and perhaps it would have made more sense to include the Revolver cuts on its companion volume, 1967-1970, yet The Red Album captures the essence of the Beatles' pre-Sgt. Pepper records.


    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)

    LP 1
    1. Love Me Do
    2. Please Please Me
    3. From Me to You
    4. She Loves You
    5. I Want to Hold Your Hand
    6. All My Loving
    7. Can't Buy Me Love
    8. A Hard Day's Night
    9. And I Love Her
    10. Eight Days a Week
    11. I Feel Fine
    12. Ticket to Ride
    13. Yesterday


    LP 2
    1. Help!
    2. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
    3. We Can Work It Out
    4. Day Tripper
    5. Drive My Car
    6. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
    7. Nowhere Man
    8. Michelle
    9. In My Life
    10. Girl
    11. Paperback Writer
    12. Eleanor Rigby
    13. Yellow Submarine

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    The Beatles Stereo Box Set


    All 14 albums pressed on 180 gram vinyl


    Includes an amazing LP sized, hardbound book.


    Sourced From the original master tapes


    Cut At the legendary Abbey Road studios.


    The entire Beatles catalogue has landed together in a beautiful box set. For the first time ever, each vinyl version will feature stereo mixes, including the first four albums which will also include their original U.K. packaging and sequencing. Another key feature is that each album will be pressed on 180 gram audiophile virgin vinyl and only 50,000 copies of the box set will be made. The set not only includes 14 albums, but also features an LP sized, 252 page hardbound book with photos, liner notes, back stories on the creation of each album and detailed information about the restoration process from original tapes to finished pressing.


    Each vinyl album is pressed from the full 24-bit,192KHZ digital masters that were released in 2009, so customers will enjoy the full spectrum of the original source material, and an added bonus comes the original Beatles producer George Martin, whose original 1986 remixes, were used only for "Help!" and "Rubber Soul".


    Box Set Contents:

    Please Please Me

    With The Beatles

    A Hard Day's Night

    Beatles For Sale

    Help!

    Rubber Soul

    Revolver

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    Magical Mystery Tour

    The Beatles

    Yellow Submarine

    Abbey Road

    Let It Be

    Past Masters


    A team consisting of some of the best producers and engineers in the recording industry were brought together and would spend 4 long years mixing and mastering with some of the most state of the art recording equipment. treating these records much like a science experiment, engineers ran extensive tests before copying the analog master tapes over into a digital format using 24-bit/192 kHz resolution, and carefully removing clicks, vocal pops and poor edits. Never altering the original songs them selves, just polishing them up a bit.



    Please Please Me

    1. Taste Of Honey

    2. I Saw Her Standing There

    3. Misery

    4. Anna (Go To Him)

    5. Chains

    6. Boys

    7. Ask Me Why

    8. Please Please Me

    9. Love Me Do

    10. I Love You

    11. Baby It's You

    12. Do You Want To Know A Secret

    13. There's A Place

    14. Twist And Shout


    With The Beatles

    1. It Won't Be Long

    2. All I've Got To Do

    3. All My Loving

    4. Don't Bother Me

    5. Little Child

    6. Till There Was You

    7. Please Mr Postman

    8. Roll Over Beethoven

    9. Hold Me Tight

    10. You've Really Got A Hold On Me

    11. I Wanna Be Your Man

    12. Devil In Her Heart

    13. Not A Second Time

    14. Money


    A Hard Day's Night

    1. I Should Have Known Better

    2. If I Fell

    3. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You

    4. And I Love Her

    5. Tell Me Why

    6. Can't Buy Me Love

    7. Hard Day's Night

    8. Anytime At All

    9. I'll Cry Instead

    10. Things We Said Today

    11. When I Get Home

    12. You Can't Do That

    13. I'll Be Back


    Beatles For Sale

    1. No Reply

    2. I'm A Loser

    3. Baby's In Black

    4. Rock 'n' Roll Music

    5. I'll Follow The Sun

    6. Mr Moonlight

    7. Kansas City

    8. Eight Days A Week

    9. Words Of Love

    10. Honey Don't

    11. Every Little Thing

    12. Don't Want To Spoil The Party

    13. What You're Doing

    14. Everybody's Tryin' To Be My Baby


    Help!

    1. Help

    2. Night Before

    3. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

    4. I Need You

    5. Another Girl

    6. You're Going To Lose That Girl

    7. Ticket To Ride

    8. Act Naturally

    9. It's Only Love

    10. You Like Me Too Much

    11. Tell Me What You See

    12. I've Just Seen A Face

    13. Yesterday

    14. Dizzy Miss Lizzy


    Rubber Soul

    1. Drive My Car

    2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

    3. You Won't See Me

    4. Nowhere Man

    5. Think For Yourself

    6. Word

    7. Michelle

    8. What Goes On

    9. Girl

    10. I'm Looking Through You

    11. In My Life

    12. Wait

    13. If I Needed Someone

    14. Run For Your Life


    Revolver

    1. Taxman

    2. Eleanor Rigby

    3. I'm Only Sleeping

    4. Love You To

    5. Here There And Everywhere

    6. Yellow Submarine

    7. She Said She Said

    8. Good Day Sunshine

    9. And Your Bird Can Sing

    10. For No One

    11. Dr Robert

    12. I Want To Tell You

    13. Got To Get You Into My Life

    14. Tomorrow Never Knows


    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    2. With A Little Help From My Friends

    3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

    4. Getting Better

    5. Fixing A Hole

    6. She's Leaving Home

    7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite

    8. Within You Without You

    9. When I'm Sixty Four

    10. Lovely Rita

    11. Good Morning Good Morning

    12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

    13. Day In The Life


    Magical Mystery Tour

    1. Magical Mystery Tour

    2. Fool On The Hill

    3. Flying

    4. Blue Jay Way

    5. Your Mother Should Know

    6. I Am The Walrus

    7. Hello Goodbye

    8. Strawberry Fields Forever

    9. Penny Lane

    10. Baby You're A Rich Man

    11. All You Need Is Love


    Yellow Submarine

    1. Yellow Submarine

    2. Only A Northern Song

    3. All You Need Is Love

    4. Hey Bulldog

    5. It's All Too Much

    6. All Together Now

    7. Pepperland

    8. Sea Of Time

    9. Sea Of Holes

    10. Sea Of Monsters

    11. March Of The Meanies

    12. Pepperland Laid To Waste

    13. Yellow Submarine In Pepperland


    The White Album

    Disc One

    1. Back In The U.S.S.R.

    2. Dear Prudence

    3. Glass Onion

    4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

    5. Wild Honey Pie

    6. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill

    7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

    8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun

    9. Martha My Dear

    10. Im So Tired

    11. Blackbird

    12. Piggies

    13. Rocky Raccoon

    14. Don't Pass Me By

    15. Why Don't We Do It In The Road

    16. I Will

    17. Julia


    Disc Two

    1. Birthday

    2. Yer Blues

    3. Mother Nature's Son

    4. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me & My Monkey

    5. Sexy Sadie

    6. Helter Skelter

    7. Long Long Long

    8. Revolution 1

    9. Honey Pie

    10. Savoy Truffle

    11. Cry Baby Cry

    12. Revolution 9

    13. Good Night


    Abbey Road

    1. Come Together

    2. Something

    3. Maxwell's Silver Hammer

    4. Oh Darling

    5. Octopus's Garden

    6. I Want You (She's So Heavy)

    7. Here Comes The Sun

    8. Because

    9. You Never Give Me Your Money

    10. Sun King

    11. Mean Mr Mustard

    12. Polythene Pam

    13. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

    14. Golden Slumbers

    15. Carry That Weight

    16. End

    17. Her Majesty


    Let It Be

    1. Two Of Us

    2. Dig A Pony

    3. Across The Universe

    4. I Me Mine

    5. Dig It

    6. Let It Be

    7. Maggie Mae

    8. I've Got A Feeling

    9. One After 909

    10. Long And Winding Road

    11. For You Blue

    12. Get Back


    Past Masters

    1. Love Me Do

    2. From Me To You

    3. Thank You Girl

    4. She Loves You

    5. I'll Get You

    6. I Want To Hold Your Hand

    7. This Boy

    8. Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand

    9. Sie Liebt Dich

    10. Day Tripper

    11. We Can Work It Out

    12. Paperback Writer

    13. Rain

    14. Lady Madonna

    15. Inner Light

    16. Hey Jude

    17. Revolution

    18. Get Back

    19. Don't Let Me Down

    20. Ballad Of John And Yoko

    21. Old Brown Shoe

    22. Across The Universe

    23. Let It Be

    24. You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

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    The Beatles Mono Box Set


    Limited Edition 14-LP Box Set With Exclusive 108-Page Hardbound Book


    The Beatles' Original Mono Studio Albums Remastered At Abbey Road Directly From The Analogue Masters For Vinyl Release By Sean Magee and Steve Berkowitz


    Lacquers Cut Using Neumann VMS-80 Lathe


    The Beatles in mono: This is how most listeners first heard the group in the 1960s, when mono was the predominant audio format. Up until 1968, each Beatles album was given a unique mono and stereo mix, but the group always regarded the mono as primary. The Beatles' nine U.K. albums, the American-compiled Magical Mystery Tour, and the Mono Masters collection of non-album tracks will be released in mono on 180-gram vinyl LPs with faithfully replicated artwork. Newly mastered from the analogue master tapes, each album will be available both individually and within a lavish, limited 14-LP boxed edition, The Beatles In Mono, which also includes a 108-page hardbound book.


    In an audiophile-minded undertaking, The Beatles' acclaimed mono albums have been newly mastered for vinyl from quarter-inch master tapes at Abbey Road Studios by GRAMMY®-winning engineer Sean Magee and GRAMMY®-winning mastering supervisor Steve Berkowitz. While The Beatles In Mono CD boxed set released in 2009 was created from digital remasters, for this new vinyl project, Magee and Berkowitz cut the records without using any digital technology. Instead, they employed the same procedures used in the 1960s, guided by the original albums and by detailed transfer notes made by the original cutting engineers.
    Working in the same room at Abbey Road where most of The Beatles' albums were initially cut, the pair first dedicated weeks to concentrated listening, fastidiously comparing the master tapes with first pressings of the mono records made in the 1960s. Using a rigorously tested Studer A80 machine to play back the precious tapes, the new vinyl was cut on a 1980s-era VMS80 lathe.


    Manufactured for the world at Optimal Media in Germany, The Beatles' albums are presented in their original glory, both sonically and in their packaging. The boxed collection's exclusive 12-inch by 12-inch hardbound book features new essays and a detailed history of the mastering process by award-winning radio producer and author Kevin Howlett. The book is illustrated with many rare studio photos of The Beatles, fascinating archive documents, and articles and advertisements sourced from 1960s publications.


    Box Set contains the following:


    108 Page Hardback Book

    Please Please Me Mono Vinyl LP

    With The Beatles Mono Vinyl LP

    A Hard Days Night Mono Vinyl LP

    Help Vinyl Vinyl LP

    Rubber Soul Vinyl LP

    Revolver Vinyl LP

    Beatles For Sale Vinyl LP

    Sgt Pepper Vinyl LP

    Magical Mystery Tour Vinyl LP

    The Beatles (White Album) Vinyl 2xLP

    Mono Masters Vinyl 3xLP



    Via Michael Fremer (Analog Planet) on the mastering process:


    The EQ applied was based upon the original cutting engineers' notes as well as careful listening to original first lacquer, first mother, first stamper EMI pressings (-1, 1, G matrix). The cartridge used was Ortofon's 2M Black.


    It's important to remember that the tapes have aged-some as much as fifty years-and the monitoring, playback and mastering equipment have changed as well, even though the work was done in the very same room in which the originals were mastered. Solid state has replaced tubes in the cutting chain.


    Lacquers were cut using Abbey Road Studios' Neumann VMS-80 lathe, equipped with a Neumann SX-74 cutter head. The originals were cut on a Scully lathe, perhaps with a Westrex cutter head.

    Please Please Me

    1. Taste Of Honey

    2. I Saw Her Standing There

    3. Misery

    4. Anna (Go To Him)

    5. Chains

    6. Boys

    7. Ask Me Why

    8. Please Please Me

    9. Love Me Do

    10. I Love You

    11. Baby It's You

    12. Do You Want To Know A Secret

    13. There's A Place

    14. Twist And Shout


    With The Beatles

    1. It Won't Be Long

    2. All I've Got To Do

    3. All My Loving

    4. Don't Bother Me

    5. Little Child

    6. Till There Was You

    7. Please Mr Postman

    8. Roll Over Beethoven

    9. Hold Me Tight

    10. You've Really Got A Hold On Me

    11. I Wanna Be Your Man

    12. Devil In Her Heart

    13. Not A Second Time

    14. Money


    A Hard Day's Night

    1. I Should Have Known Better

    2. If I Fell

    3. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You

    4. And I Love Her

    5. Tell Me Why

    6. Can't Buy Me Love

    7. Hard Day's Night

    8. Anytime At All

    9. I'll Cry Instead

    10. Things We Said Today

    11. When I Get Home

    12. You Can't Do That

    13. I'll Be Back


    Beatles For Sale

    1. No Reply

    2. I'm A Loser

    3. Baby's In Black

    4. Rock 'n' Roll Music

    5. I'll Follow The Sun

    6. Mr Moonlight

    7. Kansas City

    8. Eight Days A Week

    9. Words Of Love

    10. Honey Don't

    11. Every Little Thing

    12. Don't Want To Spoil The Party

    13. What You're Doing

    14. Everybody's Tryin' To Be My Baby


    Help!

    1. Help

    2. Night Before

    3. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

    4. I Need You

    5. Another Girl

    6. You're Going To Lose That Girl

    7. Ticket To Ride

    8. Act Naturally

    9. It's Only Love

    10. You Like Me Too Much

    11. Tell Me What You See

    12. I've Just Seen A Face

    13. Yesterday

    14. Dizzy Miss Lizzy


    Rubber Soul

    1. Drive My Car

    2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

    3. You Won't See Me

    4. Nowhere Man

    5. Think For Yourself

    6. Word

    7. Michelle

    8. What Goes On

    9. Girl

    10. I'm Looking Through You

    11. In My Life

    12. Wait

    13. If I Needed Someone

    14. Run For Your Life


    Revolver

    1. Taxman

    2. Eleanor Rigby

    3. I'm Only Sleeping

    4. Love You To

    5. Here There And Everywhere

    6. Yellow Submarine

    7. She Said She Said

    8. Good Day Sunshine

    9. And Your Bird Can Sing

    10. For No One

    11. Dr Robert

    12. I Want To Tell You

    13. Got To Get You Into My Life

    14. Tomorrow Never Knows


    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    2. With A Little Help From My Friends

    3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

    4. Getting Better

    5. Fixing A Hole

    6. She's Leaving Home

    7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite

    8. Within You Without You

    9. When I'm Sixty Four

    10. Lovely Rita

    11. Good Morning Good Morning

    12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

    13. Day In The Life


    Magical Mystery Tour

    1. Magical Mystery Tour

    2. Fool On The Hill

    3. Flying

    4. Blue Jay Way

    5. Your Mother Should Know

    6. I Am The Walrus

    7. Hello Goodbye

    8. Strawberry Fields Forever

    9. Penny Lane

    10. Baby You're A Rich Man

    11. All You Need Is Love


    The White Album

    Disc One

    1. Back In The U.S.S.R.

    2. Dear Prudence

    3. Glass Onion

    4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

    5. Wild Honey Pie

    6. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill

    7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

    8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun

    9. Martha My Dear

    10. Im So Tired

    11. Blackbird

    12. Piggies

    13. Rocky Raccoon

    14. Don't Pass Me By

    15. Why Don't We Do It In The Road

    16. I Will

    17. Julia


    Disc Two

    1. Birthday

    2. Yer Blues

    3. Mother Nature's Son

    4. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me & My Monkey

    5. Sexy Sadie

    6. Helter Skelter

    7. Long Long Long

    8. Revolution 1

    9. Honey Pie

    10. Savoy Truffle

    11. Cry Baby Cry

    12. Revolution 9

    13. Good Night


    Mono Masters
    LP1
    1. Love Me Do (Original Single Version)
    2. From Me To You
    3. Thank You Girl
    4. She Loves You
    5. I'll Get You
    6. I Want To Hold Your Hand
    7. This Boy
    8. Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand
    9. Sie Liebt Dich
    10. Long Tall Sally
    11. I Call Your Name
    12. Slow Down
    13. Matchbox
    14. I Feel Fine
    15. She's A Woman


    LP2
    1. Bad Boy
    2. Yes It Is
    3. I'm Down
    4. Day Tripper
    5. We Can Work It Out
    6. Paperback Writer
    7. Rain
    8. Lady Madonna
    9. The Inner Light
    10. Hey Jude
    11. Revolution


    LP3
    1. Only A Northern Song
    2. All Together Now
    3. Hey Bulldog
    4. It's All Too Much
    5. Get Back
    6. Don't Let Me Down
    7. Across The Universe
    8. You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

    The Beatles
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    Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Anniversary Edition) (Compact Disc) (On Sale)

    Ranked 1/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time!


    50th Anniversary Reissue


    CD Features The New 'Sgt. Pepper' Stereo Mix, Complete With The Original U.K. Album's "Edit For LP End" Run-Out Groove


    It was 50 years ago this June 1st when The Beatles' John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music's most universally acclaimed album. To salute the occasion, The Beatles will release 'Sgt. Pepper' Anniversary Edition.


    "It's crazy to think that 50 years later we are looking back on this project with such fondness and a little bit of amazement at how four guys, a great producer and his engineers could make such a lasting piece of art," says Paul McCartney.


    "'Sgt. Pepper' seemed to capture the mood of that year, and it also allowed a lot of other people to kick off from there and to really go for it," Ringo Starr recalls.


    The Anniversary Edition includes Martin's new stereo mix of the album, which was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by his father, George Martin.


    The album's vibrant artwork, including its extravagant Pop Art cover which finds The Beatles surrounded by a crowd of heroes in a 3D collage, was created by Peter Blake and Jann Haworth in collaboration with the band.


    "We hope you will enjoy the show"


    Just as many ideas are sparked by chance, 'Sgt. Pepper' first sprang from a conversation between Paul and Beatles roadie Mal Evans on an airplane, when Mal's request to pass the salt and pepper was misheard by Paul as "Sgt. Pepper." The concept of who such a figure could be took root in Paul's mind, blooming with the imagination of The Beatles as an Edwardian era military band -- "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." The Beatles' creative wellspring for 'Sgt. Pepper' also flowed from such myriad sources as The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album, a Victorian circus poster ("Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!"), a TV commercial for breakfast cereal ("Good Morning Good Morning"), a picture drawn by John's young son, Julian ("Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"), a teen runaway reported in the news ("She's Leaving Home'), and Hindu teachings ("Within You Without You").


    "Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song"


    Using the standard four-track tape recording equipment of the day, The Beatles collaborated with producer George Martin to achieve "the impossible," as they dubbed it, to go as far out as they could with arrangements and new technology to realize their collective vision for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. As George Martin described it, "We were into another kind of art form where you were putting something down on tape that could only be done on tape." The Beatles clocked more than 400 hours in Abbey Road's Studio 2 to record the album, wrapping sessions in April 1967.


    "I read the news today oh boy"


    Upon its release on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band initially spent 148 weeks in the British chart, including a total of 27 weeks at number one. During its first U.S. chart run, the album held the number one spot for 15 of the 88 weeks it appeared in the Top 200. 'Sgt. Pepper' won four GRAMMY Awards®, including Album of the Year, and it remains one of the most influential and bestselling albums of all time. In 2003, the U.S. Library of Congress selected 'Sgt. Pepper' for the National Recording Registry, recognizing the album as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." 'Sgt. Pepper' tops Rolling Stone magazine's definitive list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time."


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    Sgt. Pepper 2017 Stereo Mix
    1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    2. With A Little Help From My Friends
    3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
    4. Getting Better
    5. Fixing A Hole
    6. She's Leaving Home

    7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

    8. Within You Without You

    9. When I'm Sixty-Four
    10. Lovely Rita
    11. Good Morning Good Morning

    12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
    13. A Day In The Life
    The Beatles
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    David Bowie

    Import


    David Bowie's eponymously-titled 1967 debut bears little resemblance to the music he found fame with later in his career as it's influences drew more on theater, music hall and vaudeville. Released in the same year as The Beatles Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, David Bowie is a distinct reflection of mid-'60s London with whimsical narratives and biting wit, an early sound from an artist that would hang his hat on the ability to embrace and usher in change.

    1. Uncle Arthur
    2. Sell Me a Coat
    3. Rubber Band
    4. Love You Till Tuesday
    5. There Is a Happy Land
    6. We Are Hungry Men
    7. When I Live My Dream
    8. Little Bombardier
    9. Silly Boy Blue
    10. Come and Buy My Toys
    11. Join the Gang
    12. She's Got Medals
    13. Maid of Bond Street
    14. Please Mr. Gravedigger
    David Bowie
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    Hendrix In The West

    Out of Print Since 1974, Live Classic is Fully Restored and Includes Five Previously Unavailable Bonus Tracks


    Collection of 1969-1970 Performances Contains Definitive Renditions of Red House and Johnny B. Goode


    Legacy's Archival Restoration of Hendrix Catalog Continues: Uncork the Guitarist's Magic With This Splendid-Sounding Analog Pressing


    Includes Lavish Booklet Filled With Rare and Previously Unseen Photography from Legend Jim Marshall.


    Legacy's unprecedented archival restoration of Jimi Hendrix's catalog continues with more treasures. Consisting of live material recorded at venues ranging from the Berkeley Community Theatre and the San Diego Sports Arena to the Isle of Wight Festival, Hendrix In The West captures the guitarist exploring new directions in sound during 1969-70. Robert Christgau, the Dean of American Rock Critics, called Hendrix's versions of Red House and Johnny B. Goode on this album definitive.


    Out of print in the US since 1974 and for more than two decades internationally, Hendrix In The West has remained one of the most requested albums by fans to return to the commercial marketplace. Mastered from the original sources and pressed on high-quality 180 gram vinyl, and up to the same stellar standards as Legacy's reissues of Hendrix's groundbreaking studio efforts, the record has never sounded or looked better.


    The album's iconic cover features a classic Jim Marshall photograph of the guitarist, while a lavish booklet is filled with rare and previously unseen images captured by Marshall's distinctive lens. Moreover, listeners get to discover five previously unavailable bonus tracks that, believe it or not, add on to Hendrix's considerable legacy. In addition to the Chuck Berry cover, Hendrix also re-imagines the Beatles (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band) and Carl Perkins (Blue Suede Shoes).


    Don't miss this gem, back in print for the first time in decades!

    1. The Queen

    2. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
    3. Little Wing
    4. Fire
    5. I Dont Live Today
    6. Spanish Castle Magic
    7. Red House
    8. Johnny B. Goode
    9. Lover Man
    10. Blue Suede Shoes
    11. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

    Jimi Hendrix
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    The Monkees In Mono


    Their First Five #1 LP Masterworks In Stunning Monophonic Sound


    Full Color Box LP Set & 5 Individual LP Covers With Original Art Restored


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Colgems Records Mono Tapes


    61 Smash Hits Including: Last Train To Clarksville, I'm A Believer, Pleasant Valley Sunday, Daydream Believer, Valleri & (i'm Not Your) Stepping Stone


    In September 1966, Micky Dolenz, Davy
    Jones, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork debuted
    as The Monkees on NBC's new Fall season lineup of shows. Overnight success would happen in
    the form of a smash TV show, a #1 debut album
    The Monkees and a #1 hit single Last Train To
    Clarksville. The Monkees were now the face of
    young people everywhere and they were here to
    stay.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the amazing
    recording career of The Monkees. As a tribute
    to the band, the music and the memories, we are
    very honored to announce the colossal audiophile
    vinyl box set The Monkees In Mono. Mastered for
    the first time for audiophile vinyl from the original
    Colgems Records monophonic tapes by Joe
    Reagoso (The Monkees), this super limited edition
    deluxe box set features their first five
    mono albums: The Monkees, More
    Of The Monkees, Headquarters,
    Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones
    Ltd., and The Birds, The Bees & The
    Monkees, all in their restored individual stunning
    LP covers, housed in a beautiful full color sturdy
    box.


    All your favorite hits are included like Last
    Train To Clarksville, I'm A Believer, Daydream
    Believer, Pleasant Valley Sunday, Valleri, I Wanna
    Be Free, (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone, Randy
    Scouse Git and 53 more, 61 tracks total.


    The Monkees & More of The Monkees were
    two of the most successful albums ever released in
    classic rock history. The mono mixes are terrific
    here as you will hear nuances and slightly different
    mixes than their stereo counterparts.


    Headquarters will always be one of those
    "must haves in mono" and now you have it .
    This album started the Summer Of Love in 1967
    and was the last album before Sgt Pepper by the
    Beatles to be on the top of the charts, later The
    Monkees replaced the Beatles again in the top
    spot with Pieces, Aquarius .


    Both Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.
    & The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees are two of
    the rarest mono albums from the band, as stereo
    was the format of choice by 1968 and mono
    albums were soon discontinued. We have now
    gone back to the Colgems mono tapes and have
    put these back in circulation on vinyl for the first
    time in 46 years!


    A great way to celebrate the holidays this year
    for your favorite Monkees fans, The Monkees In
    Mono is in strictly limited edition and will become
    one of the most important overviews of this band
    ever released.


    Exclusively from your friends at Friday Music!


    Hey Hey We're The Monkees!

    LP 1 - The Monkees
    1. (Theme From) The Monkees
    2. Saturday's Child
    3. I Wanna Be Free
    4. Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day
    5. Papa Gene's Blues
    6. Take A Giant Step
    7. Last Train to Clarksville
    8. This Just Doesn't Seem To Be My Day
    9. Let's Dance On
    10. I'll Be True To You
    11. Sweet Young Thing
    12. Gonna Buy Me A Dog


    LP 2 - More of The Monkees
    1. She
    2. When Love Comes Knockin' (At Your Door)
    3. Mary, Mary
    4. Hold On Girl
    5. Your Auntie Grizelda
    6. (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
    7. Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)
    8. The Kind of Girl I Could Love
    9. The Day We Fall In Love
    10. Sometime In the Morning
    11. Laugh
    12. I'm A Believer


    LP 3 - Headquarters
    1. You Told Me
    2. I'll Spend My Life With You
    3. Forget That Girl
    4. Band 6
    5. You Just May Be the One
    6. Shades of Gray
    7. I Can't Get Her Off My Mind
    8. For Pete's Sake
    9. Mr. Webster
    10. Sunny Girlfriend
    11. Zilch
    12. No Time
    13. Early Morning Blues and Greens
    14. Randy Scouse Git


    LP 4 - Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.
    1. Salesman
    2. She Hangs Out
    3. The Door Into Summer
    4. Love Is Only Sleeping
    5. Cuddly Toy
    6. Words
    7. Hard To Believe
    8. What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?
    9. Peter Percival Patterson's Pet Pig Porky - Pleasant Valley Sunday
    10. Daily Nightly
    11. Don't Call On Me
    12. Star Collector


    LP 5 - The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees
    1. Dream World
    2. Auntie's Municipal Court
    3. We Were Made For Each Other
    4. Tapioca Tundra
    5. Daydream Believer
    6. Writing Wrongs
    7. I'll Be Back Up On My Feet
    8. The Poster
    9. P.O. Box 9847
    10. Magnolia Simms
    11. Valleri
    12. Zor and Zam

    The Monkees
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    Lady, Give Me Your Key: The Unissued 1967 Solo Acoustic Sessions

    13 Previously Unissued Solo Acoustic Demos


    Remastered From The Original Analog Tapes And Acetate


    Booklet Includes In-Depth Interview With Buckley's Lyricist Larry Beckett


    In 1967, the face of rock was changing. In that year alone there were debut albums from The Velvet Underground, The Doors, and Pink Floyd, to name a few. The Beatles had combined orchestration with their music-the result was Sgt. Peppers in June, the same month that Tim Buckley recorded Goodbye & Hello.


    Buckley was no longer just another singer-songwriter with an acoustic guitar; he was drenched in acid-folk tinges of harpsichord and harmonium. Lyricist Larry Beckett embellished Tim's songs with introspective lyrics at times, worldly views at others. It was the first major triumph for Tim as an album artist, partially because there were a remarkable amount of pre-production demos that led to it.


    Available here for the first time are these newly discovered master tapes, recorded by Goodbye & Hello's producer Jerry Yester, along with an ultra-rare acetate, found to be in co-songwriter (and best friend) Beckett's possession.


    Of the 13 previously unreleased solo acoustic songs contained here, six of them did eventually appear with more expansive instrumentation on Goodbye & Hello (along with another four not included here). However, the crown jewel of this package is seven never-before-heard compositions. These will be new to even the most devoted Buckley fan. Arguably, two of them crept out decades after Tim's death (albeit, much different recordings than what you have here) but with little fanfare.


    So much has been written about Tim Buckley but so little of it by people who actually knew him. This booklet, however, includes a detailed interview with both Larry Beckett and Jerry Yester, providing real insight on how these recordings came to be and attempting to uncover the man behind all the myths, the real Tim Buckley.


    Several rarities releases in the 1980s and '90s shed light on his talent, especially the live recordings, but all of the studio material has generally been alternative versions of songs that fans already knew-until now. This is the first-ever posthumous release that reveals a wealth of previously unreleased and unheard tracks from Tim at the peak of his career. In short, you need this!

    1. Sixface
    2. Contact
    3. Lady, Give Me Your Key
    4. Once Upon A Time
    5. Once I Was
    6. I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain
    7. Pleasant Street
    8. Knight-Errant
    9. Marigold
    10. Carnival Song
    11. No Man Can Find The War
    12. I Can't Leave You Lovin' Me
    13. She's Back Again
    Tim Buckley
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    Anthology 2

    England Import


    On Anthology II the process of making records comes to the fore. The Beatles experimented on all levels making alternate takes of 'Tomorrow Never Knows,' 'I'm Only Sleeping,' 'I Am The Walrus' positively different. Take for example this clip of 'I'm Looking Through You' with rhythm track variations. It's like getting Rubber Soul, Revolver and Sgt. Pepper's all over again.

    1. Real Love
    2. Yes It Is
    3. I'm Down
    4. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

    5. If You've Got Trouble

    6. That Means A Lot

    7. Yesterday
    8. It's Only Love
    9. I Feel Fine

    10. Ticket To Ride

    11. Yesterday
    12. Help!
    13. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

    14. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

    15. I'm Looking Through You
    16. 12-Bar Original
    17. Tomorrow Never Knows
    18. Got To Get You Into My Life

    19. And Your Bird Can Sing
    20. Taxman
    21. Eleanor Rigby (Strings Only)

    22. I'm Only Sleeping (Reheasal)

    23. I'm Only Sleeping (Take 1)
    24. Rock And Roll Music
    25. She's A Woman
    26. Strawberry Fields Forever (Demo Sequence)

    27. Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 1)
    28. Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 7 & Edit Piece)

    29. Penny Lane
    30. A Day In The Life
    31. Good Morning Good Morning

    32. Only A Northern Song

    33. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (Takes 1 And 2)
    34. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (Take 7)

    35. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
    36. Within You Without You (Instrumental)

    37. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
    38. You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

    39. I Am The Walrus
    40. The Fool On The Hill (Demo)

    41. Your Mother Should Know
    42. The Fool On The Hill (Take 4)

    43. Hello, Goodbye
    44. Lady Madonna
    45. Across The Universe
    The Beatles
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  • Headquarters Stack-O-Tracks (Pre-Order) Headquarters Stack-O-Tracks (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Headquarters Stack-O-Tracks (Pre-Order)

    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Clear Vinyl Release

    Mastered Impeccably By Monkees Fan & Friend Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios & Capitol Mastering, Hollywood, CA From The Colgems Record Tapes

    The Summer Of Love's First Album .... Re-Visited.... Re-Imagined...

    The Monkees Headquarters/ Stack-O-Tracks

    The Original Instrumental Backing Tracks To Their Most Celebrated Album

    First Time Authorized Alternate Artwork

    Yes... The Monkees Could Play Guitars, Bass, Drums, Piano, Steel Guitar, Organ, Banjo, Tambourine, Percussion..... and Play Them Well!!!

    In 1967 after two number one albums, a plethora of hit singles and a smash television show, The Monkees were on top and knew they each had true musical talents not championed by their label executives. Michael Nesmith spearheaded a change in direction before sessions began on their legendary Headquarters album. This action resulted in the much-covered dissolution with music mogul Don Kirshner, as Chip Douglas (The Turtles) was now recruited by Nesmith to work with the band.

    In rapid succession, things began to fall into place in February 1967. With initial tracks like country rocker Sunny Girlfriend, the band set the stage for what would become one of the most loved works in their catalog and one of the finest rock albums of a generation. A definite album opener, You Told Me begins Headquarters. The track features a brilliant 12 string guitar of Nesmith, as Tork's incredible banjo fills the track alongside Dolenz's driving drum work. With Jones' percussion, it became the very first song that many of us remember as we opened up our new copies back in the summer of '67. Not straying too far from previous success, the band scored a few more of Boyce and Hart compositions like Micky Dolenz's folk rock ballad I'll Spend My Life With You. The solid steel guitar work of Mike Nesmith became somewhat of a precursor to his groundbreaking Nashville sessions in the late sixties. Davy Jones has several watershed moments here with both Forget That Girl and Early Morning Blues and Greens Forget That Girl employs a unique English northern soul vibe, while the latter shares a wonderful rhythm presentation making it one of the more psychedelic infused and standout tracks on the LP. Michael Nesmith's handiwork is radiant on the entire album. You May Just Be The One rocks the album into full gear and makes it one of his and the bands' definitive landmark tracks. Headquarters also brought rightful acclaim to Peter Tork, as his first recorded Monkees' song For Pete's Sake soon became a prolific standard. The song transcended with the times and became one of the more insightful tunes from the quartet. It also replaced the familiar Monkees Theme at the end of season two, giving the song more TV exposure over the years. And as always, you can count on Micky Dolenz to deliver - whether it's his hard rock driving drum work on rockers like Randy Scouse Git & No Time, or his prog-rock feel on Mr. Webster, the album was definitely a great showcase for the artist.

    The Monkees' Headquarters was one of 4 albums of The Monkees that topped the charts in 1967. This fact alone is enough to warrant the importance of this album in musical history. But there are other amazing feats that Headquarters managed to deliver to millions of fans on its eventful release back in May of 1967. The album hit the stores before Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles. Friendly rivals as they were, Headquarters rose to number one and also opened the door to The Summer of Love. It remained in the upper rung of the retail charts until their fourth platter Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. became a number one album to close out the year. Wow! Most notably, Headquarters showed the real world the transition of four talented guys on a hit TV show evolving into a self-produced, self-reliant, and one of the most loved bands in musical history, and yes, they could actually play their instruments .and they did it well!

    As another installment in our extensive Monkees catalog, Friday Music is pleased to announce a unique revisit to their third masterwork as we've now gone back to the original backing tracks and have assembled a fun and exciting instrumental Lp with The Monkees Headquarters Stack-O-Tracks. For this limited edition Friday Music release, we are pleased to offer for the first time on vinyl, the rare backing instrumental backing tracks, newly and impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso (The Monkees/Brian Wilson) from the original Colgems Records masterwork.

    Joe Reagoso notes You've never heard 'Shades Of Gray' until you hear the strings up front like you will on this new vinyl release. Michael Nesmith's work on 'You May Just Be The One' is beyond thrilling, you feel like you are in the studio with the band as they knock out this and other Monkees classics. From beginning to end, song after song, we always knew how special Headquarter was, and now this further showcases the artistry and musical acumen each man brought to the sessions. Truly a crowning achievement. To further enhance your Monkees listening enjoyment, we are also pressing the limited edition album on clear 180 Gram audiophile vinyl, as well as including a revisit to the original album cover artwork, now with the rare Monkees beard photo not issued on vinyl in many years, and first time authorized colorization effects to the original artwork to celebrate fifty years of this classic rock album for the fans. 1967 ..The Summer Of Love A very hip time in our American culture you can now relive with these newly impeccably mastered recordings from the much-loved band that broke a lot of ground in a very short time and made the world a much better place for it The Monkees Headquarters Stack-O- Tracks Only From Your Friends At Friday Music!

    1. You Told Me (Instrumental Backing Track)
    2. I'll Spend My Life With You (Instrumental Backing Track)
    3. Forget That Girl (Instrumental Backing Track)
    4. Band 6
    5. You Just May Be The One (Instrumental Backing Track)
    6. Shades Of Gray (Instrumental Backing Track)
    7. I Can't Get Her Off My Mind (Instrumental Backing Track)
    8. For Pete's Sake (Instrumental Backing Track)
    9. Mr. Webster (Instrumental Backing Track)
    10. Sunny Girlfriend (Instrumental Backing Track)
    11. Zilch- Peter
    12. Zilch -Davy
    13. Zilch- Micky
    14. Zilch- Michael
    15. No Time (Instrumental Backing Track)
    16. Early Morning Blues And Green (Instrumental Backing Track)
    17. Randy Scouse Git (Instrumental Backing Track)
    The Monkees
    $33.99
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    Eldorado

    This is the album where Jeff Lynne finally found the sound he'd wanted since co-founding Electric Light Orchestra three years earlier. Up to this point, most of the group's music had been self-contained -- Lynne, Richard Tandy, providing whatever was needed, vocally or instrumentally, even if it meant overdubbing their work layer upon layer. Lynne saw the limitations of this process, however, and opted for the presence of an orchestra -- it was only 30 pieces, but the result was a much richer musical palette than the group had ever had to work with, and their most ambitious and successful record up to that time. Indeed, Eldorado was strongly reminiscent in some ways of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Not that it could ever have the same impact or be as distinctive, but it had its feet planted in so many richly melodic and varied musical traditions, yet made it all work in a rock context, that it did recall the Beatles classic.


    It was a very romantic work, especially on the opening Eldorado Overture, which was steeped in a wistful 1920s/1930s notion of popular fantasy (embodied in movies and novels like James Hilton's Lost Horizon and Somerset Maugham's The Razor's Edge) about disillusioned seekers. It boasted Lynne's best single up to that time, Can't Get It Out of My Head, which most radio listeners could never get out of their respective heads, either. The integration of the orchestra would become even more thorough on future albums, but Eldorado was notable for mixing the band and orchestra (and a choir) in ways that did no violence to the best elements of both.

    1. Eldorado Overture
    2. Can't Get it Out of My Head
    3. Boy Blue
    4. Laredo Tornado
    5. Poor Boy (The Greenwood)
    6. Mister Kingdom
    7. Nobody's Child
    8. Illusions In G Minor
    9. Eldorado
    10. Eldorado Finale
    Electric Light Orchestra
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    Paper Garden

    180 Gram Audiophile Pressed At RTI


    From The Original Master Tapes


    Faithful Reproduction Of The Original Artwork


    Mono


    Sgt. Pepper taught a lot of bands to play in 1967, including New York's Paper Garden, whose absorption of the Fab Four's Summer of Love statement came out on Musicor Records the following year. What Paper Garden can't match in terms of the Beatles' sophistication they make up for in ambition, as exhibited on the harpsichord-enhanced pop genius of "Lady's Man," orchestrated gems like "Way Up High," the fuzz-pop-psych of "I Hide," and Eastern grooves on "Man Do You" and "Raining." With influences of the early Bee Gees and Brill Building pop also shading the proceedings, the album's kaleidoscopic essence permeates every note - right down to the ultra-cool color-burst cover likely drawn under a pseudonym by Australian artist Martin Sharp of Disraeli Gears fame. That brilliant art can be viewed again in its full-size glory on this beautiful RTI 180 gram vinyl edition, mastered from the original Musicor reels by Bob Irwin.

    1. Gypsy Wine
    2. Sunshine People
    3. Way Up High
    4. Lady's Man
    5. Mr. Mortimer
    6. Man Do You
    7. Raining
    8. I Hide
    9. Raven
    10. A Day
    Paper Garden
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    Gratitude

    180 Gram Translucent Blue Colored Vinyl With Gatefold Cover


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso


    Manufactured At R.T.I.


    During the 1970s, a new brand of pop music was born - one that was steeped in African and African-American styles - particularly jazz and R&B but appealed to a broader cross-section of the listening public. As founder and leader of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White not only embraced but also helped bring about this evolution of pop, which bridged the gap that has often separated the musical tastes of black and white America. It certainly was successful, as EWF combined high-caliber musicianship, wide-ranging musical genre eclecticism, and '70s multicultural spiritualism. "I wanted to do something that hadn't been done before," Maurice explains. "Although we were basically jazz musicians, we played soul, funk, gospel, blues, jazz, rock and dance music which somehow ended up becoming pop. We were coming out of a decade of experimentation, mind expansion and cosmic awareness. I wanted our music to convey messages of universal love and harmony without force-feeding listeners' spiritual content."Maurice was born December 19, 1941, in Memphis, TN. He was immersed in a rich musical culture that spanned the boundaries between jazz, gospel, R&B, blues and early rock. All of these styles played a role in the development of Maurice's musical identity. At age six, he began singing in his church's gospel choir but soon his interest turned to percussion. He began working gigs as a drummer while still in high school. His first professional performance was with Booker T. Jones, who eventually achieved stardom as Booker T and the MGs.After graduating high school, Maurice moved to the Windy City to continue his musical education at the prestigious Chicago Conservatory Of Music. He continued picking up drumming jobs on the side, which eventually lead to a steady spot as a studio percussionist with the legendary Chicago label, Chess Records. At Chess, Maurice had the privilege of playing with such greats as Etta James, Fontella Bass, Billy Stewart, Willie Dixon, Sonny Stitt and Ramsey Lewis, whose trio he joined in 1967. He spent nearly three years as part of the Ramsey Lewis Trio. "Ramsey helped shape my musical vision beyond just the music," Maurice explains. "I learned about performance and staging." Maurice also learned about the African thumb piano, or Kalimba, an instrument whose sound would become central to much of his work over the years.In 1969, Maurice left the Ramsey Lewis Trio and joined two friends in Chicago, Wade Flemons and Don Whitehead, as a songwriting team composing songs and commercials in the Chicago area. The three friends got a recording contract with Capitol and called themselves the "Salty Peppers," and had a marginal hit in the Mid-western area called "La La Time." That band featured Maurice on vocals, percussion and Kalimba along with keyboardists/vocalists Wade Flemons and Don Whitehead.


    After relocating to Los Angeles and signing a new contract with Warner Bros., Maurice simultaneously made what may have been the smartest move of his young career. He changed the band's name to Earth, Wind & Fire (after the three elements in his astrological chart). The new name also captured Maurice's spiritual approach to music - one that transcended categories and appealed to multiple artistic principals, including composition, musicianship, production, and performance. In addition to White, Flemons and Whitehead, Maurice recruited Michael Beal on guitar, Leslie Drayton, Chester Washington and Alex Thomas on horns, Sherry Scott on vocals, percussionist Phillard Williams and his younger brother Verdine on bass.


    Earth, Wind & Fire recorded two albums for Warner Brothers: the self-titled 1970 album Earth, Wind And Fire and the 1971 album The Need Of Love. A single from this album, "I Think About Lovin' You," provided EWF with their first Top 40 R&B hit. Also in 1971, the group performed the soundtrack to the Melvin Van Peebles film 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song'.


    In 1972, White dissolved the line-up (except he and brother Verdine White) and added Jessica Cleaves (vocals - formerly of the R&B group The Friends of Distinction), Ronnie Laws (flute, saxophone), Roland Bautista (guitar), Larry Dunn (keyboard), Ralph Johnson (percussion) and Philip Bailey (vocals, formerly of Friends & Love). Maurice became disillusioned with Warner Brothers, which had signed the group primarily as a jazz act. Maurice, in contrast, was more interested in combining elements of jazz, rock, and soul into an evolving form of fusion, a truly universal sound.


    A performance at New York's Rockefeller Center introduced EWF to Clive Davis, then President of Columbia Records. Davis loved what he saw and bought their contract from Warner Bros. With Columbia Records, debuting with the 1972 album Last Days And Time, the group slowly began to build a reputation for innovative recordings and exciting, live shows, complete with feats of magic (floating pianos, spinning drum kits, vanishing artists) engineered by Doug Henning and his then-unknown assistant David Copperfield. Their first gold album, Head To The Sky, peaked at number 27 pop in the summer of 1973, yielding a smooth tangy cover of "Evil" and the title track single. The first platinum EWF album, Open Our Eyes, whose title track was a remake of the classic originally recorded by Savoy Records group the Gospel Clefs, included "Mighty Mighty" (number four R&B) and "Kalimba Story" (number six R&B).


    Maurice once again shared a label roster with Ramsey Lewis, whose Columbia debut Sun Goddess, was issued in December 1974. The radio-aired title track was released as a single under the name Ramsey Lewis and Earth, Wind & Fire. It went to number 20 R&B in early 1975. The Sun Goddess album went gold, hitting number 12 pop in early 1975. Maurice had also played on Lewis' other high-charting album, Wade In The Water; the title track single peaked at number three R&B in the summer of 1966.


    The inspiration for "Shining Star" (one of EW&F's most beloved singles) was gleaned from thoughts Maurice had during a walk under the star-filled skies that surrounded the mountains around Caribou Ranch, CO a popular recording site and retreat during the '70s. The track was originally included in the 'That's The Way Of The World' movie that starred Harvey Keitel and was produced by Sig Shore (Superfly). "Shining Star" glittered at number one R&B for two weeks and hit number one pop in early 1975. It was included on their 1975 multi-platinum album That's The Way Of The World that held the number one pop spot for three weeks in Spring 1975 and earned them their first Grammy Award. The title track single made it to number five R&B in summer of 1975. It also yielded the classic ballad "Reasons," an extremely popular radio-aired album track.


    The multi-platinum album Gratitude held the number one pop album spot for three weeks in late 1975. On the album was "Singasong" (gold, number one R&B for two weeks, number five pop), the Skip Scarborough ballad "Can't Hide Love" (number 11 R&B), and the popular radio-aired album tracks "Celebrate," "Gratitude," and the live version of "Reasons." In 1976, Maurice decided he wanted to record a spiritual album. The multi-platinum album Spirit parked at number two pop for two weeks in fall of 1976 and boasted the gold, number one R&B single "Getaway" and "Saturday Nite." Spirit is remembered as one of EWF's best albums and sadly for also being the last project of Producer Charles Stepney. He died May 17, 1976, in Chicago, IL, at the age of 45. Charles was a former Chess Records arranger/producer/session musician/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter and Maurice's main collaborator on his EWF projects. The multi-platinum album All 'N All peaked at number three pop in late 1977, won three Grammy's, and had arrangements by Chicago soul mainstay Tom Tom Washington and Eumir Deodato. The singles were "Serpentine Fire" (number one R&B for seven weeks) and "Fantasy." The group's horn section, the legendary Phenix Horns (Don Myrick on saxophone, Louis Satterfield on trombone, Rahmlee Michael Davis and Michael Harris on trumpets) became an integral part of the Earth, Wind & Fire sound.


    During this time, Maurice produced several artists such as The Emotions (1976's Flowers and 1977's Rejoice which included the number one R&B/pop hit "Best Of My Love") and Deniece Williams (1976's This Is Niecy which included the Top Ten R&B hit "Free"). In the late seventies, in association with Columbia Records, Maurice also launched a record label, ARC.


    The multi-platinum greatest-hits set The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. I included a cover of the Beatles' "Got To Get You Into My Life" went to number one R&B and number nine pop in Summer 1978. The group performed the song in the 1978 Bee Gees/Peter Frampton movie 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'. Another single, "September," made it to number one R&B, number eight pop in early 1978. On the flip side was the enchanting popular radio-aired album track "Love's Holiday" from All 'N All.


    Their live performances were stellar as well. Sellout crowds were spellbound by the band's bombastic performances. Their performances blasted a cosmic wave of peace, love and other happy vibrations to audiences using a combination of eye-popping costumes, lights, pyrotechnics and plain old good music. Sometimes they even threw in magic illusions. Earth, Wind & Fire's message was one of universal harmony, in both musical and cultural senses. "We live in a negative society," Maurice told Newsweek. "Most people can't see beauty and love. I see our music as medicine."


    The multi-platinum album I Am hit number three pop in Summer 1979 on the strength of the million-selling single "Boogie Wonderland" with The Emotions (number two R&B for four weeks, number six pop) and the phenomenal gold ballad "After The Love Has Gone," written by David Foster, Jay Graydon and Bill Champlin that stayed at number two R&B/pop for two weeks. Their Faces album peaked at number ten pop in late 1980 and was boosted to gold by the singles "Let Me Talk" (number eight R&B), "You" (number ten R&B), and "And Love Goes On."


    The million-selling funked-up "Let's Groove," co-written by The Emotions' Wanda Vaughn and her husband Wayne Vaughn, was the track that re-energized EWF's career, parking at number one R&B for eight weeks and number three pop, causing their Raise! album to go platinum (hitting number five pop in late 1981). Their next gold album Powerlight made it to number 12 pop in spring 1983 and included the Top Ten R&B single and Grammy-nominated "Fall In Love With Me." Their 1983 Electric Universe album stalled at number 40 pop, breaking the band's string of gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums.


    In 1983, Maurice decided he and the band needed a break. During this hiatus, Maurice recorded his self-titled solo album Maurice White and produced various artists including Neal Diamond, Barbra Streisand and Jennifer Holliday. Reuniting with the band in 1987, EWF released the album Touch The World and scored yet another number one R&B single, "System of Survival" and embarked on a corresponding nine-month world tour. This was followed by the 1988 release The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire Vol. II.


    In 1990 the group released the album Heritage. Two years later, Earth, Wind & Fire released The Eternal Dance; a 55-track boxed set retrospective of the band's entire history. The appearance of such a project after a prolonged period of relative inactivity signaled to many listeners that the band was calling it quits but that did not turn out to be case. In 1993, EWF released the album, Millennium that included the Grammy-nominated "Sunday Morning" and "Spend The Night."


    Earth, Wind & Fire kept recording and in 1996 released Avatar and Greatest Hits Live; followed by 1997's In The Name Of Love; 2002's That's The Way Of The World: Alive In '75; Live In Rio which was recorded during their 1979 "I Am World Tour;" 2003's The Promise, which included the Grammy-nominated "Hold Me" and 2005's Illumination, which included the Grammy-nominated "Show Me The Way."


    In 2000, the nine-piece '70s edition of Earth, Wind & Fire reunited for one night only in honor of their induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. In 2001, Eagle Rock Entertainment released the documentary 'Earth, Wind & Fire: Shining Stars', which contains rarely seen historic video footage along with in-depth interviews with the band members.


    Even though Maurice is no longer a part of the touring group, he remains the band's heart and soul from behind the scenes as composer and producer. Maurice reflects, "I wanted to create a library of music that would stand the test of time. 'Cosmic Consciousness' is the key component of our work. Expanding awareness and uplifting spirits is so important in this day. People are looking for more. I hope our music can give them some encouragement and peace."

    LP 1
    1. Introduction

    2. Africano/ Power Medley

    3. Yearnin' Learnin'

    4. Devotion

    5. Sun Goddess
    6. Reasons

    7. Sing A Message To You


    LP 2
    1. Shining Star

    2. New World Symphony
    3. Sunshine

    4. Singasong

    5. Gratitude

    6. Celebrate

    7. Can't Hide Love

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    During the 1970s, a new brand of pop music was born - one that was steeped in African and African-American styles - particularly jazz and R&B but appealed to a broader cross-section of the listening public. As founder and leader of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White not only embraced but also helped bring about this evolution of pop, which bridged the gap that has often separated the musical tastes of black and white America. It certainly was successful, as EWF combined high-caliber musicianship, wide-ranging musical genre eclecticism, and '70s multicultural spiritualism. "I wanted to do something that hadn't been done before," Maurice explains. "Although we were basically jazz musicians, we played soul, funk, gospel, blues, jazz, rock and dance music which somehow ended up becoming pop. We were coming out of a decade of experimentation, mind expansion and cosmic awareness. I wanted our music to convey messages of universal love and harmony without force-feeding listeners' spiritual content."Maurice was born December 19, 1941, in Memphis, TN. He was immersed in a rich musical culture that spanned the boundaries between jazz, gospel, R&B, blues and early rock. All of these styles played a role in the development of Maurice's musical identity. At age six, he began singing in his church's gospel choir but soon his interest turned to percussion. He began working gigs as a drummer while still in high school. His first professional performance was with Booker T. Jones, who eventually achieved stardom as Booker T and the MGs.After graduating high school, Maurice moved to the Windy City to continue his musical education at the prestigious Chicago Conservatory Of Music. He continued picking up drumming jobs on the side, which eventually lead to a steady spot as a studio percussionist with the legendary Chicago label, Chess Records. At Chess, Maurice had the privilege of playing with such greats as Etta James, Fontella Bass, Billy Stewart, Willie Dixon, Sonny Stitt and Ramsey Lewis, whose trio he joined in 1967. He spent nearly three years as part of the Ramsey Lewis Trio. "Ramsey helped shape my musical vision beyond just the music," Maurice explains. "I learned about performance and staging." Maurice also learned about the African thumb piano, or Kalimba, an instrument whose sound would become central to much of his work over the years.In 1969, Maurice left the Ramsey Lewis Trio and joined two friends in Chicago, Wade Flemons and Don Whitehead, as a songwriting team composing songs and commercials in the Chicago area. The three friends got a recording contract with Capitol and called themselves the "Salty Peppers," and had a marginal hit in the Midwestern area called "La La Time." That band featured Maurice on vocals, percussion and Kalimba along with keyboardists/vocalists Wade Flemons and Don Whitehead.


    After relocating to Los Angeles and signing a new contract with Warner Bros., Maurice simultaneously made what may have been the smartest move of his young career. He changed the band's name to Earth, Wind & Fire (after the three elements in his astrological chart). The new name also captured Maurice's spiritual approach to music - one that transcended categories and appealed to multiple artistic principals, including composition, musicianship, production, and performance. In addition to White, Flemons and Whitehead, Maurice recruited Michael Beal on guitar, Leslie Drayton, Chester Washington and Alex Thomas on horns, Sherry Scott on vocals, percussionist Phillard Williams and his younger brother Verdine on bass.


    Earth, Wind & Fire recorded two albums for Warner Brothers: the self-titled 1970 album Earth, Wind And Fire and the 1971 album The Need Of Love. A single from this album, "I Think About Lovin' You," provided EWF with their first Top 40 R&B hit. Also in 1971, the group performed the soundtrack to the Melvin Van Peebles film 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song'.


    In 1972, White dissolved the line-up (except he and brother Verdine White) and added Jessica Cleaves (vocals - formerly of the R&B group The Friends of Distinction), Ronnie Laws (flute, saxophone), Roland Bautista (guitar), Larry Dunn (keyboard), Ralph Johnson (percussion) and Philip Bailey (vocals, formerly of Friends & Love). Maurice became disillusioned with Warner Brothers, which had signed the group primarily as a jazz act. Maurice, in contrast, was more interested in combining elements of jazz, rock, and soul into an evolving form of fusion, a truly universal sound.


    A performance at New York's Rockefeller Center introduced EWF to Clive Davis, then President of Columbia Records. Davis loved what he saw and bought their contract from Warner Bros. With Columbia Records, debuting with the 1972 album Last Days And Time, the group slowly began to build a reputation for innovative recordings and exciting, live shows, complete with feats of magic (floating pianos, spinning drum kits, vanishing artists) engineered by Doug Henning and his then-unknown assistant David Copperfield. Their first gold album, Head To The Sky, peaked at number 27 pop in the summer of 1973, yielding a smooth tangy cover of "Evil" and the title track single. The first platinum EWF album, Open Our Eyes, whose title track was a remake of the classic originally recorded by Savoy Records group the Gospel Clefs, included "Mighty Mighty" (number four R&B) and "Kalimba Story" (number six R&B).


    Maurice once again shared a label roster with Ramsey Lewis, whose Columbia debut Sun Goddess, was issued in December 1974. The radio-aired title track was released as a single under the name Ramsey Lewis and Earth, Wind & Fire. It went to number 20 R&B in early 1975. The Sun Goddess album went gold, hitting number 12 pop in early 1975. Maurice had also played on Lewis' other high-charting album, Wade In The Water; the title track single peaked at number three R&B in the summer of 1966.


    The inspiration for "Shining Star" (one of EW&F's most beloved singles) was gleaned from thoughts Maurice had during a walk under the star-filled skies that surrounded the mountains around Caribou Ranch, CO a popular recording site and retreat during the '70s. The track was originally included in the 'That's The Way Of The World' movie that starred Harvey Keitel and was produced by Sig Shore (Superfly). "Shining Star" glittered at number one R&B for two weeks and hit number one pop in early 1975. It was included on their 1975 multi-platinum album That's The Way Of The World that held the number one pop spot for three weeks in Spring 1975 and earned them their first Grammy Award. The title track single made it to number five R&B in summer of 1975. It also yielded the classic ballad "Reasons," an extremely popular radio-aired album track.


    The multi-platinum album Gratitude held the number one pop album spot for three weeks in late 1975. On the album was "Singasong" (gold, number one R&B for two weeks, number five pop), the Skip Scarborough ballad "Can't Hide Love" (number 11 R&B), and the popular radio-aired album tracks "Celebrate," "Gratitude," and the live version of "Reasons." In 1976, Maurice decided he wanted to record a spiritual album. The multi-platinum album Spirit parked at number two pop for two weeks in fall of 1976 and boasted the gold, number one R&B single "Getaway" and "Saturday Nite." Spirit is remembered as one of EWF's best albums and sadly for also being the last project of Producer Charles Stepney. He died May 17, 1976, in Chicago, IL, at the age of 45. Charles was a former Chess Records arranger/producer/session musician/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter and Maurice's main collaborator on his EWF projects. The multi-platinum album All 'N All peaked at number three pop in late 1977, won three Grammy's, and had arrangements by Chicago soul mainstay Tom Tom Washington and Eumir Deodato. The singles were "Serpentine Fire" (number one R&B for seven weeks) and "Fantasy." The group's horn section, the legendary Phenix Horns (Don Myrick on saxophone, Louis Satterfield on trombone, Rahmlee Michael Davis and Michael Harris on trumpets) became an integral part of the Earth, Wind & Fire sound.


    During this time, Maurice produced several artists such as The Emotions (1976's Flowers and 1977's Rejoice which included the number one R&B/pop hit "Best Of My Love") and Deniece Williams (1976's This Is Niecy which included the Top Ten R&B hit "Free"). In the late seventies, in association with Columbia Records, Maurice also launched a record label, ARC.


    The multi-platinum greatest-hits set The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. I included a cover of the Beatles' "Got To Get You Into My Life" went to number one R&B and number nine pop in Summer 1978. The group performed the song in the 1978 Bee Gees/Peter Frampton movie 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'. Another single, "September," made it to number one R&B, number eight pop in early 1978. On the flip side was the enchanting popular radio-aired album track "Love's Holiday" from All 'N All.


    Their live performances were stellar as well. Sellout crowds were spellbound by the band's bombastic performances. Their performances blasted a cosmic wave of peace, love and other happy vibrations to audiences using a combination of eye-popping costumes, lights, pyrotechnics and plain old good music. Sometimes they even threw in magic illusions. Earth, Wind & Fire's message was one of universal harmony, in both musical and cultural senses. "We live in a negative society," Maurice told Newsweek. "Most people can't see beauty and love. I see our music as medicine."


    The multi-platinum album I Am hit number three pop in Summer 1979 on the strength of the million-selling single "Boogie Wonderland" with The Emotions (number two R&B for four weeks, number six pop) and the phenomenal gold ballad "After The Love Has Gone," written by David Foster, Jay Graydon and Bill Champlin that stayed at number two R&B/pop for two weeks. Their Faces album peaked at number ten pop in late 1980 and was boosted to gold by the singles "Let Me Talk" (number eight R&B), "You" (number ten R&B), and "And Love Goes On."


    The million-selling funked-up "Let's Groove," co-written by The Emotions' Wanda Vaughn and her husband Wayne Vaughn, was the track that re-energized EWF's career, parking at number one R&B for eight weeks and number three pop, causing their Raise! album to go platinum (hitting number five pop in late 1981). Their next gold album Powerlight made it to number 12 pop in spring 1983 and included the Top Ten R&B single and Grammy-nominated "Fall In Love With Me." Their 1983 Electric Universe album stalled at number 40 pop, breaking the band's string of gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums.


    In 1983, Maurice decided he and the band needed a break. During this hiatus, Maurice recorded his self-titled solo album Maurice White and produced various artists including Neal Diamond, Barbra Streisand and Jennifer Holliday. Reuniting with the band in 1987, EWF released the album Touch The World and scored yet another number one R&B single, "System of Survival" and embarked on a corresponding nine-month world tour. This was followed by the 1988 release The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire Vol. II.


    In 1990 the group released the album Heritage. Two years later, Earth, Wind & Fire released The Eternal Dance; a 55-track boxed set retrospective of the band's entire history. The appearance of such a project after a prolonged period of relative inactivity signaled to many listeners that the band was calling it quits but that did not turn out to be case. In 1993, EWF released the album, Millennium that included the Grammy-nominated "Sunday Morning" and "Spend The Night."


    Earth, Wind & Fire kept recording and in 1996 released Avatar and Greatest Hits Live; followed by 1997's In The Name Of Love; 2002's That's The Way Of The World: Alive In '75; Live In Rio which was recorded during their 1979 "I Am World Tour;" 2003's The Promise, which included the Grammy-nominated "Hold Me" and 2005's Illumination, which included the Grammy-nominated "Show Me The Way."


    In 2000, the nine-piece '70s edition of Earth, Wind & Fire reunited for one night only in honor of their induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. In 2001, Eagle Rock Entertainment released the documentary 'Earth, Wind & Fire: Shining Stars', which contains rarely seen historic video footage along with in-depth interviews with the band members.


    Even though Maurice is no longer a part of the touring group, he remains the band's heart and soul from behind the scenes as composer and producer. Maurice reflects, "I wanted to create a library of music that would stand the test of time. 'Cosmic Consciousness' is the key component of our work. Expanding awareness and uplifting spirits is so important in this day. People are looking for more. I hope our music can give them some encouragement and peace."

    LP 1
    1. Shining Star

    2. That's The Way Of The World
    3. September

    4. Can't Hide Love

    5. Got To Get You Into My Life
    6. Sing A Song

    7. Gratitude

    8. Serpentine Fire

    9. Fantasy


    LP 2
    1. Kalimba Story
    2. Mighty Mighty

    3. Reasons

    4. Saturday Nite

    5. Let's Groove

    6. Boogie Wonderland ( with The Emotions)
    7. After The Love Has Gone

    8. Getaway

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    The archetype for the '60s-era girl group was etched indelibly into stone, like a commandment: three pretty girls with matching outfits and bouffant hairdos would sing, with musical backing supplied by a bunch of guys standing in the shadows. The Quatro sisters shattered that archetype forever with the Pleasure Seekers, an all-girl teenage rock & roll group who played all the instruments themselves and were fully capable of wiping the stage with any male band that crossed their path.


    The Quatro girls had been brought up in a musically-minded family, nurtured with classical piano and vocal lessons. As Patti recalls, "By 1964, I had been taking guitar lessons, hanging with musicians in the local music scene. We had seen a Beatles concert, and I was quite dazed and focused at the event, watching the audience cry and scream out of control. It was my epiphany moment, and I was determined to start an all-girl band."
    Shortly thereafter, the first lineup of the Pleasure Seekers fell into place with Patti Quatro (lead guitar), Marylou Ball (rhythm guitar), Suzi Quatro (bass), Diane Baker (keyboards), Nan Ball (drums) and vocal duties shared by all. Around the fall of 1965 the girls dared local teen club manager Dave Leone to give them a slot at his popular Hideout Club, claiming they were better than most of the other live bands there. "You're on," responded Leone, "in two weeks. Three songs!"


    The Pleasure Seekers were soon a popular feature at the club, honing their skills alongside the likes of the Rationals, the Amboy Dukes and Bob Seger & the Last Heard. "In the beginning, there was a lot of skepticism," remembers Patti, "especially the first night. The boys crowded the stage, the girlfriends pulled them away with laughter, as if 'Girls playing?! Yeah, right!' It was always satisfying to see them be silenced quickly when we began playing. We grew used to seeing slack jaws open in surprise." Next they were asked by Leone to record and release a single on his Hideout label.


    That March 1966 release is now regarded as the greatest "girl garage" single of the era: "Never Thought You'd Leave Me" b/w "What a Way to Die." "Dave brought lyrics, and we put the songs together quickly," remembers Patti. "We felt very legit in making this record at a small local studio. Nan was the sexy voice on 'Never Thought You'd Leave Me,' and there was lots of laughter as Marylou added the screams on 'What a Way to Die.'" Suzi Quatro remembers the recording as "very important and memorable."


    The Pleasure Seekers were soon in demand in the region, playing teen clubs, parties, colleges and local TV shows. After a series of lineup changes, the band brought in older Quatro sister Arlene (keyboards) and Darline Arnone (drums), the first female drummer sponsored by Slingerland Drums. A short time later, Pami Benford joined-up on guitar and bass (that lineup lasting through most of 1968). "It was a very versatile group," remembers Patti, "with Pami and Suzi sharing bass, and Pami and I sharing lead and rhythm guitars."


    "The gender bias was my hot button," recalls Arlene, "along with confidence in our musical abilities. With women musicians dismissed as a novelty, I delighted in watching the audience go from skepticism/ridicule, to shock/cheers." For Suzi, though, this period was where she learned her craft: "I considered myself a musician, and didn't really think about gender too much." Two tracks recorded in 1967, but unissued at the time, "Elevator Express" and "Gotta Get Away," highlight the band's growing musical maturity since their Hideout debut. "Detroit was the best learning ground in the world for musicians," recalls Suzi, "with an amazing energy and creativity that is in every successful artist that has come out of the city." "We were actually one of the earliest Detroit bands traveling the country," adds Patti. "Everyone wanted this unusual all girl band who rocked an entire Motown revue (changing instruments and singers throughout) and an entire Sgt. Pepper/Magical Mystery Tour revue, as well as covering English bands, acid rock and everything in between."


    Signing up with Associated Booking Corporation, the group began making the transition from local to national act. Producer Dick Corby caught the Pleasure Seekers at Trude Heller's in New York's Greenwich Village and signed them to a Mercury Records deal in early 1968. To keep rein on their finances in NYC, Patti recalls, "We booked Arthur's nightclub for a month, staying at the infamous rock Gorham Hotel, recording by day-playing by night." Also in residence were the Who, the Blues Magoos and an assortment of other bands. "Hitting NYC as young teens, it was exciting, scary, fun-all emotions churning," she continues. "We felt we had hit the big time, going from the tiny local Hideout session to the huge Mercury professional studio facility, complete with session people adding strings and other elements."


    A single pairing "Good Kind of Hurt" and "Light of Love" was released in April 1968, while a third song, "Locked in Your Love," remained in the can. The group then headed out to the Northwest for a lengthy tour. "The Northwest tour was awesome," remembers Patti. "We were billed with Canned Heat, Boyce & Hart and Merilee Rush, and were held over six weeks to tour with Eric Burdon and the Animals. The Mercury single was out, momentum was surging." Both sides of the single were getting airplay, but ultimately it failed to gain any traction. "Really neither song reflected our own sound," admits Patti. "We rearranged 'Light of Love' for live performance, feeling disconnected to the record, yet realizing we had to play ball with the executives to keep us rolling."


    Ultimately Mercury's vision for the Pleasure Seekers clashed rather sharply with the band's vision. "The suits wanted tits and ass," recalls Darline, "wowing Vegas crowds, playing tinkly tunes in lavish costumes." "In that male-dominated music era, we were strictly a novelty, and a high-risk endeavor," adds Patti. "The record executives felt women musicians would fall in love or get pregnant so were not worth investing the time and money. We had to kick down many doors. We were serious musicians, and in it for the right reasons. In the end, we were not happy with a forced direction that Mercury Records had in mind, and ended up leaving the label to rock our music in our own fashion."


    After a memorable 1968 Far East tour, playing for wounded returning American soldiers from Vietnam, the Pleasure Seekers (with new drummer Nancy Rogers) returned to a Detroit that was now, in Patti's words, "exploding with heavier sounds. That sparked us to change direction with new ideas we had been exploring. Arlene left the band and we brought in our youngest sister Nancy (vocals). With Suzi's Joplinesque vocals combined with Nancy's wailing 'female Robert Plant' style, we enjoyed a harder edged, 'double-punch' effect."


    The last four songs on the album, "White Pig Blues," "Brain Confusion," "Where Have You Gone?" and the atmospheric psychedelic mover "Mr. Power," all date from this 1968-69 period when the Pleasure Seekers were playing the Grande Ballroom alongside the MC5, Alice Cooper, the Stooges, the Amboy Dukes and SRC. With this change in musical direction and the departure of Arlene and Pami, the band forged on as Cradle. Suzi Quatro departed for England in 1971, launching a successful solo career. Patti and Nancy continued with Cradle until 1973 when Patti joined another pioneering female rock group, Fanny.


    The Pleasure Seekers reunited recently in April 2012 (minus Suzi) for a well-received show in their hometown, where they were inducted into Detroit's Hall of Fame. "I think all of us Quatro girls are extremely proud of our pioneering days" reflects Patti. "In a renaissance-era of music, we kicked down doors for women to rock heavy. There were key times in our lives of making decisions that may have turned us towards larger fame, but less happiness-depending on your philosophy of such things. The Pleasure Seekers could have been a Las Vegas show act bringing in buckets of money or on Motown, turned very formulaic girlie-soul. But we stayed true to our goals, and I don't think any of us have any regrets of staying our course and playing the music that moved us. It's all been a thrilling ride with great memories."


    - Mike & Anja Stax (Ugly Things magazine)

    1. Intro By DJ The Lord
    2. Gotta Get Away
    3. Never Thought You'd Leave Me
    4. Light Of Love
    5. Good Kind Of Hurt
    6. What A Way To Die
    7. Elevator Express
    8. Locked In Your Love
    9. White Pig Blues
    10. Brain Confusion
    11. Where Have You Gone
    12. Mr. Power
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    The 1976 masterpiece of progressive sci-fi rock by British band Nektar, featuring Larry Fast (later of Peter Gabriel's band) on keyboards.


    This re-issue includes the unreleased full album mix done by Geoff Emerick, widely regarded as one of the best engineers in rock history due to his groundbreaking work on The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's & Abbey Road.

    LP1
    1. Recycle
    2. Cybernetic Consumption
    3. Recycle Countdown
    4. Automaton Horrorscope
    5. Recycling
    6. Flight To Reality
    7. Unendless Imaginations
    8. Sao Paulo Sunrise
    9. Costa Del Sol
    10. Marvellous Moses
    11. It's All Over


    THE GEOFF EMERICK MIX - LP2
    1. Recycle
    2. Cybernetic Consumption
    3. Recycle Countdown
    4. Automaton Horrorscope
    5. Recycling
    6. Flight To Reality
    7. Unendless Imaginations
    8. Sao Paulo Sunrise
    9. Costa Del Sol
    10. Marvellous Moses
    11. It's All Over

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