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Whiplash Smile1. World's Forgotten Boy
2. To Be A Lover
3. Soul STanding By
4. Sweet Sixteen
5. Man For All Seasons
6. Don't Need A Gun
7. Beyond Belief
8. Fatal Charm
9. All Summer Single
10. One Night, One Chance$6.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Small Cutout Slit On Cover Buy Now
OceanaRecognized by many as the premiere rock keyboardist of his generation, Derek Sherinian has performed for millions via Black Country Communion (of which he is a current member alongside Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham, Joe Bonamassa), Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Buddy Miles and as an off-stage performer accompanying KISS. He also enjoyed tenures with Billy Idol, Yngwie Malmsteen and many others.
Favoring a guitar heavy rock based approach to fusion ala one of his musical heroes Jeff Beck, his newest release, Oceana once again displays the power and energy Sherinian creates in the studio, setting him apart from most jazz fusion ensembles in the process. He displays the rare combination of being a musical chameleon, while maintaining his signature style in no matter what genre he is playing in. With Oceana, the stage is set for Sherinians inspiration to be propelled in to the mainstream.
Sherinian has carved out a niche for himself in the progressive metal scene. He has attracted the best players on Earth to his solo album sessions, some of whom include luminaries Al DiMeola, Steve Lukather, Yngwie Malmsteen, Slash, John Petrucci, John Sykes and Zakk Wylde. With Oceana, again an assemblage of some of the most talented players to ever strap on a guitar join Sherinian in the studio.
Steve Lukather once again collaborated with the keyboardist for the tracks Mulholland, Euphoria and Seven Sins. Former Planet X guitarist and fusion legend Tony MacAlpine laid down performances for Five Elements and Mercury 7. The one and only Steve Stevens is featured on Ghost Runner and the title track Oceana. Black Country Communion band mate Joe Bonamassa makes an appearance as well on I Heard That, while Doug Aldrich performs on El Camino Diablo. Simon Phillips performs all drums on Oceana, while Jimmy Johnson laid down the bass on all tracks outside of Ghost Runner and the title track which features Tony Franklin.
The 1970s saw the creation of keyboard legends, when titans including Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman and Jon Lord were superstars. It was a time when talent on the keys was not only appreciated, but celebrated in popular music. With Oceana, perhaps a rebirth is upon the precipice of change for the Santa Cruz-raised, Berklee School of Music educated Sherinian to witness a new dawn where keyboardists once again are heroes. Inevitably, it is only a matter of time before Sherinian is recognized as the premiere rock keyboardist of this generation.1. Five Elements
2. Mercury 7
5. Ghost Runner
6. El Camino Diablo
7. I Heard That
8. Seven Sins
9. Oceana$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Best Of Tommy James And The ShondellsFirst Time Audiophile Vinyl Release of Their 1970 Greatest hits Album!
Mastered from the Original Roulette Record Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music And Capitol Records.
Tommy James & The Shondells set the music world on fire in the sixties and beyond with their superstar brand of classic rock and pop music. Led by multi-talented singer/songwriter Tommy James, The Shondells' proved to become a huge catalyst for rock/pop music and went on to sell multiple millions of records and have their songs covered by many rock and pop acts including Billy Idol and Joan Jett. Now available for the first time on audiophile 180 Gram vinyl Mastered impeccably from the original Roulette Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records.Side 1
1. Ball Of Fire
2. Crystal Blue Persuasion
3. Mony, Mony
4. (Baby, Baby) I Can't Take It No More
5. Hanky Panky
1. Crimson And Clover
2. Sweet Cherry Wine
3. Sugar On Sunday
5. I Think We're Alone Now$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
First Time!: Count Meets The Duke (Pure Pleasure)The musical event which is presented in this album is without precedent in the history of jazz. History largely consists of chronicling momentous occasions, and it was such an occaision when the full orchestras of Duke Ellington and Count Basie recorded together on 6th July 1961. The result is almost an embarrassment of riches. It is great in significance, great in musical content and, above all, great in demonstrating the two famous leaders' mutual appreciation and understanding of each other.
At first glance this collaboration should not have worked. The Duke Ellington and Count Basie Orchestras had already been competitors for 25 years but the leaders' mutual admiration (Ellington was one of Basie's main idols) and some brilliant planning made this a very successful and surprisingly uncrowded encounter. On most selections Ellington and Basie both play piano (their interaction with each other is wonderful) and the arrangements allowed the stars from both bands to take turns soloing. Segue in C is the highpoint but versions of Until I Met You, Battle Royal and Jumpin' at the Woodside are not far behind.
- Count Basie, Duke Ellington (piano, arranger)
- Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone)
- Thad Jones (trumpet)
- Ray Nance (trumpet, violin)
- Russell Procope (reeds, alto saxophone)
- Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet)
- Freddie Green (guitar)
- Billy Strayhorn (piano)
- Eddie Jones (bass)
- Sam Woodyard (drums)
Recording: July 1961
Production: Teo Macero
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Battle Royal
2. To You
3. Take the A Train
4. Corner Pocker (aka Until I Met You)
5. Wild Man (aka Moore)
6. Seque in C
7. Jumpin' at the Woodside
8. One More Once
9. Take the A Train
10. Jumpin' at the Woodside
11. B D B
12. Blues in Hoss' Flat
13. Wild Man
14. Battle Royal$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
BCCIV (Pre-Order)Black Country Communion the rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa. This is their long awaited and highly anticipated fourth album, BCCIV.1. Collide
2. Over My Head
3. The Last Song For My Resting Place
5. The Cove
7. The Crow
8. Love Remains
10. When The Morning Comes$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Venetian Vinyl (Best Of)Printed Inner Sleeves
Brand New Compilation, Vinyl Only Release!
Californian Pop Rock group Venice started in the town by the same name in 1977 by cousins Michael and Kipp Lennon. Members of Venice have performed alongside, or recorded with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Phil Collins, Sting, Melissa Etheridge, Cher, Ozzy Osbourne, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Stevie Nicks, Billy Idol, and the list goes on and on.
To date, Venice has found their biggest success in The Netherlands. In 2003, the band won an Edison Award (the Dutch version of the Grammy) for Best International Artist, beating out superstars U2 and Coldplay. In The Netherlands Venice's singles are a mainstay on radio, their tours sell out consistently, and they've been guests on countless television programs.
Venetian Vinyl is a brand new vinyl-only Best Of compilation of this long standing band. As the band themselves put it: ''The band sat together for days, choosing our favorite acoustic based tracks from previous albums...then we sequenced them in an order that we think really flows...giving you a compilation album you can put on, then kick back on the couch, kick your shoes off, grab your favorite beverage and relax while we massage your ear drums with what we feel is the best of our vocal harmonies and vibey tracks we've created to date.'' VENICE, 2015LP1
1. Rivers Never Run
2. When I Get Over You
3. The Family Tree
4. The Point
5. Hold Me
6. The Road To Where You Are
7. Things That Always Make Me Think Of You
8. Father Time
9. Blue Ocean Park Waltz
11. Two Places At One Time
12. That's The Way It Is
1. It's Time
2. The Romance That Never Was
3. Ashes In The Snow
4. Language Of The Heart
6. What Summer Brings
7. Back To The Well
8. Oh Bahia
9. We're OK
10. 15 Presents
11. It's Too Late For Me Now$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Trav'lin' LightA tribute to Anita O'Day's idol Billie Holiday -- who had died less than two years before the making of this recording -- O'Day's performances here are more notable for what she didn't borrow from her vocal role model. Selections like the title track find her generating a slightly bitter tone quality and languorous phrasing in the manner of Holiday, but most of this beautiful record find O'Day going her own way in a more forthright, less vulnerable manner. While O'Day's version of God Bless the Child doesn't really make it, just about everything else is marvelous. Half of the tracks feature a small group led by guitarist Barney Kessel while the other half -- the more effective tracks, actually -- feature now-exuberant, now-exquisite arrangements for big band by Johnny Mandel that make haunting use of muted brass at ballad tempos. This was O'Day's favorite among her Norgran/Verve albums.
-All Music Guide1. Trav'lin Light
2. The Moon Looks Down And Laughs
3. Don't Explain
5. Some Other Spring
6. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
7. Miss Brown To You
8. God Bless The Child
9. If The Moon Turns Green
10. I Hear Music
11. Lover Come Back To Me
12. Crazy He Calls Me
*Bonus Track$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now