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  • Love Swings (On Sale) Love Swings (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Love Swings (On Sale)

    Numbered Limited Edition



    1961 Album of Standards Established Darin As A Sophisticated Singer



    Concept Effort Divided Into Halves That Explore the Emotional Gamut of Romance: One Side Upbeat, the Other Heartbreaking



    Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI (Best Record Plant in America): Darins Voice, Torrie Zitos Orchestral Arrangements Set Up Shop In Your Listening Room



    Bobby Darin didnt want to be simply known as the singer that scored the novelty hit Splish Splash. Determined to be recognized as a top-tier vocalist on par with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, the Bronx native set out to put an authoritative stamp on pop standards. And did just that with Love Swings. Divided into two conceptual halves, the 1961 masterpiece is the singers defining statement, a splendidly effective and smartly performed record that addresses the wild emotional fluctuations associated with romance and finds Darin nailing every note.



    Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI (the best record plant in North America), Silver Label numbered limited edition LP presents Darins buoyant album with all the brassiness, boldness, and lushness any fan of vocal pop music would ever want. His voice is transparent and immediate, the diversified instrumental arrangements are placed in sharp relief, the songs replete with airiness, warmth, and the sough-after breath of life. The sound is so good that this somewhat-forgotten LP should now finally gain the recognition its long deserved.



    Yes, love swings, but like a pendulum: back and forth, state the records liner notes, explaining the concept behind a set that is split into two thematically connected halves. On the first side, Darin delves into the giddy feelings and incredible happiness associated with romances first bloom. Infatuation, devotion, and gaiety take hold, Darin conveying every ounce of joy and pleasure tied to gliding, uptempo staples such as Rodgers and Harts I Didnt Know What Time It Was and the lounge-bound sway of Long Ago (And Far Away). Darins voice, and his ebullient support band (conducted by Torrie Zito), epitomize glee, delight, and bliss.



    On the flip side, Darin, ever the realist and proving himself capable of sophisticated material, probes loves disillusions and heartache with incredible panache. The pace slows, the mood darkens, and the lights dim. Zitos orchestrations embrace denser, more poignant tones, and Darin delivers sad, aching tunes like In Love In Vain and Something to Remember You By with stunning realism and haunting impact. Its as cohesive of a vocal performance as youll hear from the era, a journey that takes you from the highs to the lows, and everything in between.



    Yes, the human voice is the most difficult element to accurately reproduce on record. Yet Mobile Fidelitys Silver Label LP does wonders with this Darin classic, opening up the highs, clearing out a previously foggy midrange, and, as importantly, restoring to print in analog a vocal tour de force. Unavailable on vinyl for eons, Love Swings demands to be heard on this sumptuously remastered LP, which runs circles around its digital brethren.



    About Silver Series: New from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, the MoFi Silver Label Vinyl Series will feature an eclectic mix of recordings. This series is mastered and cut on the famous Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab state-of-the-art Tim de Paravacini-designed mastering system. Vinyl will be pressed at RTI on audiophile-grade standard vinyl and will be numbered limited-editions. Future releases will continue to stretch stylistic boundaries, as the MoFi Silver Label continues to explore music from many different genres. Expand your musical horizons with the Silver Label!


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    1. Long Ago and Far Away
    2. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
    3. How About You
    4. The More I See You
    5. It Had To Be You
    6. No Greater Love
    7. In Love Vain
    8. Just Friends
    9. Something To Remember You By
    10. Skylark
    11. Spring Is Here
    12. I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan
    Bobby Darin
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  • The Bobby Darin Story - Greatest Hits The Bobby Darin Story - Greatest Hits Quick View

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    The Bobby Darin Story - Greatest Hits

    First Time 180 Gram Vinyl Of Bobby Darin's Greatest Hits


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Rare Stereophonic Atlantic Records Tapes


    Features The Rare Early Alternate White Cover Artwork From 1961


    The legendary Bobby Darin was truly an entertainer of iconic stature. At a very young age he learned how to play a plethora of instruments. This rudimentary love of music followed him closely throughout his early career where he teamed up with future superstar Don Kirshner (The Monkees/Kansas) and began their publishing and writing partnership in New York City at the Brill Building. In the late 50's he ultimately cut his first #1 hit single Splish Splash, soon following it up with other huge sides like the phenomenal Mack The Knife for Atlantic Records, kick-starting the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide superstar, troubadour and entertainer career unlike the world has ever known.


    In 1961 after many chart topping pop albums and a bevy of hit singles and awards, more fame followed as the brass at Atlantic Records honored their young superstar Bobby Darin with his first hits collection, the top ten charter The Bobby Darin Story . The album was a blockbuster at retail, making this a crossover hit with both pop and jazz audiences, proving once again that his career was of historic merit.


    Filled with more hits than a jukebox, the amazing album cooks with smashes like Dream Lover, his early Decca Records hit Early In The Morning, the smooth sounds of Beyond The Sea, plus more hits like the rockin' Lazy River and Plain Jane which truly makes this Lp a treasure trove of Bobby Darin classics.


    In total, the album showcases 12 important recordings which have truly gone on to become international classics for all time. In honor of the Man, the Music and the Legend, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the Atlantic Records classic greatest hits collection The Bobby Darin Story


    As a first installment in our exciting Bobby Darin 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are very pleased to present this masterwork in all its rare stereophonic glory. Mastered impeccably from the Atlantic Records stereo tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, The Bobby Darin Story will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for his fans everywhere!


    For this exclusive presentation, we are also including the super rare white cover version artwork not seen in decades A history making album from a historic legend, a first time audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music Stay tuned for more Bobby Darin original Atlantic Records audiophile vinyl and remastered compact disc recordings from Friday Music.

    1. Splish Splash
    2. Early In The Morning
    3. Queen Of The Hop
    4. Plain Jane
    5. Dream Lover
    6. Mack The Knife
    7. Beyond The Sea
    8. Clementine
    9. Bill Bailey
    10. Artificial Flowers
    11. Somebody To Love
    12. Lazy River
    Bobby Darin
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
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    The 25th Day Of December


    The Bobby Darin/Friday Music Orignal Masters Series Continues


    His Classic 1959 Christmas Album


    Remastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original ATCO Records Stereophonic Tapes


    Bobby Darin was a gifted one indeed. His legendary musical career broke wide open in the mid-fifties, followed with a plethora of hit recordings in the pop, rock, country and jazz vein. He utilized his short time on earth to share his talents with millions of fans with his records, songwriting, concerts, movies and television shows.


    His fortunes carried further into the late fifties as he broke even more ground, creating one of the most beautiful spiritual crossover holiday hit albums of all time with his masterpiece The 25th Day Of December. Featuring stellar Bobby Darin interpretations of inspirational favorites like definitive readings of Holy Holy Holy, Ave Maria and O Come All Ye Faithful, The 25th Day Of December was truly a groundbreaking album for this sorely missed artist.


    The 1959 holiday masterpiece finds the artist at the top of his game. Produced by Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun and orchestrated by Bobby Scott, The 25th Day Of December is filled with beautifully arranged renditions of gospel classics like his hit versions of Go Tell It On The Mountain, Child Of God and the wonderful Silent Night, Holy Night.


    This limited edition audiophile masterpiece has been impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso (Elvis Presley/Johnny Cash) from the original ATCO Records tapes and features the original LP artwork not seen in years.


    Bobby Darin passed away in 1973 at the young age of 37. He left behind years of incredible recordings and memories that his millions of fans will enjoy for decades to come. His legacy continues further now with a revisit to one of the finest inspirational holiday albums of all time, The 25th Day Of December.


    Holy Holy Holy...

    1. O Come All Ye Faithful
    2. Poor Little Jesus
    3. Child Of God
    4. Baby Born Today
    5. Holy Holy Holy
    6. Ave Maria
    7. Go Tell It On The Mountain
    8. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
    9. Jehovah Hallelujah
    10. Mary Where Is Your Baby
    11. Silent Night, Holy Night
    12. Dona Nobis Pacem
    13. Amen
    Bobby Darin
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
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    Fun Fun Fun

    Colored Vinyl


    The first wave of the surf music explosion spawned countless short-lived bands and one-shot studio projects. Many of those projects were quickly forgotten, but a handful have continued to inspire hushed reverence among surf aficionados. The latter category includes the Catalinas lone album, originally released in 1964 and out of print for more than four decades.


    An all-star studio supergroup featuring legendary producer Terry Melcher, future Beach Boy Bruce Johnston and fabled Wrecking Crew members Hal Blaine, Jerry Cole, Steve Douglas, Leon Russell, Billy Strange and Tommy Tedesco, the Catalinas lived up to their impressive pedigree. In addition to rarely-heard tunes penned by Bobby Darin and a pre-Byrds Roger McGuinn, the album features potent versions of such surf and hot rod classics as Surfin U.S.A., Wipe Out, Banzai Washout, I Get Around and Summer Means Fun.


    Long a rare collectors item, Fun Fun Fun is now back in its original vinyl format, remastered from the original analog tapes and pressed on high-definition vinyl, with complete original cover art.



    1. Surfin' U.S.A.
    2. Beach Ball
    3. Surfer Boy
    4. Wipe Out
    5. Beach Walkin'
    6. Banzai Washout
    7. Hot Rod U.S.A.
    8. Queen of the Hot Rods
    9. I Get Around
    10. Boss Barracuda
    11. Run Little
    12. Rabbit
    13. Summer Means Fun
    The Catalinas
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    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Shadows And Reflections (Pre-Order) Shadows And Reflections (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Shadows And Reflections (Pre-Order)

    Marc's distinctive vocals have rarely sounded richer and warmer. - Record Collector

    Almond's voice--although it no longer veers out of tune like it used to soendearingly in the 80s--is still enthralling. - The Guardian

    'Shadows And Reflections' is the new album by Marc Almond released by BMG. It features sumptuous arrangements of iconic torch songs and60's orchestral pop for which he is beloved, as well as two new original compositions.The album features songs written or recorded by artists such as Burt Bacharach, TheAction, The Yardbirds, Bobby Darin, Julie Driscoll, Billy Fury and the Young Rascals.The album thematically begins and ends in an apartment. It's about this guy that'sliving in a luxury expansive glass apartment overlooking the city, filled with sculpturesand beautiful things, an empty soulless shell, surrounded by absurd wealth. He issitting alone and I imagine listening to this music, possibly the songs that make upthis album. He's rich in the bank but the poorest person you know.

    2017 cements the 60th Birthday year for the singer who the Observer noted, hasnever stood still and comes after the great success of the Top 10 album 'Hits AndPieces', which was followed by a sold-out Spring tour including a triumphant show atLondon's Roundhouse.

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    1. Overture
    2. Shadows and Reflections
    3. I'm Lost Without You
    4. How Can I Be Sure
    5. Something Bad on My Mind
    6. Blue on Blue
    7. I Know You Love Me Not
    8. Interlude
    9. From the Underworld
    10. Still I'm Sad
    11. Embers
    12. Not for Me
    13. All Thoughts of Time
    14. The Shadow of Your Smile
    15. No One to Say Goodnight To
    Marc Almond
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    Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Shadows And Reflections (Deluxe) (Pre-Order) Shadows And Reflections (Deluxe) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Shadows And Reflections (Deluxe) (Pre-Order)

    Deluxe Colored Vinyl

    Marc's distinctive vocals have rarely sounded richer and warmer. - Record Collector

    Almond's voice--although it no longer veers out of tune like it used to soendearingly in the 80s--is still enthralling. - The Guardian

    'Shadows And Reflections' is the new album by Marc Almond released by BMG. It features sumptuous arrangements of iconic torch songs and60's orchestral pop for which he is beloved, as well as two new original compositions.The album features songs written or recorded by artists such as Burt Bacharach, TheAction, The Yardbirds, Bobby Darin, Julie Driscoll, Billy Fury and the Young Rascals.The album thematically begins and ends in an apartment. It's about this guy that'sliving in a luxury expansive glass apartment overlooking the city, filled with sculpturesand beautiful things, an empty soulless shell, surrounded by absurd wealth. He issitting alone and I imagine listening to this music, possibly the songs that make upthis album. He's rich in the bank but the poorest person you know.

    2017 cements the 60th Birthday year for the singer who the Observer noted, hasnever stood still and comes after the great success of the Top 10 album 'Hits AndPieces', which was followed by a sold-out Spring tour including a triumphant show atLondon's Roundhouse.

    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Overture
    2. Shadows and Reflections
    3. I'm Lost Without You
    4. How Can I Be Sure
    5. Something Bad on My Mind
    6. Blue on Blue
    7. I Know You Love Me Not
    8. Interlude
    9. From the Underworld
    10. Still I'm Sad
    11. Embers
    12. Not for Me
    13. All Thoughts of Time
    14. The Shadow of Your Smile
    15. No One to Say Goodnight To
    Marc Almond
    $29.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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    Grand Stan (Pure Pleasure)

    Mr. Levey worked with Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Darin and many other singers, and with the big bands of Benny Goodman, Woody Herman and Stan Kenton. He was also a ubiquitous presence in Los Angeles recording studios for many years. But he earned his place in jazz history primarily through his work with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, the leading lights of bebop.



    A self-taught drummer who played left-handed even though he was naturally right-handed, Mr. Levey was still a teenager when he began attracting attention for the ease with which he handled the breakneck tempos and tricky accents of the modern style. Working with Gillespie and Parker, he also attracted attention for being one of two white musicians (the pianist Al Haig was the other) in an otherwise all-black group, by no means a common sight in the 1940's.



    Stan Levey was born in Philadelphia on April 5, 1926. The son of a prizefight promoter, he took up boxing about the same time he took up drums, and for a few years pursued both careers. But boxing, at which he was never exceptional, soon lost out to drumming, at which he was.



    His work with Gillespie and Parker in 1945, when bebop was new and controversial, won him the admiration of his peers but not much of a living. Greater success came a few years later when he began working with big bands.



    In 1954, after two years with Kenton, he settled in Los Angeles, where he spent five years with the Lighthouse All-Stars, the group in residence at a popular local nightclub. He was also in great demand for studio work, recording with many of the best-known musicians in jazz and playing on hit records like Peggy Lee's Fever. In addition, his drumming was heard on the soundtracks of hundreds of movies and television shows, including five Disney documentaries for which he wrote the music.



    Musicians:



    • Conte Candoli (trumpet)

    • Frank Rosolino (trombone)

    • Richie Kamuca (tenor saxophone)

    • Sonny Clark (piano)

    • Leroy Vinnegar (bass)

    • Stan Levey (drums)



    Recording: August 1955 in New York City



    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. Yesterdays
    2. Angel Cake
    3. Why Do I Love You
    4. Grand Stan
    5. Hit That Thing
    6. Blues At Sunrise
    7. A Gal In Calico
    8. Tiny's Tune
    Stan Levey
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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