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    Ranked 31/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Dylan's 1965 Landmark Blows Up Boundaries, Styles, Practicalities: Rock Music Becomes its Own Art Form


    Wider Grooves, Superior Sound: Mobile Fidelitys 45RPM Edition The Last Word in Analog Fidelity


    Best of Both Worlds: Dylan Pairs With a Band on Side One, Goes It Alone on Astonishing Solo Thought Dream Odysseys on Side Two


    Epitome of Iconic: Everything from Cover Art to Sound to Attitude to Song Represents New Benchmark in Respective Categories


    Numbered, Limited Edition


    Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home represents the moment that pop and rock music became their own art form, expressions finally treated with the same seriousness and respect as classical and jazz. Incalculably influential, the 1965 landmark established myriad benchmarks in songwriting, sound, artwork, and performance. It served the world notice that Dylan was no longer just the virtuoso visionary tuned into the wants of the folk community. Its a disarming broadcast that declares Dylan's surroundings and personality, and those of his audiences, whether they knew it or not, drastically changed.


    As part of its Bob Dylan catalog restoration series, Mobile Fidelity is thoroughly humbled to have the privilege of mastering the iconic LP from the original master tapes and pressing it on 45RPM LPs at RTI. The end result is the very finest, most transparent analog stereo edition of Bringing It All Back Home ever produced. Forever renowned for its organic sound, the albums you-are-there-presence is fantastically enhanced on this superb version, with wider and deeper grooves affording playback of previously buried information.


    The sonics are so realistic, balanced, and tonally accurate that acoustic guitars resonate with the woody decay they do as when you strum them on your lap. Equally vivid are the textures of the drum skins, amplified pitch of the electric guitars, and ambient hum of the interior space of Columbias Studio B. Both the plugged-in and acoustic sides claim a discerning level of microdynamics, spaciousness, imaging, and warmth that will send even the most rabid Dylan fan into a tizzy. And what better record to cause such enthusiastic reactions?


    More than 45 years after its release, Bringing It All Back Home continues to come on like a prophetic transmission from a savant whos privy to cerebral viewpoints, mental transferences, and thought dreams elusive to everyone but him. With the flipside of the album, Dylan strings together four of the most unflinching, forward-reaching, and boundary-breaking acoustic-based compositions ever played. In addressing liberating psychedelia, lost innocence, institutional naivetÉ, and tarnished relationships, respectively, Dylan constructs a compositional quartet/suite that functions as metaphor for his waving goodbye to political folk musics imprisoning rules and bounding restrictivenessand a rough guide to the transcendental poetry, shape-shifting vocal phrasing, and alternate tunings he now embraced.


    Side One remains one of the boldest cohesive artistic statements ever assembled. Dylan, forever throwing down the gauntlet to detractors and narrow-minded fans, plugging in with a band and kicking it all off with the in-your-face hootenanny Subterranean Homesick Blues before romping, slashing, and rolling through Maggies Farm, another fun albeit caustic indictment of homogenous thought and bohemian method. Dylans attitude undergoes a self-awakening metamorphosis, his lyrical scope broadened, his hallucinogenic interests increased, his willingness to embrace paradoxes and shake them out with mind-convulsing aptitude in line with his progression towards bizarre imagery.


    Bringing It All Back Home marks the moment when paradigms permanently shifted, preexisting standards fell, and fresh aural, poetic, and sonic dialects came to fore. Albums dont come more vetted. You deserve to experience it in the finest-possible quality.


    Given the sonic and artistic merit of this album, we anticipate huge demand.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
    2. She Belongs To Me
    3. Maggies Farm
    4. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
    5. Outlaw Blues
    6. On the Road Again
    7. Bob Dylans 115th Dream
    8. Mr. Tambourine Man
    9. Gates of Eden
    10. Its Alright, Ma (Im Only Bleeding)
    11. Its All Over Now, Baby Blue
    Bob Dylan
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    Bringing It All Back Home (Mono) (On Sale)

    Ranked 31/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Dylan's 1965 Landmark Blows Up Boundaries, Styles, Practicalities: Rock Music Becomes its Own Art Form


    Wider Grooves, Superior Sound, Original Mono Mix, Meticulously Mastered


    Strictly Limited to 3,000 Copies


    Best of Both Worlds: Dylan Pairs With a Band on Side One, Goes It Alone on Astonishing Solo Thought Dream Odysseys on Side Two


    Epitome of Iconic: Everything from Cover Art to Sound to Attitude to Song Represents New Benchmark in Respective Categories


    Bring it all back home - in mono. Originally designed by the artist for mono listening, Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home represents the moment that pop and rock music became their own art form, expressions finally treated with the same seriousness and respect as classical and jazz. Incalculably influential, the 1965 landmark established myriad benchmarks in songwriting, sound, artwork, and performance. It served the world notice that Dylan was no longer just the virtuoso visionary tuned into the wants of the folk community. It's a disarming broadcast that declares Dylan's surroundings and personality, and those of his audiences, whether they knew it or not, drastically changed.


    As part of its Bob Dylan catalog restoration series, Mobile Fidelity is humbled to have the privilege of mastering the iconic album on its world-renowned mastering system and pressing it on 45RPM LPs at RTI in its original mono format. Strictly limited to just 3,000 copies, the end result is the very finest, most transparent analog mono edition of Bringing It All Back Home ever produced. Forever renowned for its organic sound, the album's you-are-there-presence is fantastically enhanced on this superb version, with wider and deeper grooves affording playback of previously buried information.


    Since Bringing It All Back Home features the most instrumentation Dylan implemented in arrangements at that stage of his career, the set is undoubtedly vivid in stereo - particularly the electric half. Yet the Minnesota native paid particular attention to the mono mix, which here presents Dylan with unparalleled directness. The record's second half sounds especially genuine, lifelike, and intimate in mono. It paints listeners an incredibly accurate portrait of the attention-getting mass of acoustic-based sound - and features no artificial panning or echo chamber of its stereo counterpart. Instead, you are immersed right into the music.


    Indeed, the sonics on this Mobile Fidelity reissue are so realistic, balanced, and tonally accurate that acoustic guitars resonate with the woody decay they do as when you strum them on your lap. Equally vivid are the textures of the drum skins, amplified pitch of the electric guitars, and ambient hum of the interior space of Columbia's Studio B. Both the plugged-in and acoustic sides claim a discerning level of microdynamics, spaciousness, imaging, and warmth that will send even the most rabid Dylan fans into a tizzy.


    More than 50 years after its release, Bringing It All Back Home continues to come on like a prophetic transmission from a savant who's privy to cerebral viewpoints, mental transferences, and thought dreams elusive to everyone but him. With the flipside of the album, Dylan strings together four of the most unflinching, forward-reaching, and boundary-breaking acoustic-based compositions ever played. In addressing liberating psychedelia, lost innocence, institutional naivetÉ, and tarnished relationships, respectively, Dylan constructs a compositional quartet/suite that functions as metaphor for his waving goodbye to political folk music's imprisoning rules and bounding restrictiveness - and a rough guide to the transcendental poetry, shape-shifting vocal phrasing, and alternate tunings he now embraced.


    Side One remains one of the boldest cohesive artistic statements ever made. Dylan, forever throwing down the gauntlet to detractors and narrow-minded fans, plugging in with a band and kicking it all off with the in-your-face hootenanny Subterranean Homesick Blues before romping, slashing, and rolling through Maggie's Farm, another fun albeit caustic indictment of homogenous thought and bohemian method. Dylan's attitude undergoes a self-awakening metamorphosis, his lyrical scope broadened, his hallucinogenic interests increased, his willingness to embrace paradoxes and shake them out with mind-convulsing aptitude in line with his progression towards bizarre imagery.


    Ranked 31 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Bringing It All Back Home marks the moment when paradigms permanently shifted, preexisting standards fell, and fresh aural, poetic, and sonic dialects came to fore. Albums don't come more vetted. You deserve to experience the mono edition in the finest-possible quality, just as Dylan intended.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
    2. She Belongs To Me
    3. Maggies Farm
    4. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
    5. Outlaw Blues
    6. On the Road Again
    7. Bob Dylans 115th Dream
    8. Mr. Tambourine Man
    9. Gates of Eden
    10. Its Alright, Ma (Im Only Bleeding)
    11. Its All Over Now, Baby Blue
    Bob Dylan
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    Bringing It All Back Home (MONO)

    Ranked 31/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Recorded in three short days in January 1965, Bringing It All Back Home found Dylan going electric and gaining his first Top 40 airplay with Subterranean Homesick Blues. Sundazed proudly presents Bringing It All Back Home in an exact reproduction on 180 gram vinyl, featuring the album's original mono mix--unavailable for over 30 years!--and, as is Sundazed customary, all-analog mastering.

    1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
    2. She Belongs To Me
    3. Maggie's Farm
    4. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
    5. Outlaw Blues
    6. On The Road Again
    7. Bob Dylan's 115th Dream
    8. Mr. Tambourine Man
    9. Gates Of Eden
    10. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
    11. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
    Bob Dylan
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    I Go Back Home

    When Jimmy Scott died in 2014, dozens of musicians, hundreds of journalists and thousands of fans mourned the passing of a jazz legend. Not only had a link back to the era of Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker and Lionel Hampton been lost, but so had the chance to bring the fame and respect denied to him throughout his long and rich life.


    Now, as if sent from some righteous deity, comes I Go Back Home, an album full of life recorded by Jimmy Scott years before his death. Created by German producer Ralf Kemper, Jimmy Scott and with mixes produced by Phil Ramone, no expense was spared in giving Scott the lushest musical backdrops possible, creating an album that, like Scott's inimitable vocal style, comes late but but right on time.


    I Go Back Home manages to replicate that using the finest arrangers writing for the most experienced players, mixed by the most intuitive engineers in the the best studios available. Scott revisited his favourite songs, into which he invested his lived experience, letting the listener feel the story known by far too few.


    The creation of I Go Back Home was the subject of an acclaimed documentary of the same name. It depicts producer Ralf Kemper's drive to work with Jimmy and provide him with the best album he can. The film captures the challenges and sacrifices that lead up to the recording sessions, a document that makes I Go Back Home an even richer record.


    Hounding Jimmy Scott through the most of his recording career was an oppressive recording contract that prevented him from releasing albums. It wasn't until 1992 that Jimmy, aged 63, recorded the first album over which he had creative control, All The Way. Nominated for a Grammy and finally bringing him to the attention of an audience that wasn't entirely comprised of jazz fans and a few lucky passers-by, Scott began touring and regularly releasing albums. It's not until I Go Back Home that Scott was given the budget that allowed him unfettered control over song selection, personnel and orchestration.


    As the album progresses, each song sees another musician or singer join Scott for a fresh interpretation of a beloved song. Long-time collaborators such as Kenny Barron and Joe Pesci, or new, such as actress and singer Reneè Olstead, trumpeter Till Brönner and harmonica player Gregoire Maret. All give Scott the room he needs to slide between phrases, telling his story and living out the world of each song.


    As Jimmy explained: "The lyric is so important to me. I feel if you're singing a song or telling the story in a song it should mean something. That's why I protect what I have in it, because that's where I believe it should go. It should mean something. It should make sense."


    Dave Nathan wrote on AllMusic that Scott's phrasing moves "beyond mere poignancy and close to reverence". This is truer than ever on I Go Back Home. Scott shifts from speak-singing in album-opener (Sometimes I Feel Like a) Motherless Child to lively bossa nova take on I Remember You to full-throated commitment on If I Ever Lost You.


    Expertly interplaying with top tier collaborators I Go Back Home is ultimately a record of collaboration and companionship, and the sound of a singer going out on top. Scott commemorates his highest points, and spars with fresh new talent in a way that suggests that he would have had great albums in him yet. And while we can mourn the decades he didn't record, the tragedies and injustices that never defeated him, I Go Back Home succeeds in capturing the essence of a life that was ultimately triumphant.

    LP 1
    1. Motherless Child FEATURING JOEY DE FRANCESCO
    2. The Nearness of You DUET WITH JOE PESCI
    3. Love Letters
    4. Easy Living DUET WITH OSCAR CASTRO NEVES
    5. Someone To Watch Over Me FEATURING RENEE OLSTEAD
    6. How Deep Is The Ocean FEATURING KENNY BARRON


    LP 2
    1. If I Ever Lost You FEATURING TILL BRÖNNER
    2. For Once In My Life DUET WITH DEE DEE BRIDEWATER
    3. I Remember You FEATURING MONICA MANCINI & ARTURO SANDOVAL
    4. Everybody Is Somebody's Fool FEATURING JAMES MOODY
    5. Folks Who Live On The Hill FEATURING JOE PESCI
    6. Poor Butterfly FEATURING GREGOIRE MARET

    Jimmy Scott
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    The Mono Vinyl Box Set (Awaiting Repress)

    Bob Dylan The Mono Vinyl Box Set on Limited Edition 180g 9LP Box Set


    Cut from the Original Analog Mono Masters by George Marino at Sterling Sound: These Records Have NEVER Sounded Better in Any Format


    This is the ULTIMATE AUDIOPHILE Dylan LP Box: Don't Miss Some of the Most Timeless and Crucial Music Ever Recorded in Sound That Rivals What Was Heard in the Studio Control Room


    Each Disc Comes With Individual Jacket Replete With Original Artwork and Inserts


    Hear Dylan's Most Definitive Albums As They Were Meant to be Experienced: In Mono


    Includes Deluxe Booklet + Rare Photos and Greil Marcus Essay


    Bob Dylans first eight groundbreaking albums are returning for the first time ever in a limited edition box set of newly re-mastered mono versions on fully analog 180-gram vinyl.


    The Original Mono Recordings are comprised of these albums painstakingly reproduced from their first generation monaural mixes as the artist intended them to be heard: One channel of powerful sound, both direct and immediate. While stereo recordings had been available as early as the mid-1950s, mono was still the predominant and often preferred mode of recording and mixing by the top artists of the 1960s. As a result, artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan devoted their attention to the mono mixes, leaving the stereo mixing process to studio engineers.


    As is fitting for a box of this magnitude, The Original Mono Recordings are accompanied by a deluxe booklet, featuring vintage photographs of Bob Dylan and an expansive essay from renowned author and critic and longtime Dylan aficionado Greil Marcus. Each disc in the set comes in its own individual jacket which faithfully replicates the original album artwork, complete with labels and stickers that were found on the original 1960s releases.


    Cut from the original analog mono masters by the legendary George Marino at Sterling Sound, we guarantee this is the best you will ever hear Dylan sound. This set is simply unprecedented--some of the most important and timeless music ever made, now in jaw-dropping sound that rivals what was heard in the studio control room. Don't miss this!


    Also includes a limited edition 18 x 24 Bob Dylan poster.


    The Original Mono Recordings Box Set Includes:


    Bob Dylan 1962

    The Freewheelin Bob Dylan 1963

    The Times They Are A-Changin 1964

    Another Side Of Bob Dylan 1964

    Bringing It All Back Home 1965

    Highway 61 Revisited 1965

    Blonde on Blonde (2 LP) 1966

    John Wesley Harding 1967

    Bob Dylan 1962


    1. You're No Good
    2. Talkin' New York
    3. In My Time of Dyin'
    4. Man Of Constant Sorrow
    5. Fixin' To Die
    6. Pretty Peggy-O
    7. Highway 51 Blues
    8. Gospel Plow
    9. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
    10. House Of the Risin' Sun
    11. Freight Train Blues
    12. Song To Woody
    13. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean


    The Freewheelin Bob Dylan 1963


    1. Blowin' in the Wind
    2. Girl of the North Country
    3. Masters of War
    4. Down the Highway
    5. Bob Dylan's Blues
    6. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
    7. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
    8. Bob Dylan's Dream
    9. Oxford Town
    10. Talkin' World War III Blues
    11. Corrina, Corrina
    12. Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance
    13. I Shall Be Free


    The Times They Are A-Changin 1964


    1. The Times They Are A-Changin
    2. Ballad Of Hollis Brown
    3. With God On Our Side
    4. One Too Many Mornings
    5. North Country Blues
    6. Only A Pawn In Their Game
    7. Boots Of Spanish Leather
    8. When The Ship Comes In
    9. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
    10. Restless Farewell


    Another Side Of Bob Dylan 1964


    1. All I Really Want To Do
    2. Black Crow Blues
    3. Spanish Harlem Incident
    4. Chimes Of Freedom
    5. I Shall Be FreeNo. 10
    6. To Ramona
    7. Motorpsycho Nitemare
    8. My Back Pages
    9. I Dont Believe You
    10. Ballad In Plain D
    11. It Aint Me Babe


    Bringing It All Back Home 1965


    1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
    2. She Belongs To Me
    3. Maggies Farm
    4. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
    5. Outlaw Blues
    6. On The Road Again
    7. Bob Dylans 115th Dream
    8. Mr. Tambourine Man
    9. Gates Of Eden
    10. Its Alright Ma (Im Only Bleeding)
    11. Its All Over Now, Baby Blue


    Highway 61 Revisited 1965


    1. Like A Rolling Stone
    2. Tombstone Blues
    3. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
    4. From A Buick 6
    5. Ballad Of A Thin Man
    6. Queen Jane Approximately
    7. Highway 61 Revisited
    8. Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues
    9. Desolation Row


    Blonde on Blonde (2 LP) 1966


    1. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
    2. Pledging My Time
    3. Visions Of Johanna
    4. One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
    5. I Want You
    6. Memphis Blues Again
    7. Leopard-skin Pill-box Hat
    8. Just Like A Woman
    9. Most Likely You Go Your Way And Ill Go Mine
    10. Temporary Like Achilles
    11. Absolutely Sweet Marie
    12. 4th Time Around
    13. Obviously 5 Believers
    14. Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands


    John Wesley Harding 1967


    1. John Wesley Harding
    2. As I Went Out One Morning
    3. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
    4. All Along The Watchtower
    5. The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest
    6. Drifters Escape
    7. Dear Landlord
    8. I Am A Lonesome Hobo
    9. I Pity The Poor Immigrant
    10. The Wicked Messenger
    11. Down Along The Cove
    12. Ill Be Your Baby Tonight

    Bob Dylan
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 9 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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    The Columbia Singles '67

    When Mr. Tambourine Man first rumbled out of car radio speakers in 1965, it was a pivotal moment in pop history. With its jangling 12-string and epic sweep, it was the dawn of a new day: the birth of folk-rock.
    And the Byrds were just getting started. The next two years saw one hit after another, from the Biblical prophesies of Turn, Turn, Turn to the raga-rock of Eight Miles High, from the exotic orchestration of So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star to the Byrds bringing it all back home with My Back Pages.
    Here they are again, 30 landmark recordings in their perfectly constructed, radio-friendly mono mixes: the forgotten rarities, withdrawn singles and, of course, all the original A and B-sides. No one has ever had a stronger run of singles than did the Byrds in their prime. No one.
    1. Mr. Tambourine Man
    2. I Knew I'd Want You
    3. All I Really Want To Do
    4. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
    5. The Bells Of Rhymney
    6. Chimes Of Freedom
    7. She Don't Care About Time (I)
    8. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
    9. The Times They Are A-Changin'
    10. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
    11. She Don't Care About Time (II)
    12. Set You Free This Time
    13. It Won't Be Wrong
    14. He Was A Friend Of Mine
    15. Eight Miles High
    16. Why
    17. 5D (Fifth Dimension)
    18. Captain Soul
    19. Mr. Spaceman
    20. What's Happening?!?!
    21. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
    22. Everybody's Been Burned
    23. My Back Pages
    24. Renaissance Fair
    25. Have You Seen Her Face
    26. Don't Make Waves
    27. Lady Friend
    28. Old John Robertson
    29. Goin' Back
    30. Change Is Now
    The Byrds
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    The Basement Tapes (On Sale)

    Ranked 291/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Recorded in Basement of Big Pink with The Band: Modern Americana Starts Here


    Audiophile Sound at Last: Sonic Subtleties, Loose Interplay, Organic Spirit, Warm Textures Presented Like Never Before on Definitive Mobile Fidelity Reissue


    Dylan at His Most Humorous, Unguarded, Loose: Folk Tales, Weird Narratives, Rock Ballads, Inside Jokes, Allusions Pepper Alchemic Material


    Includes This Wheels on Fire, You Aint Goin Nowhere, Tears of Rage, Million Dollar Bash, Yazoo Street Scandal


    The Freewheelin Bob Dylan, Another Side of Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home, Blonde on Blonde, and Blood on the Tracks Also Available from Mobile Fidelity


    Basements have long been associated with raw, off-the-cuff rock n roll, the damp and dark spaces serving as the woodshedding venues for countless bands. Yet no basement is more famous, and none yielded music as familiarly weird, wholesomely American, joyously loose, and identifiably humorous as that in the upstate New York house dubbed Big Pink the location where, during the summer and early fall of 1967, Bob Dylan and The Band played a vivid tapestry of covers, originals, and traditionals that signaled the advent of Americana. Once again, the Bard changed the world.


    As part of its Bob Dylan catalog restoration series, Mobile Fidelity is thoroughly humbled to have the privilege of mastering the iconic LP from the original master tapes and pressing it on dead-quiet LPs at RTI. The end result is the very finest, most transparent analog edition of The Basement Tapes ever produced and the first-ever analog reissue. Inimitable, the particulars of The Basement Tapes especially, the gather-round-in-a-huddle assembly of the instrumentalists, home-made character, domestic vibe, and low-volume nature of the recordings come to fore here in a manner that takes the listener down the stairs at 2188 Stoll Road and brings the images of Dylan, Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson, and Co. to life.


    Fresh off experiencing a motorcycle accident and the wrath of audiences hostile to his embrace of amplified music, Dylan elected to retreat to the comforts of rural and family life. He soon began collaborating with members of the Band in his house, ultimately moving the sessions to Big Pink. Informal, peaceful, relaxed, open-minded: The collaborations blanket country stomps, roots hootenannies, forgotten spirituals, earthy originals, chaotic marches, dreamscapes, dance tunes, folk laments, catch-as-you-can improvisations. On The Basement Tapes, mythical ghosts and dead legends reappear, reveling in the absurdity, comedy, mystery, aura, and alchemy.


    In Invisible Republic, his scintillating book about the sessions, cultural critic Greil Marcus states: At a time when the country was tearing itself apart in a war at home over a war abroad, the music was funny and comforting; it was also strange, and somehow incomplete. Out of some odd displacement of art and time, the music seemed both transparent and inexplicable when it was first heard, and it still does. Indeed, The Basement Tapes appear to emanate from an indefinable chasm between modern and ancient, self-evident and mysterious, shapeless and fully formed, abstract and concrete, histories unwritten and chronicled. But every note chimes with freenessa liberating fun, humble simplicity, and bond-creating camaraderie felt in every hoot, holler, laugh, and false start.


    The Basement Tapes capacity to remain so gloriously honest and timeless performances that genuinely could've been made today, ten years from now, or back in the 1930's helps account for their emotional resonance and unsurpassed reputation as a snapshot of how unencumbered American music, and art with deep historical roots and connective cultural tissues, is supposed to sound.


    Mobile Fidelity's reissue squares away the late-night bleariness, jovial atmosphere, low-ceiling dimensions, and ensemble-based perspective of the sessions, allowing the listener to become Hamlet, the dog who slept nearby Dylan, Robertson, and Co. as it all went down. This is not to be missed.


    Given the sonic and artistic merit of this album, we anticipate huge demand.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Odds and Ends
    2. Orange Juice Blues (Blues for Breakfast)
    3. Million Dollar Bash
    4. Yazoo Street Scandal
    5. Goin to Acapulco
    6. Katies Been Gone
    7. Lo and Behold
    8. Bessie Smith
    9. Clothes Line Saga
    10. Apple Suckling Tree
    11. Please Mrs. Henry
    12. Tears of Rage
    13. Too Much of Nothing
    14. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread
    15. Aint No More Cane
    16. Crash on the Levee (Down in the Flood)
    17. Ruben Remus
    18. Tiny Montgomery
    19. You Aint Goin Nowhere
    20. Dont Ya Tell Henry
    21. Nothing Was Delivered
    22. Open the Door, Homer
    23. Long Distance Operator
    24. This Wheels on Fire
    Bob Dylan and the Band
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    Letters Home

    A band known for their captivating and comprehensive storytelling just as much as their elaborate and complex music, Massachusetts' Defeater recently wrapped recording their third full-length album, Letters Home, which is their absolute best work yet.


    These ten new tracks are heavy and haunting, while lyrically poignant and continuing the story of a working class family living in post-WWII America. Letters Home revolves around the father of two brothers that listeners were introduced to in two of Defeater's prior releases (Travels and most recently Empty Days & Sleepless Nights), giving a background to the character and seeing some of the events from those past albums through his eyes.


    Vocalist Derek Archambault commented, Inspiration for this record came from a few places. Much like with Lost Ground, these stories are based around my two grandfathers' service in WWII . He continued, Musically the record hearkens back to Travels and Lost Ground. EDSN was a bit of a departure for us, and I think we took some good chances on that record but Letters Home brings it back to why we started this band in the first place five years ago.


    Letters Home is legitimately Defeater's heaviest body of music thus far - featuring powerfully intricate guitar instrumentation, colossal-sounding drums, and Archambault's voice sounding more ferocious than ever before. Guitarist Jay Maas remarked, Letters Home is more focused on sounding dirty and mean, but at the same time we have improved as songwriters so some of these ten tracks are our most accessible.


    The album was once again recorded at Maas's own Getaway Recording Studio (where the band's prior releases were also tracked), and features the first recorded appearance by Defeater's new drummer Joe Longobardi who is some kind of drum wizard. His memory for organizing parts is sincerely inhuman, and he has such amazingly tasteful composition skills. Everything he plays just feels meant to be which really lends itself to an easier time for the rest of us, said Maas. Second guitarist Jake Woodruff returns for Letters Home, as well as bassist Mike Poulin, and Derek Archaumbault on vocals and Jay Maas on guitar; all lending their skills to the newest chapter in Defeater's story.

    1. Bastards
    2. No Shame
    3. Hopeless Again
    4. Blood In My Veins
    5. No Relief
    6. No Faith
    7. Dead Set
    8. No Savior
    9. Rabbit Foot
    10. Bled Out
    Defeater
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    The seventh volume of Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series doubles as the soundtrack to No Direction Home, Martin Scorseses's feature-length documentary covering Dylan's career from its beginnings to 1966 (it was aired in two parts on PBS in September 2005 and released in expanded form on DVD that same month). Unlike the previous three installments of The Bootleg Series, which focused exclusively on live concerts, No Direction Home is assembled from a variety of sources, including home recordings, publishing demos, alternate studio takes, and live recordings, with the first disc devoted to early acoustic recordings and the second to electric music. In fact, No Direction Home proceeds chronologically, filling in gaps between the proper albums or, more often, providing a parallel history of the most productive era of Dylan's career. All of this material -- with the exception of Song to Woody, taken from his debut, and a cataclysmic version of Like a Rolling Stone taken from the Royal Albert Hall show that was released as Bob Dylan Live '66 -- is previously unreleased, and much of it has not been widely bootlegged (and the cuts that have been bootlegged, such as Dink's Song, have never been heard in such crystal-clear fidelity). Where the inaugural edition of The Bootleg Series had many previously unreleased Dylan originals, there is only one here, the tentative opener, When I Got Troubles, a sweet, simple 1959 song that finds Dylanin his formative stage. In place of unheard songs are a slew of alternate versions of familiar tunes. On the first two LP's, these are largely live versions of such warhorses as Blowin' in the Wind, Masters of War, and A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall, recorded when the songs were still fresh. These live performances have an immediacy and intimacy that not only illustrate what a powerful folksinger Dylan was, but also suggest how the songs might have sounded when they were new tunes. Toward the end of the second LP, alternate versions that are significantly different from the final versions begin to surface with an early take on Mr. Tambourine Man recorded at the Another Side of Bob Dylan sessions with Ramblin' Jack Elliott on second guitar and backing vocals. The third and fourth LP's contain several alternates that are similarly notably different, highlighted by a lively, careening It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry with a different final verse, a Desolation Row with electric guitar, Highway 61 Revisited without the siren whistle, a slower, heavier, blusier take on Leopard-Skin Pill Box Hat, a relaxed version of Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again that lacks the carnivalesque swirl of sound from the Blonde on Blonde version, and a lean, insistent Visions of Johanna.

    Everything here is uniformly excellent and worth hearing well more than once. That alone, of course, would make this yet another worthwhile addition to any serious Dylan collection, but what makes No Direction Home noteworthy as an album is that it is the first Dylan record to offer an aural biography of Dylan. This does a superb job of tracing the development of Dylan as a musician, taking him from a young folkie singing standards, through the rush of his early standards, and to the visionary music he made once he went electric. Put in this context, the electric music on the third and fourth LP's sounds as bracing and brilliant and surprising as it did in the '60s, while the acoustic folk on LP's one and two sounds vibrant, pure, and alive. After all these years, that's a hard accomplishment to pull off, and to the credit of everybody involved in this terrific release, they've been able to make even the most familiar Dylan tunes feel new again.


    As usual, this deluxe edition comes from the original mix down masters and was transferred by Bernie Grundman to lacquer on on Classic's all tube analog cutting system. This deluxe 4-LP set includes two alternate cover art gatefold jackets (Blonde on Blonde and Bringing it all Back Home), a 60+ page 12 x12 booklet all housed in an a special outer box.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    LP 1
    1. When I Got Troubles (1959)
    2. Rambler, Gambler (Home Recording)
    3. This Land is Your Land (Live)
    4. Song to Woody
    5. Dink's Song (Home recording)
    6. I Was Young When I Left Home (Home recording)
    7. Sally Gal (Alternate Take)
    8. Dont' Think Twice, It's Alright (Demo)
    9. Man of Constant Sorrow
    LP 2
    1. Blowin' In The Wind (Live)
    2. Masters of War (Live)
    3. Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall (Live)
    4. When the Ship Comes In (Live)
    5. Mr. Tambourine Man (Alternate Take)
    6. Chimes of Freedom (Live)
    7. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (Alternate Take)
    LP 3
    1. She Belongs To Me (Alternate Take)
    2. Maggie's Farm (Live)
    3. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (Alternate Take)
    4. Tombstone Blues (Alternate Take)
    5. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (Alternate Take)
    6. Desolation Row (Alternate Take)
    7. Highway 61 Revisited (Alternate Take)
    LP 4
    1. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Alternate Take)
    2. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again (Alternate Take)
    3. Visions of Johanna (Alternate Take)
    4. Ballad of a Thin Man (Live)
    5. Like A Rolling Stone (Live)
    Bob Dylan
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    The Early Day Miners Good Time Band is back with another platter of Midwest post-goth. Having already introduced their new rhythm section (Matt Griffin on drums and Jonathan Richardson on bass) to the world over the course of their last two tours, with All Harm Ends Here Early Day Miners have combined the lushness of their second album Let Us Garlands Bring with the conciseness of their last full-length Jefferson At Rest. Moreso than on any of their previous efforts, EDM take both musical and tonal cues from the principal architects of the 80's sad-as-hell dark underground - Echo & the Bunnymen, the Church, early-the Cure, and most notably the Bauhaus/Tones On Tail/Love And Rockets axis. While contemporaries like Bedhead and Interpol have mined primarily the darkest aspects of these long shadows, there lies in Early Day Miners' method an innate sense of hope that transcends even their darkest themes (decay, suicide, desertion). Perhaps this is most evident in the guitar interplay of long-time collaborators Dan Burton (Ativin) and Joseph Brumley. Arpeggios abound, the works of Roger McGuinn and The Edge come to mind in that there is a sense of hopefulness and sublimation which drives the songs to a better place. While the album is filled with death and ghosts of all sorts, its unifying theme is the individual's ability to escape the death and ghosts. Even the making of the album (which was done just outside of the band's hometown of Bloomington, Indiana, on the outskirts of Hoosier National Forest) was plagued by ghosts and phantoms. Recorded at the Old Mt. Gilead Church - recently revamped into a recording studio and still immediately surrounded on three sides by a dozen acres of 150-year old cemetery - principal tracking for All Harm Ends Here was halted for days at a time on multiple occasions when inexplicable flutter infected the reels of tape, almost requiring EDM to relocate its principal tracking altogether. Mixing and overdubbing was done at Burton's own Grotto Home Studio in an effort to evade those ghosts in the machine which possessed Old Mt. Gilead. While the Early Day Miners don't make flashy music, their layered music rewards the repeat listener. If you listen closely enough, in fact, you can hear ghosts in the distance.
    Errance
    Townes
    The Union Trade
    Comfort/Guilt
    All Harm
    Precious Blood
    We Know in Part
    The Way We Live Now
    The Purest Red
    Early Day Miners
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    Over the last twenty years, k.d. lang has lent her superb voice to an astonishing range of material, from Nashville standards to Tin Pan Alley torch songs, from cow punk tunes to sultry, adult pop- most recently her Grammy-winning gold album with Tony Bennett, Wonderful world.


    With Hymns of the 49th Parallel, the Alberta native brings it all back home, metaphorically speaking, exploring the work of her favorite Canadian-born songwriters: Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn, Ron Sexsmith and Jane Siberry. On this lovingly assembled disc she juxtaposes classics from iconic artists who were her inspirations with equally brillant material from contemporary performers who reamin her fellow travelers.

    1. After the Gold Rush
    2. Simple
    3. Helpless
    4. A Case of You
    5. The Valley
    6. Hallelujah
    7. One Day I Walk
    8. Fallen
    9. Jericho
    10. Bird on a Wire
    11. Love Is Everything
    k.d. lang
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    V

    Red Colored Vinyl


    Includes Bonus Track This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like A MotherF****r


    Interscope Records will release V - the new album by Maroon 5. True to its title, V represents the fifth full-length studio effort from the Grammy Award winning superstar band. Considering that career benchmark, Maroon 5's latest provides a sonic summation of the group's journey to date - capturing the essence of the earliest M5 hits through to their most recent successes, as well as providing a picture of its artistic growth
    into the future.


    Bringing it all back home, V features the return of M5's original keyboardist Jesse Carmichael to the fold, rejoining frontman Adam Levine, guitarist James Valentine, bassist Mickey Madden, drummer/percussionist Matt Flynn, and keyboardist PJ Morton after a two-year hiatus. V also builds on the momentum of the most successful period in M5's history, re-teaming the band with previous collaborators and featuring some unexpected new friends, too.

    1. Maps
    2. Animals
    3. It Was Always You
    4. Unkiss Me
    5. Sugar
    6. Leaving California
    7. In Your Pocket
    8. New Love
    9. Coming Back For You
    10. Feelings
    11. This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like A MotherF****r
    Maroon 5
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    The Best Of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12


    Limited Edition 3 LP-Set On 180-gram Vinyl


    Mixed from the Original Tapes, The Best of the Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 Includes Unheard Songs and Rehearsals!


    Also Includes All The Tracks On 2 CDs


    Between 1965 and 1966 Bob Dylan recorded three albums that many believe changed the course of modern music: Bringing It All back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde.


    The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Volume 12 takes you inside the studio during the recording of those three albums. With a staggering wealth of unreleased songs, outtakes, rehearsals and alternate versions - The Cutting Edge provides a unique insight into a legendary icon's creative process.


    3-LP 180-gram vinyl featuring the best of Bob Dylan's unreleased studio recordings from 1965 and 1966
    includes alternate versions of songs such as 'Like A Rolling Stone', 'Desolation Row', 'Visions Of Johanna' and 'Highway 61 Revisited'
    packaged in a slipcase with separate booklet with exclusive photography and liner notes
    also includes the entire album on 2 CDs

    LPs


    1. Love Minus Zero/No Limit - Take 2 (1/13/1965) acoustic
    2. I'll Keep It with Mine - Take 1 (1/13/1965) piano demo
    3. Bob Dylan's 115th Dream - Take 2 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic
    4. She Belongs to Me - Take 1 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic
    5. Subterranean Homesick Blues - Take 1 (1/14/1965) alternate take
    6. Outlaw Blues - Take 2 (1/13/1965) alternate take
    7. On the Road Again - Take 4 (1/14/1965) alternate take
    8. Farewell, Angelina - Take 1 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic
    9. If You Gotta Go, Go Now - Take 2 (1/15/1965) alternate take
    10. You Don't Have to Do That - Take 1 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic
    11. California - Take 1 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic
    12. Mr. Tambourine Man - Take 3 (1/15/1965) with band, incomplete
    13. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry - Take 8 (6/15/1965) alternate take
    14. Like a Rolling Stone - Take 5 (6/15/1965) rehearsal
    15. Like a Rolling Stone - Take 11 (6/16/1965) alternate take
    16. Sitting on a Barbed Wire Fence - Take 2 (6/15/1965) unreleased take
    17. Medicine Sunday - Take 1 (10/5/1965) early version of Temporary Like Achilles
    18. Desolation Row - Take 2 (8/4/1965) piano demo
    19. Desolation Row - Take 1 (8/4/1965) alternate take
    20. Tombstone Blues - Take 1 (7/29/1965) alternate take
    21. Positively 4th Street - Take 5 (7/29/1965) alternate take
    22. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window - Take 1 (7/30/1965) alternate take
    23. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - Take 3 (8/2/1965) rehearsal
    24. Highway 61 Revisited - Take 3 (8/2/1965) alternate take
    25. Queen Jane Approximately - Take 5 (8/2/1965) alternate take
    26. Visions of Johanna - Take 5 (11/30/1965) rehearsal
    27. She's Your Lover Now - Take 6 (1/21/1966) rehearsal
    28. Lunatic Princess - Take 1 (1/27/1966)
    29. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat - Take 8 (2/14/1966) alternate take
    30. One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) - Take 19 (1/25/1966) alternate take
    31. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again - Take 13 (2/17/1966) alternate take
    32. Absolutely Sweet Marie - Take 1 (3/7/1966) alternate take
    33. Just Like a Woman - Take 4 (3/8/1966) alternate take
    34. Pledging My Time - Take 1 (3/8/1966) alternate take
    35. I Want You - Take 4 (3/10/1966) alternate take
    36. Highway 61 Revisited - Take 7 (8/2/1965) false start


    CDs


    1. Love Minus Zero/No Limit - Take 2 (1/13/1965) acoustic
    2. I'll Keep It with Mine - Take 1 (1/13/1965) piano demo
    3. Bob Dylan's 115th Dream - Take 2 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic
    4. She Belongs to Me - Take 1 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic
    5. Subterranean Homesick Blues - Take 1 (1/14/1965) alternate take
    6. Outlaw Blues - Take 2 (1/13/1965) alternate take
    7. On the Road Again - Take 4 (1/14/1965) alternate take
    8. Farewell, Angelina - Take 1 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic
    9. If You Gotta Go, Go Now - Take 2 (1/15/1965) alternate take
    10. You Don't Have to Do That - Take 1 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic
    11. California - Take 1 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic
    12. Mr. Tambourine Man - Take 3 (1/15/1965) with band, incomplete
    13. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry - Take 8 (6/15/1965) alternate take
    14. Like a Rolling Stone - Take 5 (6/15/1965) rehearsal
    15. Like a Rolling Stone - Take 11 (6/16/1965) alternate take
    16. Sitting on a Barbed Wire Fence - Take 2 (6/15/1965) unreleased take
    17. Medicine Sunday - Take 1 (10/5/1965) early version of Temporary Like Achilles
    18. Desolation Row - Take 2 (8/4/1965) piano demo
    19. Desolation Row - Take 1 (8/4/1965) alternate take
    20. Tombstone Blues - Take 1 (7/29/1965) alternate take
    21. Positively 4th Street - Take 5 (7/29/1965) alternate take
    22. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window - Take 1 (7/30/1965) alternate take
    23. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - Take 3 (8/2/1965) rehearsal
    24. Highway 61 Revisited - Take 3 (8/2/1965) alternate take
    25. Queen Jane Approximately - Take 5 (8/2/1965) alternate take
    26. Visions of Johanna - Take 5 (11/30/1965) rehearsal
    27. She's Your Lover Now - Take 6 (1/21/1966) rehearsal
    28. Lunatic Princess - Take 1 (1/27/1966)
    29. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat - Take 8 (2/14/1966) alternate take
    30. One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) - Take 19 (1/25/1966) alternate take
    31. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again - Take 13 (2/17/1966) alternate take
    32. Absolutely Sweet Marie - Take 1 (3/7/1966) alternate take
    33. Just Like a Woman - Take 4 (3/8/1966) alternate take
    34. Pledging My Time - Take 1 (3/8/1966) alternate take
    35. I Want You - Take 4 (3/10/1966) alternate take
    36. Highway 61 Revisited - Take 7 (8/2/1965) false start

    Bob Dylan
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    Harlequin Dream

    Within weeks of finishing work on 2011's award-winning, internationally renowned debut LP, Moonfire - months before it was
    even released - singer / songwriter Dave Hosking was hit by a creative tsunami. Boy & Bear is a band that likes to follow
    their muse - and the new songs were flowing.The cocoon-like existence of working together in a new environment -
    Nashville, in the case of Moonfire - generated its share of magic, but Hosking and his fellow Boy & Bears wanted to bring it
    all back home, to get back to where their musical journey began in 2009. His band mates Tim Hart, Killian Gavin, Jon Hart and
    David Symes, agreed.


    The record in question, Harlequin Dream went on to debut at #1 in Australia. The bold and brave new album was recorded
    in their hometown of Sydney at legendary Alberts Studio and mixed by Phil Ek (Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Modest
    Mouse). The lead single, "Southern Sun," has a powerful urgency not unlike the best of Bruce Springsteen or Fleetwood
    Mac, while a sprinkling of strings and brass brings life and color to such standouts as "Back down the Black," "Old Town
    Blues" and "Stranger."


    Boy & Bear's debut record Moonfire took the band to some places they never thought they'd see, including several tours
    of Europe and America, and went on to win five ARIA Awards, including Album of the Year.

    1. Southern Sun
    2. Old Town Blues
    3. Harlequin Dream
    4. Three Headed Woman
    5. Bridges
    6. A Moment's Grace
    7. End of the Line
    8. Back Down the Black
    9. Real Estate
    10. Stranger
    11. Arrow Flight
    Boy & Bear
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    Another Side Of Bob Dylan (On Sale)

    Dylans Second 1964 Album Expands Songwriting Themes and Adds Levity


    Wider Grooves, Superior Sound: Mobile Fidelitys 45RPM Edition The Last Word in Analog Fidelity


    Recorded in One Day: Whimsical Feel, Surrealist Lyrics, On-the-Fly Fluidness Grace the Bards Loosest 1960s Effort


    Includes I Shall Be Free No. 10, It Aint Me Babe, My Back Pages, Chimes of Freedom


    The Freewheelin Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home, Blonde on Blonde, Blood on the Tracks, and The Basement Tapes Also Available from Mobile Fidelity


    The ever-evasive Bob Dylan never explicitly stated exactly what represented the another side of himself referenced in the title to his second 1964 record. Yet the whimsical moods, hallucinogenic prose, humorous angles, transparent mistakes, and noncommittal themes give a pretty clear idea at what the Bard hinted as he emerged from being labeled as a reluctant generation spokesperson and folk savior after releasing two highly intellectual, socially pioneering sets replete with protest songs. Dylan needed to take a breath, step back from the drama, and reevaluate his surroundings. Another Side of Bob Dylan is all that and more.


    As part of its Bob Dylan catalog restoration series, Mobile Fidelity is thoroughly humbled to have the privilege of mastering the iconic LP from the original master tapes and pressing it on 45RPM LPs at RTI. The end result is the very finest, most transparent analog stereo edition of Another Side of Bob Dylan ever produced. Be there as the Minnesota native spends the evening of June 9, 1964 in Columbias Studio A and, displaying an openness hed never before revealed in a formal environment, lays down the songs that compromise his fourth album.


    Featuring minimal editing, Another Side of Bob Dylan is naked, truthful, and whimsical. Mobile Fidelitys reissue illuminates the artists conditionhe laughs in the midst of songs, experiences a few false starts, hits a couple of bum notes, occasionally sings as if hes stumbling down a Manhattan sidewalk after having one too many at a smoky pub, prizes rawness over perfectionwith microscopic accuracy. Indeed, Dylans slightly woozy and completely playful state related to his having downed a handful of bottles of Beaujolais during the sessions.


    The uninhibited joie de vive is discernable in the rattling piano lines on Black Crow Blues, seemingly subconscious ramble of the hysterical folk rhyming of Motorpsycho Nightmare, bluesy dream sequencing throughout I Dont Believe You, and intentionally out-of-tune yodeling during All I Really Want to Do. On a majority of the prized set, Dylan lets his guard down, but does so in clever manners that speak to his surrealist imagination and biting wit. He possesses the rare ability to make planned strategies appear spontaneous, to challenge audiences with stinting wordplay and minimalist melodies that provide a deceptive false security.


    And so the apparently autobiographical and self-aware My Back Pages, one of the earliest examples of Dylans immersion into symbolist prose and abstract metaphor, remains controversial for its on-the-surface denouncement of his earlier condemnations of social institutions and injustices. Peeled back, the tune is a brilliant releasean essential escape hatch for Dylan to both relieve himself of unneeded pressures and distance himself from pundits. As an indelible piece of art, it succeeds in masquerading obvious meaning while simultaneously forcing listeners to question their own actions. Quintessential Dylan.


    As is the trifecta of relationship-themed compositions that closes the record, as well as the eternal Chimes of Freedom, the standard that journalist Paul Williams dubbed Dylans Sermon on the Mount. Its inseparable conjunction of apocalyptic imagery, personal emotion, allusive lyricism, balladic alliteration, and inclusive sympathy signaled that, having already eviscerated the rules associated with pop and folk music, Dylan had just begun his assault on our consciousness, making Another Side of Bob Dylan that much more mysterious, unequivocal, and requisite.


    Given the sonic and artistic merit of this album, we anticipate huge demand.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. All I Really Want to Do
    2. Black Crow Blues
    3. Spanish Harlem Incident
    4. Chimes of Freedom
    5. I Shall Be Free, No. 10
    6. To Ramona
    7. Motorpsycho Nightmare
    8. My Back Pages
    9. I Dont Believe You
    10. Ballad in Plain D
    11. It Aint Me Babe
    Bob Dylan
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    Blood On The Tracks (On Sale)

    Ranked 16/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Dylans Masterpiece Break-Up Album: Sentimental Redemption Arises Amidst Sorrow, Turmoil, Sadness, and Pain


    Presence, Immediacy, Naturalness, Realism in Spades: Mobile Fidelity Reissue Makes Blood on the Tracks Among Most Lifelike-Sounding Albums You'll Ever Hear



    Songs Flow Like Rivers, Acoustic and Electric Elements Merge Like Bezels on a Diamond


    Includes Tangled Up In Blue, Simple Twist of Fate, Idiot Wind, Buckets of Rain


    The Freewheelin Bob Dylan, Another Side of Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home, Blonde on Blonde, and The Basement Tapes Also Available from Mobile Fidelity


    Bob Dylan was at several crossroads in the mid-1970s. Artistically, he was largely written off as being past his prime. Emotionally, he was suffering through a painful divorce from his then-wife Sara Lowndes. Creatively, he appeared at a stalemate, his previous decades unprecedented run of transformational brilliance finished. Then came Blood on the Tracks.


    A start-to-finish cycle that documents a lovers pursuit of, entanglement with, and loss of a woman, the bracingly intimate 1975 effort remains one of the most encompassing break-up albums ever made and ranks as the most personal statement of the Bards career. To hear it is to experience the agony, frustration, trauma, highs, lows, confusion, sadness, and, ultimately, requisite redemption associated with intimate relationships gone astray. Dylan maintains its a work of fiction, but its evident close-vested autobiographical premise is what helps make it universal: Its the icon singing through tears, going out of his mind, battling hallowing emptiness, firing shots across the bow, and accepting culpability. It is, in short, a consummate expression of loves darker sides and the consequences of what happens when dreams unravel.


    As part of its Bob Dylan catalog restoration series, Mobile Fidelity is thoroughly humbled to have the privilege of mastering the iconic LP from the original master tapes and pressing it on dead-quiet LPs at RTI. The end result is the very finest, most transparent analog edition of Blood on the Tracks ever producedand the first-ever proper analog reissue. Fantastically presenting both the solo acoustic and band-supported songs with the utmost clarity, dynamics, presence, immediacy, spaciousness, imaging, and balance, this version shines a high-powered light on the fluid vocal phrasing, timbral shifts, functional rhythms, and inward-looking strumming that contribute to every song here serving as a wound-exposing confessional.


    For all the melancholic pain, unresolved questions, shattered memories, wasted times, unrequited dialogs, and weary regret within, Blood on the Tracks remains as daring as it is reflective. Rather than follow for a monotone caustic vibe, Dylans songs burrow into the subconscious for the manners in which they are even-keeled, mellow, and occasionally, even peaceful. Dignity, honor, poignancy, and fairnessall traits uncommon in any situation in which partners dissolve histories, change hearts, and attribute blameinstill the record with equilibrium on par with the consistency of the flowing melodies.


    Throughout, tunes come on and proceed as if they could continue forever, Dylan spinning poetic verses and conversations amidst finely tied knots of acoustic notes, chords, and fills, the deceivingly simple architecture conjuring the intertwined refractions of a bezeled jewel, various angles, colors, and textures conjoining into a gorgeously inseparable whole. Backed by Tony Browns flexible albeit subtle bass, Buddy Cages country-streaked pedal-steel guitar, and Paul Griffins soul-baring organan instrument used to shadow, tuckpoint, and illuminate here as effectively as any time in rock historyDylan pours soulful emotion, open his veins, and bleeds.


    Ranked 16 on Rolling Stones list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and replete with existential thought, piercing directness, raw singing, and majestic arrangements,


    Given the sonic and artistic merit of this album, we anticipate huge demand.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Tangled Up in Blue
    2. Simple Twist of Fate
    3. Youre A Big Girl Now
    4. Idiot Wind
    5. Youre Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
    6. Meet Me in the Morning
    7. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
    8. If You See Her, Say Hello
    9. Shelter From the Storm
    10. Buckets of Rain
    Bob Dylan
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    The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (On Sale)

    Ranked 97/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Dylans 1963 Sophomore Effort Marks the Beginning of a Cultural Sea Change


    Wider Grooves, Superior Sound: Mobile Fidelitys 45RPM Edition The Last Word in Analog Fidelity


    Records Ambitious Poetry, Melodies, and Moral Conviction Transformed Songwriting, Folk, and Pop


    Includes Masters of War, Blowin in the Wind, and A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall


    Another Side of Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home, Blonde on Blonde, Blood on the Tracks, and The Basement Tapes Also Available from Mobile Fidelity


    Its the album the ignited sea changes in pop culture, music, songwriting, poetry, and the social consciousness. Its the creation of a 22-year-old visionary still years away from casting a jaundiced eye to the media. Its the sound of change, the feeling of ground shifting beneath ones feet, and the entrance of an entirely new way of thinking. Its the effective beginning of whats arguably the boldest career in music history, the yawning vortex into the complex mind, supernatural wordplay, and folk techniques of a vocalist/guitarist whose name is forever associated with transformation. Its The Freewheelin Bob Dylan.


    As part of its Bob Dylan catalog restoration series, Mobile Fidelity is thoroughly humbled to have the privilege of mastering the iconic LP from the original master tapes and pressing it on 45RPM LPs at RTI. The end result is the very finest, most transparent analog edition of The Freewheelin Bob Dylan ever produced. Never before has the resonance of his nylon guitar strings, fingerpicked notes, shivering harmonica fills, or plainspoken timbre possessed such clarity, openness, body, or realism.


    With the advantage of wider and deeper grooves, the 45RPM pressing affords the opportunity to detect more information and lavish in extra richness. Whether its the exaggerated nasal accents employed on Down the Highway or the decay of each strummed line on the entirely acoustic album, previously concealed details, microdynamics, and ambient cues surface enhancing the listeners experience and taking them inside Columbia's Studio A where history was made by leaps and bounds.


    Exponentially surpassing the potential he demonstrated on his debut, Dylan became a mirror of the concerns, issues, and feelings confronting the nation. Writing and singing with penetrating honesty, observational wit, moral conviction, and scathing emotion, he digs into the madness of war (Masters of War, A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall), hypocrisy of segregation (Oxford Town), urgency of civil rights and freedom (Blowin in the Wind), and multiple angles of unrequited love (Girl From the North Country, Dont Think Twice Its All Right) with a literate astuteness and depth that, nearly 50 years later, still leave audiences slack-jawed. Satire, absurdist humor, and traditional blues also pepper the album, which rests upon graceful melodies and sparse, poignant patterns.


    Viewed as protest songs, love songs, folk songs, or talking blues songs, the material on The Freewheelin Bob Dylan remains amongst the most astonishing and imaginative ever committed to tape. It deserves as much as you deserve a fidelity that makes as closely intimate as possible the musics connection with you. You deserve this edition.


    Given the sonic and artistic merit of this album, we anticipate huge demand.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Blowin in the Wind
    2. Girl From the North Country
    3. Masters of War
    4. Down the Highway
    5. Bob Dylans Blues
    6. A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall
    7. Dont Think Twice, Its All Right
    8. Bob Dylans Dream
    9. Oxford Town
    10. Talking World War III Blues
    11. Corrina, Corrina
    12. Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance
    13. I Shall Be Free
    Bob Dylan
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    Sister Big Stuff

    Grammy-nominated bluegrass sensation, The Steep Canyon Rangers proudly present their debut Rounder Records effort Nobody Knows You. Grammy nominated for their collaboration with icon Steve Martin, these personable young musicians are as Steve puts it, "not only great musicians who continue to explore both the new and old styles of bluegrass and bring a fresh energy to the traditions of American music, but they are also really fun on a bus."


    Deft musicianship, impeccable songwriting, distinctive vocals, and creative arrangements are just some of the qualities that set The Steep Canyon Rangers apart from the rest of the pack. Unafraid to break the mold, whether taking the unexpected musical turn or bringing home the surprising lyric, it's no wonder that Martin chose them as just the right band to record and tour with. Nobody Knows You is the most adventurous and fully realized accomplishment The Steep Canyon Rangers have achieved to date.


    Guitarist Woody Platt's take on Nobody Knows You to No Depression, I think this record is an obvious step for us if you were to go back and listen to all of our records in order. To me, Nobody Knows You has the most depth from start to finish, and I believe that it features our best songwriting to date.


    He adds, Although it is a bluegrass album, and we are very proud to be a bluegrass band, there are elements of pop, honky-tonk, jazz and rock and roll all kind of mixed into the album. The variety of the record will hopefully enable us to reach a larger audience of music fans, and not limit it to only bluegrass fans. Compared to our previous discography, I'd say that this record has the best chance to have a broad appeal.

    1. South Of The Border
    2. Still
    3. Protection
    4. Why Not Tonight
    5. Wish Your Picture
    6. Sata A Masa Gana
    7. Sister Big Stuff
    8. Stand Accused
    9. Bridge Over Troubled Waters
    10. Stick By Me
    11. Young Gifted And Black
    12. Cool Operator
    Prince Buster
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    Nobody Knows You

    Grammy-nominated bluegrass sensation, The Steep Canyon Rangers proudly present their debut Rounder Records effort Nobody Knows You. Grammy nominated for their collaboration with icon Steve Martin, these personable young musicians are as Steve puts it, "not only great musicians who continue to explore both the new and old styles of bluegrass and bring a fresh energy to the traditions of American music, but they are also really fun on a bus."


    Deft musicianship, impeccable songwriting, distinctive vocals, and creative arrangements are just some of the qualities that set The Steep Canyon Rangers apart from the rest of the pack. Unafraid to break the mold, whether taking the unexpected musical turn or bringing home the surprising lyric, it's no wonder that Martin chose them as just the right band to record and tour with. Nobody Knows You is the most adventurous and fully realized accomplishment The Steep Canyon Rangers have achieved to date.


    Guitarist Woody Platt's take on Nobody Knows You to No Depression, I think this record is an obvious step for us if you were to go back and listen to all of our records in order. To me, Nobody Knows You has the most depth from start to finish, and I believe that it features our best songwriting to date.


    He adds, Although it is a bluegrass album, and we are very proud to be a bluegrass band, there are elements of pop, honky-tonk, jazz and rock and roll all kind of mixed into the album. The variety of the record will hopefully enable us to reach a larger audience of music fans, and not limit it to only bluegrass fans. Compared to our previous discography, I'd say that this record has the best chance to have a broad appeal.

    1. Nobody Knows You
    2. Rescue Me
    3. Easy To Love
    4. Between Midnight and the Dawn
    5. As I Go
    6. Natural Disaster
    7. Ungrateful One
    8. Summer Winds
    9. Open Country
    10. Knob Creek
    11. Reputation
    12. Long Shot
    Steep Canyon Rangers
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    Agitations

    Cobra Skulls have been on an upward trajectory since they sloughed off the shackles of their hometown of Reno, and started bringing their unique musical stylings to the masses back in 2005. Even with two full-lengths and 4 EPs to their credit already, not to mention a brutal tour schedule, the guys haven't let the breakneck pace slow them down.


    Less than a year after their heralded debut release on Fat Wreck Chords, Bringing the War Home, they are set to deliver a follow-up full-length titled Agitations. As has become their calling card, the music on Agitations runs the gamut from rockabilly to folk/punk and hits all points in between. Any discerning listener can pick out hints of The Misfits, Against Me, The Clash, Chuck Berry, and any number of other varied artists in Cobra Skulls' music. The mastery of their craft is in the way they seamlessly blend an array of influences, giving nods to each, yet maintaining an old school punk fabric throughout each song.


    The other hallmark of a Cobra Skulls record is the urgent message they propagate and the content on Agitations is no different. The lyrical themes on the album reflect a passion and vitriol uncommon in today's punk music and serve as an accelerant to the bonfire that is Agitations. All 13 tracks jolt the listeners' ears and conscience with a whiplash like intensity, just as a true punk rock album should.

    1. Six Degrees

    2. Iron Lung

    3. Now You Know

    4. The Mess

    5. On & On

    6. All Drive

    7. Drones

    8. The Mockery

    9. Solastalgia

    10. The Minimum

    11. Hiding

    12. Running Out

    13. Believe
    Cobra Skulls
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    Tell The Ones I Love

    Coming off their 2012 Grammy-winning album, "Nobody Knows You, and this album proves to hold equal charisma and sharpness that brought their first
    album so much success. They are currently touring with the widely popular Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. This has increased the bands fan base greatly. They have been playing to sold out venues with enthusiastic audiences. They have literally been bringing the house down and winning audiences over with their incredible musicianship and hard driving renditions of some of their own compositions in a set of their own. Yes, the Steep Canyon Rangers
    have received widespread exposure & critical acclaim as Steve Martin's backing band, but anyone who knows the Steeps and has heard them play, know that it is Steve Martin who is THEIR celebrity! Even Steve would tell you that.


    Along with winning the Grammy for their last album Nobody Know You(without Steve) they have also won multiple IBMA awards, including Entertainers of the Year. They will be the hosts of this year's IBMAs as they move to their new home on North Carolina. The Steep Canyon Rangers have very close ties with Steve Martin, and he hugely supportive of them plugging the band whenever possible. They have appeared with him on countless national television programs such as Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight
    show with Jay Leno, The View, The Today Show, plus many more.


    Steep Canyon Rangers wanted Tell The Ones I Love to reflect the spirit of their concerts-an original, freewheeling, high-energy approach to bluegrass
    that rests mainly on the songwriting of Graham Sharp and Charles Humphrey. They recorded the album almost entirely live, using few overdubs. While the Steep Canyon Rangers were certainly open to recording songs by other composers, or to dip into traditional material, Campbell ultimately had them record all original tunes, based both on the strength of the songs and the band's arrangements. A good decision all around.

    1. Tell The Ones I Love
    2. Stand and Deliver
    3. Bluer Words Were Never Spoken
    4. Come Dance
    5. Camellia
    6. Graveyard Fields
    7. Boomtown
    8. Mendocino County Blue
    9. Hunger
    10. Lay Myself Down
    11. Take the Wheel
    12. Las Vegas
    Steep Canyon Rangers
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    Lee-Way

    Blue Note Reissue


    How do these new deluxe re-issues stack up to the alternatives? Not surprisingly, the big difference comes from the 45-RPM cutting. The faster cutting speed creates greater dynamic range and the sense of more air around the instruments, which stand out in better relief and give that you-are-there feel. The tradeoff requires you to flip the record twice as often, a small price to pay for this level of enhanced realism. These new issues maintain that timbral accuracy and at the same time bring out the piano sound like never before, for the first time Blue Note re-issues sound right. Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi+, Issue 57


    As much as I'd love to relay all kinds of anecdotes about the challenges Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray encounter during the mastering sessions, I witness none. These boys know the sound of the facility and the Van Gelder masters like the backs of their hands. Back home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent me. I hear the most realistic-sounding drums ever reproduced by my system. It's as though I'm sitting at the point of creation, experiencing the same high that brought such gifted musicians together as one. Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud. Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile, April 2008


    ...these first five Acoustic Sounds Blue Note re-issues are pure bop genius...The best news is that Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman were keen enough to do nothing more than gently clean up the masters, bringing us even closer to the hard bop edge. The 45 rpm pressings that I received were all super quiet with every last drop of resolution from the master tapes. I had almost forgotten just how good Paul Chambers and Phil Joe were together as the backbone of these groups. I've always loved this music but I didn't remember it sounding this good! Hank Mobley offers us some brilliant sax bits on one of Kenny Dorham's finest recordings, Whistle Stop and Dexter Gordon's performance blew me away as well. The biggest surprise were the Lee Morgan records. I suggest turning these up loud, since they possess unlimited energy and some hooks that will knock you out. Amazing! Just a small warning: Once you start playing these Blue Note recordings you will be hooked. The good news is that Acoustic Sounds is working on at least 20 more of these jazz gems. So make sure your turntable has a setting for 45 rpm, clean your stylus occassionally, and get ready to be transported to nirvana. - Dan Babineau, Tone Audio, No. 14 2008, www.tonepublications.com


    This album is unique within Lee Morgan's vast and rich Blue Note discography. With then current employer Art Blakey, band mate Bobby Timmons on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Jackie McLean on alto saxophone, the trumpeter abandons time constraints and stretches out on four, soulful, hard-bop compositions (the first and the last are by Cal Massey). These hard bop masters are constantly inspired by Blakey's explosive grooves.

    These Are Soulful Days
    The Lion and the Wolf
    Midtown Blues
    Nakatini Suite
    Lee Morgan
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    Whistle Stop

    Blue Note Reissue


    As much as I'd love to relay all kinds of anecdotes about the challenges Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray encounter during the mastering sessions, I witness none. These boys know the sound of the facility and the Van Gelder masters like the backs of their hands. Back home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent me. I hear the most realistic-sounding drums ever reproduced by my system. It's as though I'm sitting at the point of creation, experiencing the same high that brought such gifted musicians together as one. Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud. Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile, April 2008


    ...these first five Acoustic Sounds Blue Note re-issues are pure bop genius...The best news is that Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman were keen enough to do nothing more than gently clean up the masters, bringing us even closer to the hard bop edge. The 45 rpm pressings that I received were all super quiet with every last drop of resolution from the master tapes. I had almost forgotten just how good Paul Chambers and Phil Joe were together as the backbone of these groups. I've always loved this music but I didn't remember it sounding this good! Hank Mobley offers us some brilliant sax bits on one of Kenny Dorham's finest recordings, Whistle Stop and Dexter Gordon's performance blew me away as well. The biggest surprise were the Lee Morgan records. I suggest turning these up loud, since they possess unlimited energy and some hooks that will knock you out. Amazing! Just a small warning: Once you start playing these Blue Note recordings you will be hooked. The good news is that Acoustic Sounds is working on at least 20 more of these jazz gems. So make sure your turntable has a setting for 45 rpm, clean your stylus occassionally, and get ready to be transported to nirvana. - Dan Babineau, Tone Audio, No. 14 2008, www.tonepublications.com


    Rightfully considered one of Kenny Dorham's best, this album features great originals and great trumpet playing. The superb cast consists of Hank Mobley, Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones. The title tune and Philly Twist are often heard, but the entire album represents a great composing achievement for KD.

    'Philly' Twist
    Buffalo
    Sunset
    Whistle Stop
    Sunrise In Mexico
    Windmill
    Dorham's Epitaph
    Kenny Dorham
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    Ghost To A Ghost/Gutter Town (Awaiting Repress)

    With his own new label, Hank3 Records, and the sense that he has thrown off the chains holding him back creatively, Shelton Hank Williams III, aka Hank III, is coming out swinging in 2011 with the release of four records. The unprecedented launch, in a distribution partnership with Megaforce Records (MRI), features a broad range of music that bridges more than one head-thumping genre, a familiar theme that true Hank III fans have embraced for years. Ghost to a Ghost/Gutter Town, a double-album set, is a straight-shooting country collection, flavored with Hank III's trademark hellbilly sound, and heavily weighted with Cajun influence (especially on Gutter Town) and an ambient, lonesome mood, and a few very special guests.


    All three projects were recorded at The Haunted Ranch, Hank III's home and studio that lies on the outskirts of Nashville, a fitting place since the town has never really known what to do with this grandson of the American icon. He finally parted ways with Curb Records January 1. I have musical freedom. I'm able to say 'Here's my record' and I don't have to go through a million different channels just to put out a song, he says. It's all me now.


    Hank III wrote the lion's share of the songs that appear on Ghost to a Ghost/Gutter Town. The players are Andy Gibson on steel guitar and banjo, who also aided in its recording, David McElfresh on fiddle and mandolin, Zach Shedd on standup bass, Daniel Mason on banjo, super-picker Johnny Hiland on guitar, Billy Contreras on fiddle, and Rory Hoffman on accordian. Guest appearances include the mythical Tom Waits on the haunted Fadin Moon from Gutter Town and on the Ghost to a Ghost title track, Alan King of Hellstomper, Les Claypool of Primus fame, Dave Sherman, Troy Medlin and Hank III's dog Trooper.


    Cuts such as Gutter Town, Ridin The Wave and The Devil's Movin In on Ghost to a Ghost and Goin to Gutter Town, The Low Line and I'll Save My Tears on Gutter Town highlight both the excellent musicianship on the records, and Hank III's unmistakable, confident vocals. The release of all three projects represents a new birth for Hank III, and he's happy to have the chance. Megaforce Records has helped me with my vision to do something that never been done before, he says. They're handling my distribution, and I wanted to flood the market and do everything different. I wanted to come out of the gate strong. I'm opening up the mind a little bit and bringing some different styles together.

    LP1 - Ghost to a Ghost
    1. Gutter Town
    2. Day By Day
    3. Ridin The Wave
    4. Don't Ya Wanna
    5. Ray Lawrence Jr.
    6. The Devils Movin In
    7. Time To Die
    8. Troopers Hollar
    9. Outlaw Convention
    10. Cunt of a Bitch
    11. Ghost to a Ghost

    LP2 - Gutter Town
    1. Goin to Gutter Town
    2. Gutter Stomp
    3. The Dirt Road
    4. Mushas
    5. The Dream of Before
    6. Dyin Day
    7. I Promised
    8. Chord of the Organ
    9. Move Them Songs
    10. The Low Line
    11. Ill Be Gone
    12. Troopers Chaos
    13. Chaos Queen
    14. Thunderpain
    15. Fadin Moon
    16. The Round
    17. Ill Save My Tears
    16. Its Goin Down
    17. With the Ship
    Hank Williams III
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