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  • Unconditionally Guaranteed Unconditionally Guaranteed Quick View

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    Unconditionally Guaranteed

    The most reviled album of Captain Beefheart's entire career, 1974's ironically titled Unconditionally Guaranteed unfortunately largely deserves its negative reputation. Recorded in the U.K. as the first album of Captain Beefheart's contract with Virgin Records, it's also the last album that features any members of the Trout Mask Replica-era band, notably guitarists Zoot Horn Rollo and Alex St. Clair, plus former Mothers of Invention percussionist Art Tripp. Rather like Van Morrison's later album, A Period of Transition, Unconditionally Guaranteed is clearly a deliberate attempt by the Captain to restrain his more peculiar tendencies in search of a wider audience. As might be expected, the wider audience didn't show up, and his longtime fans were put off by the album's more commercial facets. It's not an entirely useless album, as the tunes do have some of the blues-rock punch that's at the root of Beefheart's work, and the lyrics, mostly declarations of love for his wife, Jan Van Vliet, who receives co-writing credit with producer Andy DiMartino on all ten tracks, seem heartfelt enough. The problem is that DiMartino's production and arrangements are flaccid and dull, and Beefheart (purposely) sings as if he's half asleep throughout. Even Captain Beefheart himself disowns this record.
    1. Upon the My-O-My
    2. Sugar Bowl Listen
    3. New Electric Ride
    4. Magic Be
    5. Happy Love Song
    6. Full Moon,Hot Sun
    7. I Got Love On My Mind
    8. This is The Day
    9. Lazy Music
    10. Peaches
    Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band
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    Mirror Man

    The fifth studio album by Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band. It contains material which was recorded in 1967 for Buddah Records, and which was originally intended for release as part of an abandoned project entitled It Comes to You in a Plain Brown Wrapper. Much of the material from this project was subsequently re-recorded and released through a different label as Strictly Personal (1968). The tapes from the original sessions, however, remained under the care of Buddah, who took four of the unissued tunes and released them as Mirror Man in 1971. The record sleeve features an erroneous claim that it had been recorded one night in Los Angeles in 1965.
    The album is dominated by three long, blues-rooted jams featuring uncharacteristically sparse lyrical accompaniment from Beefheart. A fourth tune, the eight-minute Kandy Korn, is an earlier version of a track that appears on Strictly Personal. In 1999, Buddha Records issued an expanded version of the album entitled The Mirror Man Sessions, which features five additional tracks taken from the abandoned tapes
    1. Tarotplane 19:00
    2. Kandy Korn 8:00
    3. 25th Century Quaker 9:50
    4. Mirror Man 15:38
    Captain Beefheart
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  • Marvel's Music from Captain America: The First Avenger (Picture Disc) Marvel's Music from Captain America: The First Avenger (Picture Disc) Quick View

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    Marvel's Music from Captain America: The First Avenger (Picture Disc)

    Music from Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger on an exclusive picture disc. Limited edition.
    1. Captain America Main Titles
    2. Hydra Train
    3. Rain Fire Upon Them
    4. Motorcycle Mayhem
    5. Invasion
    6. This Is My Choice
    7. Passage Of Time
    8. Captain America March
    9. Captain America
    10. Training The Supersoldier
    11. Vitarays
    12. Kruger Chase
    13. Factory Inferno
    14. Triumphant Return
    15. Howling Commando's Montage
    16. Star Spangled Man
    Alan Silvestri
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  • Sun, Zoom, Spark:1970 to 1973 Sun, Zoom, Spark:1970 to 1973 Quick View

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    Sun, Zoom, Spark:1970 to 1973

    Limited Edition Four LP Boxed Set Includes Newly Remastered Versions Of Lick My Decals Off, Baby, The Spotlight Kid And Clear Spot, Plus An Entire Disc Of Unreleased Outtakes.


    Recorded over a couple of weeks in the summer of 1970 at United Recording Group in Hollywood, Lick My Decals Off, Baby was released the following October. One of Van Vliet's favorites, the album represents the apex of his dissonant style and includes such standout tracks as the quirky-funny I Love You, You Big Dummy and the exquisite solo guitar piece One Red Rose That I Mean.


    Don Van Vliet was an American musician, singer-songwriter and artist best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work was conducted with a rotating ensemble of musicians called the Magic Band (1965-1982), with whom he recorded 13 studio albums. Noted for his powerful singing voice with its wide range,Van Vliet also played the harmonica, saxophone and numerous other wind instruments. His music blended rock, blues and psychedelia with avant-garde and contemporary experimental composition.

    LP 1 - Lick My Decals Off, Baby (October 1970)
    1. Lick My Decals Off, Baby
    2. Doctor Dark
    3. I Love You, You Big Dummy
    4. Peon
    5. Bellerín 'Plain
    6. Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop
    7. Japan In A dishpan
    8. I Wanna Find A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go
    9. Petrified Forest
    10. One Red Rose That I Mean
    11. The Buggy Boogie Woogie
    12. The Smithsonian Institute Blues (Or The Big Dig)
    13. Space-Age Couple
    14. The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey Or Rye)
    15. Flash Gordon's Ape


    LP 2 - The Spotlight Kid (January 1972)
    1. I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby
    2. White Jam
    3. Blabber 'N Smoke
    4. When It Blows Its Stacks
    5. Alice In Blunderland
    6. The Spotlight Kid
    7. Click Clack
    8. Grow Fins
    9. There Is not No Santa Claus On The Evenin 'Stage
    10. Glider


    LP 3 - Clear Spot (November 1972)
    1. Low Yo Yo Stuff
    2. Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man
    3. Too Much Time
    4. Circumstances
    5. My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains
    6. Sun Zoom Spark
    7. Clear Spot
    8. Crazy Little Thing
    9. Long Neck Bottles
    10. Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
    11. Big Eyed Beans From Venus
    12. Golden Birdies


    LP 4 - Out-Takes (Previously Unreleased)
    1. Alice In Blunderland (Alternate Version)
    2. Harry Irene
    3. I Can not Do This Unless I Can Do This / Seam Crooked Sam
    4. Pompadour Swamp / Suction Prints
    5. The Witch Doctor Life (Instrumental Take)
    6. Two Rips In A Haystack / Kiss Me My Love
    7. Best Batch Yet (Track) [Version 1]
    8. Your Love Brought Me To Life (Instrumental)
    9. Dirty Blue Gene (Alternate Version 1)
    10. Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man (Early Mix)
    11. Kiss Where I Kain't
    12. Circumstances (Alternate Vesion 2)
    13. Little Scratch
    14. Dirty Blue Gene (Alternate Version 3)

    Captain Beefheart
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  • Captain Buckles Captain Buckles Quick View

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    Captain Buckles

    1. Captain Buckles
    2. Joel's Domain
    3. Something
    4. Blue Caper
    5. The Clincher
    6. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
    7. Negus
    David Newman
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  • Captain Beefheart Live 1966-67 Captain Beefheart Live 1966-67 Quick View

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    Captain Beefheart Live 1966-67

    Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band are firmly established as one of the most imaginative acts to have emerged from late-'60s America. The historically vital recordings preserved on this set -- a live set captured from Avalon Ballroom in 1966 and a radio station set from 1967 -- capture Beefheart and his musicians as they emerge from their blues-based beginnings and begin to evolve into something far stranger.
    1. Down in the Bottom
    2. Don't Start Me to Talkin'
    3. The Sun is Shining
    4. Tupelo
    5. Somebody in My Home
    6. Old Folks' Boogie
    7. St. James Infirmary
    8. Evil (Is Going On)
    9. Harp Instrumental
    10. Somebody in My House
    11. Sure'Nuff'n' Yes I Do
    12. Call on Me
    13. Yellow Brick Road
    14. Plastic Factory
    15. Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do
    16. Yellow Brick Road
    17. Abba Zaba
    18. Kandy Korn
    Captain Beefheart
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  • Captain Of None Captain Of None Quick View

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    Captain Of None

    Colleen is French multi-instrumentalist Cecile Schott, who uses her voice and the treble viola da gamba (a baroque instrument with gut strings), to weave intricate stories about the human mind and heart. Captain of None is the most melodic album in her repertoire, with fast-paced tracks rooted down by prominent bass lines and assorted percussive effects. It is also an album that breaks new ground for Colleen in terms of production. While previous works centered around sample-based or looped, minimal compositions, on Captain of None Schott significantly changed her approach, setting her viola and her voice as focal points. Captain of None is inhabited by delicately crafted, other-worldly pop songs incorporating dub-inspired techniques.
    1. Holding Horses
    2. I'm Kin
    3. This Hammer Breaks
    4. Salina Stars
    5. Lighthouse
    6. Soul Alphabet
    7. Eclipse
    8. Captain Of None
    Colleen
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  • The Captain And Me The Captain And Me Quick View

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    The Captain And Me

    This multi-platinum smash LP yielded the Doobie Brothers four major hit singles and has since become one of the most popular albums of all time in classic rock. Featuring Long Train Runnin', China Grove and other favorites, The Captain and Me has truly stood the test of time. Impeccably half-speed mastered using the original Warner vault tapes at Friday Music Studios by the award winning Joe Reagoso (Doobie Brothers, Yes, Boz Scaggs), and Capitol Records in Hollywood with Ron McMaster, this will be one of the most desired audiophile releases this new year! Packaged with the original gatefold cover, original art elements, protective poly record sleeve, and poly bag for the album cover.
    1. Natural Thing
    2. Long Train Runnin'
    3. China Grove
    4. Dark Eyed Cajun Woman
    5. Clear As The Driven Snow
    6. Without You
    7. South City Midnight Lady
    8. Evil Woman
    9. Busted Down Around O' Connelly Corners
    10. Ukiah
    11. The Captain And Me
    The Doobie Brothers
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  • Captain Beyond (Deluxe Limited Edition) Captain Beyond (Deluxe Limited Edition) Quick View

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    Captain Beyond (Deluxe Limited Edition)

    Numbered, Limited Edition on Random Colored Vinyl


    A super deluxe limited edition pressing of this landmark space rock album by
    supergroup Captain Beyond!


    Formed in 1971 by members of Deep Purple, Iron Butterfly & Johnny Winter's band, Captain Beyond is heavy, spacey and most definitely FAR OUT!


    Sequentially numbered and presented in a gorgeous black velvet gatefold
    jacket with silver foil stamping and a 180 gram colored vinyl with audio that's
    been remastered specifically for this edition!

    1. Dancing Madly Backwards (On a Sea Of Air)
    2. Armworth
    3. Myopic Void
    4. Mesmerization Eclipse
    5. Raging River Of Fear
    6. Thousand Days Of Yesterdays (Intro)
    7. Frozen Over
    8. Thousand Days Of Yesterdays (Time Since Come And Gone)
    9. I Can't Feel Nothin', Part 1
    10. As The Moon Speaks (To The Waves Of The Sea)
    11. Astral Lady
    12. As The Moon Speaks (Return)
    13. I Can't Feel Nothin', Part 2
    Captain Beyond
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  • Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy Quick View

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    Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy

    Originally released in 1975, this concept album showed Elton John and Bernie Taupin at the peak of their game. The album shows off a variety of genres including hard rock and country music and contains the standout track, "Someone Saved My Life Tonight." Now available on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl, Captain Fantastic is one in a series of vinyl releases to mark Elton John's 50th anniversary in the music industry.
    1. Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy
    2. Tower of Babel
    3. Bitter Fingers
    4. Tell Me When The Whistle Blows
    5. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
    6. (Gotta Get a) Meal Ticket
    7. Better Off Dead
    8. Writing
    9. We All Fall In Love Sometimes
    10. Curtains
    Elton John
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  • Performing the Music of Captain Beefheart Performing the Music of Captain Beefheart Quick View

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    Performing the Music of Captain Beefheart

    Famously forged in a cauldron of intense artistic pressure, the Magic Band emerged as a group unlike any other in popular music. Under the tenacious tutelage of Don Van Vliet, better known as Captain Beefheart, this strikingly innovative unit took their music to unexplored places, creating a musical language all their own. Throughout the band's chaotic history with Beefheart, drummer John Drumbo French served as the chief translator, deciphering the Captain's often cryptic instructions into a discernable direction for the band. His tireless efforts provided the essential conduit through which Beefheart's multi-hued compositional visions transformed into concrete audio sculptures. In simpler terms, he was the glue.


    In response to repeated fan requests, French assembled an all-star cast of Magic Band veterans including Denny Freebo Reelers Walley/guitar, Garry Mantis Lucas/ guitar, Mark Rockette Morton Boston/bass and Michael Traylor/drums and brought them to the U.K. for several concert tours between 2003 and 2006. Freed from the confines of his drum kit, French stepped into the front man role, singing and playing harmonica. Exploring songs from the Magic Band's rich catalog, the group returned to these compositions with fervor, faithfully recreating them while simultaneously adding new sonic colors to the palette. Enraptured audiences across the empire reveled in the revived music, thrilled to hear the long-silent repertoire performed again.


    This recording captures an especially memorable performance at the intimate Zodiac club in Oxford, England from June 6, 2005. Riding the momentum of two successful concerts in Portsmouth and Penzance, the group was careful to keep their focus and not become overconfident. That night, surrounded by an enthusiastic audience that included many friends and acquaintances, the band played a transcendent set. As French relates in the album's liner notes, It was on this night when I was able to savor the words and music of Don Van Vliet and in a sense 're-discover' the greatness of the work. I could feel the power of the compositions as they rained down upon the crowd, and I found myself laughing all over again at many of the double-entendres, and euphemisms. How fortunate, then, that tape was rolling on this enchanted evening!


    John French personally mixed these eighteen tracks for release, ensuring that the zeitgeist of this special show would be preserved for all time. Sundazed celebrates this prized addition to the Magic Band's discography, bringing it to you on 180 gram vinyl 2LP set for your listening pleasure.

    1. Gimme Dat Harp Boy
    2. Dropout Boogie
    3. Diddy Wah Diddy
    4. Low Yo You Stuff
    5. When It Blows Its Stacks
    6. Kandy Korn
    7. Harp Pie
    8. On Tomorrow
    9. China Pig
    10. Steal Softly Thru Snow
    11. Abba Zaba
    12. My Human Gets Me Blues
    13. Alice In Blunderland
    14. Electricity
    15. Evening Bell
    16. The Floppy Boot Stomp
    17. Big Eyed Beans From Venus
    18. Mirror Man
    Magic Band, The
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  • The Captain And Me (Speakers Corner) The Captain And Me (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    The Captain And Me (Speakers Corner)

    The Doobie Brothers weren't brothers, nor were they called Doobie. The band started life as Pud in 1969 in Chateau LibertÉ, a club in the mountains of California. The group took on the slang name for marihuana cigarettes (doobie) one year later. The Doobies' music, however, never sounded like that of befuddled, half-stoned junkies. Heavy metal hard rock was their thing which made their record company Warner target the bikers of the rocker scene. The idea backfired, though, because the band had far more to offer than explosive hard rock.



    The album The Captain And Me is considered to be the group's most concentrated and versatile production since it contrasts aggressive, hard numbers with gentle ones full of melodiousness. The very first number, Natural Thing, shows how winsome vocal folk music and electric guitar riffs can be amalgamated into rock music. Amongst these titles, decidedly angry numbers such as Without You and Evil Woman became real trailblazers. Now and then, an extensive harp solo or nonchalant licks from the acoustic guitar remind one of the pungent bluegrass style emanating from the South. That even the sweet wailing of the steel guitar (South City Midnight Lady) finds room for expression seems quite logical in this well-thought-out musical concept.



    Musicians:



    • Tom Johnston (guitar, harmonica, synthesizer, vocals)

    • Patrick Simmons (guitar, synthesizer, vocals)

    • John Hartman (percussion, drums, vocals)

    • Tiran Porter (bass, vocals)

    • Michael Hossack (drums, conga, percussion)



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Natural Thing
    2. Long Train Runnin'
    3. China Grove
    4. Dark Eyed Cajun Woman
    5. Clear As The Driven Snow
    6. Without You
    7. South City Midnight Lady
    8. Evil Woman
    9. Ukiah
    10. The Captain And Me
    The Doobie Brothers
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  • The Captain's Birthday Party The Captain's Birthday Party Quick View

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    The Captain's Birthday Party

    Pressed On 140 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl


    Recorded In November Of 1977 At The Roundhouse In London And Originally Released In June Of 1986


    The Captain's Birthday Party is a live recording by The Damned. It was recorded in November 1977 at The Roundhouse in London and originally released in June 1986. It is now available again through Let Them Eat Vinyl and for the first time on deluxe gatefold vinyl format.

    1. You Take My Money
    2. Creep (You Can't Fool Me)
    3. Fan Club

    4. Problem Child

    5. So Messed Up

    6. New Rose

    7. Feel Alright
    8. Born To Kill
    The Damned
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  • Lick My Decals Off, Baby Lick My Decals Off, Baby Quick View

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    Lick My Decals Off, Baby

    Produced by Captain Beefheart himself, Lick My Decals Off, Baby is a bit darker, examining environmental issues in some songs rather than simply concentrating on surreal wordplay. Whatever the differences, the jagged, complex rhythms and guitar interplay continue to amaze.
    1. Lick My Decals Off, Baby
    2. Doctor Dark
    3. I Love You, You Big Dummy
    4. Peon
    5. Bellerin' Plain
    6. Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop
    7. Japan In A Dishpan
    8. I Wanna Find A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go
    9. Petrified Forest
    10. One Red Rose That I Mean
    11. The Buggy Boogie Woogie
    12. The Smithsonian Institute Blues (Or The Big Dig)
    13. Space-Age Couple
    14. The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey Or Rye)
    15. Flash Gordon's Ape
    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
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  • Live In Texas - October 6, 1973 Live In Texas - October 6, 1973 Quick View

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    Live In Texas - October 6, 1973

    A never before released full length concert album from one of the greatest undiscovered gems of '70s rock, Captain Beyond.


    Formed in 1971 by members of Deep Purple, Iron Butterfly & Johnny Winter's band, Captain Beyond is heavy, spacey and most definitely far out.


    This show was recorded just after the release of the band's second album, Sufficiently Breathless, during their tour with King Crimson.


    Liner notes by noted rock historian Dave Thompson.

    1. Intro
    2. Distant Sun
    3. Dancing Madly Backwards (On A Sea Of Air)
    4. Armworth
    5. Myopic Void
    6. Drifting In Space
    7. Pandora's Box (It's War)
    8. Thousand Days Of Yesterday
    9. Frozen Over
    10. Guitar Solo
    11. Mesmerization Eclipse
    12. Drum Solo
    13. Mesmerization Eclipse (Reprise)
    14. Stone Free
    Captain Beyond
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  • Bluejeans & Moonbeams (Awaiting Repress) Bluejeans & Moonbeams (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Bluejeans & Moonbeams (Awaiting Repress)

    About the best one can say about 1974's Bluejeans & Moonbeams is that it's not as bad as his other release of the year, Unconditionally Guaranteed. In fact, there are two tracks, the pretty reverie Observatory Crest and the stomping blues-rocker Party of Special Things to Do, that are actually quite good. The rest of the album, however, is fairly dire. Recorded with anonymous studio musicians who are clearly out of their league and glossed to a soul-less polish by producer Andy DiMartino, Bluejeans & Moonbeams never catches fire even at its best, and its worst tracks -- those would be Pompadour Swamp and the utterly wretched proto-disco Captain's Holiday -- are the worst things that have ever borne the Captain Beefheart name. Captain Beefheart would eventually return with the revitalized Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) in 1978, but Bluejeans & Moonbeams sounds like a tired and cynical make-work project.
    Party of Special Things To Do
    Same Old Blues
    Observatory Crest
    Pompadour Swamp
    Captains Holiday
    Rock 'n Roll's Evil Doll
    Further Than We've Gone
    Twist Ah Luck
    Bluejeans and Moonbeams
    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
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    Ice Cream For Crow

    Captain Beefheart's 1982 release Ice Cream For Crow was his final recording before retiring from the music business forever to devote himself to full time painting. A more somber affair than the previous record, Doc At The Radar Station, it is still a strong final musical statement from him. A more streamlined new Magic Band is back for this recording and masterfully help send the Captain off in style. Featuring hit songs (in an alternate universe!) such as The Host The Ghost The Most Holy-O, Hey Garland I Dig Your Tweed Coat and 81 Poop Hatch.
    1. Ice Cream For Crow
    2. The Host The Ghost The Most Holy-O
    3. Semi-Multicoloured Caucasian
    4. Hey Garland I Dig Your Tweed Coat
    5. Evening Bell
    6. Cardboard Cutout Sundown
    7. The Past Sure Is Tense
    8. Ink Mathematics
    9. The Witch Doctor Life
    10. 81 Poop Hatch
    11. The Thousandth and Tenth Day Of The Human Totem Pole
    12. Skeleton Makes Good
    Captain Beefheart
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    Merseytrout

    Limited edition 2LP set of Captain Beefheart's best selling live album Merseytrout, previously only available on CD. Recorded live at Rotters Club Liverpool in October of 1980, this was Beefhearts fifth gig of the tour after an absence from touring for almost two years. Joined by his Magic Band, the 21-song set finds the music legend at his absolute avant garde best.
    LP1
    1. Toaster
    2. Nowadays A Womans Gotta Hit A Man
    3. Abba Zabba
    4. Hothead
    5. Dirty Blue Jean
    6. Best Batch Yet
    7. One Man Sentence
    8. Safe As Milk
    9. Flavour Bud Living
    10. Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
    11. One Red Rose That I Mean


    LP2
    1. Doctor Dark
    2. Bat Chain Puller
    3. My Human Gets Me Blues
    4. Sugar 'n' Spikes
    5. Veterans Day Poppy
    6. Dropout Boogie
    7. Sheriff Of Hong Kong
    8. Kandy Korn
    9. Suction Prints
    10. Big Eyed Beans From Venus

    Captain Beefheart
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    The Spotlight Kid

    On The Spotlight Kid, Captain Beefheart took over full production duties. Spotlight takes things lower and looser, with a lot of typical Beefheart fun crawling around in weird, strange ways. The overall atmosphere is definitely relaxed and fun, maybe one step up from a jam.
    1. I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby
    2. White Jam
    3. Blabber 'n Smoke
    4. When It Blows Its Stacks
    5. Alice In Blunderland
    6. The Spotlight Kid
    7. Click Clack
    8. Grow Fins
    9. There Ain't No Santa Claus On The Evenin' Stage
    10. Glider
    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
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    Safe As Milk

    Beefheart's debut album, originally released in 1967, was the most accessible and pop inflected of all the releases from his catalogue.
    Still 'Safe As Milk' is a very strong and heavily blues-influenced work but it also hints on many of the features that would later become the trademarks of Captain Beefheart.
    Nice fact is that not only did a 20-year old Ry Cooder play bass & guitar on 'Abba Zaba' and 'Grown So Ugly,' he also arranged the latter as well as 'Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do.'


    Also, Cooder's role in the recording process was to translate the Captain's wilder nations to the rest of the band and generally acts as musical director.
    With him as a supervisor the sessions proceeded more or less smoothly and 'Safe As Milk' was recorded within a month.

    LP 1
    1. Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do

    2. Zig Zag Wanderer

    3. Call On Me

    4. Dropout Boogie

    5. I'm Glad

    6. Electricity
    7. Yellow Brick Road

    8. Abba Zaba

    9. Plastic Factory

    10. Where There's Woman

    11. Grown So Ugly

    12. Autumn's Child


    LP 2

    1. Safe As Milk (Take 5)

    2. On Tomorrow

    3. Big Black Baby Shoes

    4. Dirty Blue Gene

    5. Trust Us (Take 9)

    6. Korn Ring Finger

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    Clear Spot

    Clear Spot is the seventh album by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band.


    After Trout Mask Replica, which was critically acclaimed but sold poorly, each of the group's following three albums was slightly more conventional than the one before. Beefheart wanted more commercial success - hence his decision to work with the widely respected team of producer Ted Templeman and engineer Donn Landee, who also created hits for artists such as the Doobie Brothers, Carly Simon and Van Morrison. Clear Spot gathers together much of the lyrical material that Beefheart had created or formulated at the beginning of The Spotlight Kid recordings. (via Wikipedia)

    1. Low Yo Yo Stuff
    2. Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man
    3. Too Much Time
    4. Circumstances
    5. My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains
    6. Sun Zoom Spark
    7. Your Love Brought Me To Life (Instrumental)
    8. Dirty Blue Gene (Alternate Version 1)
    9. Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man (Early Mix)
    10. Kiss Where I Kain't
    11. Circumstances (Alternate Version 2)
    12. Little Scratch
    13. Dirty Blue Gene (Alternate Version 3)
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    Mirror Man Sessions

    When Captain Beefheart went into the studio in late 1967 to record the follow-up to their debut album 'Safe as Milk', which had been released earlier that year, it was with the intention of producing a double album.
    Three of the tracks they recorded were long, psychedelic blues jams. These were intended to fill one of the set's two LPs.


    This concept, however, was at some point abandoned, and many of the tracks from the sessions were left unfinished and without any vocals.


    A number of the abandoned tracks were re-recorded in 1968, and released as 'Strictly Personal'.
    The original session tapes, however, remained the property of Buddha Records, who released them under the title 'Mirror Man' in 1971.
    In 1999, Buddha Records issued an expanded version of the album entitled 'The Mirror Man Sessions', which features five additional tracks taken from the abandoned tapes.



    Music On Vinyl is proud to pay homage to the late Don Van Vliet by re-releasing these Mirrorman Sessions as a double album on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.

    LP 1
    1. Tarotplane
    2. 25th Century Quaker
    3. Mirror Man
    4. Kandy Korn 8:00


    LP 2
    1. Trust Us (Take 6)
    2. Safe as Milk (Take 12)
    3. Beatle Bones n' Smokin' Stones
    4. Moody Liz (Take 8)

    5. Gimme Dat Harp Boy

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    Safe As Milk

    Captain Beefheart's 1967 debut album Safe As Milk introduced the world to a one-of-a-kind visionary whose unique output had no precedent in contemporary music. Beefheart, aka Don Van Vliet, filtered the raw influence of the blues and R&B through his own singular musical sensibility and left-field lyrical wordplay, and surrounded himself with some of the most talented and inventive young musicians around. The result was an album that, even in the heady year in which it was released, sounded like nothing else, and the stage for one of rock's most iconoclastic and idiosyncratic careers.


    With backup from the first, and perhaps finest, incarnation of Beefheart's legendary Magic Band (including future solo star Ry Cooder on guitar and teenage drum prodigy John "Drumbo" French), and production from future studio superstar Richard Perry, Beefheart unveils his fully-formed sound and vision on such landmark tracks as "Zig Zag Wanderer," "Abba Zaba," "Dropout Boogie," "I'm Glad" and "Electricity" (covered two decades later by Sonic Youth).


    Now released by Sundazed Music, this landmark album now sounds the way it was meant to sound, thanks to the restoration of Perry's rare original-and, to most fans, superior-mono mix, which was later altered by Beefheart's label without the artist's involvement. This definitive edition features authoritative new liner notes by Rolling Stone editor and longtime Beefheart enthusiast David Fricke.


    "In mono, Safe As Milk is a powerful, concentrated revelation," Fricke writes, further noting, "Safe As Milk promised comfort, exotic nourishment and rude health-and delivered. Created in a year rich in historic debuts and transformative statements about rock's dynamic and expressive possibilities, Safe As Milk was so far in it was out."

    1. Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do
    2. Zig Zag Wanderer
    3. Call On Me
    4. Dropout Boogie
    5. I'm Glad
    6. Electricity
    7. Yellow Brick Road
    8. Abba Zaba
    9. Plastic Factory
    10. Where There's Woman
    11. Grown So Ugly
    12. Autumn's Child
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    Diddy Wah Diddy

    Double 7 Set


    In the high desert of California, they were referred to simply as "Beefheart."


    Don Van Vliet acquired the habit of singing along to vintage blues records while hanging with high school chum Frank Zappa. Founder Alex Snouffer formed the Magic Band in late 1964. And, by early 1965, the powerful and charismatic local blues combo had made quite a name for itself locally as "the band" for local dances at the fairgrounds. By late '65 the inclusion of master guitarist Rich Hepner explosively changed the group's chemistry; dances morphed to concerts - with the dancers choosing to sit on the floor, captivated by this white blues band that seemed to transform Exposition Hall into a spellbinding Louisiana swamp.


    In early 1966, the band signed with A&M Records. Producer David Gates (of Bread fame) was assigned production duties, and the first result - a cover of Bo Diddley's "Diddy Wah Diddy" - stunned everyone. Famed Del Rio, Texas DJ "Wolfman Jack" introduced it by saying "OK everybody on the highway, you'd better pull over, cause here comes Captain Beefheart with 'Diddy Wah Diddy.'"


    Ill-fated times intervened with the coincidental cover of "Diddy" by an East Coast group - The Remains - which was releases almost simultaneously on the Epic Records label. Confusion and chaos reigned, and the songs dropped from the charts quickly. Founder Snouffer reflected: That's a record label's, personal manager's, and band's nightmare." Undaunted, Gates penned a follow-up to "Diddy," entitled "Moonchild." The band arranged it themselves - interpreting Dave's guitar/voice demo. Gates reaction: "Boy, it wasn't supposed to happen like this!"


    Van Vliet had also penned his first recorded compositions - "Who Do You Think You're Fooling" for the B-side of "Diddy" and "Frying Pan" for the B-side of "Moonchild." Van Vliet went on in later years through many incarnations of Magic Bands to create the most avante-garde rock music ever recorded, but the roots of these early pieces echo throughout all the later works.


    -John French, Lancaster, CA

    1. Diddy Wah Diddy
    2. Who Do You Think You're Fooling
    3. Moonchild
    4. Frying Pan
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