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  • Chicago IX: Chicago's Greatest Hits Chicago IX: Chicago's Greatest Hits Quick View

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    Chicago IX: Chicago's Greatest Hits


    Cut From Analogue Masters


    Original Artwork


    With a career spanning over 46 years to the present day, Chicago have firmly established themselves as one of the most successful rock bands in history, boasting 22 gold, 18 platinum, and 8 multi-platinum albums. The band began as a politically charged, somewhat experimental, rock band that later progressed onto a predominantly softer melodic sound. They found vast international fame thanks to a number of hit ballads within their astonishing 21 top-ten singles.


    Released in 1975 Chicago IX: Chicago's Greatest Hits was Chicago's first greatest hits album. It reached #1 in the US during a chart stay of an incredible 72 weeks and went on to go 5 x Platinum in the US.

    1. 25 Or 6 To 4
    2. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
    3. Colour My World
    4. Just You 'N' Me
    5. Saturday In The Park
    6. Feelin' Stronger Every Day
    7. Make Me Smile
    8. Wishing You Were Here
    9. Call On Me
    10. (I've Been) Searchin' So Long
    11. Beginnings
    Chicago
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  • The Big Wheel In The Sky: The Chicago Broadcast 1979 The Big Wheel In The Sky: The Chicago Broadcast 1979 Quick View

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    The Big Wheel In The Sky: The Chicago Broadcast 1979

    Recorded At Comiskey Park In Chicago - August 9th, 1979


    The concert presented here, recorded at Comiskey Park in Chicago on 9th August '79, featured as part of the tour in support of Evolution clearly demonstrates how far Journey had excelled in just a few short years. Featuring an array of favourites from their back catalogue, including 'Just The Same Way,' 'Lights,' and 'Wheel In The Sky,' this live show is a prime snapshot of a band enjoying fame and beginning to reach the peak of their musical powers, while, incredibly, some of the group's best work was still to come.

    LP 1
    1. Majestic
    2. La Do Da
    3. Next
    4. Feeling That Way
    5. Anytime
    6. Lights
    7. Lady Luck
    8. Too Late
    9. Kohoutek
    10. Winds Of March
    11. Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'


    LP 2
    1. Just The Same Way
    2. Lovin' You Is Easy
    3. Guitar Solo
    4. Wheel In The Sky
    5. She Makes Me Feel (Alright)
    6. Patiently
    7. Opened The Door

    Journey
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  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Speakers Corner) Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Speakers Corner)

    It was clear from the start that Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, with its air of solemnity in the final chorus, which calls for brotherly love just as the New Year comes in, would become a musical part of our world's cultural legacy. Hundreds of minds, Beethoven researcher Karl Nef prophesied, have been set in motion by this music in the most varied ways, and it will continue not only to bestow pleasure upon countless thousands, but also to stimulate mental life right at the most fundamental level.



    There are certainly only a very few truly cerebral interpretations which stand out from the fathomless mass of recordings. One of those upon which "The Absolute Sound" journal has stamped its coveted seal of approval is the recording with Georg Solti and his perfectly honed symphony musicians from Chicago. Here, this usually somewhat daring baton-wielder plumbs the very depths of the score and allows Beethoven's rich abundance of ideas to ferment into a great whole.



    The four soloists prove their worth as first choice for the richly detailed and balanced synopsis of this fissured work. They captivate us as much in the solo as in the group singing with their natural and expressive intonation. The dry, very present sound highlights the fact that this is an artistic performance at the highest level.




    Musicians:



    • Pilar Lorengar, Stuart Burrows, and other soloists

    • The Chicago Symphony Chorus & Orchestra

    • Sir Georg Solti (conductor)




    Recording: May 1972 in the Krannert Centre of the University of Illinois, Chicago, by Kenneth Wilkinson and Gordon Parry

    Production: David Harvey



    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve



    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.


    Ludwig Van Beethoven
    $69.99
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  • Delusion Moon Delusion Moon Quick View

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    Delusion Moon

    Chicago's Meat Wave release their debut album, after signing to SideOneDummy Records following their 'Brother'
    EP from earlier this year. Tour dates include stops at The Fest and Riot Fest Chicago and Denver. Coverage from
    Brooklyn Vegan, Alt Press, Punk News, DIY Mag.
    1. Delusion Moon
    2. Network
    3. Vacation
    4. Sunlight
    5. Cosmic Zoo
    6. Witchcraft
    7. Sham King
    8. Erased
    9. NRA
    10. Reunion
    11. I Was Wrong
    12. Sinkhole
    13. The Gay Contempt
    Meat Wave
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  • Mellow Down Easy Mellow Down Easy Quick View

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    Mellow Down Easy

    Carey Bell was one of the best harmonica players the vibrant 50's and 60's Chicago blues scene ever produced. Blind Pig is proud to add his finest recording, Mellow Down Easy, to its Vinyl Masters Series. Carey first arrived in Chicago in 1956 as a member of his stepfather Lovey Lee's band, and his collaborators are a veritable who's who of the blues, featuring Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, Earl Hooker, Robert Nighthawk, Eddie Taylor, and Lowell Fulsom For this special, limited edition LP release, Mellow Down Easy was remastered and pressed on HQ-180 gram vinyl.
    1. Short Dress Woman

    2. Delta Time
    3. Five Long Years
    4. Mellow Down Easy
    5. Just Like You
    6. Walkin' Thru the Park
    7. That Spot Right There
    8. Big Walter Strut
    9. One Day
    10. So Easy To Love You
    11. Walkin' By Myself
    Carey Bell & Tough Luck
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  • Henry Gray Henry Gray Quick View

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    Henry Gray

    The lustrous Chicago blues scene of the 1950's was predominated by great pianists. Otis Spann, Henry Gray, Johnnie Jones and Sunnyland Slim were among the era's very best. Henry's rolling two-fisted keyboard work graced countless Chicago blues recordings during the '50s for leading labels. Unlike most of his contemporaries there, he was from Louisiana rather than Mississippi-and since 1968, he's been living at his boyhood home just outside of Baton Rouge once again, a stalwart on the swamp blues circuit.


    Born in Kenner, Louisiana, Henry arrived in Chicago in 1946, fresh from a stint in the Philippines during World War II. Strongly influenced by ivories master Big Maceo, Henry's rapidly escalating talents were soon in heavy demand. After starting out with Little Hudson's Red Devil Trio, Henry appeared on classic sides by Jimmy Reed, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Rogers, Little Walter, Billy Boy Arnold and Morris Pejoe before joining Howlin' Wolf's combo in 1956 for a 12-year run.


    Although Henry's ability on the 88s is renowned worldwide, his warm expressive vocals may come as something of a revelation. There's more than a hint of Henry's Louisiana roots in his music. The brilliant piano style of Henry Gray once represented the very best Chicago had to offer. You know, some things never change. Henry cut 5 songs solo on this direct-to-disc. He plays a Steinway Concert Grand 9' model D.

    1. Out On The Road
    2. I Ain't Goin' For That
    3. Watch Yourself
    4. How Long Blues
    5. Let Me Go
    Henry Gray
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  • Flies The Fields Flies The Fields Quick View

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    Flies The Fields

    This Louisville and Chicago trio has added a fourth member in the form of Todd Cook (The For Carnation, Parlour). Upon first listen to "Flies The Fields", one may note the varying colors the band displays, from groove, to urgency, to subtle menace. This is a group making music that breathes and moves, lurches and crawls.
    1. Axons and Dendrites

    2. Louven

    3. (Morays Or) Demon

    4. It's Not Too Late

    5. Sheets and Cylinders

    6. The Human Face

    7. Untitled w/Drums

    8. Paper Lanterns (Zero Return)
    The Shipping News
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  • Church With No Magic (On Sale) Church With No Magic (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Church With No Magic (On Sale)

    This Louisville and Chicago trio has added a fourth member in the form of Todd Cook (The For Carnation, Parlour). Upon first listen to "Flies The Fields", one may note the varying colors the band displays, from groove, to urgency, to subtle menace. This is a group making music that breathes and moves, lurches and crawls.
    Side A:
    1. Community
    2. Light Up Bright Fires
    3. Church With No Magic
    4. Crimson Swan
    5. Window


    Side B:
    6. The Quick Mile
    7. Waves & Radiation
    8. Circle Of Friends
    9. Timeless
    10. Only The Wind Can Hear You

    PVT
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  • Extension Of A Man Extension Of A Man Quick View

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    Extension Of A Man

    Extension of a Man is an album released by the R&B/Soul singer Donny Hathaway in 1973. It was his last studio album. It's noted for including a young Stanley Clarke of (then) Return to Forever on a couple of tracks, as well as drummer Fred White, brother to Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White (who worked with Hathaway in Chicago in the early days).
    1. I Love The Lord; He Heard My Cry (Parts I & II)
    2. Someday We'll All Be Free
    3. Flying Easy
    4. Valdez In The Country
    5. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
    6. Come Little Children
    7. Love, Love, Love
    8. The Slums
    9. Magdelena
    10. I Know It's You
    Donny Hathaway
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  • The Emerald City (Awaiting Repress) The Emerald City (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Emerald City (Awaiting Repress)

    Chicago's Irish punk rockers THE TOSSERS paint the town green with the release of their eighth studio album, The Emerald City. Predating fellow Celtic punk contemporaries FLOGGING MOLLY and DROPKICK MURPHYS, THE TOSSERS' 20 year career boasts numerous highlights including a St. Patrick's Day performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a performance at the 2005 World Series for their hometown Chicago White Sox, and hundreds more drunkenly rambunctious shows with the most notable artists in the genre.


    THE TOSSERS are celebrated for their authentic use of traditional Irish folk instrumentation comprised
    of the mandolin, fiddle, tin whistle, and banjo, all of which are incorporated brilliantly throughout The Emerald City. Truly shining with their loud, fast, and rowdy live sets, THE TOSSERS will be heading to a town near you in support of the latest effort. Belly up to the bar, down a pint, and get ready to jig the night away with the passionate and timeless anthems on The Emerald City. Sláinte!

    1. The Rover
    2. Here's To A Drink With You
    3. Emerald City
    4. Wherever You Go
    5. USA
    6. St. Patrick's Day
    7. Bombo Lane
    8. The Break Of Dawn
    9. The South Side Of Town
    10. Where The Beer And Whiskey Flow
    11. God Bless You
    12. Johnny Mcguire's Wake
    13. The Fermoy Lasses And Sporting Paddy
    14. Sláinte
    The Tossers
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  • What's Going On (10 Inch) What's Going On (10 Inch) Quick View

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    What's Going On (10 Inch)


    Contains Original Mono Single Versions


    Two new versions of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" are featured on a four-track, 10-inch vinyl EP. The
    10-inch contains a new duet version featuring Marvin Gaye and Motown artist BJ The Chicago Kid as well as an
    unplugged "Coffeehouse" mix of the original Marvin Gaye version, using bare parts, particularly a formerly buried
    acoustic guitar, from the original session. The top side of the 10-inch includes the original mono single versions of
    "What's Going On."

    1.What's Going On
    2.God Is Love
    3.What's Going On
    4.What's Going On
    Marvin Gaye
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  • The Association Of Utopian Hologram Swallowers The Association Of Utopian Hologram Swallowers Quick View

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    The Association Of Utopian Hologram Swallowers

    This double 7-inch is the collaborative effort of a group of Chicago musicians whose involvement with one another has spawned a host of bands each connected to the other. Includes new songs from Joan Of Arc, Owen, Make Believe, and the Love Of Everything, as well as one surprise bonus track. Gatefold cover with additional bonus CD tucked inside. This unique concept brings together all the Joan Of Arc family of bands for the first time.
    1.Keep Off of Me (Love of Everything)
    2.Proud by Looking Around (Love of Everything)
    3.Violencii Or Violencum (7 Version) (Joan of Arc)
    4.I'm not Seventeen (Owen)
    5.Small Apartment Party Epiphany (Make Believe)
    6.One Second Wide and Weeks Deep (Make Believe)
    7.People Dick (People Dick)
    The Association Of Utopian Hologram Swallowers
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  • Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures Quick View

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    Them Crooked Vultures

    Them Crooked Vultures a.k.a Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme and John Paul Jones are set to release their self-titled debut. The self-produced 13-song record will feature the debut of the studio versions of the material Them Crooked Vultures unveiled at its August 9 debut at Chicago's Cabaret Metro and played on a first series of shows throughout a handful of UK and European cities and portions of the eastern U.S., wrapping up with an October 15 appearance at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Features the single New Fang.
    1. No One Loves Me & Neither Do I
    2. Mind Eraser, No Chaser
    3. New Fang
    4. Dead End Friends
    5. Elephants
    6. Scumbag Blues
    7. Reptiles
    8. Interlude With Ludes
    9. Warsaw or The First Breath You Take After You Give Up
    10. Caligulove
    11. Gunman
    12. Spinning In Daffodils
    Them Crooked Vultures
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  • No Record No Record Quick View

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    No Record

    On their debut full-length, Chicago's Viza-Noir continue to draw influence from post-punk heroes like Wire, Mission of Burma, and Sonic Youth, creating an amped-up assault that is progressive and primal at once. Like their sonic progenitors, Viza-Noir are adept at creating texture as well as intellectually charged twists and turns, but these qualities meld perfectly with their ability to rock with abandon. NO RECORD builds on the strengths of the group's debut EP, notching up the levels of songcraft and musicianship, and including highlights like Run for Mayor and She's a Machine
    1. Run for Mayor
    2. No Record
    3. You're Going to Break That Chair, Tom Colley
    4. Luge Me
    5. The Claw Machine
    6. She's a Machine
    7. Regarding Your Pleasure
    8. Snowflake Crystal Motel
    9. Perfect Crime
    10. Walking on Red - Viza-Noir, Sort Sol
    Viza-Noir
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  • Here's Where The Strings Come In Here's Where The Strings Come In Quick View

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    Here's Where The Strings Come In

    Out of print for years, Superchunk's Heres Where the Strings Come In has been remastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Company from the original 1/2 reels and will be available for the first time on 180g vinyl with a download coupon. The heavy-duty vinyl jackets were reprinted by Stoughton Printing Co., the same plant that produced them for the original 1995 release. The reissue will also come with bonus downloads of The Clambakes Vol. 5, a live Superchunk recording from 2003, and several exclusive demos of songs that appear on the album.

    1. Hyper Enough
    2. Silver Leaf and Snowy Tears
    3. Yeah, It's Beautiful Here Too
    4. Iron On

    5. Sunshine State
    6. Detroit Has a Skyline
    7. Eastern Terminal
    8. Animated Airplanes Over Germany
    9. Green Flowers, Blue Fish
    10. Here's Where The Strings Come In
    11. Certain Stars

    Superchunk
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  • Aeropop Aeropop Quick View

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    Aeropop

    Alexander von Mehren is a 28 year-old Norwegian pianist, songwriter and producer. His self-recorded debut album, AÉropop, was mixed with John McEntire (Stereolab, Tortoise, The Sea and Cake) in Chicago and mastered with Steve Rooke at Abbey Road Studios in London.


    The album, featuring contributions from members of The High Llamas, Jaga Jazzist and Orwell, is especially inspired by British, French and Italian library music and soundtracks of the 60s and 70s and is focused primarily on orchestrated alternative
    pop music sung in French and English (in addition to instrumental tracks). Alex plays most of the instruments on the album himself.

    1. La Chanson De Douche
    2. Teria
    3. Le DÉtective IngÉnieux
    4. Aller-Retour
    5. Natural Selection
    6. Switched On
    7. Winter Comes
    8. Insouciance
    9. Champs-ÉlysÉes
    10. La Variation De Douche
    11. Neuschwanstein
    12. Bahnhof
    13. Chalet d'Alpage
    14. AÉrosuite, Part A
    15. AÉrosuite, Part B
    16. AÉrosuite, Part C
    17. AÉrosuite, Part D
    18. AÉrosuite, Part E
    19. AÉrosuite, Part F
    20. AÉrosuite, Part G
    Alexander Von Mehren
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • In Plain Speech In Plain Speech Quick View

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    In Plain Speech

    Haley Fohr's music strikes a unique balance between the personal and universal. As Circuit des Yeux she creates music that embodies the complexity of human emotions, juxtaposing tenderness and grief, ecstasy and horror, using sounds as representations of the emotional spectrum that we all experience. Fohr's striking voice, an impassioned baritone, is the music's centerpiece and guiding force. On In Plain Speech, Fohr is joined by some of the most progressive musicians in the Chicago music community; Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas), Whitney Johnson (Verma), Rob Frye (Bitchin Bajas), Adam Luksetich (Little Scream), and Kathleen Baird (Spires That In The Sunset Rise).
    1. KT 1
    2. Do The Dishes
    3. Ride Blind
    4. Dream Of TV
    5. Guitar Knife
    6. Fantasize The Scene
    7. A Story Of This World
    8. KT 5
    9. In The Late Afternoon
    Circuit Des Yeux
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  • Willie's Blues Willie's Blues Quick View

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    Willie's Blues

    From the early '50s, Willie Dixon has been the studio kingpin of Chicago blues, having written, produced, and played bass on countless classics by Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush, and others. Dixon has always managed to find time away from the studio to work as a performer, slapping his upright bass and singing his own tunes in a compelling, conversational baritone. He was working the coffeehouse circuit with pianist Memphis Slim when he cut this, his first album as a leader, in 1959.
    1. Nervous
    2. Good Understanding
    3. That's My Baby
    4. Slim's Thing
    5. That's All I Want Baby
    6. Don't You Tell Nobody
    7. Youth To You
    1. Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues
    2. Built For Comfort
    3. I Got A Razor
    4. Go Easy
    5. Move Me
    Willie Dixon
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  • 2120 South Michigan Ave 2120 South Michigan Ave Quick View

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    2120 South Michigan Ave

    On their 17th studio album, George Thorogood and The Destroyers pay tribute to their Chess Records label heroes, including many of Thorogood's legendary mentors who helped to launch his career in rock & roll. Titled 2120 South Michigan Avenue named for the the address of Chess Records' Chicago headquarters the 13-track album features Thorogood's raw, rocking turn on classics by a who's-who of the blues, including Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter and other Chess greats, as well as new original songs written by Thorogood, the album's producer, Tom Hambridge, and Richard Fleming.The album is produced by musician, songwriter and producer Tom Hambridge, a four-time Grammy Award nominee and 2010 Grammy winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album (Hambridge produced Buddy Guy's Living Proof) and ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award winner. The album's featured guests include 2010 Grammy Award winners Buddy Guy and Charlie Musselwhite.
    1. Going Back

    2. Hi-Heel Sneakers - Featuring Buddy Guy

    3. Seventh Son
    4. Spoonful
    5. Let It Rock
    6. Two Trains Running (Still A Fool)

    7. Bo Diddley
    8. Mama Talk To Your Daughter
    9. Help Me
    10. My Babe - Featuring Charlie Musselwhite

    11. Sweet Little Rock and Roller
    12. Willie Dixon's Gone
    13. Chicago Bound
    14. 2120 South Michigan Ave. - Featuring Charlie Musselwhite

    George Thorogood
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  • I Am The Blues I Am The Blues Quick View

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    I Am The Blues

    Chicago Bluesman Willie Dixon was perhaps best known for his songwriting. He wrote or co-wrote over 500 songs and his songs have been recorded by some of the best-known blues musicians of his era, including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, and Buddy Guy.


    Later, his songs were popularized by groups, such as The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Cream, and Led Zeppelin, whose Whole Lotta Love was loosely based don Dixon´s You Need Love. On this 1970 LP, the quintessential blues songwriter performs his own tunes - every one a classic: I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man, The Little Red Rooster, Spoonful and of course Back Door Man to name a few!


    Long overdue, the album was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1986, whereas Willie Dixon was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

    1. Back Door Man
    2. I Can't Quit You, Baby
    3. The Seventh Son
    4. Spoonful
    5. I Ain't Superstitious
    6. You Shook Me
    7. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
    8. The Little Red Rooster
    9. The Same Thing
    Willie Dixon
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  • Bulldozer EP Bulldozer EP Quick View

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    Bulldozer EP


    Remastered By Steve Albini And Bob Weston At Chicago Mastering


    Big Black was started by Steve Albini in 1982 while he
    was living in Evanston, Illinois, and attending Northwestern
    University. Lungs, the first Big Black release, was recorded by
    Steve in 1982 on a borrowed 4-track. He played everything on
    the EP himself except the sax bleating courtesy of pal John
    Bohnen and the drums courtesy of Roland. Soon after, Steve
    recruited Jeff Pezzati (Naked Raygun) to help him out on bass.
    Santiago Durango (Naked Raygun) joined them on guitar. In
    1983, together with live drummer Pat Byrne, they recorded the
    Bulldozer EP. It was initially released in a limited edition
    galvanized metal album jacket on Fever Records. By 1984, the
    band had done some touring and signed a deal with Homestead
    Records, releasing the Racer X EP, the Il Duce 7", and their
    first full-length Atomizer as well as The Hammer Party CD.
    Shortly after those releases, freed from their Homestead deal,
    Big Black came to Touch and Go. In 1992, Touch and Go re-released the Bulldozer EP.


    By 1987, Big Black released two additional 7"s, The
    Headache EP, as well as their second full-length Songs About
    Fucking. They toured extensively (for Big Black). And they
    broke up. To quote the album insert in Songs About Fucking:
    "Hey, breaking up is an idea that has occurred to far too few
    groups. Sometimes to the wrong ones."


    When they broke up, Santiago Durango decided to go
    to law school and is now a lawyer. While in law school, he released two EP's on Touch and Go Records as Arsenal. Steve
    Albini went on to form Rapeman and then Shellac. He also
    owns and operates Electrical Audio recording studio in Chicago.

    1. Cables
    2. Pigeon Kill
    3. I'm a Mess
    4. Texas
    5. Seth
    6. Jump the Climb
    Big Black
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  • Muddy Mississippi Waters Live Muddy Mississippi Waters Live Quick View

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    Muddy Mississippi Waters Live


    The Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    Muddy Waters - 1979 Grammy Award Winner!


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover


    Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Featured Musicians: Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Pinetop Perkins, Willie Smith & Bob Margolin


    Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) will always be known as one of the founding fathers of
    modern day blues. His legendary style of playing guitar, his unique vocal prowess and of course
    his stellar list of classic Chicago and Mississippi Delta blues tunes have all gone on to influence
    generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.


    With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi native began working in the late
    seventies with one of his biggest fans Johnny Winter, cutting his final four albums for Blue Sky
    Records, earning both the artist and producer both Grammy Awards for several of them including
    the live masterpiece Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live. Recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival,
    Muddy drove the crowd into a frenzy with his famous guitar licks and his Delta growl, truly a
    thrilling presence on the stage.


    Featuring an all-star band with the likes of the legendary late great Johnny Winter on guitar,
    James Cotton on harp and the masterful Pinetop Perkins on piano, Muddy "Mississippi" Waters
    Live would go on to become one of the most revered live albums in modern day Chicago blues
    history.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits Mannish Boy, Muddy continues to rock the
    crowd through a treasure trove of 6 more blues champions which made this one of the most
    important live recordings of all time. The album features classic gems like his classics She's
    Nineteen Years Old, Baby Please Don't Go, and Nine Below Zero. Noted for introducing his
    Chicago laden blues style to a whole new generation of guitar players, Muddy "Mississippi"
    Waters Live is just another example of how important this late blues master's music was and still
    is to millions of fans across the globe.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary arsenal of fine recordings of Muddy
    Waters. That is why we are so very proud to announce another installment in The Muddy
    Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his legendary masterpiece Muddy
    "Mississippi" Waters Live.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, John Lee Hooker) for the
    first time on audiophile vinyl, Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live will truly become one of the most
    important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles to be released in quite some time.


    To further celebrate this first time audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork
    with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as rare inner
    sleeve live photos, which now are a permanent part of the inside gatefold art, which show the
    man who helped fuse blues and rock music for millions of music lovers across the globe.


    Muddy Waters .Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live .Impeccable blues and rock from your
    friends at Friday Music!


    I'm A MAN

    1. Mannish Boy
    2. She's Nineteen Years Old
    3. Nine Below Zero
    4. Streamline Woman
    5. Howlin' Wolf
    6. Baby Please Don't Go
    7. Deep Down In Florida
    Muddy Waters
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    Works For Tomorrow

    Since first hitting the road in a battered Econoline van in the 1980s, Eleventh Dream Day continues to build on their history by moving forward musically, while never forgetting what inspired them. On Works For Tomorrow, core band members Rick Rizzo, Janet Beveridge Bean, Mark Greenberg, and Douglas McCombs are joined by James Elkington (Tweedy, Steve Gunn), marking the first time the band has recorded with a second guitarist since 1994. Elkington's addition has unleashed the band's strengths. The ferocious and visceral interplay between Rizzo and Elkington charge the band with a joyous exuberance that sweeps the listener in for the 43 minutes of Works For Tomorrow. The album also features performances by long time friend Martin Wenk (Calexico) and Chicago stalwart Rich Parenti on horns. Eleventh Dream Day is known for their raw, inexhaustible live performances. They honed the songs on Works For Tomorrow during an extended residency at Chicago's Hideout Club, and the packed, sweaty energy of those shows is unmistakable on this new recording. Drummer and sometime lead vocalist Janet Beveridge Bean breaks free as never before, her vocals igniting the songs with an animalistic urgency, as she furiously propels the songs with pure command from behind the kit. Works For Tomorrow was recorded and mixed by Greenberg at the Loft (Wilco's studio) and Mayfair Recordings. The 10 tracks on the album center on embracing a future which does not succumb to the past, but challenges it in order to adapt and grow. This reframing and understanding of history is keenly stated in the album's title track when Rizzo sings, "You see her, this must be the beginning or the end of whatever that was." From the reimagined, deliberate version of Judy Henske and Jerry Yester's "Snowblind," to the quieter, melodic tracks like "Deep Lakes," Eleventh Dream Day's fiery performances and inventive arrangements make for the most complex and compelling record of their career. Works For Tomorrow finds the band fixed on the road ahead, barreling toward the horizon with the radio turned up -- way, way up.
    1. Vanishing Point
    2. Works For Tomorrow
    3. Cheap Gasoline
    4. Snowblind
    5. Go Tell It
    6. The People's History
    7. Requiem For 4 Chambers
    8. The Unknowing
    9. Deep Lakes
    10. End With Me
    Eleventh Dream Day
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    Singles Breaking Up (Pre-Order)

    By no means a release of new or current Don Cab material (and originally released in 1999), Singles Breaking Up (Vol. 1) offers quite a range of the band's history to appreciate. The oldest recordings found here are programs 1-6 which became the first two singles and a b-side for the fourth. They were recorded in a 1/2 inch 8 track studio by Lee Hollihan of Valencia, PA (the original Good Morning Vietnam man) for only $25 an hour. The next batch, 7-9, were recorded by Steve Albini in his once home studio and were a part of the For Respect Sessions. Program 10 was also recorded in this same studio by colleague engineer Bob Weston. Program 11 was recorded in Detroit by engineer Al Sutton and was a part of the sessions for Don Caballero 2. Lastly, programs 12-13 were recorded again by Steve Albini in the B room portion of this Chicago studio Electrical Audio. The photographic art concept for the whole anthology is simply this: 7-inch phonograph singles breaking up, in the kind of setting of giving Abby Road back to the people.
    1. Lucky Father Brown
    2. Belted Sweater
    3. Shoe Shine
    4. Unresolved Kharma
    5. Puddin' in My Eye
    6. My Ten Year Old Lady is Giving It Away
    7. Our Caballero
    8. ANDANDANDANDANDANDANDANDAND
    9. First Hits
    10. No More Peace and Quiet for the Warlike
    11. If You've Read Dr. Adder Then You Know What I Want
    12. Trey Dog's Acid
    13. Room Temperature Lounge
    Don Caballero
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