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  • Where Are You? (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale) Where Are You? (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes


    Where Are You? is perfect in every sense. Recorded when Frank Sinatra was 42, the torch album finds him in impeccable voice and spirit. The dozen tracks fit together as a unified whole; it's difficult to imagine one song missing, or another added. Arranger Gordon Jenkins reads Sinatra's mind, affording him with lush arrangements that break hearts and underscore deliberation. Topping it off, Sinatra's interpretive skills utterly astonish. Genres aside, this 1957 Capitol classic is inarguably one of the ten-best vocal pop efforts made in the 1950s.


    The record's splendid beauty and unparalleled emotionalism surface like never before on Mobile Fidelity's numbered, limited edition 180g mono LP. Mastered from the original master tapes, this mono version focuses the instrumentalists, images, vocals, and ambience in a transparent manner that exceeds the detail on the more-common stereo version. In addition, this reissue marks the first time this gem has been made available in mono in several decades. Akin to Mobile Fidelity's previous Sinatra titles, the sound and clarity on this LP takes the Voice into your room, puts him on an imaginary studio stage, and gives you your own private concert.


    While not as known as Only the Lonely, Where Are You? is its creative equivalent, a poignant masterwork on which Sinatra reflects on what could have been, ponders life's deep questions, elicits sympathy via romantic distress, and does whatever it takes to get through the night. It is one of Sinatra's alone-at-the-bar statements, his fedora pulled slightly over his eyes, his face fixated on his drink, his only friend the understanding bartender that will keep pouring until last call. Throughout, Sinatra delves into sorrow and desolation. Yet unlike the stark gloom and bleak bitterness on In the Wee Small Hours, this solitary statement echoes with an accepting wistfulness and maturity that parallels a change of seasons-or situations.


    Jenkins' warm, classically informed arrangements grant Sinatra the sentiments and support he needs. The sumptuous melodies and burnished strings complement the singer's completely natural delivery; seldom has Sinatra sounded so relaxed, dramatic, warm, cello-like, and in a zone. His lyrical phrasing and rhythmic time-keeping are spot-on; his soulfulness and sensitivity of another world. Sinatra's renditions of "Laura," "Autumn Leaves," and "Lonely Town" are the reference-bearing performances of these famous standards. If you are a fan of vocal music, consider this album mandatory.


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    1. Where Are You?
    2. The Night We Called It A Day
    3. I Cover the Waterfront
    4. Maybe You'll Be There
    5. Laura
    6. Lonely Town
    7. Autumn Leaves
    8. I'm a Fool to Want You
    9. I Think of You
    10. Where Is the One?
    11. There's No You
    12. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
    Frank Sinatra
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    No One Cares (On Sale)

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    Sometimes it's okay to judge a book by its cover. Depicting a down-and-out Frank Sinatra entrenched in his own private world while glamorous couples dance and swirl around him, oblivious to his presence and condition, the artwork to the aptly titled No One Cares testifies on behalf of the music and moods within the record's grooves. One of the crooner's top-flight ballads efforts, the 1959 Capitol effort again finds him pairing with sympathetic arranger Gordon Jenkins and inhabiting each note of every song.


    Hear the fruits of this timeless collaboration in fresh light on Mobile Fidelity's numbered, limited edition 180 gram LP. Mastered from the original master tapes, this newly minted version of No One Cares caresses the senses via its profound instrumental depth, widescreen soundstage, front-to-back perspective, transparent high-frequency responses, and dynamic midrange. Neither too close-up nor too distant, Sinatra's voice is rendered with realistic scale and gorgeous balance to the extent that nothing is artificially sweetened or heightened. Akin to Mobile Fidelity's previous Sinatra reissues, this LP is meticulously rendered to the highest-possible standards, ensuring that the fidelity is in line with the timeless performances and the iconic singer's exacting standards.


    Often viewed as the sister album to 1957's Where Are You?, this third pairing of Sinatra and Jenkins yields slower tempos, more deliberate textures, and lonelier emotions. A profound sense of tragedy burrows into both the luscious strings and Sinatra's timbre, laced with ache, wanderlust, and dismay. Jokingly referred to by Ol' Blue Eyes as one of his "suicide albums," it instead harnesses the wrenching agony, painful solitude, and desolate helplessness that accompany romantic loss and failure of fulfillment. They're universal sentiments, and sensations Sinatra convincingly conveys, envisioning himself as the protagonist in each of the songs.


    Rich and fully developed, the arrangements consistently trace Sinatra's footsteps rather than ever overwhelming or competing with him. Instrumental flourishes accent the Voice's own swells and silences, while a classically stated elegance and plaintive devices contribute to an underlying subtlety. Rare has a singer achieved frank introspection and reflective intimacy in such hurtful, believable fashion. Sinatra's voice comes on without a hiccup, his phenomenal baritone and breath control epitomizing ageless singing. You don't want to be without this one.


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    1. When No One Cares
    2. A Cottage for Sale
    3. Stormy Weather
    4. Where Do You Go?
    5. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
    6. Here's That Rainy Day
    7. I Can't Get Started
    8. Why Try to Change Me Now?
    9. Just Friends
    10. I'll Never Smile Again
    11. None But the Lonely Heart
    Frank Sinatra
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    Birth Of The Cool

    Capitol Records 75th Anniversary Vinyl


    Birth of the Cool is a compilation album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, originally released in 1957 on Capitol Records. It compiles twelve tracks recorded by Davis's nonet for the label over the course of three sessions during 1949 and 1950.


    Featuring unusual instrumentation and several notable musicians, the music consisted of innovative arrangements influenced by classical music techniques such as polyphony, and marked a major development in post-bebop jazz. As the title implies, these recordings are considered seminal in the history of cool jazz. Most of them were originally released in the 10-inch 78-rpm format and are all approximately three minutes long.

    1. Jeru
    2. Move
    3. Godchild
    4. Budo
    5. Venus de Milo
    6. Rouge
    7. Boplicity
    8. Israel
    8. Deception
    10. Rocker
    11. Moon Dreams
    12. Darn That Dream
    Miles Davis
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    Texas Hurricane

    Mastered from the Original Analog Tapes by Sterling Sound


    What if. What if everything that you have come to know and worship about the sonic superiority of Quality Record Pressings LPs could be brought to bear on one of the rockingest powerhouses of blues guitar who ever lived?


    Then your wish is granted. We're about to rock your world with the greatest Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute ever reissued: Six of Vaughan's most classic album titles combined in the ultimate box set for ultimate blues and guitar fanatics!


    With his astonishingly accomplished guitar playing, Stevie Ray Vaughan ignited the blues revival of the '80s. Vaughan drew equally from bluesmen like Albert King, Otis Rush and Hubert Sumlin and rock & roll players like Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack, as well as the stray jazz guitarist like Kenny Burrell, developing a uniquely eclectic and fiery style that sounded like no other guitarist, regardless of genre. Vaughan bridged the gap between blues and rock like no other artist had since the late '60s. For about seven years, Stevie Ray Vaughan was the leading light in American blues, consistently selling out concerts while his albums regularly went gold. His tragic death in 1990 only emphasized his influence in blues and American rock & roll.


    This is classic Stevie Ray Vaughan, meticulously remastered from the analog tapes by New York's Sterling Sound. In each set you'll receive Texas Flood, Couldn't Stand the Weather, Soul to Soul, In Step, plus the posthumous classics Family Style and The Sky Is Crying.


    Those of you familiar with our previous LP box sets - Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, Creedence Clearwater Revival - and soon to come, The Doors - know how deluxe these sets are. From the detailed liner notes to the rarest photographs, these sets will truly be gems.


    For those with an audiophile passion and a pocketbook on a budget, the 331/3 LP set satisfies like no other. The box set will be pressed on 200 gram vinyl at QRP, lauded for its vinyl manufacturing excellence.


    Each LP set will come housed in deluxe gatefold jackets that include rarely published, intimate photos - a look inside the career of a legend whose death at age 35 shocked the music world. A few statistics showcase Vaughan's success and musical influence: His debut album Texas Flood, reached No. 38 on the charts, crossing over to rock radio stations. The album's succesor, Couldn't Stand the Weather, released in May 1984, reached No. 31 on the charts; by the end of 1985 it went gold. Vaughan and his band, Double Trouble, recorded their third album, Soul to Soul, released in August 1985, and it reached No. 34 on the charts.

    Texas Flood:


    1. Love Struck Baby
    2. Pride And Joy
    3. Texas Flood
    4. Tell Me
    5. Testify
    6. Rude Mood
    7. Mary Had A Little Lamb
    8. Dirty Pool
    9. I'm Cryin'
    10. Lenny


    Couldn't Stand The Weather:


    1. Scuttle Buttin'
    2. Couldn't Stand the Weather
    3. The Things (That) I Used to Do
    4. Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
    5. Cold Shot
    6. Tin Pan Alley
    7. Honey Bee
    8. Stang's Swang


    Soul To Soul:


    1. Say What!
    2. Lookin' Out The Window
    3. Look At Little Sister
    4. Ain't Gone 'n' Give Up On Love
    5. Gone Home
    6. Change It
    7. You'll Be Mine
    8. Empty Arms
    9. Come On (Part III)
    10. Life Without You


    In Step:


    1. The House Is Rockin'
    2. Crossfire
    3. Tightrope
    4. Let Me Love You Baby
    5. Leave My Girl Alone
    6. Travis Walk
    7. Wall of Denial
    8. Scratch-N-Sniff
    9. Love Me Darlin'
    10. Riviera Paradise


    The Sky Is Crying:


    1. Boot Hill
    2. The Sky Is Crying
    3. Empty Arms
    4. Little Wing
    5. Wham
    6. May I Have a Talk With You
    7. Close to You
    8. Chitlins con Carne
    9. So Excited
    10. Life By the Drop


    Family Style:


    1. Hard To Be
    2. White Boots
    3. DFW
    4. Good Texan
    5. Hillbillies From Outerspace
    6. Long Way From Home
    7. Tick Tock
    8. Telephone Song
    9. Baboom/Mama Said
    10. Brothers

    Stevie Ray Vaughan
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 6 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Live at Massey Hall 1971 Live at Massey Hall 1971 Quick View

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    Live at Massey Hall 1971

    In hindsight, Neil Young now admits that Live At Massey Hall should have come out between After the Gold Rush and Harvest. The legendary 1971 concert features a solo Young with just a guitar, a piano and a mic debuting what were mostly new songs at the time. I'm gonna sing mostly new songs tonight, Neil Young tells the rapt Massey Hall audience, I've written so many new ones that I can't think of anything else to do with them other than sing 'em. The sound quality is impeccable and the setting lends a profound intimacy to Young's voice and musicianship, making this an overall remarkable recording and a mystery that it wasn't released sooner. The acclaimed Toronto performance features brilliant takes on some of Young's most enduring classics including; Old Man, Cowgirl In The Sand, Ohio and a suite of A Man Needs A Maid and Heart Of Gold before they were recorded for Harvest. Live At Massey Hall is a newly mined rock gem here on Classic Records' stunning 180g Quiex Super Vinyl Profile!
    1. On The Way Home
    2. Tell Me Why
    3. Old Man
    4. Journey Through The Past
    5. Helpless
    6. Love In Mind
    7. A Man Needs A Maid/Heart Of Gold Suite

    8. Cowgirl In The Sand
    9. Don't Let It Bring You Down

    10. There's A World
    11. Bad Fog Of Loneliness
    12. The Needle And The Damage Done
    13. Ohio [Live At Massey Hall
    14. See The Sky About To Rain

    15. Down By The River
    16. Dance Dance Dance

    17. I Am A Child
    Neil Young
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    180 Gram Audiophile Classic Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Howlin' Wolf


    The Howlin' Wolf/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    His Self Titled "Rockin' Chair" Masterwork Album Is Back!


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover With Rare Photos


    Mastered From The Authorized Chess Records Mono Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Howlin' Wolf (Chester Burnett) will always be known as one of the founding fathers of modern day blues. His
    legendary style of playing guitar, his unique vocal and stage prowess and of course his stellar list of classic Chicago
    style 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 his career cutting early sides for
    Sun before landing in Chicago in the early fifties, where he began a long climb to the top of the blues world on the
    Chess label.


    In 1962, he released his stellar self-titled masterpiece Howlin' Wolf. Featuring an all-star band with the likes of
    the legendary Jimmy Rogers and Buddy Guy on guitar, the masterful Otis Spann on piano, and Willie Dixon on bass,
    Howlin' Wolf a/k/a The Rockin' Chair Album would go on to become one of the most revered albums in modern day
    Chicago blues history.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits Shake for Me, The Wolf continues to rock the listener through
    a treasure trove of 11 more blues standards which made this one of the most important blues LP's of all time. The
    album features classic gems like Spoonful, Back Door Man, Wang Dang Doodle and The Red Rooster. All of these
    blues rockers became truly a blueprint for a ton of rock and blues giants for years like Cream, The Doors and The
    Rolling Stones.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Chess Records arsenal of fine recordings. That is why
    we are so very proud to announce our first installment in The Howlin' Wolf/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
    Series with his legendary masterpiece Howlin' Wolf.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry) for the first time on audiophile vinyl from the Chess monophonic tapes, Howlin' Wolf 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 authorized audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork
    with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as rare inside gatefold photos of the
    man who helped fuse blues and rock music for millions of music lovers across the globe.


    Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Impeccable monophonic sound from the AUTHORIZED Chess Records tapes!


    Spoonful

    1. Shake for Me
    2. The Red Rooster
    3. You'll Be Mine
    4. Who's Been Talkin'
    5. Wang Dang Doodle
    6. Little Baby
    7. Spoonful
    8. Going Down Slow
    9. Down in the Bottom
    10. Back Door Man
    11. Howlin' for My Baby
    12. Tell Me
    Howlin' Wolf
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  • Leftoverture Leftoverture Quick View

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    Leftoverture

    In 1976, Kansas delivered the biggest multi-platinum album in their extensive catalog with the amazing Leftoverture. Featuring the ultimate rock anthem Carry On Wayward Son, this stunning album remained at the top of the charts for the better part of 1976 through 1977. Featuring the signature line up of Steve Walsh, Kerry Livgren, Phil Ehart, Richard Williams, Dave Hope and Robbie Steinhardt, this album continues to be played on rock and classic rock radio stations worldwide!


    Friday Music now releases the legendary recording as a part of their Kansas 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series. Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music with Kevin Gray at AcousTech and pressed at RTI, this stunning LP reaches new sonic depths in the audiophile medium. For this special occasion, Leftoverture will be packaged in an extremely limited edition gatefold cover, complete with a poly bag for the cover and a poly sleeve to protect the vinyl LP.

    1. Carry On Wayward Son
    2. The Wall
    3. What's On My Mind
    4. Miracles Out Of Nowhere
    5. Opus Insert
    6. Questions Of My Childhood
    7. Cheyenne Anthem
    8. Magnum Opus
    Kansas
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    Innervisions

    Ranked 23/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The sixteenth album by American musician Stevie Wonder, released August 3, 1973 on Motown Records; a landmark recording of his "classic period".The nine tracks of Innervisions encompass a wide range of themes and issues: from drug abuse in "Too High," through social anger in "Living for the City," to love in the ballads "All in Love is Fair" and "Golden Lady."


    As with many of Stevie Wonder's albums the lyrics, composition and production are almost entirely his own work, with the ARP synthesizer used prominently throughout the album. This instrument was a common motif among musicians of the time because of its ability to construct a complete sound environment. Wonder was the first black artist to experiment with this technology on a mass scale, and Innervisions was hugely influential on the subsequent future of commercial black music. He also played all or virtually all instruments on six of the album's nine tracks, making most of Innervisions a representative one-man band.

    1. Too High
    2. Visions
    3. Living For The City
    4. Golden Lady
    5. Higher Ground
    6. Jesus Children of America
    7. All In Love Is Fair
    8. Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
    9. He's Misstra Know-It-All
    Stevie Wonder
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  • Organ Grinder Swing Organ Grinder Swing Quick View

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    Organ Grinder Swing

    To many, Al Young writes, the organ truly did belong in church, in classical music, in movie palaces, or at the roller rink anyplace but in jazz. In the end, it was fans and listeners who turned the tide people for whom jazz was still a functioning social music. Jimmy Smith was the Hammond organ soloist most determined to break with the instruments past, incorporate modern idioms, and yet find his way to a new popular acceptance of the instrument, his ideas, and jazz itself.


    Kenny Burrell and Grady Tate are the perfect accompanists for Smiths organ-grinding, and the three musicians produced a true hit here with the title track.


    Recorded June 1965 at Van Gelder Recording Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ:

    Tracks 2 and 6 on June 15

    Tracks 1 and 3-5 on June 16

    Original recordings produced by Creed Taylor

    Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder

    Side 1
    1 Organ Grinder's Swing

    2 Oh No, Babe

    3 Blues For J


    Side 2
    1 Greensleeves

    2 I'll Close My Eyes

    3 Satin Doll

    Jimmy Smith
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  • Electric Music For The Mind And Body (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Electric Music For The Mind And Body (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Electric Music For The Mind And Body (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress)

    Country Joe & The Fish full-length debut is their most joyous and cohesive statement and one of the most important and enduring documents of the psychedelic era, the band's swirl of distorted guitar and organ at its most inventive. In contrast to Jefferson Airplane, who were at their best working within conventional song structures, and the Grateful Dead, who hadn't quite yet figured out how to transpose their music to the recording studio, Country Joe & the Fish delivered a fully formed, uncompromising, and yet utterly accessible - in fact, often delightfully witty - body of psychedelic music the first time out. Ranging in mood from good-timey to downright apocalyptic, it embraced all of the facets of the band's music, which were startling in their diversity: soaring guitar and keyboard excursions (Flying High, Section 43, Bass Strings, The Masked Marauder), the group's folk roots (Sad and Lonely Times), McDonald's personal ode to Grace Slick (Grace), and their in-your-face politics (Superbird). Hardly any band since the Beatles had ever come up with such a perfect and perfectly bold introduction to who and what they were, and the results - given the prodigious talents and wide-ranging orientation of this group - might've scared off most major record labels. Additionally, this is one of the best-performed records of its period, most of it so bracing and exciting that one gets some of the intensity of a live performance. One of Vanguard Records' classic albums, with startlingly vivid stereo separation and a close, intimate sound.




    Musicians:



    • Country Joe McDonald (guitar, harmonica, tambourine, vocal)

    • David Cohen (guitar, organ, vocal)

    • Barry Melton (guitar, vocal)

    • Bruce Barthol (bass, harmonium)

    • Chicken Hirsh (drums)




    Recording at Sierra Sound Laboratories, Berkeley, CA, USA, by Robert di Souza

    Production: Samuel Charters




    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



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



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



    Country Joe & The Fish
    $34.99
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  • Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden Quick View

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    Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden

    Of all the live concert recordings released during Elvis Presley's lifetime, none carried the historical significance of his long-awaited New York City shows at Madison Square Garden in June of 1972. His first performances in the Big Apple since the '50s, the 'King of Rock 'n' Roll' performed four sold-out shows at the famed venue, the weekend of Friday through Sunday, June 9-11, 1972 and sold in excess of 80,000 tickets in the process.


    This 2LP reissue from Sony Legacy is culled from Elvis' legendary performance at the Saturday evening show, originally issued on a single LP by RCA Records on June 18, 1972, just eight days after the concert took place. The album was certified Gold less than two months later.


    Featuring defintive live takes of such all-time classics as: Proud Mary, You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin, Polk Salad Annie, All Shook Up, Heartbreak Hotel, medley of (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, Love Me Tender, Hound Dog, Suspicious Minds and many more!

    LP1
    1. Introductions: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey)
    2. That's All Right
    3. Proud Mary
    4. Never Been To Spain
    5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
    6. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
    7. Polk Salad Annie
    8. Love Me
    9. All Shook Up
    10. Heartbreak Hotel
    11. Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
    12. Love Me Tender


    LP2
    1. The Impossible Dream (The Quest)
    2. Introductions by Elvis
    3. Hound Dog
    4. Suspicious Minds
    5. For the Good Times
    6. An American Trilogy
    7. Funny How Time Slips Away
    8. I Can't Stop Loving You
    9. Can't Help Falling In Love
    10. End Theme (Orchestra)

    Elvis Presley
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  • The Decca Sound - The Analogue Years (Box Set) The Decca Sound - The Analogue Years (Box Set) Quick View

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    The Decca Sound - The Analogue Years (Box Set)

    In the late 1940s, the pioneering Decca recording engineers perfected a new set of microphone techniques that allowed the full range of frequencies to be
    fully heard by listeners for the first time, and the term 'full frequency range recording' was launched. It was a major revolution in sound quality, and the
    beginnings of high fidelity. Perfected with the birth of stereo in the mid-1950s, Decca's 'Full Frequency Stereophonic Sound' became a worldwide hallmark
    of sonic excellence and a golden age of classical recorded music was born. THE ANALOGUE YEARS presents a 50-Album overview across 6 LPs of the celebrated international recordings that emerged from the London-based record label in that pre-digital era.
    LP 1
    1.Ravel: L Enfant et les sortilèges


    LP 2
    1. Rossini: Overture to La Gazza Ladra
    2. Rossini: Overture to La Scala di Seta
    3. Rossini: Overture to Il Barbiere di Siviglia
    4. Rossini: Overture to Semiramide
    5. Rossini: Overture to Guglielmo Tell


    LP 3
    1. Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op.46
    2. Hindemith: Violin Concerto


    LP 4
    1. Sibelius: Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39
    2. Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11


    LP 5
    1. Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite
    2. Kodaly: Dances of Galata
    3. Kodaly: Orzses Song & Chicken Song from Hary János


    LP 6
    1. Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

    Various Artists
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  • Classic Album Collection Classic Album Collection Quick View

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    Classic Album Collection

    Import


    3 LP set, all recorded originally in 1956/57

    LP1 - Ella & Louis
    1. Can't We Be Friends
    2. Isn't This A Lovely Day
    3. Moonlight In Vermont
    4. They Can't Take That Away From Me
    5. Under A Blanket Of Blue
    6. Tenderly
    7. A Foggy Day
    8. Stars Fell On Alabama
    9. Cheek To Cheek
    10. The Nearness Of You
    11. April In Paris


    LP2 - Ella & Louis Again
    1. Don't Be That Way
    2. Makin' Whoopee
    3. They All Laughed
    4. Comes Love
    5. Autumn In New York
    6. Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
    7. Stompin' At The Savoy
    8. I Won't Dance
    9. Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You?


    LP3 - Ella & Louis Again
    1. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
    2. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
    3. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
    4. Willow Weep For Me
    5. I'm Puttin' My Eggs In One Basket
    6. A Fine Romance
    7. Ill Wind
    8. Love Is Here To Stay
    9. I Get A Kick Out Of You
    10. Learnin' The Blues

    Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
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    La Folia De La Spagna (Speakers Corner)

    First mentioned around 1500 in Portugal, no forms or melodies have come down to us for the Folia. Described by historians as a noisy dance which was performed by masked and disguised figures who leapt about as though they had lost their reason, a tranquil, sarabande-like form asserted itself in Europe in the early 17th century.



    GrÉgorio Paniagua, director of the Atrium Musicae de Madrid, demonstrates once again his virtuosity in his treatment of historical material. His arrangements are not confined to medieval and baroque instruments but also employ a whole arsenal of percussion, such as various small drums, triangle, tambourine, castanets and xylophone. As the title of the LP suggests, the ensemble adds spice to the airy variety of timbres with a small touch of madness here and there. Unbelievably, a jazz solo is heard which recalls the Pink Panther Theme, and the Orient is conjured up by two Indian tunes (ragas) in which the sitar chirps passionately to the powerful plop-plop-plop of tabla rhythms.



    With its high resolution sound which places a high demand on hi-fi equipment in order to get the best reproduction, this record is both cult and legend.




    Musicians:



    • The Atrium Musicae de Madrid conducted by Dr. Don GrÉgorio Paniagua Rodriguez




    Recording: June 1980 by Jean-François Pontefract

    Production: Eva Coutaz




    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. Fons vitae/Dementia praecox angelorum Supra solmamirevt

    2. Extravagans/Laurea minima/In vitro
    3. Oratio pro-folia/Fama volat Citrus - Hesperides
    4. Principalis. Fermescens/Inica exacta Adverso flumine
    5. Parsimonia aristocraciae
    6. Subtilis/De profundis - Extra muros
    7. Vulgaris - Sine populi notione Vagula et blandula
    8. Nordica et desolata/Aurea mediocritas
    9. Nobilissima/Degradans et corruptae
    10. De pastoribus/Mathematica dies irae /Crepuscularis/Sine nomine/Tristis est anima mea/Equites fortis armaturae/Audaces fortuna juvat/Sine praeputium/Ecclesiastica
    11. Theatralis et hipocritae/Ruralis Alter indica perfecta
    12. De Tolerentia aetherea/Fuga ficta et carrus triumphalis
    Various Artists
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    Round About Midnight (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale)

    Hipness Personified: Davis Columbia Records Debut Highlights His Diverse Palette and Famed Quintet


    Lifelike Sonics: Mobile Fidelity Presents This Standard with a Dynamic Sound That Allows You to Picture Davis Mouth as He Blows Harmon-Muted Trumpet


    Blowing Cool and Hot Jazz: Quintet Plays Reflective Ballads, Pop Standards, and Fervent Bop on One of Eras Only Complete Start-to-Finish Full-Length LPs


    Sketches of Spain, Milestones, Kind of Blue, Four & More, and In a Silent Way Also Available from Mobile Fidelity


    Miles Davis first album for Columbia, Round About Midnight, represents both the beginning of a three-plus-decade relationship with the famed label as well as the start of an extended collaboration with then-unknown saxophonist John Coltrane. As one of the eras only complete start-to-finish full-length LPs, the 1957 set stands as a hard-bop benchmarka summation of the styles that came before its creation, an immersion into the periods cutting-edge strains, and a hint of the rivoluse modalism that would follow.


    Part of Mobile Fidelitys Miles Davis catalog restoration series, Round About Midnight now resonates with a physical palpability and emotional heft never before experienced. Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, this unsurpassed 180g LP edition traces the individual paths each musician takes in contributing to the whole, whether its pianist Red Garlands left hand spinning actinoid chords or Coltrane infusing a tune with harmony-defying fills that suggest arabesque patterns. Recorded at three separate sessions, the music has never sounded so cohesive, immediate, or involving.


    Historically, few jazz records claim the significance boasted by Round About Midnight. The albums creationand the assembly of Davis quintet, which also includes Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jonesstems from the headliners rousing rendition of the title-inspired track, Round Midnight, a Thelonious Monk standard, at the 1955 Newport Jazz Festival. Stunning the audience with an interpretation that witnessed him personalize the composition with a brooding tone made possible via employment of his soon-to-be-trademark Harmon mute, Davis redefined perspective and possibility, taking ownership of the ballad as his own, and further improving upon its reach in the studio. It wasnt the composers only surprise.


    'Round About Midnight thrives due to diversity and consistency, a rare combination epitomized by the first-rate selection and astonishing performance of pensive ballads, bebop classics, pop standards, and folk pieces. Witness the counterpoint exchanges during Ah-Leu-Cha and its Dixieland shades. Soak up the progressive drama and swinging tempos on All of You and Bye Bye Blackbird. Delight in the mÉlange of latticed textures and schematic moods throughout the sequence, here presented in gorgeous fidelity, zeroing in on Davis warm, plush, rich, and close-up trumpet timbres and how, by playing his instrument right near the microphone, he infuses the arrangements with the sort of daring intimacy embraced by two lovers.


    Tension, suggestiveness, calm, mystery, nostalgia: All here. Gather now, Round About Midnight. Slip on a pair of shades, draw the curtains, slouch into a chair, and light a cigarette. This is Miles and Co. at their best. Hipness personified.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Round Midnight
    2. Ah-Leu-Cha
    3. All of You
    4. Bye Bye Blackbird
    5. Tadds Delight
    6. Dear Old Stockholm
    Miles Davis
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    Spain

    RCA Living Stereo Classical LPs - The Gold Standard For Top Quality Orchestral Performance And Sound!


    Remastered And Cut At 33 1/3 RPM By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound


    Lacquers Plated By Gary Salstrom And Pressed On 200-Gram Vinyl At Quality Record Pressings!


    Grade A. Another triumph with ravishing string tone, so sweet and liquid it could've been poured from a jar. Not as spectacular as the previous two titles because the (mostly) AlbÉniz compositions aren't as consistently slam-bang dynamic, though when the music heats up so do the sonic thrills. - Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound.com, June 11, 2013


    This record includes Falla's Dance from the Three-Cornered Hat and La Vida Breve and Albeniz's Trina from Oberia. Transcribed for Orchestra by Arbos. Great performances and sensational sonics woofers beware!

    Granados
    Goyescas: Intermezzo


    Falla
    La Vida Breve: Intermezzo and Dance
    Dances From 'The Three-Cornered Hat'


    Albeniz
    Iberia: Navarra
    Iberia: Fete-Dieu A Seville
    Iberia: Triana

    Fritz Reiner with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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    Records: Greatest Hits

    Very First Time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Mastered Impeccably from the Original Atlantic Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood


    The legendary rockers Foreigner set the music world on fire back in 1977 with their superstar brand of rock and roll. Augmented with the brilliant musicianship of founding members Mick Jones and Lou Gramm, their initial offerings would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come. For their next four smash albums, Foreigner, Double Vision, Head Games and Foreigner 4, the singles and hit album tracks would take the band to the top of all the popular music charts as these masterpiece albums would become classic rock manna for the ages. Their performances were of legendary proportion, which still makes them one of the most successful live acts of the classic rock era. With massive radio airplay and of course an amazing string of top chart singles and number one albums, Foreigner to this day are still revered and loved by their continual growing legion of fans worldwide.


    After delivering a plethora of hits in rapid succession for Atlantic Records, the label honored this hugely popular band with their incredible greatest hits album simply titled Records. Filled with a treasure trove of chart topping singles and hit album tracks from their first four smash albums, this incredible 1982 effort awarded these rock legends with one of the biggest greatest hits albums ever released, with over seven million units sold!


    No stone is left unturned, as this 10 track masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with smashes like Cold As Ice, Double Vision, Urgent, Long, Long Way From Home, and Head Games. As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Records includes even more significant hit tracks like the beautiful Lou Gramm/Mick Jones masterpiece Waiting For A Girl Like You and more hard rock classic hits like Hot Blooded, Juke Box Hero and the one that started it all Feels Like The First Time. All in all, a collection of songs which took the fans by storm, forever associating the title superstars to the Foreigner franchise.

    1. Cold As Ice
    2. Double Vision
    3. Head Games
    4. Waiting For A Girl Like You
    5. Feels Like The First Time
    6. Urgent
    7. Dirty White Boy
    8. Juke Box Hero
    9. Long, Long Way From Home
    10. Hot Blooded
    Foreigner
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    #1 Record

    Ranked 403/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The seminal debut album from the quintessential American power pop band originally released in 1972 is now reissued on 180 gram vinyl. #1 Record features the classic line up of Alex Chilton, Chris Bell, Andy Hummel and Jody Stephens. LP includes faithfully restored sleeve and label art including UV coating for the cover which duplicates the original Ardent album release.

    1. Feel
    2. The Ballad of el Goodo
    3. In the Street
    4. Thirteen
    5. Don't Lie to Me
    6. The India Song
    7. When My Baby's Beside Me
    8. My Life Is Right
    9. Give Me Another Chance
    10. Try Again
    11. Watch the Sunrise
    Big Star
    $21.99
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  • Filles De Kilimanjaro (On Sale) Filles De Kilimanjaro (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Filles De Kilimanjaro (On Sale)

    Numbered, Limited Edition


    Davis' Self-Proclaimed "Directions in Music" March Begins Here


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Abundant Jazz, Funk, and Rock Textures Rotate Around a Luscious Tonal Center


    Landmark 1968 Effort Recognized as Davis' Prelude Into Full-On Fusion: Exotic Suite-Like Album Beautiful, Intense, Adventurous


    Miles Davis' move into full-on fusion starts here. Abandoning his bebop roots and chasing electric dreams, rock-based rhythms, and ostinato pulses, the icon gives life to new music forms on Filles de Kilimanjaro, a titanic release prized for its historical significance and lasting beauty. Grounded and focused, the five compositions unfold like a unified suite. Such peak lyricism, flourishes, and phrases are experienced in the highest-possible fidelity on Mobile Fidelity's 45RPM 2LP set.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g vinyl at RTI, this collectable audiophile version of Filles de Kilimanjaro joins the ranks of eleven other essential Davis sets given supreme sonic and packaging treatment by Mobile Fidelity. Loaded with revealing signatures, the record takes on even greater import when heard the way Davis and his mates discerned it in the studio. Backgrounds are squid-ink black, pianissimo lines shimmer, and the electric piano emerges with tube-amp warmth.


    Indeed, the exotic sound, touch, and feel of the songs on Filles de Kilimanjaro are as crucial as the melodies. To that extent, listeners can now enjoy the expressive tonalities and lush colors from each instrument in full-range glory. Voicings, harmonics, and pitches are rendered with exquisite detail. The manners in which the textures and phrases rotate what seems like a unified tonal center places you at the original recording sessions, executed in July and September 1968.


    The final appearance of Davis' classic second quintet bears fruit on three of the record's cuts, including the title track and R&B-tinted "Frelon Brun." Sparked with restrained funk, driving grooves, and bluesy accents, Filles de Kilimanjaro maintains an instinctive flow and controlled fredom that permit Davis to oversee an innovative blending of alterations, improvisation, and cycles. Comprised of multiple sections, "Petits Machins" is a lesson in perfectly played melodic complexity, with chromatic riffs, dominant chords, syncopated progressions, and switching meters forming a singular mosaic.


    Filles de Kilimanjaro also represents a jumping-off point for Davis' lineup. For the September sessions, Chick Corea replaced Herbie Hancock while Dave Holland relieved Ron Carter. The new additions speak a different albeit common language, fitting in with Davis' desire to draw from rock and weave funk into open-minded excursions filled with exoticism, soulfulness, and wonder.


    More than 40 years ago, this record epitomized the future of jazz. Davis even announced such aspirations with the tagline "Directions in Music." With the jazz world still trying to wrap its collective mind around its genius, it still does.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Frelon Brun
    2. Tout de Suite
    3. Petits Machins
    4. Filles de Kilimanjaro
    5. Mademoiselle Mary
    Miles Davis
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    Axis: Bold As Love (Mono)

    Ranked 82/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Drawn from the Original Monoaural Mixes Created by Chas Chandler, Jimi Hendrix, and Eddie Kramer in 1967.


    All Analog Mastering by Bernie Grundman


    Orginial Artwork and Sequencing


    Highly Sought After Mixes Previously Unavailable for Decades


    200 Gram pressing by Quality Record Manufacturing


    Faithful to the Original Edition Released in 1967 - US and International Edition Features Different Songs and Sequencing


    The sensational sophomore release of The Jimi Hendrix Experience highlights Hendrix's own evolving musical experimentalism and acknowledges his early musical inuences of soul and R&B. Remastered from the original two-track mixdown master tapes, Axis: Bold As Love's 13-songs show the evolving trio as they neared the height of their career. Features
    the seminal classics "Spanish Castle Magic," "Little Wing," "Castles Made Of Sand," and the classic Easy Rider anthem, "If 6 Was 9."


    The original monophonic mixes have been transferred from the original master tapes using Grundman's all
    analog mono mastering process.


    1. EXP
    2. Up From The Skies
    3. Spanish Castle Magic
    4. Wait Until Tomorrow
    5. Ain't No Telling
    6. Little Wing
    7. If 6 Was 9
    8. You Got Me Floatin'
    9. Castles Made Of Sand
    10. She's So Fine
    11. One Rainy Wish
    12. Little Miss Lover
    13. Bold As Love
    Jimi Hendrix
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    Big Brother & The Holding Company

    Sundazed presents the high-definition vinyl reissue of the ultra-rare mono edition of Big Brother & the Holding Companys 1967 debut! Besides being the album that introduced the world to Janis Joplin, Big Brother & the Holding Companys first release stands as one of the classic recordings of 60s rock. Joplin had added her fiery wail to the archetypal Haight-Ashbury acid-rock quintet only months before it entered the studio to make the album, and for the sessions she shares vocal duties with bassist Peter Albin and guitarist Sam Andrew. But, thanks to the LPs raging single, Down on Me, it was immediately clear to radio audiences of the time that the Texas-born singer was a new force to be reckoned with.


    In addition to Joplins inimitable blues cry, Big Brothers other key strength lies in the scraping, distorted guitars of Sam Andrew and James Gurley, which are in heavy abundance on such choice cuts as the trippy Light is Faster Than Sound, the punkish Women is Losers, and the groups fuzzy, droning remake of Moondogs All is Loneliness. Cut from the original mono masters, this Sundazed edition adds two scarce single-only sides.

    1. Bye, Bye Baby
    2. Easy Rider
    3. Intruder
    4. Light Is Faster Than Sound
    5. Call on Me
    6. Women Is Losers
    7. Blindman
    8. Down on Me
    9. Caterpillar
    10. All Is Loneliness
    11. Coo Coo
    12. The Last Time
    Big Brother & The Holding Company feat. Janis Joplin
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    No Direction Home (200 Gram) (On Sale)

    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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    George Thorogood And The Destroyers (Awaiting Repress)

    Heavy on his bluesy guitar playing, Thorogood's first album serves as the prototype for all future Destroyer records. The 1977 classic also contains their crowd pleasing rendition of John Lee Hooker's "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer."


    Originally released in 1977, this debut record from George Thorogood & the Destroyers helped catapult the band to national prominence.
    A landmark release, it's still regarded as one of Thorogood's best albums.

    1. You Got To Lose
    2. Madison Blues
    3. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
    4. Kind Hearted Woman
    5. Can't Stop Lovin'
    6. Ride On Josephine
    7. Homesick Boy
    8. John Hardy
    9. I'll Change My Style
    10. Delaware Slide
    George Thorogood & The Destroyers
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    Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 (Speakers Corner)

    In comparison with Dvorák's cyclical Ninth Symphony, the Eighth always seems to fade into the background somewhat, although it is actually far more venturesome as regards its formal structure than its later sister-work. The wealth of poetic mood paintings, heartfelt melodies and seemingly improvisational episodes were described by the composer as unique ideas upon which he elaborated in a completely new way, and which were intentionally far removed from his other symphonies.



    In spite of the highly individual movements, the whole composition is full of airy, lyrical contrasts. The transitional passages are gentle and flowing, as for example in the chorale-like opening which leads into the disciplined, spirited main theme of the first movement. This is followed by a rhapsodic slow movement and a waltz-like Allegretto, and finally a strangely interwoven amalgamation of sonata form and set of variations.



    During the course of his short career, István KertÉsz championed Dvorák's Symphonies in that he was the very first to record the complete works for the DECCA label. For this reason alone, the recording constitutes an excellent performance by the London Symphony Orchestra led by its Hungarian principal conductor.



    Recording: February 1963 at Kingsway Hall, London, by Arthur Lilley

    Production: Ray Minshull



    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. Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88
    2. Scherzo capriccioso Op. 66
    Antonin Dvorak
    $34.99
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