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  • Classic Signature Turntable - Piano Black Classic Signature Turntable - Piano Black Quick View

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    Classic Signature Turntable - Piano Black


    Stereophile
    Stereophile 2011 Golden


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    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    Periphery Ring Clamp Not Included


    It is a work of art, Harry Weisfeld's best. Amen! Five Stars.

    - Harry Pearson


    The Classic line pays homage to the great turntables of the past that have been synonymous with state of the art turntable design. The Classic has been the best selling turntable VPI has ever made and is still outselling production. The sales and rave reviews from around the world are based on the glorious sound and the incredible speed stability, speed stability normally associated with $10K plus designs. Our top of the line Classic 3 represents a significant step forward in both performance and aesthetics pushing the envelope as far as we can to deliver the best sounding turntable VPI has ever made.


    The Classic 3 features a ½ thick machined aluminum plinth bonded to a 1/8 steel sub plate, bonded to 2 of MDF creating a plinth which is so massive and well damped it virtually eliminates resonance.


    For the Classic 3 we updated the arm with a new JMW 10 3-D Tonearm, bearing assembly, base mounting, and VPI wiring from cartridge to RCA (or XLR) output jacks.


    New feet were designed for greater stability, better isolation, and a matching look to the larger chassis. To complete the visual aesthetic of this state of the art design, we chose a deep Piano Black finish to perfectly counterpoint the silvery sheen of the top section. Gorgeous and glorious, the Classic 3 is an absolute triumph! Manufacturers who have received there Classic 3 are using adjectives like Gorgeous, Quietest table I've ever heard, How could it be so inexpensive, Speed stability like my digital masters.


    The sound of the Classic 3 Turntable is powerful, airy, shockingly quick, and deathly quiet, with speed stability equal to any turntable in the world at any price.


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    $5,999.00
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  • Classic Signature Turntable - Walnut Classic Signature Turntable - Walnut Quick View

    $6,000.00
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    Classic Signature Turntable - Walnut



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    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    JMW 3D-10, HR-X Pulley Included!


    It is a work of art, Harry Weisfeld's best. Amen! Five Stars.

    - Harry Pearson


    The Classic line pays homage to the great turntables of the past that have been synonymous with state of the art turntable design. The Classic has been the best selling turntable VPI has ever made and is still outselling production. The sales and rave reviews from around the world are based on the glorious sound and the incredible speed stability, speed stability normally associated with $10K plus designs. Our top of the line Classic 3 represents a significant step forward in both performance and aesthetics pushing the envelope as far as we can to deliver the best sounding turntable VPI has ever made.


    The Classic 3 features a ½ thick machined aluminum plinth bonded to a 1/8 steel sub plate, bonded to 2 of MDF creating a plinth which is so massive and well damped it virtually eliminates resonance.


    For the Classic 3 we updated the arm with a new JMW 10 3-D Tonearm, bearing assembly, base mounting, and VPI wiring from cartridge to RCA (or XLR) output jacks.


    New feet were designed for greater stability, better isolation, and a matching look to the larger chassis. To complete the visual aesthetic of this state of the art design, we chose a deep Piano Black finish to perfectly counterpoint the silvery sheen of the top section. Gorgeous and glorious, the Classic 3 is an absolute triumph! Manufacturers who have received there Classic 3 are using adjectives like Gorgeous, Quietest table I've ever heard, How could it be so inexpensive, Speed stability like my digital masters.


    The sound of the Classic 3 Turntable is powerful, airy, shockingly quick, and deathly quiet, with speed stability equal to any turntable in the world at any price.


    VPI Turntables
    $6,000.00
    Classic Signature Walnut
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  • Classic Signature Turntable - Walnut (Open Box) Classic Signature Turntable - Walnut (Open Box) Quick View

    $4,999.00
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    Classic Signature Turntable - Walnut (Open Box)



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    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    Open Box


    JMW 3D-10, HR-X Pulley Included!


    It is a work of art, Harry Weisfeld's best. Amen! Five Stars.

    - Harry Pearson


    The Classic line pays homage to the great turntables of the past that have been synonymous with state of the art turntable design. The Classic has been the best selling turntable VPI has ever made and is still outselling production. The sales and rave reviews from around the world are based on the glorious sound and the incredible speed stability, speed stability normally associated with $10K plus designs. Our top of the line Classic 3 represents a significant step forward in both performance and aesthetics pushing the envelope as far as we can to deliver the best sounding turntable VPI has ever made.


    The Classic 3 features a ½ thick machined aluminum plinth bonded to a 1/8 steel sub plate, bonded to 2 of MDF creating a plinth which is so massive and well damped it virtually eliminates resonance.


    For the Classic 3 we updated the arm with a new JMW 10 3-D Tonearm, bearing assembly, base mounting, and VPI wiring from cartridge to RCA (or XLR) output jacks.


    New feet were designed for greater stability, better isolation, and a matching look to the larger chassis. To complete the visual aesthetic of this state of the art design, we chose a deep Piano Black finish to perfectly counterpoint the silvery sheen of the top section. Gorgeous and glorious, the Classic 3 is an absolute triumph! Manufacturers who have received there Classic 3 are using adjectives like Gorgeous, Quietest table I've ever heard, How could it be so inexpensive, Speed stability like my digital masters.


    The sound of the Classic 3 Turntable is powerful, airy, shockingly quick, and deathly quiet, with speed stability equal to any turntable in the world at any price.


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    $4,999.00
    Classic Signature Walnut - Open Box
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  • VPI Scout 2 With Classic Signature Arm VPI Scout 2 With Classic Signature Arm Quick View

    $4,200.00
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    VPI Scout 2 With Classic Signature Arm


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    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    The Scout 2 features a 1 7/8 thick aluminum platter (with a stainless steel damping plate) in place of the Scout's 1 3/8 acrylic platter.


    The result of mating a great platter to a simple good looking design! In only seven years, the VPI Scout has become the industry standard as the best-reviewed turntable on the planet! For 2009, we saw fit to bring some big improvements to its best-selling turntable. You may recognize the outboard motor and the plinth, but you will do a double take at the exquisite platter and tonearm.


    Every VPI Scout II comes standard with the JMW 9T! This incredible tonearm features a redesigned armtube that is tapered and filled with a proprietary damping material. This revolutionary design greatly reduces internal resonance, yielding a full and rich sound, with a vast soundstage and increased resolution and detail. The added mass also produces deeper bass response and fantastic compatibility with moving coil cartridges.


    For maximum stability and speed accuracy the platter is made from 1 7/8 thick machined 6061 aluminum and is attached to a nonmagnetic 303 stainless steel damping plate. The entire piece weighs in at an impressive 18 pounds! Because the aluminum is grounded to the steel, there is virtually no static buildup or sonic degradation. What's in the grooves is what comes out of your speakers.


    The VPI Scout II's plinth is made from 1 1/8 thick MDF bonded to a 12 gauge steel plate giving a rigid, non-resonant plinth. The massive platter sits on chrome-hardened ball bearing held by a 60 Rockwell-hardened shaft, below which is a black delrin nut.


    The VPI Scout II generates absolutely no additional noise for a pristinely quiet spin. The AC synchronous motor is contained in a separate steel housing and drives the platter via an Aries belt. This combination produces quiet yet stable running with extremely accurate speed. Speeds are 33 and 45 standard, while 78 is optional.


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    $4,200.00
    Scout 2 - Classic Signature Arm Buy Now
  • VPI Classic 4 Turntable - Piano Black VPI Classic 4 Turntable - Piano Black Quick View

    $10,000.00
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    VPI Classic 4 Turntable - Piano Black


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    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    The Classic 4 is a precision measuring device in its own right; as well as telling you what's in your records' grooves, it will also tell you just how competent your setup is. - Roy Gregory


    The Classic 4 is really, chief designer and former co-owner, Harry Weisfeld's table. He didn't design this table for the consumer, he designed it for his own personal us so he could listen to a 12 inch arm on a Classic table (Classic 1-3 do not have the space to properly mount a 12 inch arm.) We presented the table at the 2012 New York Audio Show to make a statement while also announcing the VPI Traveler. It wasn't intended to bring into the VPI line but the positive feedback and interest immediately made it a staple in the production line.


    Identical build as the Classic 3 but with a larger size chassis, plus having a 12 inch arm gives you more stability, lower tracking distortion, and additional low level resolution from your records. Having the additional size gives the listener a chance to mount a second 10 or 12 inch tone arm in the rear. Why would you have two arms? This lets you have both a stereo and mono cartridge set up at the same time.


    The Classic 4 features a ½ thick machined aluminum plinth bonded to a 1/8 steel sub plate with dampening fabric in between. This is then bonded to 2 of MDF creating a plinth which is so massive and well damped it virtually eliminates resonance. The Classic 4 can use either an extended Classic Signature arm or an extended Classic 3D arm.


    The custom nature of this table comes from the numerous options you have. You can mount 1 or 2 tonearms, 10" or 12" arms, any arm made by almost anyone, it is all customizable and affordable.


    This product is not eligible for further discount.


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    $10,000.00
    Classic 4
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  • Black Sunday Black Sunday Quick View

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    Black Sunday

    Import

    Remastered


    Cypress Hill's 1993 release Black Sunday helped to expand the group's audience with its deftly culled soul and Latin jazz samples and funky grooves. Tracks like I Wanna Get High, Insane in the Brain and I Ain't Goin' Out Like That have all gone on to become hip-hop classics, each featuring the signature rolling bass hooks that defined Cypress Hill's sound before the group began to experiment with heavy metal.

    1. I Wanna Get High
    2. I Ain't Goin' Out Like That
    3. Insane In The Brain
    4. When The Ship Goes Down
    5. Lick A Shot
    6. Cock The Hammer
    7. Interlude
    8. Li'l Putos
    9. Legalise It
    10. Hits From The Bong
    11. What Go Around Come Around Kid
    12. A To The K
    13. Hand On The Glock
    14. Break 'em Off Some
    Cypress Hill
    $44.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Black Sunday 20th Anniversary Black Sunday 20th Anniversary Quick View

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    Black Sunday 20th Anniversary

    Cypress Hill's 1993 release Black Sunday helped to expand the group's audience with its deftly culled soul and Latin jazz samples and funky grooves. Tracks like I Wanna Get High, Insane in the Brain and I Ain't Goin' Out Like That have all gone on to become hip-hop classics, each featuring the signature rolling bass hooks that defined Cypress Hill's sound before the group began to experiment with heavy metal.
    1. I Wanna Get High
    2. I Ain't Goin' Out Like That
    3. Insane In The Brain
    4. When The Ship Goes Down
    5. Lick A Shot
    6. Cock The Hammer
    7. Interlude
    8. Li'l Putos
    9. Legalise It
    10. Hits From The Bong
    11. What Go Around Come Around Kid
    12. A To The K
    13. Hand On The Glock
    14. Break 'em Off Some
    Cypress Hill
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Audioengine A5+ Speakers (Satin Black) Audioengine A5+ Speakers (Satin Black) Quick View

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    Audioengine A5+ Speakers (Satin Black)


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    Dynamic, well designed, and well made, the 5+ offers an elegant solution to the problem of choosing a high value desktop/nearfield monitor.

    - Steven Stone, Playback, AVGuide.com


    Premium Powered Bookshelf Speakers

    Audioengine 5+ (A5+) Premium Powered Speakers deliver audiophile-quality sound and features at a price that continues to set the standard for affordable high-quality audio. Connect your iDevice, computer, TV, or any other audio component for great stereo sound in any room.


    Affordable Audio

    The goal of Audioengine is to provide a high-end listening experience at affordable prices with easy to use, high-quality products. The Audioengine 5 powered speaker system was Audioengine's flagship model and has become a best seller. The new A5+ has the same award-winning signature sound as the original A5 but includes customer-requested upgrades and features.


    Versatile

    With custom Kevlar woofers, silk dome tweeters, and hand-built cabinets, the Audioengine 5+ includes a remote control, dual audio inputs and enhanced thermal management. You can charge your iDevice via the USB power port and also add a subwoofer to the variable output. Connect Audioengine 5+ to your computer's headphone jack or pair with a USB DAC to achieve an even higher level of sound quality. The Audioengine 5+ works with any computer and there's no software to install or settings to change.


    Easy Setup

    Built-in power amplifiers save space and eliminate the need to connect Audioengine 5+ to a stereo receiver or external power amp. Simply plug the left speaker into an AC outlet and connect the included speaker wire from the left to right speaker. All internal components of the A5+ are tuned together, providing a more efficient system requiring less power than passive speakers and amplifiers. With superior stereo separation and incredible imaging, A5+ has a clear sonic advantage over boomboxes or all-in-one systems.


    Small Speakers, Big Bass

    You won't hear any enhanced super-mega-hyper-monster boomy bass from these powered speakers. As with the original A5, the low end from the A5+ is real bass, very near to the originally-recorded music. From rap to classical to movies, you'll get tight, punchy bass with an awesome growl that will make you smile - regardless of the volume level.


    Hear the Difference

    The Audioengine 5+ Premium Powered Speaker System delivers the audio performance and aesthetic quality expected from Audioengine and continues to close the gap between your computer music and home hi-fi. Even if you're not an audio enthusiast we guarantee your music will sound better!


    Audioengine Speakers
    $399.00
    Audioengine A5+ Powered Bookshelf Speakers (Satin Black) Buy Now
  • A Swingin' Affair! A Swingin' Affair! Quick View

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    A Swingin' Affair!

    A Swingin' Affair is the 12th studio album by Frank Sinatra, originally released in 1957, peaking at #2 on the Pop
    Album Chart. Arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle, it contains the signature Sinatra classics "Night And Day,"
    "I Won't Dance," "From This Moment On," "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and many more! UMe is pleased to reissue
    this 60th Anniversary edition on 180g black vinyl.
    1. Night and Day (Cole Porter)
    2. I Wish I Were in Love Again (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
    3. I Got Plenty o' Nuttin' (DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
    4. I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
    5. Nice Work If You Can Get It (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin)
    6. Stars Fell on Alabama (Frank Perkins, Mitchell Parish)
    7. No One Ever Tells You (Hub Atwood, Carroll Coates)
    8. I Won't Dance (Jerome Kern, Jimmy McHugh, Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, Dorothy Fields)
    9. The Lonesome Road (Nat Shilkret, Gene Austin)
    10. At Long Last Love (Porter)
    11. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To (Porter)
    12. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster)
    13. From This Moment On (Porter)
    14. If I Had You (Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Ted Shapiro)
    15. Oh! Look at Me Now (Joe Bushkin, John DeVries)
    Frank Sinatra
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Quick View

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    Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow


    Group's 1975 Debut Includes Signature Man on a Silver Mountain and Heralds Beginning of Powerful Combination of Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio


    Wax Cathedral Reissue Comes Replete With Faithful Replication of Original Gatefold Sleeve; Pressed at RTI, America's Best Record Plant


    In 1974, Ritchie Blackmore's bandmates in Deep Purple refused his request to cut a cover of Quatermass' Black Sheep of the Family. Demonstrating impressive commitment to the song, Blackmore set out to record it with the help of then-emerging vocalist Ronnie James Dio and members of his band Elf. To have enough material to release this as a single, Blackmore and Dio collaborated on Sixteenth Century Greensleeves. Pleased with the results, the two fleshed out a full album and Blackmore formally parted ways with Deep Purple. Blackmore and Dio named their new band after the location where they initially discussed their collaboration: the legendary Rainbow Bar and Grill on West Hollywood's Sunset Strip. Rainbow was born.


    Drawing on medieval classical progressions for inspiration, Blackmore paired textured playing paired with Dio's fantastical lyrical imagery and inimitable vocals. The combination set Rainbow apart from its hard rock contemporaries. Featuring what would prove to be Rainbow's signature tune, Man on the Silver Mountain, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow is a dynamic voyage. Blackmore's somber, melodic playing weaves a mystical tapestry over which Dio's tales of drawbridges, crossbows, and kings settle like a knight on his steed. This influential classic concludes with a flourish, as a cover of the Yardbirds' Gregorian chant-influenced instrumental Still I'm Sad proves a perfect pulpit for Blackmore's rhapsody-like soloing.


    Complete with a faithful replication of the original gatefold sleeve and featuring dead-quiet surfaces, this Wax Cathedral reissue is pressed at RTI, America's best record plant. Even better, it's on colored vinyl.

    1. Man on the Silver Mountain
    2. Self Portrait
    3. Black Sheep of the Family
    4. Catch the Rainbow
    5. Snake Charmer
    6. The Temple of the King
    7. If You Don't Like Rock 'n' Roll
    8. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
    9. Still I'm Sad
    Rainbow
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    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Sleeping Gods - Thorn The Sleeping Gods - Thorn Quick View

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    The Sleeping Gods - Thorn

    Norwegian progressive extreme metal icons ENSLAVED will release The Sleeping Gods - Thorn compilation via ByNorse Music. A full-length album comprised of rare material from 2010-2011, The Sleeping Gods - Thorn is a unique collection of experimental material connecting with the band's early roots.


    The seven tracks comprising The Sleeping Gods - Thorn originally appeared on extremely limited EPs between ENSLAVED's Axioma Ethica Odini and Riitiir full-lengths and were recorded both in Solslottet Studio in Bergen, as well as the band members' own studios and partly in the deep woods of Valevaag on the South Western Coast of Norway. Like the songs themselves, the production is a mix of old and new; high-tech and no-tech - a mix of concepts that have been essential in achieving the signature sound ENSLAVED has become notorious for today. Members Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson co-produced the material together with long-time collaborator Iver Sandøy.


    The album includes lyrics sung in Norwegian, English, and Old Norse, with themes centered on mythology and the esoteric side of the runes, as well as contrasting the Norse Ways as a polytheistic belief system to the monotheistic plague of the Big World Religions. The music nods respectfully to the wildly varying deities that make up the pantheon of inspiration for ENSLAVED, both "then" and "now." There are traces of the proto black metal of Bathory, the classic rock and heavy metal of the '70s and '80s, the synthesized and sequenced masters of the '70s, prog-rock, world/Norse folk music, Norwegian black metal of the '90s, modern classical music, goth rock a la Fields Of The Nephilim, and much more.


    Tying the package together are the extensive liner notes Kjellson and a beautiful new layout by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media (Roadburn Festival, Opeth, Darkthrone, At The Gates, etc.) whose mesmerizing new illustrations display a unique symbiosis between two of our times' most exciting visual and sonic artists.

    1. Heimvegen
    2. Alu Misyrki
    3. Synthesis
    4. Nordlys (instrumental)
    5. The Sleeping Gods
    6. Disintegrator
    7. Striker
    Enslaved
    $22.99
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  • I Wanna Go Backwards I Wanna Go Backwards Quick View

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    I Wanna Go Backwards

    Limited Edition


    Robyn Hitchcock has finally begun the daunting task of compiling his groundbreaking post-Soft Boys solo catalog with the I Wanna Go Backwards box set. The first of two upcoming collections, I Wanna Go Backwards includes three of his most classic albums. Hitchcock's first solo album Black Snake Diamond Role is a private rock album featuring ex-Soft Boys, a Vibrator, a Fur and other friends. I Often Dream of Trains finds Robyn at his all-acoustic zenith with a seminal collection of kaleidoscopic, stripped down folk. Eye continues in the tradition of Trains draping Hitchcock's signature layered lyrical imagery over his most musically direct work to date. All the albums feature bonus tracks and enhanced liner notes: reminiscences (BSDR & WTMB), an excerpt from a novel in progress (Trains), and original poetry (Eye), plus previously unseen photos and Hitchcock cartoons. Additional bonus material includes While Thatcher Mauled Britain Part 1 & 2, a two-disc comprehensive look at a labyrinth of Robyn's largely unreleased solo b-sides, outtakes and home recordings. Black Snake Diamond Role and I Often Dream of Trains have been remastered for this collection.


    In addition to the exclusive box set packaging, all three albums will also be simultaneously re-released individually, allowing fans to fill the gaps in their Hitchcock compendiums. Individual album versions will also feature the bonus tracks included on the box set versions as well as the enhanced liner notes. In addition to compact disc format the set will also be released in an eight-record vinyl box set version complete with original LP artwork. The combined release of the I Wanna Go Backwards box set and the individual albums that comprise it are the definitive document of a career defining period of creation for one of the worlds most eccentric and beloved singer/songwriters, a must-have for collectors and fanatics alike.







































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































    The Man Who Invented Himself      
    Brenda's Iron Sledge      
    Do Policemen Sing?      
    The Lizard      
    Meat      
    Acid Bird      
    I Watch The Cars      
    Out Of The Picture      
    City Of Shame      
    Love      
    All I Wanna Do Is Fall In Love      
    A Skull, A Suitcase & A Long Red Bottle Of Wine      
    It Was The Night      
    I Watch The Cars No. 2      
    Give Me A Spanner Ralph      
    It's A Mystic Trip      
    Grooving On A Inner Plane      
    Happy The Golden Prince      
    Nocturne (prelude)      
    Sometimes I Wish I Was A Pretty Girl      
    Cathedral      
    Uncorrected Personality Traits      
    Sounds Great When You're Dead      
    Flavour Of Light      
    Ye Sleeping Nights Of Jesus      
    This Could Be The Day      
    Trams Of Old London      
    Furry Green Atom Bowl      
    Heart Full Of Leaves      
    Autumn Is Your Last Chance      
    I Often Dream Of Trains      
    Nocturne (Demise)      
    Winter Love      
    The Bones In The Ground      
    My Favourite Buildings      
    I Used To Say I Love You      
    Chant/Aether      
    Heart Full Of Leaves (Alternate)      
    I Often Dream Of Trains (Demo)      
    Not Even A Nurse      
    Slow Chant/That's Fantastic Mother Church      
    Traveller's Fare      
    Cynthia Mask      
    Certainly Cliquot      
    Queen Elvis      
    Flesh Cartoons      
    Chinese Water Python      
    Executioner      
    Linctus House      
    Sweet Ghost Of Light      
    Transparent Lover      
    Beautiful Girl      
    Clean Steve      
    Raining Twilight Coast      
    Agony Of Pleasure      
    Glass Hotel      
    Satellite      
    Aquarium      
    Queen Elvis II      
    Century      
    Shimmering Distant Love      
    Lovers Turn To Skulls      
    The Beauty Of Earl's Court      
    She Reached For A light      
    August Hair      
    Take Your Knife Out Of My Back      
    Fiend Before The Shrine      
    Raymond Chandler Evening      
    Birdshead      
    Victorian Squid      
    You've Got      
    Captain Dry      
    Raining Twilight Coast (Demo)      
    Point It At Gran      
    Vegetable Friend      
    Flesh Number 1      
    Surgery      
    I Got A Message For You      
    If I Could Look      
    Parachutes & Jellyfish      
    Queen Elvis (Demo)      
    Nothing      
    Stranded In The Future      
    Melting Arthur      
    The Abandoned Brain      
    You're So Repulsive      
    Opiatrescence      
    September Cones      
    Lovely Golden Villains      
    Dr Sticky (live)      
    Toadboy      
    Trash      
    Pit Of Souls (Country Version)      
    Mr Deadly      
    Let There Be More Darkness      
    Listening To The Higsons      
    College Of Ice      
    My Favourite Buildings (Demo)      
    Lightplug      
    Sleeping Knights Of Jesus (Demo)      
    Insect Mother      
    I Wanna Go Backwards    
    Robyn Hitchcock And The Venus 3
    $99.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 8 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Roadrunner Albums: 1985-1996 The Roadrunner Albums: 1985-1996 Quick View

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    The Roadrunner Albums: 1985-1996

    Sepultura recorded a series of albums for Roadrunner Records that had a major influence on heavy metal music throughout the Eighties and Nineties. Founded in Brazil by brothers Max and Igor Cavalera, the band was hailed by fans and critics alike for its ever-evolving sound on a string of classic albums that have sold millions worldwide.


    The collection combines Sepultura's debut EP Bestial Devastation with the group's first six studio albums: Morbid Visions (1986), Schizophrenia (1987), Beneath The Remains (1989), Arise (1991), Chaos A.D. (1993), and Roots (1996).


    THE ROADRUNNER ALBUMS 1985-1996 retraces the band's evolution over 11 years with a potent mix of aggression and groove. It begins with the 1985 EP Bestial Devastation. Those five songs would later be reissued as bonus tracks on Sepultura's full-length debut, Morbid Visions. That album featured the hit "Troops of Doom," a song that would become a mainstay in the band's live shows for years to come.


    Guitarist Andreas Kisser joined bassist Paulo Jr. and the Cavalera brothers on 1987's Schizophrenia, an album that added thrash metal to the band's black metal roots. Those sounds crystallized on the next album, Beneath the Remains, which is regarded today as a thrash metal classic. The string of strong albums continued in 1991 with Arise. It includes the fan favorite "Dead Embryonic Cells" and has been certified platinum based on worldwide sales.


    On the final two albums included in THE ROADRUNNER ALBUMS 1985-1996, Sepultura emphasized rhythmic exploration. With 1993's Chaos A.D., the group embraced groove metal, especially on the first single, "Refuse/Resist." On Roots, Sepultura was deeply influenced by Brazilian rhythms, incorporating them into signature tracks like "Itsári" and "Ratamahatta." Since its release in 1996, the album has sold more than two million copies worldwide.

    LP 1
    1. Morbid Visions
    2. Mayhem
    3. Troops Of Doom
    4. War
    5. Crucifixion
    6. Show Me The Wrath
    7. Funeral Rites
    8. Empire Of The Damned
    9. The Curse
    10. Bestial Devastation
    11. Antichrist
    12. Necromancer
    13. Warriors Of Death


    LP 2
    1. Intro (Schizophrenia)
    2. From The Past Comes The Storms
    3. To The Wall
    4. Escape To The Void
    5. Inquisition Symphony
    6. Screams Behind The Shadows
    7. Septic Schizo
    8. The Abyss
    9. R.I.P. (Rest In Pain)
    10. Troops Of Doom (Schizophrenia Bonus Track)


    LP 3
    1. Beneath The Remains
    2. Inner Self
    3. Stronger Than Hate
    4. Mass Hypnosis
    5. Sarcastic Existence
    6. Slaves Of Pain
    7. Lobotomy
    8. Hungry
    9. Primitive Future


    LP 4
    1. Arise
    2. Dead Embryonic Cells
    3. Desperate Cry
    4. Murder
    5. Subtraction
    6. Altered State
    7. Under Siege (Regnum Irae)
    8. Meaningless Movements
    9. Infected Voice


    LP 5
    1. Refuse / Resist
    2. Territory
    3. Slave New World
    4. Amen
    5. Kaiowas
    6. Propaganda
    7. Biotech Is Godzilla
    8. Nomad
    9. We Who Are Not As Others
    10. Manifest
    11. The Hunt
    12. Clenched Fist


    LP 6
    1. Roots Bloody Roots
    2. Attitude
    3. Cut-Throat
    4. Ratamahatta
    5. Breed Apart
    6. Straighthate
    7. Spit
    8. Lookaway
    9. Dusted
    10. Born Stubborn
    11. Jasco
    12. Itsari
    13. Ambush
    14. Endangered Species
    15. Dictatorshit

    Sepultura
    $109.99
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    Researching The Blues

    Redd Kross is back and delivering their signature brand of genuine rock 'n' roll with a vengeance. Their Merge release Researching the Blues is the band's first new album in 15 years. Researching the Blues features 10 new songs clocking in at just under 32 minutes. With songs written by Jeff McDonald and produced and mixed by Steven McDonald, the album is by far the band's favorite record. Steve says, "It has the most singular artistic vision of any record we've done. It's just 10 really fucking awesome songs that have the ability to move you in many different ways."



    Founded 34 years ago in Los Angeles during the first wave of LA punk rock by brothers Jeff and Steven McDonald (then respectively 15 and 11 years old), Redd Kross cut their teeth opening for Black Flag at a middle school graduation party. Their debut recordings caught the attention of Rodney Bingenheimer, who quickly became a fan as he spun their Ramones-inspired songs like "Annette's Got The Hits" and "I Hate My School" on the world-famous KROQ.



    In 2006, Jeff and Steven announced their reunion with the "classic Neurotica" line-up, joined once again by guitarist Robert Hecker (It's Ok) and drummer Roy McDonald (The Muffs). Redd Kross have been playing to enthusiastic audiences at sold-out select shows and festivals such as the Azkena Festival; Coachella; The HooDoo Gurus' Invitational, "Dig It Up"; All Tomorrow's Parties; and Pop MontrÉal.

    1. Researching the Blues
    2. Stay Away from Downtown
    3. Uglier
    4. Dracula's Daughters
    5. Meet Frankenstein
    6. One of the Good Ones
    7. The Nu Temptations
    8. Choose to Play
    9. Winter Blues
    10. Hazel Eyes
    Redd Kross
    $18.99
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  • Quicksilver Anthology Quicksilver Anthology Quick View

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    Quicksilver Anthology

    Mastered by Joe Reagoso from the Original Capitol Records Tapes w/ Ron McMaster


    Along with fellow superstars Jefferson Airplane, Steve Miller Band and The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service were one of the first Bay Area rock acts that helped usher in the progressive rock/acid rock movement during the height of the Summer Of Love in San Francisco. With its core line-up of David Freiberg, Dino Valenti, Greg Elmore, Gary Duncan, Nicky Hopkins and John Cipollina, this amazing band truly delivered many fine recordings during their successful reign at Capitol Records.


    Anthems of the era still resonate today with society issues and world problems as Quicksilver foretold with their classic signature tunes like Fresh Air, What About Me, Hope and Pride Of Man. With the superstar talents that made up this band over the years, it was not uncommon to hear radio stations play entire sides of their revolutionary albums during the dawn of FM and underground radio.


    Capitol Records awarded Quicksilver and their huge fan base with a very extensive and amazing Greatest Hits package called Anthology back in 1973. Right from the start you get a healthy three track serving from their first monster release Quicksilver Messenger Service, along with more solid tunes from other fine albums like Happy Trails, Shady Grove, Just For Love, What About Me and others classics.


    Out of print for many years, Friday Music has announced the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of their classic Capitol Records release Quicksilvers Anthology on Friday Music. This amazing album features 16 of their most important songs from their legendary albums from 1967 through 1973. From the early acid rock sounds of Dinos Song and the 12 minute epic The Fool, to later day hits like the aforementioned Fresh Air, What About Me and Just For Love, this album truly shows the relevance and importance of this sorely missed iconic band.


    Mastered impeccably from the original Capitol Records tapes by Joe Reagoso and Ron McMaster, this super limited edition album also boasts the original gatefold cover album art, including the silver on black embossed Quicksilver logo. The two HQ vinyl LPs are also protected by poly lined sleeves, as well as a poly bag to help keep the album cover and albums in great condition.

    LP 1

    1. Pride of Man (1967) [from Quicksilver Messenger Service]
    2. Dino's Song (1967) [from Quicksilver Messenger Service]
    3. The Fool (1967) [from Quicksilver Messenger Service]
    4. Bears (1968) [45 RPM only single release]
    5. Mona (1969) [from Happy Trails]
    6. Edward, the Mad Shirt Grinder (1969) [from Shady Grove]


    LP 2
    1. Three or Four Feet from Home (1969) [from Shady Grove]
    2. Fresh Air (1970) [from Just For Love]
    3. Just for Love (1970) [from Just For Love]
    4. Spindrifter (1970) [from What About Me]
    5. Local Color (1970) [from What About Me]
    6. What About Me (1970) [from What About Me]
    7. Don't Cry My Lady Love (1971) [from Quicksilver]
    8. Hope (1971) [from Quicksilver]
    9. Fire Brothers (1971) [from Quicksilver]
    10. I Found Love (1971) [from Quicksilver]

    Quicksilver Messenger Service
    $39.99
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  • Prestige Series Green Cartridge Prestige Series Green Cartridge Quick View

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    Prestige Series Green Cartridge

    The Prestige (and upscale Reference) cartridges from Grado are the first released since the elder Grado's retirement, but they mark an evolution, not dramatic change, of the classic Grado style. There are three basic levels in the Prestige lineup: Black/Green, Blue/Red, and Silver/Gold. In each of these pairings, the latter model is the same as the former, but is able to meet more astringent test specifications. The Green, for instance, is taken from the top 15% of the Black models production.


    The newly redesigned Black1 and Green1 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. The Black1 and Green1 models use a three piece OTL cantilever technology, standard oxygen free wire in the coils and Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted in a brass bushing. The Green1 model is selected from the Black1 production run and meets higher test specifications. Approximately 15% of the production run will meet these standards and become Green1 models.


    The Prestige Green is furnished with suitable mounting hardware and the unique tool required to separate stylus assembly from cartridge body. Separating the stylus assembly from the cartridge body with the tool can be tricky, so proceed with caution, lest you end up with the cartridge body in your hand and the stylus embedded in a nearby wall.


    One review states: an there be anything much better? Well, there can: the Signature handily tops the Green in terms of the detail, depth and overload point. However, with a $60.00 list price, the Grado Prestige Green is a cartridge most people will find thoroughly enjoyable for nearly all kinds of music, especially if their system is very slightly laid back. At it's price, it simply can't be beaten! If you have a moderately-priced turntable lurking in your closet, pull it out, get a Grado prestige Green, install it and LISTEN TO THE MUSIC. You'll enjoy!


    Frequency Response: 10-55

    Principal: MI

    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 30

    Input Load: 47K

    Output at 1KHz 5CM/Sec.: 5mV

    Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5

    Stylus Type: E

    Inductance: 45mH

    Resistance: 475

    Compliance CUs: 20

    Stylus Replacement F: U

    Mounting: S/P

    Weight: 5.5




    This product is not eligible for discount.

    Grado Cartridges
    $95.00
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  • Several Shades Of Why Several Shades Of Why Quick View

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    Several Shades Of Why

    In the quarter century since he founded Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis has created some of the era's signature songs, albums and styles. The laconically-based roar of his guitar, drums and vocals have driven a long string of bands such as Deep Wound, Dinosaur Jr., Gobblehoof, Velvet Monkeys, the Fog, Witch, Sweet Apple and he has also guested on innumerable sessions. But Several Shades of Why, recorded at Amherst, Massachusetts' Bisquiteen Studios, is J's first solo studio record, and it is an album of incredible beauty, performed with a delicacy not always associated with his work.


    Nearly all acoustic, Several Shades of Why was created with the help of a few friends. Notable amongst them are Kurt Vile, Sophie Trudeau (A Silver Mount Zion), Kurt Fedora (long-time collusionist), Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene), Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession), Matt Valentine (The Golden Road), and Suzanne Thorpe (Wounded Knees).


    Together in small mutable groupings, they conjure up classic sounds ranging from English-tinged folk to drifty, West Coast-style singer/songwriters. But every track, every note even, bears that distinct Mascis watermark, both in the shape of the tunes and the glorious rasp of the vocals. Ten brilliant tunes that quietly grow and expand until they fill your brain with the purest pleasure.

    1. Listen To Me
    2. Several Shades Of Why
    3. Not Enough
    4. Very Nervous and Love
    5. Is It Done
    6. Make It Right
    7. Where Are You
    8. Too Deep
    9. Can I
    10. What Happened
    J Mascis
    $17.99
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  • Adrian Younge Presents: The Delfonics Adrian Younge Presents: The Delfonics Quick View

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    Adrian Younge Presents: The Delfonics

    The Delfonics is the quintessential sweet-soul group. Hailing from Philadelphia, the crew formed in the mid-'60s, with the definitive original lineup as lead
    vocalist and songwriter William Hart, his brother Wilbert Hart, and mutual high-school friend Randy Cain (later replaced by Major Harris). With the help of
    producer/arranger Thom Bell-and with William's signature falsetto-the Delfonics set the tone for all other sweet-soul groups that would follow.


    Between 1968 and 1974, the Delfonics had twenty charting singles and won a Grammy for their massive hit Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time). Out of
    their twenty hits, William Hart wrote or co-wrote eighteen of them, thirteen with collaborator Thom Bell, like La-La Means I Love You, He Don't Really
    Love You, and Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love).After five albums, the Delfonics would break up for good in 1975. Brothers William and
    Wilbert parted ways and over the years often toured separately with different forms of the group. But over forty years after writing his first hit, lead singer
    and songwriter William Hart has put his unmistakable falsetto back on analog tape and reinvented the Delfonics brand for a new generation.


    Los Angeles producer/composer Adrian Younge envisioned a modern-day Delfonics album and pitched the idea to William Hart, who hopped a plane from
    Philly to L.A. and began work on a new album. Younge helped to reshape the Delfonics by bringing on board two excellent young vocalists, Loren Oden
    and Saudia Mills-as well as Om'Mas Keith on the single Stop and Look (And You Have Found Love)-to work alongside William. Adrian Younge is a
    self-taught multi-instrumentalist who traded in his MPC sampler for a carefully curated studio of authentic gear. Younge rocketed to international
    recognition after composing the original score for the film Black Dynamite and has since release ground-breaking projects including The Souls of
    Mischief's "There Is Only Now" and Ghostface Killah's "Twelve Reasons to Die" concept albums.


    Younge brings a unique perspective on modern rhythm and blues. I was studying Delfonics stuff for years, Younge reveals. I studied Delfonics to do the
    Black Dynamite stuff. I've been a fan, and I've just studied their music for so long that when I got the opportunity to do this, it just really blew my mind.
    From the very beginning, it was Younge's intention to create an old-school Delfonics vibe but offer a very hip-hop-informed perspective. There are
    distinguishing musical elements that Delfonics fans will recognize, like the electric sitar guitar, the French horn, string arrangements, and the tympani. I
    want people to expect something classic but not expect to hear the same thing rehashed, Younge says. I want to push it forward. William and I strived to
    push this forward.


    Younge now makes this breath-taking musical outing available once again on his own Linear Labs imprint.

    1. Stop And Look (And You Have Found Love)
    2. Lost Without You
    3. True Love
    4. Silently
    5. Enemies
    6. To Be Your One
    7. Stand Up
    8. Just Love
    9. So In Love With You
    10. I Can't Cry No More
    11. Lover's Melody
    12. Party's Over
    13. Life Never Ends
    The Delfonics
    $19.99
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    Adrian Younge Presents: The Delfonics: Instrumentals

    Linear Labs Now Brings You Adrian Younge Presents: The Delfonics In A Never Before Issued Instrumental Edition


    The Delfonics is the quintessential sweet-soul group. Hailing from Philadelphia, the crew formed in the mid-'60s, with the definitive original lineup as lead
    vocalist and songwriter William Hart, his brother Wilbert Hart, and mutual high-school friend Randy Cain (later replaced by Major Harris). With the help of
    producer/arranger Thom Bell-and with William's signature falsetto-the Delfonics set the tone for all other sweet-soul groups that would follow.


    Between 1968 and 1974, the Delfonics had twenty charting singles and won a Grammy for their massive hit Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time). Out of
    their twenty hits, William Hart wrote or co-wrote eighteen of them, thirteen with collaborator Thom Bell, like La-La Means I Love You, He Don't Really
    Love You, and Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love).After five albums, the Delfonics would break up for good in 1975. Brothers William and
    Wilbert parted ways and over the years often toured separately with different forms of the group. But over forty years after writing his first hit, lead singer
    and songwriter William Hart has put his unmistakable falsetto back on analog tape and reinvented the Delfonics brand for a new generation.


    Los Angeles producer/composer Adrian Younge envisioned a modern-day Delfonics album and pitched the idea to William Hart, who hopped a plane from
    Philly to L.A. and began work on a new album. Younge helped to reshape the Delfonics by bringing on board two excellent young vocalists, Loren Oden
    and Saudia Mills-as well as Om'Mas Keith on the single Stop and Look (And You Have Found Love)-to work alongside William. Adrian Younge is a
    self-taught multi-instrumentalist who traded in his MPC sampler for a carefully curated studio of authentic gear. Younge rocketed to international
    recognition after composing the original score for the film Black Dynamite and has since release ground-breaking projects including The Souls of
    Mischief's "There Is Only Now" and Ghostface Killah's "Twelve Reasons to Die" concept albums.


    Younge brings a unique perspective on modern rhythm and blues. I was studying Delfonics stuff for years, Younge reveals. I studied Delfonics to do the
    Black Dynamite stuff. I've been a fan, and I've just studied their music for so long that when I got the opportunity to do this, it just really blew my mind.
    From the very beginning, it was Younge's intention to create an old-school Delfonics vibe but offer a very hip-hop-informed perspective. There are
    distinguishing musical elements that Delfonics fans will recognize, like the electric sitar guitar, the French horn, string arrangements, and the tympani. I
    want people to expect something classic but not expect to hear the same thing rehashed, Younge says. I want to push it forward. William and I strived to
    push this forward.


    Younge now makes this breath-taking musical outing available once again on his own Linear Labs imprint.

    1. Stop And Look (And You Have Found Love) [Instrumental]
    2. Lost Without You (Instrumental)
    3. True Love (Instrumental)
    4. Silently (Instrumental)
    5. Enemies (Instrumental)
    6. To Be Your One (Instrumental)
    7. Stand Up (Instrumental)
    8. Just Love (Instrumental)
    9. So In Love With You (Instrumental)
    10. I Can't Cry No More (Instrumental)
    11. Lover's Melody (Instrumental)
    12. Party's Over (Instrumental)
    13. Life Never Ends (Instrumental)
    The Delfonics
    $19.99
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    Stand Back (Pure Pleasure)

    Vanguard may have spelled his name wrong (he prefers Charlie or Charles), but the word was out as soon as this solo debut was released: Here was a harpist every bit as authentic, as emotional, in some ways as adventuresome, as Paul Butterfield. Similarly leading a Chicago band with a veteran Black rhythm section (Fred Below on drums, Bob Anderson on bass) and rock-influenced soloists (keyboardist Barry Goldberg, guitarist Harvey Mandel), Musselwhite played with a depth that belied his age - only 22 when this was cut! His gruff vocals were considerably more affected than they would become later (clearer, more relaxed), but his renditions of Help Me, Early in the Morning, and his own Strange Land stand the test of time. He let his harmonica speak even more authoritatively on instrumentals like 39th and Indiana (essentially It Hurts Me Too sans lyrics) and Cha Cha the Blues, and his version of jazz arranger Duke Pearson's gospel-tinged Cristo Redentor has become his signature song - associated with Musselwhite probably more so than with trumpeter Donald Byrd, who originally recorded the song for Blue Note. Goldberg is in fine form (particularly on organ), but Mandel's snakey, stuttering style really stands out - notably on Help Me, his quirky original 4 P.M., and Chicken Shack, where he truly makes you think your record is skipping




    Musicians:



    • Charley Musselwhite (harmonica, vocal)

    • Harvey Mandel (guitar)

    • Barry Goldberg (piano, organ)

    • Bob Anderson (bass)

    • Fred Below Jr. (drums)




    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.



    1. Baby Will You Please Help Me
    2. No More Lonely Nights
    3. Cha Cha The Blues
    4. Christo Redemptor
    5. Help Me
    6. Chicken Shack
    7. Strange Land
    8. 39th And Indiana
    9. My Baby
    10. Early In The Morning
    11. 4 P. M.
    12. Sad Day
    Charley Musselwhite's Southside Blues Band
    $34.99
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    Greatest Of Deceivers

    Limited Edition 180-Gram White Vinyl Pressing Of Band's 3rd Full Length Album.


    Greatest of Deceivers, the fourth album by Borre, Norway's Nidingr since 1996, the group takes a black metal approach to a lengthy list of influences. The group's mastermind, Morten Iversen, better known as Teloch, has been involved in the Scandinavian black metal scene since the prime of its second wave when it was ruled by a hardline orthodoxy that didn't allow for much in the way of crossover, and when a lot of other metal scenes didn't want much to do with it in return.


    Despite his involvement with such classically-minded groups as Mayhem, Gorgoroth, 1349, and Ov Hell, Iversen's got an especially broad sonic vision. Greatest of Deceivers is a dense and complex mass made up of songs that themselves generally have more discrete movements than you can count on one hand. Some of them offer blackened takes on full-throttle death metal and crust punk. Others offer complicated leads and tricky time signatures that hint at mathcore and sometimes even at a particularly gnarly interpretation of jazz. Occasionally the group cuts back the aggression sharply and coasts into near-ambiance. In terms of compositional ambition the songs are closer to the labyrinthine post-rock and post-hardcore bands of the mid to late 90s than the savagely straightforward black metal outfits that were operating around the same time.
    - Miles Raymer

    1. Greatest of Deceivers

    2. All Crowns Fall

    3. O Thou Empty God

    4. The Balances

    5. Vim Patior

    6. Rags Upon A Beggar

    7. The Worm is Crowned

    8. Pure Pale Gold

    9. Mother of Abominations

    10. Dweller in the Abyss
    Nidingr
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    Topiary (Colored Vinyl)

    Half-Moon Vinyl (Half Black, Half Transparent)


    Ghostly International presents Xeno & Oaklander's new full-length album Topiary.
    In their fifth album to date, the Brooklyn based girl / boy electronic duo explores
    themes of arcana and electricity.


    The title 'Topiary' refers to a highly ornamental hand sculpted garden such as
    Levins Hall in Cumbria UK or the stately grounds of Versailles. Pruned and
    fashioned into forms, shrubs and trees are turned into semblances of abstract and
    natural shapes - nature imitating nature, much to the delight of dreamers and
    romantics. The band, Sean McBride and Liz Wendelbo, views the album as a
    journey through the manifold hallways of electro magnetic architecture and
    enchanted landscapes.


    The sound of Topiary is rich and deep; like a 60s French Pop album shot through a
    prism of late renaissance chamber music. Liz Wendelbo's voice seems haunted by
    ghosts of YÉYÉ girls, Françoise Hardy's whispers set against a glorious backdrop
    of blaring synthetic horns and organs.


    Known for their signature analog synth sound, Xeno & Oaklander have been
    quoted as referring to their synths as elemental: fire is what powers energy,
    voltage and electricity. Electro magnetism is electric energy, like lightning in the
    sky: here it is controlled by switches and buttons, shaped by filters and
    envelopes, and travels through patch cables and modules to create synthetic
    creations of classical instruments: pianos, brass, guitars, percussions. The result is
    orchestral and textured.


    A room - a sound studio is often referred to as 'the room': it has a sound, a history,
    and ghosts in its machines. Xeno & Oaklander's new album was recorded at the
    Tom Tom Club / Talking Heads' Clubhouse Studio deep in the woods of New
    England. Known for their analog synthesizer sound, Xeno & Oaklander plugged in
    their entire arsenal of synths into the Clubhouse array of analog outboard gear.
    They used their signature style of recording: the album was recorded as a live
    session, but this time in a bracketed amount of time and in one place. Everything
    was arranged, recorded and mixed in a month at the Clubhouse. Liz and Sean
    were intent on creating a sense of dimensionality with this recording by exploring
    the idea of 3D in sound: left, right, back and front as well as up and down. Room
    tone is present in the recordings themselves, so that 'the room' is present in the
    songs, and so that there is a trace of the space in the sound itself: making this a
    unique recording. The vinyl and Cd are mixed seamlessly like a constant pulse of
    electricity.


    Metaphysics, the study of being, time and space is a long time fascination for
    Xeno & Oaklander and the inspiration for part of their band name. Xeno was a
    pre-Socratic philosopher whose view on the world tipped it upside down and
    inside out: he is known for his paradoxes; in short what you see is not what you
    get, life is a chimera, an illusion, a matter of perception. It is this inversion that
    captures the imagination of the band. Day vs. night, hot vs. cold, sunshine vs.
    moonlight, glitter vs. silver, chemistry vs. alchemy, stasis vs. movement; these are
    themes that permeate their lyrics and sounds.


    The artwork by Liz Wendelbo echoes the electro magnetic theme with what looks
    like a starry night sky or skyscraper at night. It is a blown up X-Ray of protein
    photographed through an electron microscope - what is called X-Ray crystallography.
    In Liz's words what is deep inside of us is a reflection of what is above us: and
    electricity runs through it all.

    1. Marble
    2. Virtues and Vice
    3. Baroque
    4. Topiary
    5. Palms
    6. Chevron
    7. Chimera
    8. Worldling Worlds
    9. Topiary II
    Xeno & Oaklander
    $19.99
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    Released five years after Metallicas famous Black album, Load remains proof that the legendary Bay Area band was capable of much more than thrash signatures and charged metal. Coming at a time when hard rock was in the process of reorganizing, the 1996 set led the way and announced to the world that Metallica wasnt content to rest on its laurels.


    By slowing down the tempos, decreasing the aggression, and upping the depth of its grooves, the quartet channels its English and Southern rock influences in spectacular fashion. Load mines the shorter, blues-oriented approaches pioneered by Led Zeppelin, Cream, Lynryd Skynyrd, and Deep Purple, expanding on these classic parameters by retaining some of the ferocious bite Metallica injected into its formative early works.


    Having sold more than five million copies in the U.S. alone and topped the Billboard album charts for four consecutive weeks, the album confirmed that Metallicas evolution happened without any inherent loss to its basic appeal. Guitarist Kirk Hammett is allowed more room to explore tonalities, and rhythms serve the songs in concise fashion, making the record Metallicas purest rock effort. Aint My Bitch, King Nothing, Hero of the Day, and Until It Sleeps all received considerable airplay and remain concert and radio staples to this day.

    1. Ain't My Bitch
    2. 2 X 4
    3. The House Jack Built
    4. Until It Sleeps
    5. King Nothing
    6. Hero Of The Day
    7. Bleeding Me
    8. Cure
    9. Poor Twisted Me
    10. Wasting My Hate
    11. Mama Said
    12. Thorn Within
    13. Ronnie
    14. The Outlaw Torn
    Metallica
    $24.99
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    Some Girls

    Ranked 269/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Stones' Classic Remastered on 180 gram LP


    Universal Music Group and The Rolling Stones present the remastered version of their groundbreaking 1978 album, Some Girls, which introduced the band to a whole new generation of fans. Justly considered one of the finest works by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Ronnie Wood, Some Girls topped the US charts over three decades ago and remains the best selling album of their storied career.


    Some Girls is the Rolling Stones' most direct and diverse collection of material from Mick Jagger's irresistible falsetto on the four-on-the-floor filler Miss You, their eighth U.S. #1, to the country-flavored Far Away Eyes via the Chuck Berry meets punk snarl of Respectable. And let's not forget the sensuous, Beast of Burden, one of Keith Richards' finest tunes, which reached #8 on the U.S. singles chart, the garage rocker Shattered, the albums' third U.S. Top 40 entry, and the soulful swagger of the group's version of The Temptations' Just My Imagination, another timeless offering in their canon of classic Stones Motown covers.


    Following the critical praise and commercial success afforded the re-mastered, expanded editions of Exile On Main Street, which matched the chart performance of the epochal 1972 album, and returned the Rolling Stones to their rightful place at the top of the British charts in 2010, the extensive reissue of Some Girls constitutes the next step in the band's ongoing relationship with Universal Music Group.


    Some Girls holds a special place in the history of the Rolling Stones and demonstrates why they remain one of the most thrilling and influential bands of all time. The 1978 album features the Keith Richards' classic Before They Make Me Run, a signature song he still performs defiantly to this day. Some Girls documented Mick Jagger's love of 1970's funk reflected in Miss You, the dance track that wrong footed many people, made the club and black charts, and made it okay for other mainstream acts at the time to 'go disco'.


    The 1978 album also courted controversy because of Jagger's tongue-in-cheek lyrics on the title track, on Miss You and on Respectable, perceived as a retort to the punk and new wave groups who had borrowed so much attitude and copped so many anti-establishment moves from the Rolling Stones. Ironically, the furor around the elaborate Some Girls package, designed by Peter Corriston and featuring the band members in drag, a nod in the direction of the picture on the 1966 single Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? and likenesses of Lucille Ball, Farrah Fawcett, Raquel Welch, Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe that hadn't been legally cleared, necessitating a swift withdrawal and rethink.


    Some Girls demonstrated the distinctive and definitive riffing from Keith Richards, with its abundance of unstoppable licks and majestic power chords driving the band into its brand new musical direction. This album not only defined him and his playing, but also defined a new era for the Rolling Stones, with Richards since described as a sense of renewal. Some Girls marks the only other time since recording Satisfaction where Richards used an effects pedal to 'elevate' the sound.


    The album cemented the position of guitarist Ronnie Wood, who had joined in 1975, and added his trademark slide and pedal steel playing to several of the album's most memorable tracks, including When the Whip Comes Down and Shattered. He also co-wrote the Shattered B-side Everything Is Turning To Gold. Some Girls also marked a move to the Pathe Marconi Studios in Paris for the Glimmer Twins production team of Jagger and Richards. These factors helped what is arguably the group's most focused and dynamic album, driven by the sans pareil rhythm section of drummer Charlie Watts and bassist Bill Wyman.


    Some Girls featured fewer guest musicians than any Rolling Stones album since 1971, but the contributions keyboard-player Ian McLagan, Wood's bandmate in The Faces, saxophone-player Mel Collins, and harmonica player Sugar Blue (discovered busking on the Paris metro), made Miss You in particular sound brighter than ever.


    Thirty-three years on from its original release, the re-mastered vinyl edition of Some Girls shows exactly why the 1978 album has often been hailed as the equal of Exile On Main Street. The album stands as both a time capsule and a timeless listen and it features the band at their tightest and toughest, at their most vibrant and vital.

    1. Miss You
    2. When the Whip Comes Down
    3. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
    4. Some Girls
    5. Lies
    6. Far Away Eyes
    7. Respectable
    8. Before They Make Me Run
    9. Beast of Burden
    10. Shattered
    The Rolling Stones
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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