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The Complete Chris Bell (Pre-Order)6 LP set of Chris Bell's recorded output Vinyl versions of Looking Forward: The Roots Of Big Star Featuring Chris Bell, Rock City's See Seven States, I Am The Cosmos (Expanded) and an exclusive unissued interview from 1975. 20 page color bookletLP 1
1. All I See Is You
2. Looking Forward
3. The Reason
4. Oh My Soul (Backing Track)
5. Feeling High (Alternate Backing Track)
6. Feeling HIgh
8. Psychedelic Stuff
9. A Chance To Live
10. Germany (Backing Track)
11. All I See Is You (Alternate Backing Track)
1. Think It's Time To Say Goodbye
2. I Lost A Love
3. My Life Is Right
4. Lovely Lady
5. The Answer
7. The Wind Will Cry For Me
8. Sunday Organ
9. The Preacher
10. Shine On Me
11. Try Again (Alternate Mix)
1. I Am The Cosmos
2. Better Save Yourself
3. Speed Of Sound
4. Get Away
5. Make A Scene
6. Look Up
7. I Kinda Got Lost
8. There Was A Light
9. Fight At The Table
10. I Don't Know
11. Though I Know She Lies
12. You And Your Sister
1. I Am The Cosmos (Extended Alternate Version)
2. Better Save Yourself (Alternate Mix)
3. Speed Of Sound (Alternate Version)
4. Get Away (Alternate Version)
5. You And Your Sister (Alternate Version)
6. Look Up (Acoustic Move Mix)
7. Make A Scene (Alternate Mix)
8. Fight At The Table (Alternate Mix)
9. I Don't Know (Alternate Version)
10. Speed Of Sound (Alternate Version Backing Track)
1. You And Your Sister (Acoustic Versoin)
2. Untitled Acoustic Instrumental (Movie MIx)
3. Stay With Me
4. In My Darkest Hour
5. So Long Baby (aka Clacton Rag)
6. Fight At The Table (Outtake With Partial Vocal)
7. You And Your Sister (Country Underdub Mix)
8. Get Away (Outtake Track)
9. Better Save Yourself (Outtake Track)
10. I Am The Cosmos (Alternate Backing Track With Piano)
11. Untitled Electric Instrumental (Movie Mix)
1. Interview With Barry Ballard, London 1975 Part 1
2. Interview With Barry Ballard, London 2975 Part 2
3. Though I Know She Lies (Movie Mix)
4. I Am The Cosmos (Acoustic Mix)$125.99Vinyl LP Box Set - 6 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Live In Memphis
Red Colored Vinyl
Only Known, Professionally Filmed Complete Big Star Concert!
The gig poster read: "BIG STAR IN THEIR FAREWELL U.S. PERFORMANCE." Luckily, this iconic Memphis band's homecoming show was
nothing of the kind. As Jody Stephens points out in his liner notes, "We
played Los Angeles three days later and went on to play together for
another 16 years. No one ever said anything about the poster."
Omnivore Recordings is proud to present Big Star's only known professionally filmed show in its entirety. Live In Memphis chronicles that
October 29, 1994 performance.
Contains Big Star classics like "Thank You Friends," "September Gurls,"
and "The Ballad Of El Goodo," Chris Bell's "I Am The Cosmos," and
covers of T.Rex, The Kinks, Todd Rundgren and more, performed by Big
Star: Alex Chilton, Jody Stephens, and Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow
from The Posies.
Also included are notes from filmmaker Danny Graflund, Ardent Studios'
John Fry, Jody Stephens, Jon Auer, and Ken Stringfellow. Per Omnivore tradition, the first pressing of the LP
will be 1,000 colored vinyl, with black to follow.
For the first time, you will not only be able to hear this legendary performance,
but see it, as well. You will be in the New Daisy Theatre experiencing
Big Star Live In Memphis!1. In The Street
2. Don't Lie To Me
3. When My Baby's Beside Me
4. I Am The Cosmos
5. Way Out West
6. Till The End Of The Day
7. The Ballad Of El Goodo
8. Back Of A Car
10. Daisy Glaze
11. Jesus Christ
12. For You
13. Baby Strange
15. September Gurls
16. Big Black Car
17. Thank You Friends
18. The Girl From Ipanema
19. Patty Girl
20. Slut$29.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Radio CityRanked 403/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Although the original members of the Memphis quartet Big Star recorded only the album, #1 Record together and were dissolving rapidly by the time the second, Radio City, was completed, those records have influenced countless 80s and 90s rockers on both sides of the Atlantic, from the Replacements and R.E.M. to Englands Primal Scream and Scotlands Teenage Fanclub. That Big Stars impact should extend so far afield is less surprising in light of the bands own inspirations. Taking the gritty soul of Memphis rhythm and blues and fusing it with the artful melodies and vocal harmonies of British power pop, and injecting it all with a flailing, pre-punk, garage-band energy, Big Star created a unique sound with a universal appeal.
Much of the tension that fueled Big Star's wonderful harmonies apparently came from the undercurrents of competition instilled by the medias perception of Alex Chilton as the leader of the band, one which Chris Bell once steered. Near Christmas of 1972, Bell left the band. Chilton, Hummel and Stephens continued as a trio, but Big Star was clearly on the rocks. They pulled themselves together enough, however, to record 1973's Radio City, which has been called one of rocks most seminal albums, and while Bell was not a formal participant, his lingering spirit is evident in several of the albums 12 tracks.1. O My Soul
2. Life Is White
3. Way Out West
4. What's Going Ahn
5. You Get What You Deserve
6. Mod Lang
7. Back of a Car
8. Daisy Glaze
9. She's a Mover
10. September Gurls
11. Morpha Too
12. I'm in Love With a Girl$21.99Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
Fleetwood Mac 1969-1972 (Box Set)Features Four Complete Albums: Then Play On, Kiln House, Future Games, And Bare Trees
Contains An Exclusive Replica Of The Original 1969 7 Single: "Oh Well - Pt. 1" b/w "Oh Well - Pt. 2."
FLEETWOOD MAC: 1969-1972 is a beautiful vinyl boxed set that collects four of the band's classic albums, each lovingly reproduced on 140-gram vinyl. As a bonus, the set comes with an exclusive replica of the original 1969 7-inch single of "Oh Well - Pt. 1" b/w "Oh Well - Pt. 2."
FLEETWOOD MAC: 1969-1972 features four complete albums - Then Play On (1969), Kiln House (1970), Future Games (1971) and Bare Trees (1972) - housed in a striking black slipcase. To ensure superb sound quality, Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering cut the lacquers for all four albums. The records look as good as they sound thanks to authentically reproduced packages, including gatefolds for Then Play On and Kiln House and single sleeves for Future Games and Bare Trees.
The set follows the band through an early transitional period. With Kiln House, Fleetwood Mac began moving toward a more melodic pop sound on songs like "Mission Bell" and "One Together." At the time, the band included: Jeremy Spencer (guitar, vocals, piano), Kirwan (guitar, vocals), John McVie (bass) and Mick Fleetwood (drums). Christine McVie was at the recording sessions and contributed backing vocals and the album's cover art, but she did not join the band until shortly after the album was finished.
The band's shift toward pop and folk styles continued on Future Games with songs like "Show Me A Smile" and "Morning Rain." This marks the first Fleetwood Mac album with Christine McVie as a full band member as well as the Mac debut of Bob Welch on guitar.
The line-up stayed the same for Bare Trees, which boasts a consistently strong collection of songs like McVie's "Spare Me A Little Of Your Love," Kirwan's "Dust" and Welch's "Sentimental Lady." Although Kirwan was a dominant figure during the recording, penning half of the songs, this would ultimately be his last appearance on a Fleetwood Mac album.Then Play On (1969)
1. Coming Your Way
2. Closing My Eyes
3. Fighting For Madge
4. When You Say
5. Show Biz Blues
7. One Sunny Day
8. Although The Sun Is Shining
9. Rattlesnake Shake
10. Without You
11. Searching For Madge
12. My Dream
13. Like Crying
14. Before The Beginning
Kiln House (1970)
1. This Is The Rock
2. Station Man
3. Blood On The Floor
4. Hi Ho Silver
5. Jewel Eyed Judy
6. Buddy's Song
7. Earl Gray
8. One Together
9. Tell Me All The Things You Do
10. Mission Bell
Future Games (1971)
1. Woman Of 1000 Years
2. Morning Rain
3. What A Shame
4. Future Games
5. Sands Of Time
7. Lay It All Down
8. Show Me A Smile
Bare Trees (1972)
1. Child Of Mine
2. The Ghost
3. Homeward Bound
4. Sunny Side Of Heaven
5. Bare Trees
6. Sentimental Lady
7. Danny's Chant
8. Spare Me A Little Of Your Love
10. Thoughts On A Grey Day
Bonus 7" Single
1.Oh Well - Pt. 1
2.Oh Well - Pt. 2$79.99Vinyl LP + 7 Vinyl Single - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Break UpPredating Johanssons debut album, Anywhere I Lay My Head, by nearly two years; Break Up was conceived and recorded in 2006, in producer Sunny Levines garage studio. I always thought of it as just a small project between friends, explains Johansson. Ive loved the album ever since I heard it completed. It perfectly captured where I was in my life at the time. Yorn was protective of Break Up initially, playing it for no one until last year. When those close to him finally heard the album, the overwhelming response convinced Yorn that it was simply too strong a work to remain under lock and key.
Break Up includes eight original compositions by Yorn, ranging in tone from the lilting opener Relator to the disarming, retro/futuristic I Don't Know What To Do to the climactic Someday. Completing the collection is a powerful interpretation of the art-rock classic I Am The Cosmos by the late Chris Bell, co-founder of quintessential cult band Big Star.
Produced by Levine, with Yorn and Max Goldblatt as executive producers, the album features contributions from guitarist Robert Francis; bassist Giuseppe Patane; and violinist Amir Yaghmai, with Goldblatt on banjo, synth bass and backing vocals, and Levine handling programming and mixing.1. Relator
2. Wear And Tear
3. I Don't Know What To Do
4. Search Your Heart
5. Blackie's Dead
6. I Am The Cosmos
9. Someday$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Heat Is On (Speakers Corner)A glance at the discs, which rocked through the charts under the simple name of "Isley Brothers" will give you an idea of how a long-lasting and self-generative family enterprise (The Times) became a true soul factory. After a brisk start with popular rock'n'roll music, similar to that which a large number of black vocal groups turned out in the Fifties, followed a long march from one record company to another - all of whom were hard pushed to equate the dynamic musicality of these brothers with the 'own sound' of their productions. After hopping from one record label to the next, and not even getting a long-lasting break with the potent Motown label Tamla, golden days arrived when they set up their own label - T-Neck.
Amidst the turmoil created by strong competition from superb studio albums, the Isleys landed a smash hit in 1975 with The Heat Is On, an album which achieved double platinum status with its collection of perfectly written numbers. Powerful, funky volleys (Fight The Power), gyrating riffs as a launch pad for harmonious vocals and a creative solo (The Heat Is On) go their own way, which is also apparent in the bell-like, airy ballads that swing along tastefully - quite without the sugar-sweet strings so popular at that time.
This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.
- Ernie Isley (guitar, drums, percussion, vocals)
- Chris Jasper (keyboards)
- O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley (vocals)
- Marvin Isley (bass)
Recording: 1975 at Kendun Recorders, Burbank (CA), by Kent Duncan
Production: The Isley Brothers
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. Fight the Power, Pts. 1 & 2
2. The Heat Is On, Pts. 1 & 2
3. Hope You Feel Better Love, Pts. 1 & 2
4. For the Love of You, Pts. 1 & 2
5. Sensuality, Pts. 1 & 2
6. Make Me Say It Again Girl, Pts. 1 & 2
7. Fight the Power, Pts. 1 & 2$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
- Ernie Isley (guitar, drums, percussion, vocals)