- Lowest Price
- Highest Price
Country LifeRanked 387/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Country Life is Roxy Music's second release after the departure of Brian Eno and it's arguably the highpoint of the band's ouput from that era. The haunting, melancholic The Thrill of It All, the art-rockin' Out of the Blue, the almost-pure '50s rock of If It Takes All Night, the decadent affectations of A Really Good Time and the concluding Prairie Rose, all offer glimpses of alternative rock before the genre even existed. The combination of textures is exhilarating, and the songwriting which draws on elements of R&B, cabaret music and glam rock is among the band's most accomplished. Here on Limited Edition 180 gram Vinyl.1. The Thrill of It All
2. Three and Nine
3. All I Want Is You
4. Out of the Blue
5. If It Takes All Night
6. Bitter Sweet
9. A Really Good Time
10. Prairie Rose$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Country SleepWelcome to the sound of Winston Yellen and Night Beds, who in one stunning ten-track debut album Country Sleep, have shown that there is plenty of life left in the world of American music if you have the voice, the songs and the gift to touch hearts and souls. Think of a space between Mark Kozelek (Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon), Gram Parsons and the dreamier side of My Morning Jacket; a heavenly place of pure country soul, touched by an endearing innocence and honesty that can only come from someone still in their early twenties.1. Faithful Heights
3. Even If We Try
5. Borrowed Time
6. Cherry Blossoms
7. Wanted You In August
8. Lost Springs
9. Was I For You?
10. Tenn$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dad CountryNashville songwriter Jonny Fritz's work ethic and boldness have paid off in spades. It's been a big year for Jonny with opening stints for Alabama Shakes, Deer Tick, Dawes, Shooter Jennings and kudos from CMT and Rolling Stone, among many others. He signed his deal this week (he actually signed the deal with gravy at Nashville landmark Arnold's Country Kitchen), and his third full-length album, Dad Country, is set for release on April 16, 2013.
Produced by Jonny and Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith, recorded at Jackson Browne's Los Angeles studio and finished up in Music City, USA; this breakthrough album balances Jonny's trademark earthy humor and unfiltered worldview with some of his darkest material to date. Co-producer Goldsmith says, "Funny as they can be at moments, his songs access realities and experiences that we're all familiar with but sometimes fail to consider the depths of."
While immersing himself in the music world, Jonny began running marathons from Philadelphia to Barcelona and pounding out his signature leather works - the dog collars and guitar straps - seen all over Nashville and half the musical universe. He found himself in NYC for year trying to save a relationship, and its slow, painful unraveling (and demise) inspired Dad Country's bleakest, heartrending tracks, including "All We Do Is Complain" and "Have You Ever Wanted to Die."
These days, life has never been better for Jonny Fritz. He's back in Nashville again and putting down roots- and has even gone and bought himself a house. "It just keeps getting better. Now, the band is getting paid, I'm getting paid, everybody's happy, and we're packing 'em in when we play."
"This is the dream life. I couldn't really ask for anything else."1. Goodbye Summer
2. All We Do Is Complain
3. Holy Water
4. Social Climbers
5. Ain't It Your Birthday
6. Shut Up
7. Wrong Crowd
8. Have You Ever Wanted to Die
9. Fever Dreams
10. Trash Day
11. Suck In Your Gut
12. Instrumental$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-FAN-8719xCreedence Clearwater Revival
Bayou Country (Awaiting Repress)
Newly Re-Issued 150 Gram Vinyl
Opening slowly with the dark, swampy Born on the Bayou, Bayou Country reveals an assured Creedence Clearwater Revival, a band that has found its voice between their first and second album. It's not just that Born on the Bayou announces that CCR has discovered its sound -- it reveals the extent of John Fogerty's myth-making. With this song, he sketches out his persona; it makes him sound as if he crawled out of the backwoods of Louisiana instead of being a native San Franciscan. He carries this illusion throughout the record, through the ominous meanderings of Graveyard Train through the stoked cover of Good Golly Miss Molly to Keep on Chooglin', which rides out a southern-fried groove for nearly eight minutes. At the heart of Bayou Country, as well as Fogerty's myth and Creedence's entire career, is Proud Mary. A riverboat tale where the narrator leaves a good job in the city for a life rolling down the river, the song is filled with details that ring so true that it feels autobiographical. The lyric is married to music that is utterly unique yet curiously timeless, blending rockabilly, country, and Stax R&B into something utterly distinctive and addictive. Proud Mary is the emotional fulcrum at the center of Fogerty's seductive imaginary Americana, and while it's the best song here, his other songs are no slouch, either. Born on the Bayou is a magnificent piece of swamp-rock, Penthouse Pauper is a first-rate rocker with the angry undertow apparent on Porterville and Bootleg is a minor masterpiece, thanks to its tough acoustic foundation, sterling guitar work, and clever story. All the songs add up to a superb statement of purpose, a record that captures Creedence Clearwater Revival's muscular, spare, deceptively simple sound as an evocative portrait of America.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)1. Born on the Bayou
3. Graveyard Train
4. Good Golly Miss Molly
5. Penthouse Pauper
6. Proud Mary
7. Keep On Chooglin'$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Written and produced with Mirwais Ahmadzai with whom she also collaborated on her multi-platinum 2000 album Music, Madonna's resonant and revealing 2003 release American Life is the ninth overall studio album from the enduring music icon. Peaking at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Charts and topping the charts in nine other countries, American Life is a loose-based concept album built around recurring themes of the American Dream and materialism. In addition to the singles American Life, Hollywood, and Love Profusion, the album also features the smash hit Die Another Day, the theme song from the James Bond film of the same name which received two Grammy nominations for 'Best Short Form Music Video' and 'Best Dance Recording.'1. American Life
3. I'm So Stupid
4. Love Profusion
5. Nobody Knows Me
6. Nothing Fails
9. Mother and Father
10. Die Another Day
11. Easy Ride$32.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
American LifeWritten and produced with Mirwais Ahmadzai with whom she also collaborated on her multi-platinum 2000 album Music, Madonna's resonant and revealing 2003 release American Life is the ninth overall studio album from the enduring music icon. Peaking at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Charts and topping the charts in nine other countries, American Life is a loose-based concept album built around recurring themes of the American Dream and materialism. In addition to the singles American Life, Hollywood, and Love Profusion, the album also features the smash hit Die Another Day, the theme song from the James Bond film of the same name which received two Grammy nominations for 'Best Short Form Music Video' and 'Best Dance Recording.'LP 1
1. American Life
3. I'm So Stupid
4. Love Profusion
5. Nobody Knows Me
6. Nothing Fails
3. Mother and Father
4. Die Another Day
5. Easy Ride$31.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
My LifeFirst time issued on vinyl!
My Life avoids the sophomore jinx so many artists encounter with an album even better than her acclaimed debut. Produced in Nashville by Jim Rooney with musical support from Jack Clement, Stuart Duncan and Robin & Linda Williams. My Life includes songs by Mother Maybelle Carter and Lefty Frizzell plus eight DeMent penned originals. In a gatefold sleeve on 180 gram vinyl.1. Sweet Is The Melody
2. You've Done Nothing Wrong
3. Calling For You
4. Childhood Memories
5. No Time To Cry
6. Troublesome Waters
7. Mom & Dad's Waltz
8. Easy's Gettin' Harder Every Day
9. The Shores of Jordon
10. My Life$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Storm Of LifeOriginally released in 1986, Storms of Life is the full-fledged debut album from country music throwback Randy Travis. Featuring the traditional country hits 1982, On the Other Hand, Diggin' Up Bones and No Place Like Home, the Kyle Lehning produced release was a massive success, setting the stage for country music's crossover appeal in the early '90s.1. On The Other Hand
2. The Storms Of Life
3. My Heart Cracked (But It Did Not Break)
4. Diggin' Up Bones
5. No Place Like Home
7. Send My Body
8. Messin' With My Mind
9. Reasons I Cheat
10. There'll Always Be A Honky Tonk Somewhere$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Life Changes (Pre-Order)THOMAS RHETT scored his first hit in 2012, introducing a sound that mixed the southern swagger of Country music with Pop hooks, R&B grooves, soulful strut and the anything-goes attitude of Rock. During the years since, thanks to eight chart-topping singles, he is now a headliner of massive arenas. And, he's become a husband. A father, too. His third release, LIFE CHANGES will be released via The Valory Music Co.1. Craving You (feat. Maren Morris)
4. Drink A Little Beer (feat. Rhett Akins)
5. Marry Me
6. Leave Right Now
7. Smooth Like The Summer
8. Life Changes
9. When You Look Like That
11. Kiss Me Like A Stranger
13. Gateway Love
14. Grave$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Life In The DarkThe Felice Brothers return with nine songs in their unique blend of folk, country, rock and soul. Uncut magazine has described the band as, just glorious. Life in the Dark was recorded in the garage on a farm in upstate New York, with no distractions and no outside influences. So, it's not surprising the band produced the album themselves. Highlights include, Aerosol Ball, and Plunder.1. Aerosol Ball
2. Jack At The Asylum
3. Life In The Dark
4. Triumph '73
7. Diamond Bell
8. Dancing On The Wing
9. Sell The House$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & RelationshipLog onto an India.Arie lyrics page and you won't come away expecting an easy-breezy listen--here's an artist, remember, who made a name for herself by declaring her disdain for silicone and Cristal on her 2001 debut. What's consistently a revelation for new recruits to the Arie camp, then, is how good the music makes you feel. No matter how heavy the subject matter (and it still gets heavy--God surfaces in the first verse of Intro, the prayerful opening song), she delivers it in such a way that it ends up feeling like homespun wisdom--accessible, cloudless, and heartening. Testimony, no minor R&B/soul achievement, is full of such earth-mother moments: The Heart of the Matter, a cover of the Don Henley song, is what a hug might sound like if it were music; There's Hope reminds tunefully that you don't have to pay to smile (You better thank God for that); Private Party points up the benefits of getting naked before a mirror and liking what you see (impossible as that sounds, it'll seem less so after listening); and I Am Not My Hair, a sexy thumper featuring Akon, celebrates not the hair, not the skin, but the soul that lives within. Musically, Testament is a testament to the benefits of branching out; in addition to gospel and hip-hop, you'll also find country and pure pop forays here. All of it works, and works wondrously. Arie may be the Oprah of the music world: she's spiritual, she's got her head screwed on straight, and whatever she touches turns to gold. Or at least it ought to. --Tammy La Gorce1. Intro: Loving (interlude)
2. These Eyes
3. The Heart Of The Matter
4. Good Morning
5. Private Party
6. There's Hope
7. Interlude: Living (interlude)
9. Wings Of Forgiveness
11. I Am Not My Hair f/ Akon
12. Great Grandmother (interlude)
13. Better People
14. Outro: Learning (interlude)
15. I Choose$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Eaten Back To Life (Awaiting Repress)Originally Released in 1990 this 25th Anniversary Edition Picture Disc Features the Original Uncensored Art!
Eaten Back to Life is the debut album by American death metal band Cannibal Corpse. It was released on 17 August 1990 through Metal Blade Records. The album was banned in Germany (censored versions were not available, but the ban was revoked in June 2006) and other countries because of the violent cover and the extreme nature of the lyrics. Glen Benton of Deicide and Francis H. Howard of Opprobrium (then known as Incubus) perform back-up vocals on Mangled and A Skull Full of Maggots.
The following statement can be found in the inlay of this album: This album is dedicated to the memory of Alfred Packer, the first American cannibal (R.I.P.)
This album has stronger influences of thrash metal than their future releases, as well as a slightly varied vocal style.1. Shredded Humans
2. Edible Autopsy
3. Put the to Death
5. Scattered Remains Splattered Brains
6. Born in a Casket
7. Rotting Head
8. The Undead Will Feast
9. Bloody Chunks
10. A Skull Full of Maggots
11. Buried in the Backyard$20.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Songs In The Key Of LifeNo. 56 On Rolling Stone's List Of 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
2x 180 Gram Vinyl + Bonus 7-Inch EP
Two years in the making, Songs In The Key Of Life is a groundbreaking sonic masterpiece that brilliantly brings together Stevie Wonder's genius for pop music, his bold experimentation, and his lyrical humanitarian concerns. Released on the Tamla label by Motown in late September 1976, the 21-song album remains an immeasurable influential recording.
A critically acclaimed double-LP that includes a four-song bonus EP and a 24-page booklet, Songs In The Key Of Life is the first album by an American artist, and the first double-album, to debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Album Chart. The album won the Grammy® for Album of the Year; Wonder also won for Producer of the Year; Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male; and Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male. The latter was awarded for "I Wish," the first single from the album, which hit No. 1 Pop and R&B. "Sir Duke," the follow-up single, was No. 1 on both charts as well, while "Another Star" and "As" were each Top 40 hits on the Pop and R&B charts; "Another Star" was also a top 3 club chart hit. Among the album's many other notable tracks, "Isn't She Lovely" was a hit without being released as a single; "Pastime Paradise" became the basis of Coolio's 1995 rap hit "Gangsta's Paradise," a No. 1 hit in many countries worldwide. A cover of "As," by George Michael and Mary J. Blige, was a top 5 hit in the U.K. in 1999. That same year, "I Wish" was prominently sampled in the No. 1 hit by Will Smith, "Wild Wild West."
Songs In The Key Of Life, with Wonder and his band Wonderlove accompanied by all-star musicians and singers, is No. 56 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "500 Greatest Albums of All Time." It is one of the few albums to be awarded Diamond status by the RIAA, for sales of more than ten million copies in the U.S.LP 1
1. Love's In Need Of Love Today
2. Have A Talk With God
3. Village Ghetto Land
5. Sir Duke
6. I Wish
7. Knocks Me Off My Feet
8. Pastime Paradise
9. Summer Soft
1. Ordinary Pain
2. Isn't She Lovely
3. Joy Inside My Tears
4. Black Man
5. Ngiculela - Es Una Historia - I Am Singing
6. If It's Magic
8. Another Star
A Something Extra 7 EP
2. Ebony Eye
3. All Day Sucker
4. Easy Goin' Evening (My Mama's Call)$45.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl + 7 - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Near To The Wild Heart Of LifeJAPANDROIDS is a two-piece band from Vancouver, BC., which began in 2006 and consists of Brian King and David Prowse. JAPANDROIDS are one guitar, one set of drums, and two vocalizers. JAPANDROIDS are maximal in their delivery; a two- piece band sounding like a five-piece band.
With the release of their second album, Celebration Rock in 2012 the band embarked on what seemed like an endless world tour, performing over 200 shows in over 40 countries, and played their final show in support of Celebration Rock in Buenos Aires, Argentina in November 2013. They would not perform live again for three years.
Their third album, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, was written clandestinely throughout 2014 and 2015 in Vancouver, Toronto, New Orleans, and Mexico City. It was (mostly) recorded at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, BC (Fall of 2015), with one song, "True Love And A Free Life Of Free Will," recorded at Golden Ratio in Montreal, QC (February, 2015). The title, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, comes from a passage in the novel A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man by James Joyce: "He was alone. He was unheeded, happy, and near to the wild heart of life."
Like their prior albums Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock, the album is 8 songs. This is because 8 songs is the standard template for a great rock n roll album. Like Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock, the album was sequenced specifically for the LP. On Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, side A (songs 1-4) and side B (songs 5-7) each follow their own loose narrative. Taken together as one, they form an even looser narrative, with the final song on side B (song 8) acting as an epilogue.
If Celebration Rock was the culmination of something, then Near To The Wild Heart Of Life can be considered the beginning of something else.1. Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
2. North East South West
3. True Love And A Free Life Of Free Will
4. I'm Sorry (For Not Finding You Sooner)
5. Arc Of Bar
6. Midnight To Morning
7. No Known Drink Or Drug
8. In A Body Like A Grave$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Roxy Music: The Complete Studio AlbumsRoxy Music "The Studio Albums" contains all eight original Roxy studio album in a vinyl LP boxed set. This follows
the successful CD boxset that was released in 2012 through Virgin Records. Included in the box are the bands selftitled
debut album (1972), and For Your Pleasure (1973) both of which feature Brian Eno.
Also included are the albums Stranded (1973), Country Life (1974), Siren (1975), Manifesto (1979), Flesh + Blood
(1980) and Avalon (1982), all with their full iconic cover art.Roxy Music (1972)
1. Re-Make / Re-Model
3. If There Is Something
4. Virginia Plain
5. 2 H.B.
6. The Bob (Medley)
7. Chance Meeting
8. Would You Believe?
9. Sea Breezes
10. Bitters End
For Your Pleasure (1973)
1. Do the Strand
2. Beauty Queen
3. Strictly Confidential
4. Editions of You
5. In Every Dream Home a Heartache
6. The Bogus Man
7. Grey Lagoons
8. For Your Pleasure
1. Street Life
2. Just Like You
6. A Song for Europe
7. Mother of Pearl
Country Life (1974)
1. The Thrill of It All
2. Three and Nine
3. All I Want Is You
4. Out of the Blue
5. If It Takes All Night
9. A Really Good Time
10. Prairie Rose
1. Love Is the drug
2. End of The Line
3. Sentimental Fool
5. She Sells
6. Could It Happen To Me?
7. Both Ends Burning
9. Just Another High
3. Angel Eyes
4. Still Falls the Rain
5. Stronger Through the Years
6. Ain't That So
7. My Little Girl
8. Dance Away
9. Cry, Cry, Cry
10. Spin Me Round
Flesh and Blood (1980)
1. In the Midnight Hour
2. Oh Yeah
3. Same Old Scene
4. Flesh and Blood
5. My Only Love
6. Over You
7. Eight Miles High
8. Rain, Rain, Rain
9. No Strange Delight
10. Running Wild
1. More Than This
2. The Space Between
5. While My Heart Is Still Beating
6. The Main Thing
7. Take A Chance With Me
8. To Turn You On
9. True To Life
10. Tara$199.99Vinyl LP Box Set - 8 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Hank Williams: I Saw the Light: The Unreleased RecordingsAt the peak of his career in 1951, Hank Williams recorded 143 songs for the Mother's Best Flour Company. Hank performed with his regular studio band and recorded his hits as well as songs he never recorded commercially anywhere else. From this amazing legacy, Time Life is proud to release the vinyl version of HANK WILLIAMS: I SAW THE LIGHT: THE UNRELEASED RECORDINGS, a historic collection drawn from the very best of the Mother's Best recordings. It's a rare, informal glimpse into the heart and soul of country music's greatest star who passed away on New Year's Day 1953, at age 29.
These recordings give us a deeper insight into Hank's life and music, showing a personality that had never been revealed previously. In this casual setting, it showcases his humor as he jokes with his band and the emcee, his love of music as he talks unguardedly about his favorite songs, and captures him in his prime. These shows are the first truly three-dimensional portrait of one of the giants of American music. What emerges is a full, rounded portrait of Williams at his creative and commercial peak.
You'll get Cold, Cold Heart, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, the Williams-composed gospel classic I Saw the Light and more!1. Cold, Cold Heart
2. Mother's Best Flour complete Show 150, originally aired mid-October 1951
3. My Sweet Love Ain't Around with Jerry Rivers and the Drifting Cowboys Fire on the Mountain
4. I Saw the Light
5. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
6. Move It On Over
7. Mother's Best Flour complete Show 161, originally aired October or November 1951
8. Cherokee Boogie with Don Helms and the Drifting Cowboys Columbus Stockade Blues
9. That Beautiful Home
10. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain$24.99180 Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Brokedown In Bakersfield - Live!Brokedown in Bakersfield is a collective of acclaimed West Coast musicians joining forces in a spirited tribute to the Bakersfield sound: California
country music made raw and rocking, spiked with twang and sweetened with heartfelt harmonies.
The group features Lebo of ALO on pedal steel, Scott Law on Telecaster, singer Nicki Bluhm of Gramblers fame, Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips on
vocals and acoustic guitar, and ALO rhythm section partners Steve Adams and Dave Brogan.
Drawing from the powerful songbooks of Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Gram Parsons and more, Brokedown in Bakersfield showcases the striking
songwriting and instrumentation of guitar-slinging country sounds that added oil to the Dust Bowl life of '60s-era Southern California - on the road, in the
truck, out the back, and at the honky tonk.
This LP release chronicles the band's live performances of Bakerfield classics.1. Workin' Man Blues
2. California Cotton Fields
3. My Baby's Gone
4. Cash on the Barrelhead
5. Where I Parked My Mind
6. You're Still On My Mind
7. Sing A Sad Song
8. Squeaky Wheel
9. Swinging Doors
10. Luxury Liner$19.99Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (Columbia Symphony Orchestra) (45 RPM) (Pre-Order) Quick ViewACSO-APO-077-45$49.99Buy Now
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (Columbia Symphony Orchestra) (45 RPM) (Pre-Order)The Famed Recording Returns In A Premier Vinyl Reissue From Analogue Productions
Now Cut At 45 RPM On 2LPs
Mastered From The Original 3-track Tapes By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound
Deluxe Gatefold Tip-On Jacket From Stoughton Printing With Rare Photos
200-Gram LPs Pressed At Acoustic Sounds' State-Of-The-Art Pressing Plant, Quality Record Pressings
Bruno Walter helped shape the very essence of interpretive style among conductors. Walter's rendition of Beethoven's sixth symphony is perhaps the greatest ever recorded - his reading of the score comes off sounding like a piece of literature or poetry, but that is a great thing and perfectly blends with the music to create a benchmark recording.
And here, once again, Analogue Productions has taken a classic and shaped it to make the premier reissue of this famed LP. Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound mastered this album from the original analog tapes. The cut lacquers were plated and pressed to 200-gram vinyl by our own Quality Record Pressings. The Stoughton Printing old-style tip-on gatefold jacket has been upgraded handsomely by a series of rarely-seen photos of Walter from the Sony Music Archives. Everything about this reissue radiates quality.
Now with Analogue Production's 45 RPM release, the best-sounding version of this historic album gives listeners an even richer sonic experience. The dead-quiet double-LP, with the music spread over four sides of vinyl, reduces distortion and high frequency loss as the wider-spaced grooves let your stereo cartridge track more accurately.
Written in 1808, Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F Major (Pastoral), Op. 68, is deemed one of the most influential by the famed composer. Unlike the vast majority of assumed names by which his works have become known, Beethoven directed from the very outset that his sixth symphony be titled Pastoral Symphony, or a recollection of country life. It was a musical approach to the forces of nature that inspired Beethoven.
Walter's late life was marked by stereo recordings with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, an ensemble of professional musicians assembled by Columbia Records for recordings.
Originally released in 1958, this recording still sounds fresh, with a broad soundstage, persuasive depth, and a remarkable sense of air and presence. Simply because of Walter's vibrant, fluid interpretation, taking into account both variable tempi and heightened accents, the result is one of the most passionate, awe-inspiring recorded versions of this symphony that's ever been recorded.1. I. Allegro ma non troppo (The awakening of joyful feelings upon arrival in the country)
2. II. Andante molto moto (The Brook)
3. III. Allegro (Village Festival)
4. IV. Allegro (The Storm)
5. V. Allegretto (Shepherd's Song)$49.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
UNIM-ROU-7091xJerry Douglas Band
What If (Pre-Order)Pressed On Red / Black Swirl Vinyl
Jerry Douglas, the 14x GRAMMY Award winner who has played on over 2,000 separate recordings (Alison Krauss, Mumford & Sons, James Taylor, etc.), presents a new album with a unique sound and a brand-new outfit of musicians, hand-picked by Douglas himself. On What If, Douglas decisively merges jazz inclinations with the bluegrass, country, blues, swing, rock, and soul he's spent his life absorbing and performing, forging a sound that flies beyond the boundaries of anything he - or anyone else - has done before. From the up-tempo combination of what Douglas calls 'bebop jazz and caveman jazz' on 'Cavebop' to the symphonically sweeping title track, What If delves into areas unexplored by any other musician, much less by Dobro! The album also includes a funky, soulful take on Tom Waits' '2:19' and a blistering bluegrass-meets-jam-band reinvention of the classic 'Hey Joe.'1. Cavebop
2. What If
5. The Last Wild Moor
6. Battle Stick
7. Hey Joe
9. Butcher Boy
10. Go Ahead and Leave$21.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt CowboyOriginally released in 1975, this concept album showed Elton John and Bernie Taupin at the peak of their game. The album shows off a variety of genres including hard rock and country music and contains the standout track, "Someone Saved My Life Tonight." Now available on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl, Captain Fantastic is one in a series of vinyl releases to mark Elton John's 50th anniversary in the music industry.1. Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy
2. Tower of Babel
3. Bitter Fingers
4. Tell Me When The Whistle Blows
5. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
6. (Gotta Get a) Meal Ticket
7. Better Off Dead
9. We All Fall In Love Sometimes
10. Curtains$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Like A RoseAshley Monroe, a member of the critically acclaimed trio Pistol Annies, presents her first Warner Nashville solo album, Like A Rose. Most folks, as soon as they hear Ashley Monroe, instantly recognize one thing: she's the real deal. Her songs resonate so profoundly because they reflect the experiences of an artist who, although she is just 26, has already seen both the best and worst that life has to offer.
Like a Rose has been a long time coming. Monroe has been creating music for more than half of her life-attracting along the way kudos from such music world giants as Dolly Parton, Guy Clark, Vince Gill and Jack White. Her new, full-length album release serves both to fill in the back-story and impart to us who she is today. At times her songs are dead serious, at others utterly hilarious, but always Monroe is an original with a compelling story to share.
Monroe spent her childhood in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she immersed herself in all varieties of music ranging from country-she's not-too-distantly related to members of the legendary Carter Family-to rock, pop, rap and even opera. When she was 11, Monroe won a talent contest singing "I Want To Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart" and two years later her father gave Ashley her first guitar. She developed a passion for writing songs, discovering that she could easily communicate her thoughts and sentiments through a six-string and her dynamic, exceptional voice.
One of the most rewarding artistic adventures for Ashley to date has been the Pistol Annies, a trio she co-formed in 2011 with her friend Miranda Lambert, whose chart-topping hit "Heart Like Mine" Ashley co-penned, and newcomer Angaleena Presley. Pistol Annies have provided Monroe with yet another outlet for her music. Their album, Hell on Heels, garnered rave reviews. The All Music Guide called the trio "a remarkably democratic supergroup" while veteran music critic Robert Christgau gave the album an A grade, citing its "expertly executed tunes."
Despite her list of previous accomplishments, everything she's done so far feels like it's been pointing the way toward Like a Rose. With songs that run the gamut from feel-good to controversial to contemplative, the album, produced by country music titan Vince Gill, offers the full range of Ashley Monroe's songwriting and performing skills. To maintain the honesty of Ashley's songs, Gill and the singer chose to record the album the way most of the greatest albums ever were made: sans gimmickry. "We just got the band in a circle and started playing the songs," Ashley says, "and once we felt like we had a feel for it, I'd do my vocal live-I never went back in to do a second vocal. Everyone put everything we had into the songs. There was a buzz in the room. We all had fun-it felt like a big old family, the way records used to be made."
Some of the songs were newly written for the album; others date back several years and felt right to revisit. The semi-autobiographical title track, one of the uncontestable highlights of the set, was co-written about six years ago with another totem of the American song-crafting community, Texan legend Guy Clark.
One song that is bound to raise some eyebrows refers to the same favored flower of the title tune, but in a much different sense: "Weed Instead of Roses" tells of a woman's desire to get a gift she actually desires from her beau, not just something that smells good.
"You Got Me" was co-written by Monroe and Karen Fairchild. Says Ashley, "It's about an addiction to something-one thing or another, whether you're stuck in a bad relationship or alcohol or whatever it is-and you try to hide it and fight it but you're kind of saying, 'Alright, you got me.'
On a more light-hearted note is "Monroe Suede," based on "a slick character that tries to get away all the time." Another is the self-explanatory "You Ain't Dolly (And You Ain't Porter)," a duet featuring Lambert's husband, CMA Entertainer of the Year Blake Shelton. "Morning After" confronts that uneasy feeling that often follows a too-good time and "She's Driving Me Out Of Your Mind," written with Jon Randall Stewart, comes straight from one of Ashley's many journals. "Two Weeks Late" was suggested by singer-songwriter Shane McAnally, who co-wrote it with Monroe. "He came in and said, 'I heard this phrase at the ATM: I'm a dollar short and two weeks late.' That was another one that just fell out. I grabbed the guitar and we started writing it up.
"Used," another standout, is an update of a song that appeared on Monroe's Satisfied album. "It came to me when I was about 17 and my manager at the time had just bought me this old 1950s Gibson guitar," she says. It came into my mind that things are worth more used, and I thought about my mom, who had lost my dad when she was 38. I was thinking, she had two kids, she's been through a lot, and, bless her heart, it's all gonna be worth it. Vince and I worked up this new version, which made it fresh for me."
And fresh it all is. Like a Rose avoids the trappings of too much contemporary music by sticking to the basics: memorable songs, incredible musicians, a superb voice, all of it captured honestly and without frills. As the saying goes, sometimes we need to stop and smell the roses. Take a whiff of Like a Rose and you'll find it smells pretty darn sweet.1. Like A Rose
2. Two Weeks Late
4. Weed Instead of Roses
5. You Got Me
6. The Morning After
7. Monroe Suede
8. She's Driving Me Out Of Your Mind
9. You Ain't Dolly (And You Ain't Porter) ft. Blake Shelton$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
SlownessBlue/White Swirl Vinyl
At the beginning of 2014, Outfit found themselves scattered across two countries and three cities, separated by life and love from each other and from those closest to them. 'Slowness', the band's second full length LP due June 15 on new label home Memphis Industries, is the sound of its five members snatching intensive weeks to plant themselves in one place, with the tensions of touring, moving, and transatlantic relationships still weighing heavy in mind, to create an album with bold presence.1. New Air
3. Smart Thing
5. Happy Birthday
6. Wind Or Vertigo
9. On The Water, On The Way
10. Cold Light Home
11. Swam Out$17.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I'm Not The DevilCody Jinks was raised on country music but he cut his teeth on metal. "Metallica was king. They set the tone for me and I spent a good part of my youth wanting to be James Hetfield." After a dedicated stint as a frontman in a thrash metal band, Jinks willingly found himself back to where it all began. "My dad loved the outlaw country icons, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. That never ending consistency of incredible music growing up laid some very deep seeds. I'm mean, come on nothing better than mentally diving into 'The Hag' and metal when it comes time for me to write songs."
Always avoiding trends and ferociously choosing his direction was the only option from day one, even though that very path could have prevented success. "What is success if you can't wake up everyday being who you really are. In the end, that will catch up with you." Jinks has been tested countless times by his career choices. The better part of the last 15 years have included numerous empty bar rooms and a never ending financial loss. "Yeah, I've been pretty good at losing money. Not the greatest feeling in the world to be gone from home for long stretches of time, only to walk in the door broke. Luckily I've got a damn good woman in my life. She has stood by me with unmeasurable strength to say the least and it is an absolute fact that I seriously overplayed my hand when landing her."
His long, dark beard and endless array of tattoos are no fad. They unquestionably define Cody Jinks. His prototypical metal/hard rock band frontman look is not a well orchestrated image, but again, define Cody Jinks. Diving into to his album, I'm Not the Devil is the perpetual truth of who he is and where he has found himself at this point in his career. "I'm just glad that I ended up where I am now," Jinks said. "It makes complete sense that I'm at this place in my life. Country music found me when I was young and chased me down as I grew older"
Jinks' latest project is his deepest, darkest and most provocative album to date, with a metal common denominator, the apocalypse, running throughout the record. "It's a pretty scary time," Jinks said. "There are some evil people running things in the world. It hits me since I have a six and three-year old."
There's not a weightier song than the aptly titled "Heavy Load." It's the most apocalyptic song on the album but the dense cut, with a pretty violin break, is a gorgeous tune. The vocal hook grabs ears when Jinks croons "Train Jumps Tracks Some Time Ago/You Can't Root That Heavy Load." "That was the last song I wrote on the record," Jinks said. "I couldn't be happier how that one turned out."
"All You Can" features a pretty piano line and sobering wordplay. When Jinks belts out 'What Are You Living For," you can't help but think about the serious question posed in what is becoming an increasingly shallow existence. "I was really tired when I wrote that song," Jinks said. "We had been on the road for awhile. The bottom line is that if you're not helping people, you're not doing your job as a human being. It's time to quit feeling sorry for yourself and do something."
One of Jinks' favorite songs on the album is "The Way I Am," a cover of a Merle Haggard classic. "I love that song," Jinks says. "I wrapped it up just before Merle died. The song always resonated with me. I relate to that one since there are times I would rather be out fishing."
"No Words" is a stunner of a gritty, autobiographical love song, which is a throwback to how songs used to be written. It is a tuneful gem, inspired by reality. Jinks starts out dark as night. "My Whole View of the World has Changed/ I Guess that Comes with Age/I Don't Believe there is Good in Every Man Like I Did Back Then/I May Drink More Than I Should/You've Seen Me on the Floor/I Spent my Lifetime in this Cage I Built Around Me." But the song is actually a tip of the hat to his beloved wife of 19 years. "There Aint' No Words/ To Say How Much I Need You/With You Here/ You Make This Life I Lead Worth Living." "It's about my wife," Jinks says. "But the funny thing is that she doesn't like it. She thinks it sounds too sad."
With the title track "I'm Not the Devil," Jinks wakes us all up to the realities of mistakes and the heartfelt desire to be forgiven. "We are all guilty of mistakes and very guilty of pointing out the mistakes of others. Forgiveness feels so much better or so I think."
It's impressive how Jinks is getting his message across. Jinks utilizes space well in his songs. Notes aren't crammed in. Jinks lets his songs breathe. "After all I've experienced, I think I've matured," Jinks says. "I think you can hear it in the music. I've grown up."
Even though he still looks the part of the headbanger he was back in the day, he has moved on. "It's all for the best, Jinks says. "I'm where I was meant to be."
It's all about the music and the fans, who are the fuel that drives Jinks. "They come out night after night giving up hard earned money and precious time to see me play," Jinks says. " It's truly is amazing when you really think about it. The best way I can say thanks is by giving back with effort and gratitude."1. The Same
2. I'm Not the Devil
3. No Guarantees
4. No Words
5. Give All You Can
6. She's All Mine
7. The Way I Am
8. Chase That Song
9. Heavy Load
11. Church at Gaylor Creek
13. Hand Me Down$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Big Day In A Small TownFour-time GRAMMY nominee and critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Brandy Clark is following up her 2013 smash debut album 12 Stories with the release of Big Day in a Small Town, to be released on Warner Bros. Records. With "Girl Next Door serving as the first single, Big Day in a Small Town is Clark's first major-label album. Big Day was produced by Jay Joyce.
"When I made 12 Stories, I think my dreams were a lot more realistic, in that I didn't expect a lot to happen... then it did," Clark says. "This time, my dreams are very much what they were when I was going to Vince Gill and Patty Loveless concerts and decided I was going to move to Nashville. Right now, my dreams are as big as when I was naïve enough to really dream them."
Clark is featured in The Outlaws issue of Garden & Gun with Matt Hendrickson raving, Big Day in a Small Town has the same biting wit as her 2013 debut 12 Stories, but it's an even richer collection of songs, with a life-in-the-middle-of-nowhere thread running through the album.
Big Day in a Small Town tells the stories of the football star, the father, the homecoming queen, and the hairdresser because those are the stories and people that Clark grew up knowing. "All these songs, there's some little truth in them, somewhere, that resonates with me or that is about me," she confesses.
12 Stories was featured on Best of lists from New York Magazine, NPR, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, The New York Post and The Boston Globe in 2013. That same year, The Los Angeles Times called it "the country debut of the year.1. Soap Opera
2. Girl Next Door
3. Homecoming Queen
5. You Can Come Over
6. Love Can Go to Hell
7. Big Day in a Small Town
8. Three Kids No Husband
10. Drinkin' Smokin' Cheatin'
11. Since You've Gone to Heaven$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now