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  • Sound And Vision (7 Single) Sound And Vision (7 Single) Quick View

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    Sound And Vision (7 Single)


    40th Anniversary 7 Picture Disc


    Originally released in the UK on February 11th, 1977, SOUND AND VISION was taken from the groundbreaking album Low,the first of the so-called Berlin Trilogy of albums. The song gave its name to Bowie's anthology boxed set and it's accompanying greatest hits tour in 1990 and is the only track actually performed by him in his stage play Lazurus.


    The A-side features a brand new remaster of the track and the flip side sees the first physical release of the 2013 remix of the song. The stripped back remix by Sonjay Prabhakar was originally done for a Sony Experia advertisement and utilizes the original lead vocals and Mary Hopkin's backing vocal with a new piano part.

    1. Sound And Vision (2017 Remastered Version)
    2. Sound And Vision (2013)
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  • David Bowie David Bowie Quick View

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    David Bowie

    Import


    David Bowie's eponymously-titled 1967 debut bears little resemblance to the music he found fame with later in his career as it's influences drew more on theater, music hall and vaudeville. Released in the same year as The Beatles Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, David Bowie is a distinct reflection of mid-'60s London with whimsical narratives and biting wit, an early sound from an artist that would hang his hat on the ability to embrace and usher in change.

    1. Uncle Arthur
    2. Sell Me a Coat
    3. Rubber Band
    4. Love You Till Tuesday
    5. There Is a Happy Land
    6. We Are Hungry Men
    7. When I Live My Dream
    8. Little Bombardier
    9. Silly Boy Blue
    10. Come and Buy My Toys
    11. Join the Gang
    12. She's Got Medals
    13. Maid of Bond Street
    14. Please Mr. Gravedigger
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  • Bowie At The Beeb: The Best Of The BBC Radio Sessions '68-'72 Bowie At The Beeb: The Best Of The BBC Radio Sessions '68-'72 Quick View

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    Bowie At The Beeb: The Best Of The BBC Radio Sessions '68-'72

    Previously released on CD, this is the debut of the Best Of David Bowie's BBC radio sessions from 1968 - 1972 on vinyl. The 39-track 4 LP set comes in a lift off lid box and features a full color 20 page booklet.


    This vinyl version features Oh! You Pretty Things from the Sounds Of The 70s Bob Harris session, broadcast in September 1971, which was previously exclusive to the Japanese release of the CD.
    This performance features just David and Mick Ronson as a duo.Completely exclusive to this collection, and therefore making its debut, is the once lost The Supermen from the Sounds Of The 70s Andy Ferris session, broadcast in March 1970, and performed by The Hype. This recording was only rediscovered during the research for the original CD set and remained unreleased until now.


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    1. In The Heat Of The Morning (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Orchestra
    2. London Bye, Ta-Ta (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Orchestra
    3. Karma Man (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Orchestra
    4. Silly Boy Blue (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Orchestra
    5. Let Me Sleep Beside You (2000 Remastered Version)
    6. Janine (2000 Remastered Version)
    7. Amsterdam (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Trio
    8. God Knows I'm Good (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Trio
    9. The Width Of A Circle (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Trio
    10. Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Trio


    LP 2
    1. Cygnet Committee (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Trio
    2. Memory Of A Free Festival (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Trio
    3. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Hype
    4. The Supermen (2016 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Hype
    5. Bombers (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & Friends
    6. Looking For A Friend (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & Friends
    7. Almost Grown (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & Friends
    8. Kooks (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & Friends
    9. It Ain't Easy (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & Friends


    LP 3
    1. The Supermen (with Mick Ronson) [2000 Remastered Version]
    2. Oh! You Pretty Things (with Mick Ronson) [2000 Remastered Version]
    3. Eight Line Poem (2000 Remastered Version)
    4. Hang On To Yourself (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
    5. Ziggy Stardust (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
    6. Queen Bitch (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
    7. Waiting For The Man (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
    8. Five Years (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
    9. White Light/White Heat (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
    10. Moonage Daydream (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars


    LP 4
    1. Hang On To Yourself (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
    2. Suffragette City (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
    3. Ziggy Stardust (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
    4. Starman (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
    5. Space Oddity (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
    6. Changes (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
    7. Oh! You Pretty Things (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
    8. Andy Warhol (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
    9. Lady Stardust (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
    10. Rock 'N' Roll Suicide (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars

    David Bowie
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Back In Anger: 1995 Radio Transmissions (Box Set) Back In Anger: 1995 Radio Transmissions (Box Set) Quick View

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    Back In Anger: 1995 Radio Transmissions (Box Set)

    Limited Edition Box Set Pressed On 140 Gram Vinyl


    Live At The Riverport Amphitheatre In St. Louis, Missouri - October 11th, 1992


    The concert featured on this remarkable 4-LP set finds Nine Inch Nails accompanied by David Bowie playing at The Riverport Amphitheatre in St Louis, Missouri, on October 11th, 1992. With the entire gig broadcast by local FM radio, the sound quality is second to none and the performance - by both artists - among the finest of the whole tour.

    LP 1
    1.Terrible Lie
    2.March Of The Pigs
    3.The Becoming

    4.Sanctified

    5.Piggy
    6.Burn

    7.Closer
    8.Wish


    LP 2
    1.Gave Up

    2.Down In It

    3.Eraser 3:48
    4.Subterraneans

    5.Scary Monsters

    6.Reptile

    7.Hello Spaceboy


    LP 3
    1. Hurt
    2. Look Back In Anger
    3. I'm Deranged
    4. The Heart's Filthy Lesson
    5. The Voyeur Utter Destruction
    6. I Have Not Been To Oxford Town
    7. Outside
    8. Andy Warhol


    LP 4
    1. Breaking Glass
    2. The Man Who Sold The World
    3. We Prick You
    4. Joe The Lion
    5. A Small Plot Of Land
    6. Nite Flights
    7. Under Pressure
    8. Teenage Wildlife

    Nine Inch Nails & David Bowie
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  • Heathen Heathen Quick View

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    Heathen

    Intricately layered, smooth, alluring, and infinitely welcoming those are words used to describe David Bowie's 2002 album Heathen.


    Co-produced by Tony Visconti, who also produced many of Bowie's best albums (Space Oddity, Heroes, The Man Who Sold The World, and many others), Heathen sounds like coming home. It combines the best of Bowie without re-hashing what made him big in the first place, and effortlessly weaves modern production & electronics into his sound.


    The original vinyls of this release can go for up to 200 online, so it was an easy decision for Music On Vinyl to make this highlight of Bowie's work available again to those with smaller budgets. Features guest spots for Pete Townshend & Dave Grohl on guitar!

    1. Sunday
    2. Cactus
    3. Slip Away
    4. Slow Burn
    5. Afraid
    6. I've Been Waiting For You
    7. I Would Be Your Slave
    8. I Took A Trip On A Gemini Spaceship
    9. 5:15 The Angels Have Gone
    10. Everyone Says 'Hi'
    11. A Better Future
    12. Heathen (The Rays)
    David Bowie
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  • Heathen Heathen Quick View

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    Heathen


    The David Bowie/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Begins!


    David Bowie's 2002 Masterwork Album!


    Produced By David Bowie & Tony Visconti


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso - Pressed At R.T.I.


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl & Tri-Fold Cover Presentation


    Featuring Pete Townsend, Dave Grohl Tony Levin, & Carlos Alomar


    David Bowie is truly a gift to rock music fans everywhere. There will
    never be another David Bowie, an artistic genius who has enthralled
    generations of aspiring musicians and music lovers the world over with
    the many fine recordings and concert tours he's created seamlessly for
    many years.


    Celebrating over four decades in the music business, this English
    native initially captivated millions of kids in the 70's with his Ziggy Stardust
    persona. He drove the rockers mad with his stellar concerts and dynamic
    presence on the stage. As David moved on and started venturing into other
    fields of music, film and art, he soon emerged as one of the early founders
    of alternative and ambient music with albums like Low and Heroes. At the
    turn of the millennium, Bowie scored a new legion of fans with more harder
    edged recordings like his 2002 multi-platinum masterwork Heathen.


    Heathen kicks things off with the hard rock guitar sounds on Sunday.
    This radio and fan favorite graced the alternative and college radio stations
    and helped bolster even further the rest of the Lp with follow up hits like
    the tour de force Slow Burn featuring the legendary Pete Townsend, and a
    stellar revisit of Neil Young's I've Been Waiting For You featuring the guitar
    work of Dave Grohl. All in all, a truly remarkable album which paved the
    way to a whole new level of fans as David Bowie continues to be a major
    force in the music of now and forever.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary David Bowie,
    as we've been releasing his fine recordings on our label. That is why
    we are so very proud to announce another first installment in The David
    Bowie/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his legendary
    masterpiece Heathen.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (David Bowie/Jeff Beck/Deep
    Purple) for the first time on audiophile vinyl, David Bowie's Heathen will
    truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile
    Vinyl titles in quite some time.


    To celebrate David Bowie's amazing career, we further enhance this
    limited anniversary edition with a stunning tri-fold cover featuring the
    original artwork elements as well as being pressed by R.T.I on translucent
    blue vinyl.


    Everyone Says Hi!

    1. Sunday
    2. Cactus
    3. Slip Away
    4. Slow Burn
    5. Afraid
    6. I've Been Waiting For You
    7. I Would Be Your Slave
    8. I Took A Trip In A Gemini Spaceship
    9. 5:15 The Angel's Have Gone
    10. Everyone Says 'Hi'
    11. A Better Future
    12. Heathen (The Rays)
    David Bowie
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  • Peter & The Wolf Peter & The Wolf Quick View

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    Peter & The Wolf


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl + Insert


    Classical Music On Vinyl Release: Packed In Sturdy PVC Collector's Bag




    David Bowie Narrates Prokofiev's Peter And The Wolf (1978) is a classical music album containing David Bowie's narration of Sergei Prokofiev's 1936 composition Peter And The Wolf. The music is performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy. The album reached number 136 on the US Pop Albums chart.


    Side One contains the narration by David Bowie of public domain material originally written by Prokofiev. The second side of this LP features Eugene Ormandy conducting Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Ormandy and the aforementioned musicians from Philly also back up Bowie on side one.


    Critics lauded the album, saying Bowie 'found his most charming guise since Hunky Dory.' He tells the well-known fable with his usual eloquence and style, and gives instructions at the beginning for kids to understand how the music corresponds to characters in the story. The accompaniment from the Philadelphia Orchestra is first rate.


    The Music On Vinyl re-release includes detailed liner notes on the project by Mary Campbell, specifically geared to introduce children to the sounds of the individual instruments in the symphony orchestra. Both Prokofiev and Britten wrote their respective pieces with this aim in mind.

    1. Peter and the Wolf, Op. 65 (A Musical Tale for Children)
    2. Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34
    David Bowie
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  • Who Can I Be Now? (1974 to 1976) (Box Set) Who Can I Be Now? (1974 to 1976) (Box Set) Quick View

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    Who Can I Be Now? (1974 to 1976) (Box Set)

    9 Albums on 13 LPs


    Newly Remastered


    Features The Gouster, Previously Unreleased As An Album


    Includes 84 Page Book With Rarely Seen Photos And Various Ephemera


    Parlophone Records are proud to announce DAVID BOWIE 'WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974 - 1976)' the second in a series of box sets spanning his career from 1969.


    The follow up to the awarding winning and critically acclaimed DAVID BOWIE 'FIVE YEARS (1969 - 1973)' will contain the previously unreleased album from 1974 called 'THE GOUSTER'.


    The thirteen-piece vinyl set features all of the material officially released by Bowie during the so-called 'American' phase of his career from 1974 to 1976.


    The box set, which is named after a track recorded in 1974 but not officially released until the 1990's, includes 'DIAMOND DOGS', 'DAVID LIVE' (in original and 2005 mixes), 'YOUNG AMERICANS' and 'STATION TO STATION' (in original and 2010 mixes) as well as 'THE GOUSTER', 'LIVE NASSAU COLISEUM 76' and a new compilation entitled 'RE:CALL 2' which is a collection of single versions and non-album b-sides.


    This release includes tracks that have never before appeared on CD/vinyl/digital as well as new remasters.


    Exclusive to the box set is 'THE GOUSTER'. Previously unreleased as a complete album, it was recorded at Sigma Sound, Philadelphia in 1974 and produced by Tony Visconti. The album was mixed and mastered before David decamped to New York to work with John Lennon and Harry Maslin on what became the 'YOUNG AMERICANS' album. 'THE GOUSTER' contains three previously unreleased mixes of 'Right', 'Can You Hear Me' and 'Somebody Up There Likes Me'.


    For the 2016 release, Tony Visconti has overseen the mastering from the original tapes and photos taken by Eric Stephen Jacobs have been put together for the sleeve based around one of David's original concepts for the album.


    Also exclusive to the CD, vinyl, standard digital and MFiT box sets will be the remastered 'DAVID LIVE (original mix)', the 2010 Harry Maslin mix of 'STATION TO STATION' (previously only available on an audio only DVD in 5.1 and stereo as part of the 'STATION TO STATION' Deluxe box set in 2010) and 'RE:CALL 2'.


    'RE:CALL 2' features the original single mix of 'Rebel Rebel', which has only featured on a 40th anniversary picture disc in 2014 since its original release on single in 1974.


    'RE:CALL 2' features newly originated artwork with 1975 in-studio images from the 'STATION TO STATION' recording sessions by David's friend and backing vocalist Geoff MacCormack aka Warren Peace.


    The alternative cover for the 2010 mix of 'STATION TO STATION' by Harry Maslin, features the originally intended colour sleeve for the album that never got further than a few colour proofs and was replaced by the more familiar black and white image.


    The vinyl box set is pressed on audiophile quality 180g vinyl.


    The box sets' accompanying book, 84 pages in the vinyl set, will feature rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Eric Stephen Jacobs, Tom Kelley, Geoff MacCormack, Terry O'Neill, Steve Schapiro, and many others as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from producers Tony Visconti and Harry Maslin.




    David Bowie: Who Can I Be Now? (1974 - 1976)


    Diamond Dogs (Remastered) (1 LP)
    David Live (Original Mix) (Remastered) (2 LP) *
    David Live (2005 Mix) (Remastered) (3 LP)
    The Gouster (Previously Unreleased As An Album) (1 LP) *
    Young Americans (Remastered) (1 LP)
    Station To Station (Remastered) (1 LP)
    Station To Station (Harry Maslin 2010 Mix) (1 LP) *
    Live Nassau Coliseum '76 (2 Lp)
    Re:call 2 (Single Versions And Non Album B-sides) (Remastered) (1 LP) *


    * Exclusive to 'Who Can I Be Now? (1974 - 1976)'


    LP 1: Diamond Dogs (Remastered)
    1. Future Legend
    2. Diamond Dogs
    3. Sweet Thing
    4. Candidate
    5. Sweet Thing (Reprise)
    6. Rebel Rebel
    7. Rock 'n' Roll With Me
    8. We Are The Dead
    9. 1984
    10. Big Brother
    11. Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family


    LP 2: David Live (Original Mix) (Remastered)
    LP 1
    1. 1984
    2. Rebel Rebel
    3. Moonage Daydream
    4. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise)

    5. Changes
    6. Suffragette City
    7. Aladdin Sane
    8. All The Young Dudes
    9. Cracked Actor


    LP 2
    1. Rock 'n' Roll With Me
    2. Watch That Man
    3. Knock On Wood
    4. Diamond Dogs
    5. Big Brother
    6. The Width Of A Circle
    7. The Jean Genie
    8. Rock 'n' Roll Suicide


    LP 3: David Live (2005 Mix) (Remastered)
    LP 1
    1. 1984
    2. Rebel Rebel
    3. Moonage Daydream
    4. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise)

    5. Changes
    6. Suffragette City
    7. Aladdin Sane
    8. All The Young Dudes


    LP 2
    1. Cracked Actor
    2. Rock 'n' Roll With Me
    3. Watch That Man
    4. Knock On Wood
    5. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
    6. Space Oddity
    7. Diamond Dogs


    LP 3
    1. Panic In Detroit
    2. Big Brother
    3. Time
    4. The Width Of A Circle
    5. The Jean Genie
    6. Rock 'n' Roll Suicide


    LP 4: The Gouster (Previously Unreleased As A Complete Album)
    1. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) - not on 'Young Americans', first released as a single in 1979 to promote the 'Changestwobowie' compilation.
    2. Somebody Up There Likes Me - alternative early previously unreleased mix
    3. It's Gonna Be Me - not on 'Young Americans', first released as a bonus track on the EMI/Ryko edition of 'Young Americans' in 1990. An alternative mix with strings was released on the 2007 EMI edition of 'Young Americans'.
    4. Who Can I Be Now? - not on 'Young Americans', first released as a bonus track on the EMI/Ryko edition of 'Young Americans' in 1990.
    5. Can You Hear Me - alternative early previously unreleased version.
    6. Young Americans - same version that ended up on 'Young Americans'.
    7. Right - alternative early previously unreleased version.


    LP 5: Young Americans (Remastered)
    1. Young Americans
    2. Win
    3. Fascination
    4. Right
    5. Somebody Up There Likes Me
    6. Across The Universe
    7. Can You Hear Me
    8. Fame


    LP 6: Station To Station (Remastered)
    1. Station To Station
    2. Golden Years
    3. Word On A Wing
    4. TVC 15
    5. Stay
    6. Wild Is The Wind


    LP 7: Station To Station (2010 Harry Maslin Mix)
    1. Station To Station
    2. Golden Years
    3. Word On A Wing
    4. TVC 15
    5. Stay
    6. Wild Is The Wind


    LP 8: Live Nassau Coliseum '76
    LP 1
    1. Station To Station
    2. Suffragette City
    3. Fame
    4. Word On A Wing
    5. Stay
    6. Waiting For The Man
    7. Queen Bitch


    LP 2
    1. Life On Mars?
    2. Five Years
    3. Panic In Detroit
    4. Changes
    5. TVC 15
    6. Diamond Dogs
    7. Rebel Rebel
    8. The Jean Genie


    LP 9: RE:CALL 2 (Non Album Singles, Single Versions and B-Sides) (Remastered)
    1. Rebel Rebel (original single mix)
    2. Diamond Dogs (Australian single edit)
    3. Rebel Rebel (U.S. single version)
    4. Rock 'n' Roll With Me (live - promotional single edit)
    5. Panic In Detroit (live)
    6. Young Americans (original single edit)
    7. Fame (original single edit)
    8. Golden Years (original single version)
    9. Station To Station (original single edit)
    10. TVC 15 (original single edit)
    11. Stay (original single edit)
    12. Word On A Wing (original single edit)
    13. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) (1975) (single version)

    David Bowie
    $249.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 13 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Back In Anger - The 1995 Radio Transmissions - Vol. 1 Back In Anger - The 1995 Radio Transmissions - Vol. 1 Quick View

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    Back In Anger - The 1995 Radio Transmissions - Vol. 1

    The concert featured on this remarkable release finds the David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails playing at The Riverport Amphitheatre in St Louis, Missouri, on 11th October 1992. With the entire gig broadcast by local FM radio, the sound quality is second to none and the performance - by both artists - among the finest of the whole tour. This is the first installment of two from that landmark show.
    LP 1
    1.Terrible Lie
    2.March Of The Pigs
    3.The Becoming

    4.Sanctified

    5.Piggy
    6.Burn

    7.Closer
    8.Wish


    LP 2
    1.Gave Up

    2.Down In It

    3.Eraser 3:48
    4.Subterraneans

    5.Scary Monsters

    6.Reptile

    7.Hello Spaceboy

    Nine Inch Nails & David Bowie
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  • Back In Anger - The 1995 Radio Transmissions - Vol. 2 Back In Anger - The 1995 Radio Transmissions - Vol. 2 Quick View

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    Back In Anger - The 1995 Radio Transmissions - Vol. 2

    The concert featured on this remarkable release finds the David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails playing at The Riverport Amphitheatre in St Louis, Missouri, on 11th October 1992. With the entire gig broadcast by local FM radio, the sound quality is second to none and the performance - by both artists - among the finest of the whole tour. This is the second installment of two from that landmark show.
    LP 1
    1. Hurt
    2. Look Back In Anger
    3. I'm Deranged
    4. The Heart's Filthy Lesson
    5. The Voyeur Utter Destruction
    6. I Have Not Been To Oxford Town
    7. Outside
    8. Andy Warhol


    LP 2
    1. Breaking Glass
    2. The Man Who Sold The World
    3. We Prick You
    4. Joe The Lion
    5. A Small Plot Of Land
    6. Nite Flights
    7. Under Pressure
    8. Teenage Wildlife

    Nine Inch Nails & David Bowie
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  • Lazarus (Original Cast Recording) (On Sale) Lazarus (Original Cast Recording) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Lazarus (Original Cast Recording) (On Sale)

    Lazarus, the musical presented by the New York Theater Workshop in December 2015 and January 2016, was written by David Bowie and Enda Walsh. The show opened to phenomenal critical acclaim. The New York Times raved Ice-cold bolts of ecstasy shoot like novas through the glamorous muddle and murk of Lazarus, the great-sounding, great-looking and mind-numbing new musical, while Rolling Stone hailed it as a Surrealistic Tour de Force... milk-swimming, lingerie-sniffing, gin-chugging theater at its finest. Lazarus is based on the classic sci-fi novel The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis. The musical includes both re-worked material from Bowie's iconic catalogue alongside brand new music.


    This collection includes the full cast and band of the original New York production with their versions of the David Bowie songs from the show as the Lazarus Cast Album. The album was produced by the show's musical director Henry Hey, who had previously worked with Bowie on The Next Day and features vocals from actors Michael C. Hall, Sophia Anne Caruso, Cristin Milioti, Michael Esper and other cast members backed by the seven-piece house band Hey assembled for the New York run. The album was recorded January 11, 2016. Upon arriving at the studio, the musicians and cast were shocked and saddened to learn that Bowie had passed away the evening before. Their emotional performances that day are captured on this recording.


    The production of Lazarus in New York also timed with the January, 2016 release of the David Bowie's final studio album . Included alongside the cast's interpretations of classics from his canon of material are the three final David Bowie studio recordings. Co-produced by Bowie and Tony Visconti and recorded with Donny McCaslin and his quartet, the same band that played on Bowie's album, these last three songs No Plan, Killing A Little Time, When I Met You bring completely new dimensions to their cast counterparts. The original version of Lazarus is also included on the Lazarus Cast Album.


    Lazarus is based on the classic sci-fi novel The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis. The 1976 film starred Bowie himself as a hollow-eyed humanoid alien (this was during Bowie's Thin White Duke phase) who comes to the earth in search of water for his drought-ridden home planet. While Lazarus marked Bowie's first time scoring a stage show, he was no stranger to the world of theatre. His 1979 performance in the Tony-winning The Elephant Man drew rapturous responses from the critics, while of course his myriad musical personas have all had a strong theatrical streak.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    LP 1
    1. Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) - Ricky Nelson
    2. Lazarus - Michael C. Hall & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
    3. It's No Game - Michael C. Hall, Lynn Craig & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
    4. This Is Not America - Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
    5. The Man Who Sold the World - Charlie Pollack
    6. No Plan - Sophia Anne Caruso
    7. Love Is Lost - Michael Esper & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
    8. Changes - Cristin Milioti & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
    9. Where Are We Now? - Michael C. Hall & Original New York Cast of Lazarus


    LP 2
    1. Absolute Beginners - Michael C. Hall, Cristin Milioti, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso, Krystina Alabado & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
    2. Dirty Boys - Michael Esper
    3. Killing a Little Time - Michael C. Hall
    4. Life On Mars? - Sophia Anne Caruso
    5. All the Young Dudes - Nicholas Christopher, Lynn Craig, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
    6. Sound and Vision - David Bowie
    7. Always Crashing in the Same Car - Cristin Milioti
    8. Valentine's Day - Michael Esper & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
    9. When I Met You - Michael C. Hall & Krystina Alabado Heroes - Michael C. Hall, Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus


    LP3
    1. Lazarus - David Bowie
    2. No Plan - David Bowie
    3. Killing a Little Time - David Bowie
    4. When I Met You - David Bowie

    Various Artists
    $47.99 $33.59 Save $14.40 (30%)
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    Parallax

    Welcome to Parallax, the third long player from Atlas Sound, the ever expansive solo project from Bradford Cox of Deerhunter. Atlas Sound is not a side-project but rather a fully fleshed musical landscape chock-full of pop chronicles culled from sci-fi fever dreams and mid century rock. This is perhaps Coxs best work to date, juxtaposing his modern, sometimes avant, songwriting sensibilities against a backdrop of ambient lonliness and a quiet feeling of desperation. The artwork and photos were done by Mick Rock, the legendary photographer best known for his work with David Bowie.


    Let the album unfurl slowly, listen repeatedly and it will reveal itself in all its intricate resplendence.

    1. The Shakes
    2. Amplifiers

    3. Te Amo

    4. Parallax

    5. Modern Aquatic Nightsongs

    6. Mona Lisa

    7. Praying Man

    8. Doldrums

    9. My Angel Is Broken

    10. Terra Incognita

    11. Flagstaff

    12. Lightsworks
    Atlas Sound
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    The Idiot

    The Idiot is the debut solo album by American rock singer Iggy Pop. It was the first of two LPs released in 1977 which Pop wrote and recorded in collaboration with David Bowie. Sessions for the album were begun prior to the recording of the first installment in Bowie's Berlin Trilogy, Low (1977), and The Idiot has thus been called the unofficial beginning of Bowie's Berlin period. Drawing on the electronic sounds of German groups such as Kraftwerk, The Idiot is a departure from the hard rock of Pop's former band the Stooges and has been compared to Bowie's contemporaneous albums in its treated instrument sounds and introspective atmosphere.


    The album is regarded by critics as one of Pop's best works but is not generally considered representative of his output. Its title was inspired by Dostoyevsky's novel The Idiot, three of the participants in the recording-Bowie, Pop and Tony Visconti-being familiar with the book. The album has been characterized as a major influence on subsequent post-punk, industrial, and gothic artists.

    1. Sister Midnight
    2. Nightclubbing
    3. Funtime
    4. Baby
    5. China Girl
    6. Dum Dum Boys
    7. Tiny Girls
    8. Mass Production
    Iggy Pop
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  • All The Young Dudes (200 Gram) All The Young Dudes (200 Gram) Quick View

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    All The Young Dudes (200 Gram)

    Mastered For Vinyl By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    Faithful, Updated Rendering Of Original Art Printed At Stoughton Printing Co


    Limited Foil-Numbered Edition of 1000


    Manufactured For Pristine Sound At Quality Record Pressings


    Comes In A European-Style Poly Bag For Protection And Durability


    Best known for the song "All the Young Dudes" (written for the band by David Bowie), Mott the Hoople scored with their 1972 album of the same name. With a foundation in R&B, they became quite popular in the '70s glam scene. Their fifth studio album, All the Young Dudes, is considered a pivotal moment in the band's career. Though Mott the Hoople was heading toward a breakup at the time, Bowie penned the album's titular song and produced the record, making Mott the Hoople relevant again in the glam rock era.

    1. Sweet Jane
    2. Momma's Little Jewel
    3. All the Young Dudes
    4. Sucker
    5. Jerkin' Circus
    6. One of the Boys
    7. Soft Ground
    8. Ready for Love/After Lights
    9. Sea Diver
    Mott The Hoople
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    All The Young Dudes (Colored Vinyl)

    Opaque Red Vinyl


    Mastered For Vinyl By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    Faithful, Updated Rendering Of Original Art Printed At Stoughton Printing Co


    Limited Foil-Numbered Edition of 1000


    Manufactured For Pristine Sound At Quality Record Pressings


    Comes In A European-Style Poly Bag For Protection And Durability


    Best known for the song "All the Young Dudes" (written for the band by David Bowie), Mott the Hoople scored with their 1972 album of the same name. With a foundation in R&B, they became quite popular in the '70s glam scene. Their fifth studio album, All the Young Dudes, is considered a pivotal moment in the band's career. Though Mott the Hoople was heading toward a breakup at the time, Bowie penned the album's titular song and produced the record, making Mott the Hoople relevant again in the glam rock era.

    1. Sweet Jane
    2. Momma's Little Jewel
    3. All the Young Dudes
    4. Sucker
    5. Jerkin' Circus
    6. One of the Boys
    7. Soft Ground
    8. Ready for Love/After Lights
    9. Sea Diver
    Mott The Hoople
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  • TV Eye: 1977 (Live) (On Sale) TV Eye: 1977 (Live) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    TV Eye: 1977 (Live) (On Sale)

    TV Eye Live 1977 (or TV Eye) is a live album by Iggy Pop originally released in 1978. Iggy took a $90,000 advance from RCA Records to finish his contract with a live album. According to allmusic.com, the album was assembled from soundboard tapes. Iggy Pop doctored them in a German studio, quickly and cheaply for around $5,000. The album features recordings from concerts at The Agora in Cleveland, Ohio on March 21 & 22, 1977; The Aragon in Chicago, Illinois on March 28, 1977, and The Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Missouri on October 26, 1977.


    The album is notable for the presence of David Bowie on keyboards and background vocals for selected tracks and the rather crushing bass and drum sound; also, with the Sales brothers, the lineup prefigures in part Bowie's Tin Machine lineup.

    1. TV Eye
    2. Funtime
    3. Sixteen
    4. I Got A Right
    5. Lust For Life
    6. Dirt
    7. Nightclubbing
    8. I Wanna Be Your Dog
    Iggy Pop
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  • Play Don't Worry (180 Gram) Play Don't Worry (180 Gram) Quick View

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    Play Don't Worry (180 Gram)

    180 Gram Black Vinyl

    Limited To 500 Copies

    Manufactured For Pristine Sound At Pallas In Germany

    Mastered For Vinyl By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio

    Faithful,Updated Rendering Of Original Art


    Mick Ronson originally achieved commercial
    success as David Bowie's guitarist in backing
    band The Spiders of Mars during the Ziggy
    Stardust era. In 1975, Ronson released
    his second solo album Play Don't Worry.
    Comprised mostly of covers by such artists
    as The Velvet Underground and Little
    Richard, Ronson meticulously reimagines
    these songs in his own musical style. A
    genius instrumentalist, Play Don't Worry is a
    supreme example of Ronson's abilities at the
    height of his career.

    1. Billy Porter
    2. Angel No. 9
    3. This Is For You
    4. White Light/white Heat
    5. Play Don't Worry
    6. Hazy Days
    7. Girl Can't Help It
    8. Empty Bed (Io Me Ne Andrei)
    9. Woman
    Mick Ronson
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    Play Don't Worry (Colored Vinyl)

    140 Gram Blue & White Swirl Colored Vinyl

    Limited To 500 Copies

    Manufactured For Pristine Sound At Pallas In Germany

    Mastered For Vinyl By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio

    Faithful,Updated Rendering Of Original Art


    Mick Ronson originally achieved commercial
    success as David Bowie's guitarist in backing
    band The Spiders of Mars during the Ziggy
    Stardust era. In 1975, Ronson released
    his second solo album Play Don't Worry.
    Comprised mostly of covers by such artists
    as The Velvet Underground and Little
    Richard, Ronson meticulously reimagines
    these songs in his own musical style. A
    genius instrumentalist, Play Don't Worry is a
    supreme example of Ronson's abilities at the
    height of his career.

    1. Billy Porter
    2. Angel No. 9
    3. This Is For You
    4. White Light/white Heat
    5. Play Don't Worry
    6. Hazy Days
    7. Girl Can't Help It
    8. Empty Bed (Io Me Ne Andrei)
    9. Woman
    Mick Ronson
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    The Heist (Deluxe Box Set)


    Gold Embossed Gator Skin Deluxe Box Set


    180-Gram Double Vinyl


    Custom Gator Skin Textured LP Dust Sleeves


    Nineteen 12" x 12" Song Artwork Inserts


    Art By 13 Unique Collaborators / Visual Artists


    When Macklemore declares his music is David Bowie meets Kanye sh*t, it's a bit of an oversell on the Bowie side, but then again, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring are also honored as influences during Ten Thousand Hours, the biographical highlight that opens the Seattle rapper's vibrant sophomore release.


    These arty name-drops threaten to paint the album as more obscure than it is, but even as glitch electronica and Mad Rad member Buffalo Madonna strange up the breakup number Thin Line, The Heist comes off as instant, alive, and oh so welcoming. Chalk it up to Macklemore's playful and open lyrics (When I was in the third grade/I thought I was gay/Because I could draw, my uncle was, and I kept my room straight) or the album's not so secret weapon, Ryan Lewis, the producer who earns his co-billing with a George Martin or Dave Fridmann-sized sense of purpose and an Internet kid's sense of utilizing anything and/or everything. For the music industry takeover Jimmy Iovine with Ab-Soul as guest, Lewis' production is a mix of G-Unit gangster music and a Houston hip-hop trunk rumbler, while the pro-gay marriage highlight Same Love with Mary Lambert is supported by full-bodied piano and the sound of a bittersweet marching band, all of it familiar yet twisted through a laptop with hypnotic loops and catchy hooks coming out. Gold (feeling like 500,000 sold) is joyous and bright mini-electro that feeds the positive side of the soul, while Can't Hold Us comes with an irresistible bounce, both tracks being light, lovely, and in contrast to the numbers that deal with Macklemore's addiction issues and other obstacles.


    These two talented young bucks can't be contained, and hearing them offer one memorable, meaty number after another makes for an exciting listen, but this is unfiltered freshness released on Macklemore's own label, so the concepts of restraint and focus take a slight hit, leaving the is-he-Eminem, is-he-Childish Gambino, or is-he-Grieves question with no clear winner. Here, he's a mix of all of the above with some distinctive qualities, and with Lewis putting that kaleidoscope style underneath, The Heist winds up a rich combination of fresh and familiar.


    - David Jeffries (All Music Guide)

    1. Ten Thousand Hours
    2. Can't Hold Us
    3. Thrift Shop
    4. Thin Line
    5. Same Love
    6. Make the Money
    7. Neon Cathedral
    8. BomBom
    9. White Walls
    10. Jimmy Iovine
    11. Wing$
    12. A Wake
    13. Gold
    14. Starting Over
    15. Cowboy Boots
    16. Castle
    17. My Oh My
    18. Victory Lap
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
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    Ghost Tropic

    The sound movement on GHOST TROPIC will seem sudden to some; without warning. To others, it'll seem a very logical step in a very foreign direction. On its fifth proper full-length, Songs: Ohia has stepped outside the box and has delivered its most subtle record of fantastic depth to date. Indeed this is the most cohesive and album-like Songs: Ohia has ever been. The eight songs on the record sprawl out into one another, telling one long sonic tale, allowing very little room for chapter breaks or piss stops. In this regard, Lou Reed's moody classic BERLIN comes to mind as a worthy fore-bearer. But it's the strange ethnic flavor in which GHOST TROPIC is steeped that makes it stand apart from its predecessors, albums which were all received as crossing guards for the Great American lost highway. Surely this album will leave those expecting such fare scratching their heads. Blending the electro-acoustic minimalism of the David Bowie and Brian Eno Trilogy with the percussive worldliness of Tom Waits' SWORDFISHTROMBONES, the group seems to hop the globe from a British Isles folk rock influence to an Ennio Morricone-like Spaghetti Western feel to the faintest echoes of the Chinese Classical ringing like a death murmur in the distance. And the songs, they build in a slow, unconscious manner, pulsing with an intensity, but never betraying their most simple core with too much instrumentation or calculated progression. Yea! GHOST TROPIC is the first album which reveals Songs: Ohia's own Tropicalia Blues in full bloom.
    Lightning Risked It All
    Body Burned Away
    No Limits on the Words
    Ghost Tropic
    Ocean's Nerves
    Not Just a Ghost's Heart
    Ghost Tropic
    Incantation
    Songs: Ohia
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    Two Vines

    Alt-electro pioneers Empire Of The Sun return with their third studio album, Two Vines, set for release via Astralwerks. With Two Vines, the Australian band invites listeners to enter the jungle paradise that marks the third remarkable age of the Empire Of The Sun. Through a waterfall of dreams, beyond the white light of an ice curtain lies a lush, green world where childlike innocence and ancient wisdom are one. The album's first single, "High & Low," offers a glimpse of this dreamlike kingdom.


    "We always saw Empire as a movie," says Nicholas Littlemore, the co-pilot with Luke Steele of this fantastic vessel of electro-futurist sound and vision. "The whole concept was based around childhood fantasies; being in bed and staring at the posters on your wall, whether they were monster movies or outlandish rock stars or pieces of art. We always wanted to be one of those posters on a child's wall that had so much imagination locked into it, a kind of invitation that pushes you over the edge into dream world. With this record, it's time to take that next step."


    Recorded in Hawaii and Los Angeles, Two Vines is co-produced by Empire Of The Sun and Peter Mayes (Sia, The Killers, Mika), alongside long-term collaborator, Donnie Sloan (Midnight To Monaco). It also sees the creative circle expanding with esteemed pianist/arranger Henry Hey and bassist Tim Lefebvre, from David Bowie's Blackstar band, featured heavily on the album. Factor in Wendy Melvoin from Prince's Revolution, as well as Fleetwood Mac's genius guitarist/vocalist Lindsey Buckingham, and the Empire's rainbow has never been so vast and colorful.


    "Going to Hawaii to record was the best idea," says Luke Steele of sessions at Honolulu's Avex Studios - where Kanye West recorded 2010's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. "That was the catalyst for me. I'd spend the morning surfing, then roll in and make music into the night."

    1. Before
    2. High and Low
    3. Two Vines
    4. Friends
    5. There's No Need
    6. Way to Go
    7. Ride
    8. Digital Life
    9. First Crush
    10. ZZZ
    11. To Her Door
    12. Keystone
    13. Lend Me Some Light
    14. Welcome to My Life
    15. Walking on a Dream
    Empire Of The Sun
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    Transformer (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 194/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    It is well known that comparisons seldom get to the root of the matter, but in the case of Lou Reed, for example, they certainly reveal the unassuredness of those people who made them. Is he or isn't he the Chuck Berry or Sergeant Pepper of the Seventies, or is he deliberately building up an image of himself as an ultra-sensitive Frankenstein, who lived out his neuroses and drug trips in horrific sound? Some records are so unbelievably repulsive, raged the magazine Rolling Stone, that one would best like to take physical revenge on the artists who commit such offences.



    The album Transformer, however, can by no means be classified as a case of 'acoustic bodily harm'. It appeared just a few months after the somewhat unsuccessful appearance of Lou Reed's fairly underground first release and rocketed straight into the charts. This production had two British guardian angels to help it on its way, namely David Bowie and Mick Ronson, both of whom obviously knew how to steer Reed's songwriting qualities into safe waters, without watering down his biting sarcasm and humorous provocation.
    And that's why grating guitar rock (Vicious) is found alongside a bittersweet, tender ballad (Perfect Day) and even an old-time jazz parody (Goodnight Ladies) which is sung with a tongue a heavy as lead. Why then compare this highly original music mix with others, when it's so much easier to hear this record for what it is - a truly cult album?



    Musicians:



    • Lou Reed (vocal, guitar, arranger)

    • Mick Ronson (vocal, guitar, piano, arranger)

    • David Bowie (vocal, arranger)

    • Ronnie Ross (saxophone)

    • Klaus Voorman (bass)

    • Herbie Flowers (tuba, bass)

    • John Halzey, Barry Desouza; Ritchie Dharma (drums)




    Recording: 1972 by Arun Chakranerty

    Production: David Bowie and Mick Ronson





    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. Vicious
    2. Andy's Chest
    3. Perfect Day
    4. Hangin' Round
    5. Walk on the Wild Side
    6. Make Up
    7. Satellite of Love
    8. Wagon Wheel
    9. New York Telephone Conversation
    10. I'm So Free
    11. Goodnight Ladies

    Lou Reed
    $34.99
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  • Moonlight Moonlight Quick View

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    Moonlight


    Engine-revving dose of filthy, leather-clad blues.
    - NME


    A shit-kicking garage greaser with badass hooks.
    - SPIN


    Stripped- down garage rock with crunching guitars
    and kiss-off cockiness.
    - GQ


    This is desert-burned blues rock boosted by punk,
    soul and hip-hop
    - ROLLING STONE


    On his 2011 debut Will The Guns Come Out, Hanni El Khatib tried
    something he'd never tried before-making a bedroom-style
    recording of his then stripped-to-the-skeleton guitar-and-drums
    rock 'n' roll mostly for the sheer joy of making it. For his ferocious
    2013 follow-up Head In The Dirt, he tried something new again,
    showing up at producer Dan Auerbach's analog-dreamland
    Nashville studio with nothing but the clothes on his back and an
    open mind.


    But after Head In The Dirt's release and almost a year of relentless
    touring, Hanni knew he needed to go past 'unpredictable' all the
    way to 'unprecedented.' He needed isolation, time and the chance
    to experiment. So after 30 days locked in hand-picked L.A. studio
    The Lair, the result is the album Moonlight-the rarest and most
    welcome kind of album, made at that perfect point in life where
    confidence, experience, and technique unite to help an artist do
    anything they want.


    That's why it starts with a song that sounds like a Mobb Deep beat
    under a Suicide-style synth drone and ends with an
    ESG-meets-LCD Soundsystem gone italo-disco song about life and
    death. That's why it collides crushing crate-digger drumbeats
    that'd be right at home on a Can LP or an Eddie Bo 45 with
    bleeding distorto guitar, bent and broken barroom piano and
    hallucinatory analog flourishes. (In fact, some smart producer is
    going to sample the drums from this album and complete the circle
    of life.) And that's also why Moonlight feels like the album he's
    always wanted to make: "What would it sound like if RZA got in the
    studio with Iggy Pop and Tom Waits?" he asks. "I don't know! That
    was my approach on everything."


    It's a personal album in the most primal sense, put together in any
    way that worked. Iggy Pop and David Bowie did this kind of thing
    on The Idiot, the Wu-Tang Clan did it on 36 Chambers and the
    Clash did it three times over on Sandinista. And now it's Hanni's
    turn, across 11 new lightning-struck songs, each written and
    recorded in its own flash of inspiration. It sounds like an album
    made by an endless list of collaborators, but really Moonlight was
    more like the first do-it-almost-all-yourself music Hanni ever made,
    except after six years recording and touring, he'd learned to do so
    much more.

    1. Moonlight
    2. Melt Me
    3. The Teeth
    4. Chasin'
    5. Worship Song (No 2)
    6. Mexico
    7. Servant
    8. All Black
    9. Home
    10. Dance Hall
    11. Two Brothers
    Hanni El Khatib
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    The Journey Man

    "In my music," says Goldie, "is everything I've learned, everyone I've met, everything I've experienced." And it's been an incredible trip. The maverick innovator - who rewrote the future of the jungle scene with landmark releases that still sound like they were kidnapped from tomorrow - has a unique story to tell. From children's homes in the West Midlands through stints in New York and Miami as one of the UK's most celebrated exponents of graffiti art to rubbing shoulders with an exceptional list of musical collaborators including David Bowie, Noel Gallagher and KRS-One, Goldie has defiantly, definitively, done it his own way. "I'm an alchemist," he likes to insist. "I practice the dark arts of messing with the form of something solid."


    Though marriage and his passion for bikram yoga have, he says, proved a calming influence, these days he's just as full of inspired, out-there ideas as he was back in 1993 when he did his first cover interview for the rave magazine Generator. "My music is about fallout," he said then, "about the damage that has been done to the system." Today, in the office of one of his London-based contacts, the ideas are still sparking. "Drum'n'bass has done to electronic music what graffiti has done to the art world," he muses, before launching into a rapid-fire synthesis of art history, dancefloor evolution and his own hyperactive brand of self-actualization, which loosely translates as: "Why do something ordinary when you can do something extraordinary?"


    It sums up the reason why, in 1994, music critic Simon Reynolds famously observed: "Goldie revolutionized jungle not once but three times. First, there was Terminator (pioneering the use of time stretching), then Angel (fusing Diane Charlemagne's live vocal with David Byrne/Brian Eno samples to prove that hardcore could be more conventionally musical), now there's Timeless, a 22-minute hardcore symphony." Each of these were moments that shaped the musical fabric of the decade and beyond, presaging Goldie's transition from the underground rave scene into the world of bona fide A- list superstars.


    But it didn't start out like that. The boy who would become Goldie was born Clifford Price on 19 September 1965, just as The Rolling Stones hit the top of the charts with Satisfaction. His dad Clement, originally from Jamaica, had been plying his trade as a foundryman in Leeds. His mum Margaret, who had been born in Glasgow, was a popular singer in the pubs and clubs of the West Midlands. Barely more than a toddler, Goldie was just three when she placed him into foster care (though she kept his younger brother Melvin). He still remembers, he says, the day the social workers came to take him away.


    Over the next 15 years, he bounced between a series of foster homes and local government institutions around the Walsall area. His eclectic musical taste was forged, he reckons, in those same local authority homes listening to the sonic tangle of other teenagers' record collections. "In one room," he says, "a kid would be playing Steel Pulse while through the wall someone else had a Japan record on and another guy would be spinning Human League." On rare visits to see his dad, he'd lie sprawled over the living room couch, listening to Jazz FM, marveling at the lavishly-tooled '80s productions of Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, David Sanborn and Michael Franks, adding further layers to his complex musicography.


    Already developing the irresistible urge to excel that has marked his inimitable musical career, Goldie's first love was roller-hockey. He earned a place as goalkeeper in England's national squad before the lure of music overtook the lure of sport. After discovering electro and hip hop, he grew his hair - the "goldilocks" that won him his nickname - and joined a breakdance crew called the B-Boys in nearby Wolverhampton. He also discovered graffiti. "They called me 'the spray can king of the Midlands'," he says proudly. His talent was undeniable, bringing him to the attention not only of Britain's Arts Council but to Dick Fontaine, producer of a Channel 4 TV documentary on graffiti. Fontaine's 1987 film Bombin' captured a visit to the UK by New York artist Brim Fuentes. Brim met Goldie and his B-Boys crew in Wolverhampton's Heathtown before heading a dozen miles away to Birmingham's Handsworth, where the producer filmed the aftermath of rioting that had left four dead, 35 injured and dozens of stores burned out. Several months later, Fontaine reversed the process and took Goldie to New York, introducing him to hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa. For Goldie, on his first trip abroad, never mind his first trip over the Atlantic, the Big Apple was love at first sight. Back in Britain, he begged, borrowed and saved until he had enough to fund a return trip to the Bronx.


    "I started painting the trains and getting involved on the streets," he says, remembering his total immersion in what was still, at that point, an emerging culture. Art and music as symbiotic technologies. Rubbing shoulders with the Big Apple's best graffiti artists, his own distinctive style was accelerated and enriched. A move to Miami followed. He worked in the flea markets, he says, "painting trucks for drug dealers" and developing a sideline in gold jewelry that included the distinctive grills that became a trademark on his return to the UK. The magical properties of shaping, working and bending precious metals to his will - as close to alchemy as the modern world gets - became an analogue for the way he prefers to operate in the studio, chasing quicksilver dreams, mercury-fast rivulets of imagination into impossibly lush, breakbeat concertos. Back in Britain, Goldie found himself seduced by the sweetheart of the rave. Though it took him eight attempts to get entry into the club, at London's Rage in 1991 he marveled at the alternate sonic worlds being forged by Fabio and Grooverider behind the decks. "It really flipped me out," he remembers. Soon he found himself in the orbit of Dego McFarlane and Mark Clair. Their label Reinforced was in the vanguard of breakbeat, issuing astonishing records that stripped out boundaries and limits while setting the tone for the scene's sense of adventure. At first, he helped out doing artwork and a bit of A&R. But soon he was in Reinforced's Internal Affairs studio watching intently as Mark and Dego recorded tracks like Cookin' Up Ya Brain and Journey From The Light. "I was watching what they could do," says Goldie, "trying to gauge the possibilities of the technology." Soon he was getting involved. "I remember one session we did that lasted over three days," he says, "just experimenting, pushing the technology to its limits. We'd come up with mad ideas and then try to create them. We were sampling from ourselves and then resampling, twisting sounds around and pushing them into all sorts of places."


    What followed was a series of inspired break-driven releases such as Killa Muffin, Dark Rider and Menace. Then Terminator, with its writhing drum loop, dropped and suddenly Goldie's name was on everyone's lips. He followed up with the equally revolutionary Angel, tilting the axis towards the lush, trippy textures that made 1995's debut album Timeless the drum'n'bass scene's first platinum album. Incredibly, given what was happening elsewhere in the scene at the time, the recording of the album's epic title track began as far back as 1993, when most other producers were still focused on the original sonic tropes of hardcore rave.


    Timeless was a masterpiece - of production, of songwriting, of sonic perfection and breakbeat futurism. Even today, it still sounds as astonishingly new and inspired as it did back on those early pre-release cassettes circulated by London Records in the early months of 1995 when Goldie was still living on the 18th floor of a North London tower block.


    By then, Goldie had already set up his own record label - Metalheadz - with his friends the DJ duo Kemistry and Storm. Along with studio collaborator, Rob Playford's Moving Shadow and LTJ Bukem's Looking Good imprint, Metalheadz helped to define drum'n'bass as a distinct musical format with singles by J Majik, Asylum and Goldie himself. Still bursting with energy, he then launched a legendary club night, Metalheadz Sunday Sessions, at London's Blue Note. The scene's best producers - among them revolutionary artists like Photek, Source Direct, Peshay and Dillinja - would compete to have their latest recordings debuted at the club and the scene's faithful came from far and wide to hear the best tunes before anyone else. "Those nights at the Blue Note were magical," he recalls. "It was an underground phenomenon that became an institution." David Bowie, who was making the drum'n'bass-influenced album Earthling at the time, fell in love with the place. "I remember popping out to take a break from all the madness inside the club," says Goldie. "He was outside having a cigarette, a bit of a breather. We chatted for a bit, looked at each other, grinned and then plunged back into it all. It was just that kind of place."


    Goldie is one of only a handful of artists ever to co-write with Bowie - on the track Truth from the drum'n'bass pioneer's second album Saturnz Return. Released in 1998, the album also saw his vision become more expansive (the opening track, Mother, clocked in at just over an hour). The album's collaborative approach included guest spots from rap legend KRS-One, Sex Pistols manager and all-around provocateur Malcolm McLaren, super-producer Trevor Horn and Oasis main man Noel Gallagher (on the single Temper Temper).


    Fuelled by the limitless creativity that has been the hallmark of his career to date, Goldie next turned to acting. He reunited with Bowie in Andrew Goth's 1999 thriller Everybody Loves Sunshine then took the part of Bullion in the 1999 James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough. Other box office smashes - including Guy Ritchie's crime heist caper Snatch - followed before he joined the cast of BBC1 soap opera EastEnders, playing the gangster Angel Hudson.


    A series of blockbuster TV appearances - on shows such as Maestro (where he learned to conduct an orchestra), Classic Goldie (which saw him perform his own orchestral composition at the Royal Albert Hall in the summer of 2009) and Goldie's Band: By Royal Appointment.


    The orchestral training proved useful. In 2014, he translated his original vision for Timeless into the stunning Timeless (Sine Tempore). Performed live with the Heritage Orchestra at the Wilderness Festival to suitably rapturous acclaim, the performance was repeated the following year as part of the Meltdown Festival at London's Royal Festival Hall. In between, he found time to unveil Fragments Of Gold, a piece inspired by medieval chants that he performed live in Glasgow Cathedral.


    Drum'n'bass, of course, has remained a consistent passion, both through his Metalheadz label and his releases under the Rufige Kru moniker (2007's Malice In Wonderland and 2009's Memoirs Of An Afterlife). "Technologically," he says, "breakbeat has managed to surpass all other forms of music to date. There isn't a recording engineer alive who can tell me there's any other form of music that is more complex than the music we make." Goldie has also recently announced he will be releasing a brand new double album 'The Journey Man' this year. The album comprises two parts, 16 brand new tracks in total, all written and produced by Goldie. It also features a host of collaborators handpicked by Goldie to help realize his vision for the album.


    "I often look at music not so much as a producer but like a director. You're drawing together engineers, performers and arrangers to create something special, something magical. It's like alchemy. The notes, the music, the lyrics, they're all in my head and each element has to be communicated and brought to life to create the finished track. I'm always inspired by great movie directors - people like Stanley Kubrick and PT Anderson - and, if you think about it, it's quite a similar approach. They start off with a vision and then they use that vision to deploy the actors and the cameramen and the editors in order to create the finished film."


    Collaborators on 'The Journey Man' album include vocalist and songwriter Natalie Duncan, who was discovered when chosen in the three-part BBC series 'Goldie's Band By Royal Appointment' and later provided the vocals for Goldie's 2012 single 'Freedom'. Other featured vocalists on the album include Terri Walker, Tyler Lee Daly, Natalie Williams, JosÉ James, Naomi Pryor as well as Goldie's wife, Mika Wassenaar Price.


    'The Journey Man' will be released through Cooking Vinyl and Goldie's own record label, Metalheadz.


    Goldie's love affair with painting has remained consistent too and he continues to exhibit visual work that's just as dazzling as his sonic output. Beginning with Night Writers, the 1986 exhibition at Wolverhampton's art gallery that introduced Goldie and his Supreme Graffiti Team to the British Arts Council, his shows have defined a unique aesthetic that's all his own. And through them all, from 1987's Rockin' The City in Birmingham (where he exhibited alongside Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja) and the 1988 Crucial Creators exhibition in Walsall to more recent gallery events like 2007's Love Over Gold and 2012's Athleticizm collection (including portraits of London Olympics stars such as Victoria Pendleton, Tom Daley and Jessica Ennis), runs a consistent thread of energy, experimentalism and boundary-pushing. His 2013 collection, Lost Tribes, an innovative series of pieces fusing Goldie's style with the artistic expression of the ancient peoples of Africa, Asia and America was, he says, "my most important breakthrough".


    And for the kid who lay awake, gazing at the stars, through the window of a children's home, growing up has brought some surprises. In 2012, he was selected as one of the BBC's New Elizabethans, 60 people - ranging from David Hockney to Roald Dahl, David Bowie and Tim Berners-Lee - who have helped shape British culture during the reign of Elizabeth II. Four years later, he was awarded the MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours. It's acceptance, of course, on a grand scale. But at heart, he's still the gatecrasher, amped-up on ideas, buzzing on nothing but love, hope and the certainty that, while his way might not be the easy way, it's very definitely the path of a true artist.


    - Tim Barr, 2017

    LP 1
    1. Horizons (feat. Terri Walker & Swindle)
    2. Prism
    3. Mountains
    4. Castaway
    5. The Mirrored River


    LP 2
    1. I Adore You (w/ Ulterior Motive)
    2. I Think of You
    3. Truth (feat. Jose James)
    4. Redemption


    LP 3
    1. Tu Viens Avec Moi?
    2. The Ballad Celeste
    3. This Is Not A Love Song
    4. The River Mirrored (feat. Terri Walker)
    5. Triangle
    6. Tomorrow's Not Today
    7. Run Run Run

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