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  • A Decade Of Dio: 1983-1993 (Pre-Order) A Decade Of Dio: 1983-1993 (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    A Decade Of Dio: 1983-1993 (Pre-Order)

    Follow Dio through the band's early years with A DECADE OF DIO: 1983-1993, a new box set that brings together their first six studio albums, each featuring newly remastered sound.


    It includes:

    Holy Diver (1983)

    The Last In Line (1984)

    Sacred Heart (1985)

    Dream Evil (1987)

    Lock Up The Wolves (1990)

    Strange Highways (1993)


    This 6LP + 7 vinyl single set will come housed in a box featuring new artwork by Marc Sasso, who was responsible for many of the band's iconic covers.


    On the first side of the 7 single is the 1983 version of Evil Eyes, which was originally released as the b-side on the Holy Diver single. In addition, this version is different from the one featured on the 1984 album The Last In Line. The flip side features Time To Burn, which was the only studio track featured on the otherwise live release, Intermission (1986).


    Ronnie James Dio's sinister howl and wicked songcraft bewitched hard rock fans in the Seventies and Eighties during his memorable stints with Elf, Rainbow, and Black Sabbath. In 1983, the singer formed his own band, launching a successful solo career that led to 10 studio albums and sales of more than 10 million records around the world.


    After two albums with Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio left in 1982 and formed Dio with fellow Sabbath band mate Vinny Appice on drums. The group's platinum-selling debut Holy Diver arrived in 1983 and is now revered as a heavy metal masterpiece, including two songs that would become rock signatures: the title track and the epic Rainbow In The Dark.


    The band returned the following year with The Last In Line (1984), which became the band s second platinum seller and included the single Mystery, as well as We Rock, a song the band often used to close its shows. Sacred Heart (1985) achieved gold certification and introduced fans to the concert staple Rock n Roll Children. Dio s fourth studio album, Dream Evil (1987) included the singles All The Fools Sailed Away and I Could Have Been A Dreamer.


    In the Nineties, the group released two more stellar studio albums. Lock Up The Wolves arrived in 1990 and featured the single Hey Angel and rocking title track. Following a brief reunion with Black Sabbath in 1992, Dio returned with Strange Highways in 1993. The album featured future fan favorites like Jesus, Mary and The Holy Ghost, Evilution, and the title track.


    Although Ronnie James Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer in 2010, his towering voice and legacy live on. The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, co-founded by Wendy Dio, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable fund dedicated to supporting cancer-prevention research, raising awareness and educating the public about the vital importance of early detection and prevention when dealing with this deadly disease.

    LP 1
    1. Stand Up and Shout
    2. Holy Diver
    3. Gypsy
    4. Caught in the Middle
    5. Don't Talk to Strangers
    6. Straight Through the Heart
    7. Invisible
    8. Rainbow in the Dark
    9. Shame on the Night


    LP 2
    1. We Rock
    2. The Last in Line
    3. Breathless
    4. I Speed at Night
    5. One Night in the City
    6. Evil Eyes
    7. Mystery
    8. Eat Your Heart Out
    9. Egypt (The Chains Are On)


    LP 3
    1. King of Rock and Roll
    2. Sacred Heart
    3. Another Lie
    4. Rock 'n' Roll Children
    5. Hungry for Heaven
    6. Like the Beat of a Heart
    7. Just Another Day
    8. Fallen Angels
    9. Shoot Shoot


    LP 4
    1. Night People
    2. Dream Evil
    3. Sunset Superman
    4. All the Fools Sailed Away
    5. Naked in the Rain
    6. Overlove
    7. I Could Have Been a Dreamer
    8. Faces in the Window
    9. When a Woman Cries


    LP 5
    1. Wild One
    2. Born on the Sun
    3. Hey Angel
    4. Between Two Hearts
    5. Night Music
    6. Lock up the Wolves
    7. Evil on Queen Street
    8. Walk on Water
    9. Twisted
    10. Why Are They Watching Me
    11. My Eyes


    LP 6
    1. Jesus, Mary & The Holy Ghost
    2. Firehead
    3. Strange Highways
    4. Hollywood Black
    5. Evilution
    6. Pain
    7. One Foot in the Grave
    8. Give Her the Gun
    9. Blood from a Stone
    10. Here's to You
    11. Bring Down the Rain

    Dio
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  • Holy Diver Live Holy Diver Live Quick View

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    Holy Diver Live

    Red Colored Vinyl


    Holy Diver is the debut album from American heavy metal band Dio. Released on May 25, 1983, the album has been hailed by critics as Dio's best work and a classic staple in the heavy metal genre. Dio has been hailed as one of the finest voices in Heavy Metal for over 30 years now and for good reason. Due to his stints in Rainbow, Black Sabbath and as a solo artist, Dio is one of the few people in the history of music that can honestly say they have played on three classic albums, each under a different moniker.

    LP1
    1. Stand Up And Shout
    2. Holy Diver
    3. Gypsy
    4. Caught In The Middle
    5. Don't Talk To Strangers
    6. Straight Through The Heart
    7. Invisible


    LP2
    1. Rainbow In The Dark
    2. Shame On The Night
    3. We Rock
    4. Sign Of The Southern Cross
    5. Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
    6. Man Of The Silver Mountain

    Dio
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  • The Ballads IV The Ballads IV Quick View

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    The Ballads IV

    Axel Rudi Pell in his own words:

    Another 7 years passed by after the release of the "The Ballads III". Seven years of writing, recording and collecting even more emotional and melancholic songs. To keep our tradition, we decided to record 3 brand new tracks for this ballad compilation. Here is a short introduction to every new song in the specific running order:

    1) WHERE THE WILD WATERS FLOW - My own composition in the true ARP ballad style.

    2) HOLY DIVER - As everybody knows, my soul mate and friend Ronnie James Dio sadly passed away last year. It was very clear to me using one of his songs to pay him tribute. Of course the original track isn't a ballad, so I decided to re-arrange the song completely and we made a Piano version out of it, featuring some Orchestra - strings, a Cello and a clean and melodic guitar solo

    3) HALLELUJAH - One of the best ballads around. Originally written and released by Leonard Cohen in 1984, it wasn't his version giving me the idea to cover this tune. Actually it was all the good and bad performances of some TV casting show participants, who gave me the real kick to create one of the,
    hopefully, ultimate versions of this song.
    1. Where The Wild Waters Flow (New Song)
    2. Holy Diver (New Song)
    3. Hallelujah (New Song)
    4. Northern Lights
    5. Noblesse Oblige (Opus #5 Adagio Contabile)
    6. Love Gun
    7. Glory Night
    8. In The Air Tonight
    9. Touching My Soul
    10. Like A Child Again
    11. No Chance To Live
    12. Haunted Castle Serenade (Opus #4 Grazioso E Agresso)
    13. The Curse Of The Damned
    Axel Rudi Pell
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  • Frequency Unknown Frequency Unknown Quick View

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    Frequency Unknown

    25 years after the Mindcrime revolution, the Rÿche returns with their 13th studio album - a new chapter in the epic saga of one of the most critically adored and commercially successful metal bands of all time!


    Vocal powerhouse and frontman Geoff Tate leads the HEAVIEST Rÿche ever, including longtime guitarist Kelly Gray plus newly acquired bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot) and drummer Simon wright (AC/DC, DiO)!


    Guest appearances by K.K. Downing (Judas Priest),
    Chris Poland (Megadeth), Ty Tabor (King's X), Paul
    Bostaph (Slayer), Brad Gillis (night Ranger), Dave
    Meniketti (y&T) and more!


    Vinyl edition comes with a FREE 18" x 24" POSTER!

    1. Cold
    2. Dare
    3. Give it To you
    4. Slave
    5. in The Hands Of God
    6. Running Backwards
    7. Life without you
    8. Everything
    9. Fallen
    10. The weight Of The world
    Queensryche
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  • On Stage On Stage Quick View

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    On Stage

    Green Colored Vinyl


    Pressed At RTI


    "I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. We must be over the rainbow!" The famous Wizard of Oz introduction sets the
    mood for the thrills, imagination, and aural adventurous that is Rainbow's classic double live album On Stage. Recorded in late
    1976, approximately one year before front man Ronnie James Dio's departure from the band, the set stands as one of the decade's
    pivotal concert records. On par with Kiss' Alive, UFO's Strangers in the Night, and Deep Purple's Made In Japan, the effort teems
    with blistering performances and unfettered energy.


    Freed from the confines of the studio, Dio and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore instill passionate bravado and swagger to every
    song they attack. At the peak of his powers, Dio sings with leather-lunged gusto and theatrical purpose, hitting seemingly
    impossible highs and reaching down to bring dark overtones to the lows. His melancholic showing on a cover of Deep Purple's
    "Mistreated" blows away the original. As a perfect foil, Blackmore takes the opportunity to stretch out solos and indulge in bluesy
    improvisations, turning "Man on the Silver Mountain" into a multi-part medley and the slowly building, fantasy-themed "Catch
    the Rainbow" into an epic workout.


    Rainbow's rhythm section is equally inspired. Drummer Cozy Powell jump-starts high-voltage passages with urgent beats and
    timely playing. In sync with the irreplaceable contributions of organist/keyboardist Tony Carey, bassist Jimmy Bain supplies a taut
    foundation. On Stage is in effect a document of a vital hard-rock band pushing itself to the maximum and succeeding in taking its
    audiences on an unforgettable journey. Blackmore's inventive passages and colorful tones are alone worth the price of admission.


    Martin Birch's steady, lively production puts it over the top. Unlike many heavily edited albums from the era, Powell is heard front
    and center, the drums given as much space and presence as Blackmore's humming guitar, Dio's inimitable singing, and Carey's
    howling organ. You're given an invitation to stand onstage with the quintet.


    Pressed on green-colored vinyl at RTI, America's best pressing plant, and presented in a faithful reproduction of the original
    gatefold sleeve, Wax Cathedral's deluxe reissue of this live scorcher renders the music in the highest fidelity it's ever enjoyed.
    Always meant to be heard since its original release in 1977, On Stage is restored to all its glory.

    1. Intro: Over the Rainbow
    2. Kill the King
    3. Catch the Rainbow
    4. Mistreated
    5. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
    6. Still I'm Sad
    Rainbow
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  • Hell Bent Hell Bent Quick View

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    Hell Bent

    Hailing from the home of Thurston Moore and Dinosaur Jr., and drawing from the fertile music community that is Western MA, Potty Mouth are all-parts smart-pop craftswomen, specializing in infectious indie pop meets '77 punk perfection.
    1. The Gap
    2. Rusted Shut
    3. Black and Studs
    4. SleepTalk
    5. The Spins
    6. Damage
    7. Wishlist
    8. Bullseye
    9. Shithead
    10. The Better End
    Potty Mouth
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  • Long Live Rock 'n' Roll Long Live Rock 'n' Roll Quick View

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    Long Live Rock 'n' Roll

    Long Live Rock 'n' Roll is the third studio album released by the British hard rock band Rainbow, released in 1978, and the last to feature American singer Ronnie James Dio.
    1. Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
    2. Lady of the Lake
    3. L.A. Connection
    4. Gates of Babylon
    5. Kill the King
    6. The Shed (Subtle)
    7. Sensitive to Light
    8. Rainbow Eyes
    Rainbow
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  • Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Quick View

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    Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow


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


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


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


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


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

    1. Man on the Silver Mountain
    2. Self Portrait
    3. Black Sheep of the Family
    4. Catch the Rainbow
    5. Snake Charmer
    6. The Temple of the King
    7. If You Don't Like Rock 'n' Roll
    8. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
    9. Still I'm Sad
    Rainbow
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  • Metal Xmas Metal Xmas Quick View

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    Metal Xmas

    Revised and updated for 2010 with 4 new tracks, "We Wish You A Metal Xmas & A Headbanging New Year" is the all hard rock and metal compilation of everyone's favorite holiday songs which features the likes of Dave Grohl (Them Crooked Vultures), Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Ronnie James Dio, Lemmy, Alice Cooper, Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top), George Lynch (Dokken) and more! The 2010 edition features 4 new recordings featuring Dez Fafara (DevilDriver), Doro Pesch, Steve "Lips" Kudlow (Anvil) & other metal greats!
    1. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
    2. Run Rudolph Run
    3. Santa Claws Is Coming To Town
    4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    5. Silver Bells
    6. Little Drummer Boy
    7. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
    8. Silent Night
    9. Deck The Halls
    10. Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer
    11. Rocking Round The Xmas Tree
    12. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
    13. O Christmas Tree
    14. Auld Lang Syne
    15. Frosty The Snowman
    16. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
    Various Artists
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  • Rock n Roll Party; Honoring Les Paul (Limited Edition) Rock n Roll Party; Honoring Les Paul (Limited Edition) Quick View

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    Rock n Roll Party; Honoring Les Paul (Limited Edition)

    Guitar legend Jeff Beck continually reaches for new heights and successfully creates exciting performances with each new album he releases. No stranger to the stages of the world, a Jeff Beck concert is always an event. Whether playing to sell out stadiums,theatres or smaller intimate club settings, his performances are second to none.


    It is no secret that Les Paul was a big influence on Jeff Beck. The two icons were good friends, and Jeff always wanted to do something special for this late pioneer of the music world. He enlisted a couple of his closest friends like new sensations Imelda May and Darrel Higham, jazz great Trombone Shorty, the legendary Gary U.S. Bonds, and Stray Cats founder Brian Setzer and delivered what comes naturally to an artist of his caliber, a truly amazing one-time concert performance for the history books.


    Jeff Becks Rock N Roll Party: Honoring Les Paul has been a very well-received compact disc release this year, and now it is with much honor to announce the first time Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of this amazing recording. Mastered impeccably from the original ATCO Records/Deuce Records tapes for vinyl by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, this deluxe limited edition 2 LP set truly is a great gift for the upcoming holiday season.


    Filled with four artfully mastered sides of non-stop artistry, Jeff Beck and friends create the atmosphere of a party that never stops!


    Solid openers like Double Talkin Baby and Cruisin featuring the soaring vocals of Darrel Higham kick this bash into high gear. Even Jeff Becks old band The Yardbirds get a nod with a stunning rendition of The Train Kept A Rollin.


    Then, theres the one and only Imelda May. One of the most talked about, new and exciting stars in the music world today. Her arresting voice and Jeff Becks unmatched guitar technique is a duo made in heaven. Both artists are beautifully displayed on their amazing interpretations of Les Paul and Mary Fords hits How High The Moon, Vaya Con Dios, Mockingbird Hill and others.


    Make room for even more rockers as the super high energy band and Maestro Jeff Beck take on top notch instrumentals like Henry Mancinis classic Peter Gunn, the California surf sounds of Apache and of course Santo and Johnnys ballad of all ballads Sleepwalk.


    Even more Imelda May and Darrel Higham vocals excel further, as a parade of guest stars enter the stage with the fantastic classic rock and soul sounds of Gary U.S. Bonds with the rockin New Orleans. Plus, the amazing closer with Brian Setzer and his solid interpretation of Eddie Cochrans Twenty Flight Rock..make this wonderful album an unbelievable one-of-a-kind event for sure!


    Jeff Becks Rock N Roll Party: Honoring Les Paul is truly an inspiring and amazing showcase of music, master musician ship and a tribute to an innovator of the music business, which was perfectly recorded for a high grade vinyl release

    Side One


    1. Double Talkin' Baby

    Vocals: Darrel Highham

    2. Cruisin'

    Vocals: Darrel Higham

    3. The Train Kept a Rollin

    Vocals: Darrel Higham

    4. Cry Me a River

    Vocals: Imelda May Featuring: Jason Rebello

    5. How High The Moon

    Vocals: Imelda May


    Side Two


    1. Sitting on Top of the World

    Vocals: Imelda May

    2. Bye Bye Blues

    Vocals: Imelda May

    3. The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise

    Vocals: Imelda May

    4. Vaya Con Dios

    Vocals: Imelda May

    5. Mockin' Bird Hill

    Vocals: Imelda May


    Side Three


    1. I'm a Fool to Care

    Vocals: Imelda May

    2. Tiger Rag

    Vocals: Imelda May

    3. Peter Gunn

    Featuring: Jason Rebello and Trombone Shorty

    4. Rocking is Our Business

    Vocals: Darrel Higham

    Guests: Trombone Shorty and Jason Rebello

    5. Apache


    Side Four


    1. Sleep Walk

    2. New Orleans

    Vocals: Gary U.S. Bonds

    3. Walking in the Sand

    Vocals: Imelda May

    Featuring: Jason Rebello

    4. Please Mr. Jailer

    Vocals: Imelda May

    5. Twenty Flight Rock

    Vocals: Brian Setzer

    Jeff Beck
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  • Ronnie James Dio- This Is Your Life Ronnie James Dio- This Is Your Life Quick View

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    Ronnie James Dio- This Is Your Life

    To celebrate one of rock's most powerful voices, an all-star group of his friends and fans recorded 13 of their favorite tracks for a tribute album that will raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (diocancerfund.org). Produced by his longtime manager and wife Wendy Dio, the album includes contributions by such metal heavyweights as Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Anthrax, and Rob Halford, as well as appearances by many of the musicians who performed with Dio over the years.
    LP 1
    1. Neon Knights - By Anthrax
    2. The Last In Line - By Tenacious D
    3. The Mob Rules - By Adrenaline Mob
    4. Rainbow in the Dark (feat. Jason Christopher, Christian Martucci, Roy Mayorga, Satchel) - By Corey Taylor
    5. Straight Through the Heart - By Halestorm
    6. Starstruck (with Biff Byford) - By Motörhead
    7. The Temple of the King - By Scorpions
    8. Egypt (The Chains Are On) - By Doro


    LP 2
    1. Holy Diver - By Killswitch Engage
    2. Catch the Rainbow (feat. Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren, Simon Wright) - By Glenn Hughes
    3. I - By Jimmy Bain, Oni Logan, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy
    4. Man On The Silver Mountain (feat. Doug Aldrich, Vinny Appice, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren) - By Rob Halford
    5. Ronnie Rising Medley (feat. A Light In The Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer & Kill The King) - By Metallica
    6. This is Your Life - By Dio

    Various Artists
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  • Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Quick View

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    Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow

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


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

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

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    Spells

    The Pharmacy's sound is hard to nail down: having been together for over a decade, the band has released countless singles, EPs, and full-lengths that range from basement power punk to lo-fi, psych-tinged garage rock. Due out August 12th on Old Flame Records, much of Spells was written in a cabin in Big Sur, informed by the rocky beaches and the fog rolling in from the Pacific. It was recorded in the basement of a used car museum in downtown Tacoma, with every track laid down live by Kyle Brunette, producer of Night Beats' S/T and Sonic Bloom LPs. Picking up where Stoned & Alone left off, Spells feels even more stripped-down and vulnerable, as if the members of The Pharmacy have allowed listeners an exclusive sneak peek into their collective brain.
    1. Dead Friend
    2. Coat Tails
    3. Anna Bella
    4. Spells
    5. Masten Lake Lagoon
    6. Cool/Calm
    7. Lizard Queen
    8. Peeling Back
    9. All My Reminders Of When
    10. Strange
    The Pharmacy
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    Thank You Les

    Numbered, limited edition


    This album from guitarist Lou Pallo pays tribute to his late friend and bandmate Les Paul. Titled Thank You Les: A Tribute to Les Paul, the 21-track disc covers a range of styles pop, jazz, country, rock and blues, all tastefully. Pallo sweetened the proceedings by including the contributions of a host of star-studded guitar talent, including Keith Richards, Steve Miller (who wrote the resonant liner notes), Billy Gibbons, Jose Feliciano, Slash, Johnny A, Bucky Pizzarelli, Arlen Roth, Nokie Edwards, Frank Vignola, Bob Leive, Tommy Doyle and Jon Paris. Other artists lending a hand are singers Eddie Brigati, Jr., Blondie Chaplin, Nicki Parrott, Lexie Roth, Melinda Doolittle and members of the Les Paul Trio.


    'Les was my guitar idol, and I was honored to work beside him and call him my friend for so many years,' Pallo says. This tribute allows Les' musicianship and sense of humor to take center stage giving everyone the opportunity to experience the Les Paul we knew well and the music he adored.


    The songs on the album include many of Paul's favorites, along with others from the Great American Songbook. The musical thread that runs throughout the album is the relationship between Les Paul and his longtime friend and rhythm guitarist Lou Pallo, who many credit with helping Paul revitalize his career as a live performer after they first met in 1963 and soon after began performing together.


    From the album's opening track a briskly swinging version of 'Avalon,' featuring the fleet and nifty fretwork of Frank Vignola to the closing cover of 'Over the Rainbow,' it's hard to imagine a more gracious host for all involved than Pallo and the rest of the Les Paul Trio. No one ever overplays their hand or dabbles in self-indulgence. Throughout there seems to be a real sense of camaraderie, all of it originating in love and admiration for Paul. Tribute records of this sort are often thrown-together, so-so affairs, but this one is altogether lovely and inspired. Jazziz Magazine


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    This loving tribute to Les Paul featuring longtime trio cohort Lou Pallo and others with whom Les played at Fat Tuesdays and the Iridium is musically fabulous assuming you like the timeless old school style. And if not, why not? If it's good enough for Keith Richards, Steve Miller, Billy F. Gibbons and Slash, among others who perform here in that style, well hell, then it's good enough for you!
    No doubt Les's playing and his technological innovations with guitar and multi-tracked overdubbing affected all of them. But surely his playing hit them more squarely in their young guitarists' wheelhouses.


    The production was all-analog on vintage tube gear that warmed up the CD reviewed here a few months ago, but on vinyl? OMG! Anyone who thinks CDs are transparent to the source will surely change their minds hearing this AA recording in its most pure AAA state (though Slash's and Billy F. Gibbon's parts were recorded elsewhere and probably phoned in digitally and added to the final mix) compared to the CD version, though the CD has 21 songs, compared to the LPs 12 (maybe a volume 2 if this sells well enough?). There simply wasn't room for it all.


    The concept was simple: pay tribute to Les by having his friends and fans play and sing songs-mostly standards- that he played in concert, along with some that he made famous on record, some with Mary Ford, and probably some that were just of that particular musical time when Les's commercial popularity peaked.


    Contributing guitar and vocals are Steve Miller (who was Les Paul's godson as he relates in a pungent liner note story), the aforementioned Gibbons, Slash and Keith Richards (on It's Been a Long, Long Time), JosÉ Feliciano, Blondie Chaplin, and Jersey boys guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli and Rascal Eddie Brigati, Jr.. The performances by artists you're less likely to know, including those who regularly played with Les, are no less notable as you'll discover if you purchase this superb sounding slab of vinyl.


    There are no lowlights, but one of the highlights is the rich, reverberant recording. You'll sink your ears into it within seconds of the opener Avalon (not the Roxy Music song!) featuring guitarist Frank Vignola. It's almost unfair to single out any one track among the twelve tunes, but for me, Steve Miller's take on Nature Boy was particularly elegant. Nothing beats people singing and playing live together minus auto-tune. On the vinyl more so than on the CD, Vaya Con Dios-a song long associated with the late Mary Ford- eerily channels Les's former spouse and musical partner, courtesy Arlen Roth and daughter Lexie.


    I've played the CD version dozens of times and thought I'd explored and absorbed the recording's every nook and cranny, but the first play on vinyl was revelatory-an eerily transparent you are in the studio with the musicians experience. Instrumental textures and fingers on frets touches are reproduced with sensational realism. If you are fortunate enough to own any of Les and Mary's rich, warm melt in your ears later Columbia 6 eye recordings like Warm and Wonderful (CS 8488), Swingin' South!! (CS 8728) or Lover's Luau (CS 8086), I think you'll agree that this modern recording gets so sonically close to those, it's scary! I wasn't sure that was any longer possible.


    Great performances, particularly out-of-their-comfort-zone ones from rockers, a stellar recording and a warm, warm feeling you'll get every play of this heartfelt tribute album make it so easy to recommend.


    A few weeks ago I was privileged to be invited by the producer to attend a vinyl release party at New York's The Cutting Room club.


    Pre-concert, the club ran the video that's included in the deluxe CD/DVD edition, showing the making of the album. Then Lou Pallo took the stage and the live tribute began. At one point Lou played a touching and somewhat eerie duet with a video of Les. Many of the players on the album performed with Anton Fig sitting in on drums.


    Though there were some predictable no shows like Slash, Billy F Gibbons, Keef and JosÉ Feliciano, Eddie Brigati was in the house and he brought along Rascal guitarist Gene Cornish for a great live version of How Can I Be Sure along with I'm Confessin' That I Love You, the song he contributes to the album.


    One of the set's highlights was Blondie Chaplin's reprise of the album closer Smile. After prefacing the performance by relating that a dear friend had just passed away, he sang the song with a depth of feeling that was both heartbreaking and brave. The show had its comedic vaudeville moments too, courtesy Bob Leive, a talented trumpeter and clown.


    This, numbered, limited edition vinyl version, mastered by Alex DeTurk at Masterdisk and pressed at Pallas is highly recommended!


    -Michael Fremer, Analogue Planet

    1. Avalon (ft Frank Vignola)
    2. Mr. Day / Tell Me What's the Reason (ft Steve Miller)
    3. Caravan (ft Nokie Edwards)
    4. Vaya Con Dios (ft Lexie & Arlen Roth)
    5. It's Been a Long, Long Time (ft Keith Richards)
    6. I'm Confessin' That I Love You (ft Bucky Pizzarrelli/Eddie Brigati)
    7. BÉsame Mucho (ft Jose Feliciano)
    8. Deep in the Blues (ft Slash)
    9. Tennessee Waltz (ft Nicki Parrott)
    10. September Song (ft Billy F Gibbons)
    11. Sweet Georgia Brown (ft Johnny A)
    12. Smile (ft Blondie Chaplin)
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    2. Cyber Insekt
    3. Two Librans
    4. And Therein
    5. Touch Sensitive
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    7. Bourgeois Town
    8. Kick The Can > F-oldin' Money
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    11. My Ex-Classmates' Kids
    12. Enigrammatic Dream
    13. I Wake up in the City
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    2. I Wanna Find A Woman (Live)
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    4. Golden Birdies (Studio)
    5. Space Age Couple (Live)
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    1. Baiser - Chris Sievey
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    2. Leisure Suit Preben
    3. Preben Goes To Acapulco
    4. Svensk Sas
    5. Strandbar
    6. Delorean Dynamite
    7. Johnny and Mary (ft. Bryan Ferry)
    8. Alfonso Muskedunder
    9. Swing Star part I
    10. Swing Star part II
    11. Oh Joy
    12. Inspector Norse
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    1. Cool Town
    2. My Madeline
    3. Anxiety Girl
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    4. Tragic Care
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    7. Whatever We Can Make
    8. There Are No Great Redeemers
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    7. Takk Somuleidis
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