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  • The Doors (MONO) The Doors (MONO) Quick View

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    The Doors (MONO)

    Ranked 42/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The Doors exploded onto the music scene in 1967 with their epic debut album introducing the world to their blending of rock, blues, classical, jazz and poetry. Highlighted by some of the band's most loved singles including: 'Break On Through (To The Other Side)', 'Light My Fire' and 'The End'. This is an album whose melodicism and dynamic tension would never be equalled by the band again.

    1. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
    2. Soul Kitchen
    3. The Crystal Ship
    4. Twentieth Century Fox
    5. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
    6. Light My Fire
    7. Back Door Man
    8. I Looked At You
    9. End Of The Night

    10. Take It As It Comes
    11. The End
    The Doors
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Doors (Deluxe Edition) The Doors (Deluxe Edition) Quick View

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    The Doors (Deluxe Edition)

    Ranked 42/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Packaged in a 12 x 12 hardcover book, THE DOORS: 50TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION includes a remastered version of the album's original stereo mix, available on CD for the first time in a decade and remastered for the first time in nearly 30 years. The album's original mono mix was also remastered for this set and is making its CD debut here. An LP-version of the mono mix is also included. The third disc features live performance from The Matrix in San Francisco recorded just weeks after The Doors was released. Music journalist David Fricke provides detailed liner notes for the set, which includes a selection of rare and previously unseen photographs.

    Vinyl LP
    1. Break On Through (To The Other Side) [Original Mono Mix LP]
    2. Soul Kitchen [Original Mono Mix LP]
    3. The Crystal Ship [Original Mono Mix LP]
    4. Twentieth Century Fox [Original Mono Mix LP]
    5. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) [Original Mono Mix LP]
    6. Light My Fire [Original Mono Mix LP]
    7. Back Door Man [Original Mono Mix LP]
    8. I Looked At You [Original Mono Mix LP]
    9. End Of The Night [Original Mono Mix LP]
    10. Take It As It Comes [Original Mono Mix LP]
    11. The End [Original Mono Mix LP]


    CD 1
    1. Break On Through (To The Other Side) [Original Stereo Mix]
    2. Soul Kitchen [Original Stereo Mix]
    3. The Crystal Ship [Original Stereo Mix]
    4. Twentieth Century Fox [Original Stereo Mix]
    5. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) [Original Stereo Mix]
    6. Light My Fire [Original Stereo Mix]
    7. Back Door Man [Original Stereo Mix]
    8. I Looked At You [Original Stereo Mix]
    9. End Of The Night [Original Stereo Mix]
    10. Take It As It Comes [Original Stereo Mix]
    11. The End [Original Stereo Mix]


    CD 2
    1. Break On Through (To The Other Side) [Original Mono Mix]
    2. Soul Kitchen [Original Mono Mix]
    3. The Crystal Ship [Original Mono Mix]
    4. Twentieth Century Fox [Original Mono Mix]
    5. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) [Original Mono Mix]
    6. Light My Fire [Original Mono Mix]
    7. Back Door Man [Original Mono Mix]
    8. I Looked At You [Original Mono Mix]
    9. End Of The Night [Original Mono Mix]
    10. Take It As It Comes [Original Mono Mix]
    11. The End [Original Mono Mix]


    CD 3
    1. Break On Through (To The Other Side) [Live]
    2. Soul Kitchen [Live]
    3. The Crystal Ship [Live]
    4. Twentieth Century Fox [Live]
    5. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)[Live]
    6. Light My Fire [Live]
    7. Back Door Man [Live]
    8. The End [Live]

    The Doors
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    Vinyl LP Mono + 3 CDs - Sealed Buy Now
  • Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Quick View

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    Howlin' Wolf


    The Howlin' Wolf/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    His Self Titled "Rockin' Chair" Masterwork Album Is Back!


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover With Rare Photos


    Mastered From The Authorized Chess Records Mono Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Howlin' Wolf (Chester Burnett) will always be known as one of the founding fathers of modern day blues. His
    legendary style of playing guitar, his unique vocal and stage prowess and of course his stellar list of classic Chicago
    style blues tunes have all gone on to influence generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.


    With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi native began his career cutting early sides for
    Sun before landing in Chicago in the early fifties, where he began a long climb to the top of the blues world on the
    Chess label.


    In 1962, he released his stellar self-titled masterpiece Howlin' Wolf. Featuring an all-star band with the likes of
    the legendary Jimmy Rogers and Buddy Guy on guitar, the masterful Otis Spann on piano, and Willie Dixon on bass,
    Howlin' Wolf a/k/a The Rockin' Chair Album would go on to become one of the most revered albums in modern day
    Chicago blues history.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits Shake for Me, The Wolf continues to rock the listener through
    a treasure trove of 11 more blues standards which made this one of the most important blues LP's of all time. The
    album features classic gems like Spoonful, Back Door Man, Wang Dang Doodle and The Red Rooster. All of these
    blues rockers became truly a blueprint for a ton of rock and blues giants for years like Cream, The Doors and The
    Rolling Stones.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Chess Records arsenal of fine recordings. That is why
    we are so very proud to announce our first installment in The Howlin' Wolf/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
    Series with his legendary masterpiece Howlin' Wolf.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry) for the first time on audiophile vinyl from the Chess monophonic tapes, Howlin' Wolf will truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles to be released in quite some time.


    To further celebrate this first time authorized audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork
    with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as rare inside gatefold photos of the
    man who helped fuse blues and rock music for millions of music lovers across the globe.


    Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Impeccable monophonic sound from the AUTHORIZED Chess Records tapes!


    Spoonful

    1. Shake for Me
    2. The Red Rooster
    3. You'll Be Mine
    4. Who's Been Talkin'
    5. Wang Dang Doodle
    6. Little Baby
    7. Spoonful
    8. Going Down Slow
    9. Down in the Bottom
    10. Back Door Man
    11. Howlin' for My Baby
    12. Tell Me
    Howlin' Wolf
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • The Singles (Pre-Order) The Singles (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    The Singles (Pre-Order)

    20 x 7 Singles Box Set

    Includes rarities from the era, such as:

    - Light My Fire (Original Mono Single Edit)
    - Unknown Soldier/We Could Be So Good Together (Original Unique Mono Mix/Edit)
    - Love Me Two Times (Single Edit)
    - Touch Me (Original Unique Stereo Single Mix)

    With an intoxicating, genre-blending sound, provocative and uncompromising songs, and the mesmerizing power of singer Jim Morrison's poetry and presence, The Doors had a transformative impact not only on popular music but on popular culture. The Doors' arrival on the rock scene in 1967 marked not only the start of a string of hit singles and albums that would become stone classics, but also of something much bigger - a new and deeper relationship between creators and audience. They released six studio albums in all, as well as a live album and a compilation, before Morrison's death in 1971. Their electrifying achievements in the studio and onstage were unmatched in the annals of rock. In the decades since The Doors' heyday, the foursome has loomed ever larger in the pantheon of rock - and they remain a touchstone of insurrectionary culture for writers, activists, visual artists and other creative communities.

    Disc 1
    1. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
    2. End Of The Night


    Disc 2
    1. Light My Fire
    2. The Crystal Ship


    Disc 3
    1. People Are Strange
    2. Unhappy Girl


    Disc 4
    1. Love Me Two Times
    2. Moonlight Drive


    Disc 5
    1. The Unknown Soldier
    2. We Could Be So Good Together


    Disc 6
    1. Hello, I Love You
    2. Love Street


    Disc 7
    1. Touch Me
    2. Wild Child


    Disc 8
    1. Wishful Sinful
    2. Who Scared You


    Disc 9
    1. Tell All The People
    2. Easy Ride


    Disc 10
    1. Runnin' Blue
    2. Do It


    Disc 11
    1. You Make Me Real
    2. Roadhouse Blues


    Disc 12
    1. Love Her Madly
    2. (You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further


    Disc 13
    1. Riders On The Storm
    2. The Changeling


    Disc 14
    1. Tightrope Ride
    2. Variety Is The Spice Of Life


    Disc 15
    1. Ship W/ Sails
    2. In The Eye Of The Sun


    Disc 16
    1. Get Up And Dance
    2. Treetrunk


    Disc 17
    1. The Mosquito
    2. It Slipped My Mind


    Disc 18
    1. The Piano Bird
    2. Good Rockin'


    Disc 19
    1. Roadhouse Blues (Live)
    2. Albinoni: Adagio


    Disc 20
    1. Gloria (Live)
    2. Moonlight Drive (Live)

    The Doors
    $149.99
    7 Vinyl Box Set - 20 Singles Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Highway 61 Revisited (Mono) (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale) Highway 61 Revisited (Mono) (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Highway 61 Revisited (Mono) (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale)

    Highway 61 Revisited on Numbered Limited Edition Mono 180 Gram 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Dylan's First Entirely Rock-Backed Album Marks Sea Change in Sound and Potential of Popular Music


    Ranked #4 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time List


    Album-Opening Like a Rolling Stone Challenging, Bold, Revolutionary-And Arguably the Best Rock Song Ever Recorded


    Brilliant Collision of Evocative Poetry, Swirling Roots-Based Soul, and Hard-Driving Blues Sounds Incredible in Mono on Mobile Fidelity Vinyl: 2LP Set Strictly Limited to 3,000 Copies


    1965 Set Also Includes Ballad of a Thin Man, Desolation Row, and Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues


    Its title references the road that spans North Minnesota to the Mississippi Delta, and the formative blues, country, and roots sounds connected to its existence. The highway also lays claim to towering musical myths and deaths, many tied to the blues lexicon and narrative. All figure prominently on the revolutionary beacon that is Highway 61 Revisited, the 1965 set that overturned rules, upended preexisting limits, and utterly changed everything in its path. Ranked the fourth-greatest album ever made by Rolling Stone, its reach, power, and content boggle the mind more than five decades after its release.


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system, pressed at RTI, and strictly limited to 3,000 copies, this restored analog mono version presents the life-altering music in reference-quality sound - so much so that the record's famous first lightning-strike note is now indeed the snare shot that sound[s] like somebody'd kicked open the door to your mind, as once described by Bruce Springsteen.


    Teeming with organic energy, palpable voltage, and countless textures, Mobile Fidelity's mono 2LP set faithfully recreates the instrumentation, moods, and events associated with the six days Dylan and Co. spent at Columbia's Studio A. While many people experienced Highway 61 Revisited in stereo even at the time of its release, hearing it in mono reveals even more definition, focus, and liveliness. In particular, Dylan's voice is surrounded by more space and atmosphere, and its forefront position makes the lyrics that much more powerful. This is the way everyone would've been introduced to Like a Rolling Stone on AM radio. There's no substitute for such authenticity.


    Recorded amidst a time of unfathomable turmoil and frustration that witnessed Dylan booed by fans, labeled a traitor, and call into question his work, Highway 61 Revisited roars and snarls, jabs and criticizes. Its bonfire of cynicism, fury, indignation, and absurdity forever transformed rock, what it could mean, and what it could do. Supported by a thundering, commanding band that included guitarist Mike Bloomfield and organist Al Kooper, Dylan hopscotches between tempos, moods, and melodies. The symmetry of the songs references a scattered hybrid of R&B, blues, folk, soul, gospel, vaudeville, and garage rock pieces that Dylan assembles in the shape of a brilliant, mind-teasing aural puzzle.


    Outside of "Like a Rolling Stone"-the six-minute-plus anthem that both challenged and chewed up all preconceived notions of an acceptable radio single by way of its length, ambition, and vitriol-every tune was captured shortly after Dylan's contentious performance at the Newport Folk Festival. The lingering impact of the hostility comes through in both the searing music and rich, literate, zinging poetry. Dylan's sneering tones, raucous arrangements, and unmistakable resentment toward both the establishment and counterculture that adopted him, and assume the form of songs such as "Ballad of a Thin Man," "Queen Jane Approximately," "Tombstone Blues," and the stupefying "Desolation Row."


    At its core, Highway 61 Revisited is about experience, reality, and the cruelties and truths that lie outside soporific safety nets and bourgeois ideals. These reasons-and the bold musicianship, ace performances, inimitable sonics, and vast lyrical expanses-are why the album means as much today as it did in the mid-1960s. Akin to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Dark Side of the Moon, this is an album that everyone needs to own and hear in the best-possible fidelity.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Like a Rolling Stone
    2. Tombstone Blues
    3. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
    4. From a Buick 6
    5. Ballad of a Thin Man
    6. Queen Jane Approximately
    7. Highway 61 Revisited
    8. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
    9. Desolation Row
    Bob Dylan
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Stonedhenge (Awaiting Repress) Stonedhenge (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Stonedhenge (Awaiting Repress)

    A Premium RTI Pressing, From The Original U.K. Mono Masters

    Ten Years After's eponymous debut hit the door with a loud thud. Undead cracked it. And with 1969's Stonedhenge, they knocked it down with authority, stormed the palace and showed the world that they were indeed a major act. Stonedhenge was where Ten Years After really came into their own with originals. "Hear Me Calling" is brilliant modern blues on par with the best of early Fleetwood Mac, rising from a restrained beginning to all-out rocking before repeating the cycle one last time. "Going to Try" explores similar territory, even venturing into a Middle-Eastern inspired section underscored by randomized percussion overdubs and Chick Churchill's psychedelic organ. "Woman Trouble" is stirring jazzy blues, and on "No Title," the band really cuts loose - kicking off with a standard blues lament before unleashing a series of solos that are almost songs unto themselves: Alvin Lee's power-chord solo making way for Churchill's spooky organ making way for a badass jam between drummer Ric Lee and bassist Leo Lyons. The band was running like a freight train - and in fact, train noises grace the beginning of album finale "Speed Kills," a bluesy boogie that pushes the meter straight into the red before the thrill-ride literally comes to a screeching halt. But not before the album fully displays the band's world-class musicianship and songwriting, which made Stonedhenge a hit in the UK and gave Ten Years After their first-ever Billboard Top 100 entry, at a respectable #61 in April 1969. In turn, it paved the way for the band's acclaimed performance at Woodstock, which ensured regular placement on the album charts for years to come.

    For now, dig the first vinyl reissue of the ultra-rare mono mix of Stonedhenge, housed in its original gatefold cover artwork and meticulously mastered for the most discerning listener.

    Now Sundazed proudly presents the searing guitar of Alvin Lee & Chick Churchill's haunting organ textures as they were meant to be heard, from the original U.K. MONO masters and pressed on premium RTI vinyl!

    1. Going To Try
    2. I Can't Live Without Lydia
    3. Woman Trouble
    4. Skoobly-Oobly-Doobob
    5. Hear Me Calling
    6. A Sad Song
    7. Three Blind Mice
    8. No Title
    9. Faro
    10. Speed Kills
    Ten Years After
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    Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Go Bo Diddley Go Bo Diddley Quick View

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    Go Bo Diddley


    The Bo Diddley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Begins!


    Bo Diddley's Masterwork Album!


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover


    Mastered From The Authorized Chess Records Mono Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Bo Diddley (Elias McDaniel) was truly an American original. There will never be another Bo Diddley nor anyone in the music
    industry who could influence generations upon generations of aspiring rock 'n rollers like Bo Diddley has and continues to this
    day, even years after his short time on earth.


    Celebrating six decades in the music business, this Mississippian native initially captivated millions of kids in the fifties
    with his first recordings like Bo Diddley and Say Man. He drove the rockers mad with his famous guitar riffs and boogie beat,
    filled with poetic lyrics and a thrilling presence on the stage.


    Bringing his original "Bo Diddley Beat" to Chess Records in early 1955, the Chicago based label and the pioneer rocker hit
    a goldmine immediately with his arsenal of tunes that he presented to Phil and Leonard Chess. A lot of these great songs became
    top charting singles which culminated in his masterwork album Go! Bo Diddley.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits Cracking Up, Bo roars through a treasure trove of 11 more champions
    which made this one of the most important and emulated albums of all time. The album features classic gems like his classics
    Dearest Darling, Say Man, Don't Let It Go and The Clock Struck Twelve. Noted for his stellar guitar work, pretty much introducing his Bo Diddley Beat riff to a whole new generation of guitar players, Go! Bo Diddley was truly a primer for a ton of rock and
    blues artists for years like Eric Burdon and The Animals, George Thorogood, Buddy Holly, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and
    The Yardbirds.


    Bo Diddley opened the doors for millions of music fans around the world to enjoy rock and blues, making him along with
    Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and Little Richard as one of the first pioneers of the popular recording business that we all enjoy to
    this day.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Chess Records arsenal of fine recordings. That is why we are so
    very proud to announce our first installment in The Bo Diddley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his legendary
    masterpiece Go! Bo Diddley.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry) for the first time on audiophile vinyl
    from the Chess monophonic tapes, Bo Diddley's Go! Bo Diddley will truly become one of the most important and historical 180
    Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles in quite some time.


    To further celebrate this first time audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork with a stunning gatefold
    cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as two classic rare inside gatefold photos of the man who helped start
    rock and roll.


    Bo Diddley Go! Bo Diddley Impeccable mono from the AUTHORIZED Chess Records tapes! Go Bo Diddley!

    1. Crackin' Up
    2. I'm Sorry
    3. Bo's Guitar
    4. Willie and Lillie
    5. You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care)
    6. Say Man
    7. The Great Grandfather
    8. Oh Yea
    9. Don't Let It Go
    10. Little Girl
    11. Dearest Darling
    12. The Clock Strikes Twelve
    Bo Diddley
    $26.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono Buy Now
  • Undead Undead Quick View

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    Undead

    A Premium RTI Pressing, From The Original U.K. Mono Masters

    Immortalized on the silver screen, Ten Years After's landmark performance of "I'm Going Home" at Woodstock galvanized their reputation as road warriors capable of rousing large crowds - such as the 400,000 festival-goers mesmerized by Alvin Lee's white lightning on his bright red Gibson ES-335."I'm Going Home" could also light up a room as small as Klooks Kleek in London, as heard on their second album, 1968's Undead. But while it was the first recording of the song (with wires running from Decca Studios next door to capture it), it hardly came from nowhere. Alvin Lee and bassist Leo Lyons learned the value of extended jamming as far back as 1962 while playing Hamburg in the Jaybirds, and not long after they began covering Gene Vincent's "I'm Going Home (To See My Baby)" in Ten Years After - it was reworked into something entirely original. Or more specifically: stripped down, repainted, rebuilt and retooled into a drag racer that would scorch crowds for years to come. Undead was the first recorded evidence of that live legacy. Condensed to the best five of the May 14, 1968, set, the album sees the band do further long bluesy jamming with "I May Be Wrong, But I Won't Be Wrong Always," "Spider in My Web," and pound Gershwin into submission (courtesy drummer Ric Lee) on "Summertime/Shantung Cabbage." And on a killer cover of "(At the) Woodchopper's Ball," the band's jazzy blues is hot enough to turn Woody Herman's classic into sawdust - replete with Alvin Lee and organist Chick Churchill trading solos. Rightly regarded as one of the best live albums of its era, Undead is reissued here in its rare mono mix, which has been out of print everywhere for nearly 50 years.It's very much alive on this vinyl edition, which features primo sound and the beautiful negative-image original cover.

    Now Sundazed proudly presents the searing guitar of Alvin Lee & Chick Churchill's haunting organ textures as they were meant to be heard, from the original U.K. MONO masters and pressed on premium RTI vinyl!

    1. I May Be Wrong, But I Won't Be Wrong Always
    2. Woodchopper's Ball
    3. Spider In My Web
    4. Summertime/Shantung Cabbage
    5. I'm Going Home
    Ten Years After
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
  • After School Sessions-The Deluxe Edition (Awaiting Repress) After School Sessions-The Deluxe Edition (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    After School Sessions-The Deluxe Edition (Awaiting Repress)


    Chuck Berry's Landmark First Album - Includes 3 Bonus Tracks


    First Time Exclusive Audiophile Vinyl And Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover


    Mastered From The Authorized Chess Records' Mono Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Chuck Berry is an American original. There will never be another Chuck Berry, nor anyone in the music industry who could influence
    generations upon generations of aspiring rock 'n rollers like Chuck has.


    Celebrating six decades in the music business, this East St. Louis native initially captivated millions of kids in the fifties with his first
    recordings like Maybellene and Roll Over Beethoven. He drove the rockers mad with his famous guitar licks, poetic lyrics and dynamic
    presence on the stage.


    Introduced to Chess Records by fellow blues rocker Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry hit a goldmine immediately with his arsenal of tunes
    that he presented to Phil and Leonard Chess. These great songs culminated into a handful of top charting singles which led to his first
    legendary album After School Session.


    Kicking things off with one of the monumental rock and roll records of all time School Day (Ring Ring Goes The Bell), Chuck Berry
    roars through a bevy of 11 more home runs which made this one of the most important and emulated albums of all time. The album features
    classic gems like Brown Eyed Handsome Man, Too Much Monkey Business, Havana Moon and No Money Down. Noted for his stellar guitar
    work, pretty much introducing the turnaround riff to a whole new generation of guitar players, After School Session was truly a primer for a
    ton of rock and blues artists for years like Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Johnny Winter, The Animals and
    The Yardbirds.


    Chuck Berry was more than a rock 'n roll genius. He was a natural poet. He could rhyme. He could compose lyrically two and three
    minute musical stories about the everyday man and woman, about the struggles of being a teenager, about romance, about cars, about
    faraway places, about dancing, and most notably about rock 'n rollin.'


    His unconventional approach to music was unlike that of anyone before him. He opened the doors for millions of music fans around
    the world to enjoy rock and blues, making him one of the first pioneers of the popular recording business that we all enjoy to this day.
    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Chuck Berry and the Chess Records' arsenal of fine recordings. That is why
    we are so very proud to announce The Chuck Berry/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his monumental first album After
    School Session - The Deluxe Anniversary Edition.


    Mastered by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Winter) for the first time on audiophile vinyl from the Chess
    monophonic tapes, Chuck Berry's After School Session now features 3 sensational bonus tracks including his first Chess singles Maybellene,
    You Can't Catch Me and Thirty Days (To Come Back Home).


    To celebrate Chuck Berry's six decades in the music business, we further enhance this limited anniversary edition with a stunning
    gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as a classic inside gatefold photo of Chuck wailing on his Gibson guitar.
    Chuck Berry After School Session - The Deluxe Anniversary Edition 3 Bonus Tracks Impeccable mono Happy Holidays! Ring
    Ring Goes The Bell!!!

    1. School Day (Ring Ring Goes The Bell)
    2. Deep Feeling
    3. Too Much Monkey Business
    4. Wee Wee Hours
    5. Roly Poly
    6. No Money Down
    7. You Can't Catch Me
    8. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
    9. Berry Pickin'
    10. Together (We'll Always Be)
    11. Havana Moon
    12. Down Bound Train
    13. Driftin' Heart
    14. Thirty Days (To Come Back Home)
    15. Maybellene
    Chuck Berry
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Berry Is On Top (Awaiting Repress) Berry Is On Top (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Berry Is On Top (Awaiting Repress)

    Limited Anniversary Edition


    Gatefold Cover


    Chuck Berry is truly an American original. There will never be another Chuck Berry nor anyone in the music industry who could influence generations upon generations of aspiring rock 'n rollers like Chuck has.


    Celebrating six decades in the music business, this East St. Louis native initially captivated millions of kids in the fifties with his first
    recordings like Maybellene and Roll Over Beethoven. He drove the rockers mad with his famous guitar licks, poetic lyrics and dynamic
    presence on the stage.


    Introduced to Chess Records by fellow blues rocker Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry hit a goldmine immediately with his arsenal of tunes that he presented to Phil and Leonard Chess. A lot of these great songs became top charting singles which culminated in his masterwork third album Berry Is On Top.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits Almost Grown, Chuck Berry roars through a treasure trove of 11 more champions which made this one of the most important and emulated albums of all time. The album features classic gems like his monumental hits of all time Johnny B. Goode and Roll Over Beethoven, plus more powerhouses like Carol, Maybellene, Sweet Little Rock & Roller, Little Queenie, Around and Around and Jo Jo Gunne. Noted for his stellar guitar work, pretty much introducing the turnaround riff to a whole new generation
    of guitar players, Berry Is On Top was truly a primer for a ton of rock and blues artists for years like Elvis Presley, Rod Stewart, The Rolling
    Stones, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Johnny Winter, The Animals and The Yardbirds.


    Chuck Berry was more than a rock 'n roll genius. He was a natural poet. He could rhyme. He could compose lyrically two and three minute musical stories about the everyday man and woman, about the struggles of being a teenager, about romance, about cars, about
    faraway places, about dancing, and most notably about rock 'n rollin'.


    His unconventional approach to music was unlike that of anyone before him. He opened the doors for millions of music fans around the world to enjoy rock and blues, making him one of the first pioneers of the popular recording business that we all enjoy to this day.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Chuck Berry and the Chess Records' arsenal of fine recordings. That is why we are so very proud to announce another fine installment in The Chuck Berry/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his legendary masterpiece Berry Is On Top - The Anniversary Edition.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry) for the first time on audiophile vinyl from the Chess monophonic tapes, Chuck Berry's Berry Is On Top will truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles in quite some time.
    To celebrate Chuck Berry's six decades in the music business, we further enhance this limited anniversary edition with a stunning
    gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as two classic inside gatefold photos of the man who started rock and roll.
    Chuck Berry Berry Is On Top - The Anniversary Edition Impeccable mono Happy Holidays! Go Go Johnny Go!

    1. Almost Grown
    2. Carol
    3. Maybellene
    4. Sweet Little Rock & Roller
    5. Anthony Boy
    6. Johnny B. Goode
    7. Little Queenie
    8. Jo Jo Gunne
    9. Roll Over Beethoven
    10. Around and Around
    11. Hey Pedro
    12. Blues for Hawaiians
    Chuck Berry
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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    Espana (Speakers Corner)

    Sonically, this record - made in 1956/57 - is one of the best ever produced by DECCA. The listener is literally swept off his or her feet. To better enjoy this tremendous experience, we would advise listeners to put their feet up, relax, and listen with rapt attention. A "Do-not-disturb" sign on the door is to be recommended. The tremendous sound emanating from the loudspeakers immediately conveys the rousing nature of the music.
    Conducted by Ataúlfo Argenta, the London Symphony Orchestra plays with a rare vitality, pure enjoyment, precision and lucidity. This is a carefully chosen medley of Spanish music which, interestingly enough, was mostly written by non-Spanish composers.



    All in all, this has become a legendary recording, which caused quite a stir even in its mono version. The FFSS version ranks among the very best recordings ever issued.





    Musicians:



    • London Symphony Orchestra

    • Ataúlfo Argenta (conductor)




    Recording: December 1956 and January 1957, Kingsway Hall, London by Gordon Parry

    Production: Erik Smith




    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. Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol
    2. Granados: Andaluza Danza española No. 5
    3. Chabrier: España
    4. Moszkowski: Spanish Dances Book 1
    Ataulfo Argenta
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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