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  • Food For Thought (Awaiting Repress) Food For Thought (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Food For Thought (Awaiting Repress)

    1. Pass The Peas
    2. Gimme Some More
    3. To My Brother
    4. Wine Spot
    5. Hot Pants Road
    6. The Grunt
    7. Blessed Blackness
    8. Escape-Ism Part 1
    9. Escape-Ism Part 2
    10. Theme From King Heroin
    11. These Are The J.B.'s
    The J.B.'s
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  • Doin' It To Death Doin' It To Death Quick View

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    Doin' It To Death

    For starters, this platter begins with one of the great intros of all time: "Ladies and gentlemen, there are seven acknowledged wonders of the
    world. You are about to witness the eighth "


    Lodged in a deep groove between the JB's' debut LP Food For Thought (1972) and the more complex and at-times political Damn Right, I Am
    Somebody (from 1974) sits the ridiculously vampy and infectious classic, Doing It To Death. First moving hips and making heads nod in 1973,
    the James Brown-produced, 5-song album is one big funk lick, broken up into many delicious moving parts.


    As with pretty much everything produced by the JB's - led by Fred Wesley with heavy help from a supporting cast that included saxophonist
    Maceo Parker, guitarists Jimmy Nolen and Hearlon "Cheese" Martin and drummer John "Jabo" Starks - all songs began and revolved around
    a devastating riff. The title track is most certainly guilty-as-charged, as it starts strutting right out of the gate and continues for just over 10
    minutes, driven by a guitar lick and MCed by the inimitable James Brown, with soloists stepping up and out while the song chugs on.


    The other centerpiece of the album is the 8-minute "You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight," whose groove is
    interestingly teased two times before it arrives in full form. The song title itself is provocative, and the music keeps a stone-cold groove despite
    the less than cheery undertones. Again driven by an infectious guitar morsel, the breakdowns in this song gave sampling producers and DJs
    sweet dreams in the '80s, and Fred Wesley's trombone solo rides beautifully over the group's cries of "We need some money."


    Beyond the aforementioned sure-shots, the twitchy "More Peas," "La Di Da La Di Day" and the much jazzier, solo-heavy "Sucker" round out
    this incredible album. It's just another perfect example of how James Brown's funk machine could stop the world when they hit a groove.

    1. Introduction To The J.B.'s
    2. Doing It To Death - Part 1 & 2
    3. You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight
    4. More Peas
    5. La Di Da La Di Day
    6. You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight
    7. Sucker
    8. You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight
    The J.B.'s
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  • The Lemon Of Pink The Lemon Of Pink Quick View

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    The Lemon Of Pink

    Following up their hugely acclaimed debut, Thought For Food, The Lemon of Pink was the album that cemented the Books as a pioneering musical force. It would become their most commercially successful album, and still stands as perhaps the most beloved album in the Books' unfailingly brilliant catalog. As with the recently reissued Thought For Food, The Lemon of Pink is repackaged with dazzling new artwork and expanded to include lyrics for every song for the first time ever. Carefully and thoughtfully remastered from the original mixes by Nick Zammuto at his new studio outside his home in Vermont, The Lemon of Pink now boasts a warmth and clarity that surprisingly reveals an increased harmonic depth.
    1. The Lemon of Pink I
    2. The Lemon of Pink II
    3. Tokyo
    4. Bonanza
    5. S Is For Evrysing
    6. Explanation Mark
    7. There Is No There
    8. Take Time
    9. Don't Even Sing About It
    10. The Future, Wouldn't That Be Nice
    11. A True Story of a Story of True Love
    12. That Right Ain't Shit
    13. PS
    The Books
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  • UB40 - Collected UB40 - Collected Quick View

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    UB40 - Collected


    180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl


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    High-Quality PVC Protective Sleeve


    4-Page Booklet With Liner Notes And Photos


    Featuring ''Red Red Wine'', ''I Got You Babe'' And ''Rat In Mi Kitchen''


    Early 1980, UB40 scored their first success with ''Food For Thought'', reaching high in the charts. By the time they released their first album they were already so successful that they had signed off on unemployment benefit, leading to the stamped Signing Off featured on form 40, for the sleeve of their debut album. The first dub album ever to reach the album charts in the U.K. included ''One In Ten'' and ''Don't Slow Down''.


    In 1983 the band put on a new project, boasting ten cover versions of Jamaican hits and, contrary to low expectations, it became a huge hit and the band's first number one album. Tracks included are ''Cherry Oh Baby'' and ''Please Don't Make Me Cry'' and ''Red Red Wine''. The latter was a rather poppy song and became the band's biggest-selling single ever, entailing their definitive worldwide breakthrough.


    There have been lots of collaborations through the years and most of these became huge hit songs. Together with Chrissie Hynde UB40 recorded two singles: ''I Got You Babe'' (1985) and ''Breakfast In Bed'' (1988). They teamed up with Afrika Bambaataa for ''Reckless'' (1988) and with Robert Palmer the band released ''I'll Be Your Baby Tonight'' (1990), just to name a few.


    UB40 - COLLECTED has captured all the different phases of the band in one complete album, from classic hits combined with the new!

    LP 1
    1. Tyler
    2. Burden Of Shame
    3. I Think It's Going To Rain Today
    4. Food For Thought
    5. Don't Do The Crime
    6. One In Ten
    7. Sardonicus
    8. Please Don't Make Me Cry
    9. Cherry Oh Baby
    10. Red Red Wine
    11. If It Happens Again
    12. Don't Slow Down


    LP 2
    1. I Got You Babe (ft. Chrissie Hynde)
    2. Don't Break My Heart
    3. Sing Our Own Song
    4. Rat In Mi Kitchen
    5. All I Want To Do
    6. Maybe Tomorrow
    7. Afrika Bambaataa and Family ft. UB40 - Reckless
    8. Breakfast In Bed (ft. Chrissie Hynde)
    9. Homely Girl
    10. Kingston Town
    11. Robert Palmer ft. UB40 - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
    12. Tears From My Eyes
    13. Here I Am (Come And Take Me)
    14. (I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You

    UB40
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Dormant Heart Dormant Heart Quick View

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    Dormant Heart

    'Dormant' is not a word that you can associate with Reading's metallers SYLOSIS - the band who have in the past few years alone toured with LAMB OF GOD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, DEVIL DRIVER and TRIVIUM. As well as playing huge festivals across the globe such as Sonisphere, Wacken, Graspop and Pukkelpop.


    Dormant Heart is not a peaceful album, it's a powerful force, unleashing anger against every day injustice and a sleeping society that lets these things wash over them. Frontman Josh Middleton explains: "The title refers to people going through life on autopilot and being one of the herd. How a lot of people simply accept the way things are just because it's 'tradition' as opposed to taking a good look at the world around you and thinking for yourself. Sometimes there are catalysts that happen and change our perspective or consciousness "


    One might take this catalyst as being representative of the driving accident that SYLOSIS had on a US tour with TRIVIUM and DEVIL DRIVER in September 2013. Luckily the band escaped the RV accident without major injuries but had to withdraw from the rest of the American shows. It was a big influence on the writing of their fourth album. This isn't a band that lets the tough gruelling schedule of touring wear them down though and once they'd been patched up and recovered they were back on the road in the UK. The incident did however provide food for thought as to how the band has to some extent a constant element of danger and personal sacrifice.


    SYLOSIS began tracking the album back in March 2014 working away secretly alongside touring commitments. Josh Middleton took a step up on this album producing it himself with the help of engineer Scott Atkins. The album was mastered by TESSERACT guitarist Acle Kahney. Josh says of the recording process "It was great doing some of the recording with Scott again. We've got a good working relationship and he's really dedicated to what he does. We like to strive for a very earthy and organic sound. It adds to the human element and brings out the intensity and vibe in the music."


    Guitars and vocals were recorded at Wizard Sound Studios in the band's hometown Reading. Drums were recorded in May at Monkey Puzzle Studios by original drummer Rob Callard who parted ways with SYLOSIS in September 2014 due to time restraints. BLEED FROM WITHINs Ali Richardson is now drumming for the band permanently after filling in for some live shows on the bands spring 2014 tour.


    Dormant Heart retains the distinctive SYLOSIS sound; a mixture of intense heavy guitar riffs, breakdowns, thudding rhythm and Middleton's growl. It's difficult to tie-down the band into a specific type of metal genre. Stomping opener 'Where The Wolves Come To Die' unleashes an aggressive start whilst 'Leech' provides those breakdowns and epic choruses. 'Mercy' demonstrates the mix of galloping rhythm and melodic guitar riffs whilst Josh fiercely declares 'there's no redemption'. Aptly named closer track 'Quiescent' provides over 9 minutes of solemn prog showing a less forceful side of the band it's ballad like in nature, with lyrics questioning Maybe the flames are all they have?' It's softer in dynamic but the sense of impending doom remains 'Fail to rescue// I can see// Now the line is drawn at our feet'.


    Josh summarises the record as their best work to date. "It's the most pissed off, aggressive and intense album we've done, yet it still retains the epic, progressive and melodic side we're also known for. It's a very gloomy and atmospheric album. We've been through a lot as a band and individuals and we've made our darkest album to date."

    1. Where The Wolves Come To Die
    2. Victims And Pawns
    3. Dormant Heart
    4. To Build A Bomb
    5. Overthrown
    6. Leech
    7. Servitude
    8. Indoctrinated
    9. Harm
    10. Mercy
    11. Callous Souls
    12. Quiescent
    13. Pillars Erode
    14. Zero (Smashing Pumpkins cover)
    Sylosis
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  • Best of Disco Demands Vol. 1 (Awaiting Repress) Best of Disco Demands Vol. 1 (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Best of Disco Demands Vol. 1 (Awaiting Repress)

    The Disco Demands series started sometime in the early 2000s - I couldn't give you an exact year because it didn't feel like a big deal, so I never noted it. I simply wanted to put out a compilation of some records I really liked and maybe make a little of the money back I was spending on them. Buy some food and stuff.


    There's always been Disco comps around of course but there was rarely anything that strayed too far from the standards.. the same songs kept appearing over and over again, or the comps would feature records you could pick up anywhere for little money. I've never seen the point in that. I gave up judging a record on its value or rarity a long time ago but surely there's more to disco than Exodus, Martin Circus, Mass Production and all those Salsoul, West End and bloody Prelude records. So it was a nice surprise to find that there were other people out there who thought the same way.


    Volume 1 was pretty straightforward - just some nice records, with the only edit being an instrumental of Disco Socks; a strange, thinly veiled reference to the disco sucks movement. Then on Volume 2 I included a few of my edits and introduced the cover up concept to the disco world. That caused a bit of controversy, which of course I loved. And so it continued for five volumes.


    What we have here then is the full series, give or take one or two cuts, all remastered, many re-re-edited, with lots of nice naked pictures to boot. For those who've asked since day one will there be vinyl I can finally say yes, you're holding it!

    LP1
    1. Arts & Craft - I've Been Searching
    2. Executive Suite - Why In The World Do They Keep On (Funk'in With Me)
    3. Sizzle - Love Is All Around
    4. Silver, Platinum & Gold - Just Friends


    LP2
    5. Jimmy Sabater - To Be With You
    6. The Peoples' Workshop - Funkathone
    7. Allan Harris & Perpetual Motion - Get Ready
    8. PanachÉ - Sweet Jazz Music

    Al Kent
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  • AudioQuest Fire Interconnect Cable MULTIPLE LENGTHS AVAILABLE AudioQuest Fire Interconnect Cable Quick View

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    AudioQuest Fire Interconnect Cable


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    Technically speaking, fire is not an object, but an event: the rapid oxidation of a material in the chemical process of combustion by which heat and light are released into the surrounding environment. What we typically think of as "fire"-the often mysteriously beautiful and strangely hypnotic fireplace flicker of white, yellow, or red-orange glow-is actually just the visible part of the fire's flame, containing the superheated byproducts of the fire's incomplete exothermic reaction giving off visible light as excess energy is released. Interestingly, the cherry-red flame of a smoldering campfire measures somewhere around 700 Celsius; the deep orange flame of a candle, lit at a bedside or suffusing a living room with gentle aroma, typically burns at around 1000 Celsius; and the dazzling white flame created by a meteor as it enters Earth's atmosphere can often exceed 1500 Celsius! While fire is commonly considered to be a destructive event, it can also be a very effective tool for managing and enhancing fields, forests, and wetlands: Native Americans discovered that while fire killed woody plants, it encouraged the growth of fruit-bearing shrubs and forage-producing grasslands. Of course, fire's unique potential has been known for some time: It's likely that humans began using fire to heat food approximately 1 million years ago.


    Among the classical elements, fire is commonly associated with energy, assertiveness, and passion. In Greek Mythology, the cult hero Prometheus defied the gods by providing humanity the gift of fire, thereby enabling progress and civilization. People born under the astrological signs of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius are thought to have fire personalities: They are enthusiastic, extroverted, and, like our good friend Prometheus, they are rebellious, passionate, brave, and valiant. It's no wonder that we have for so long been drawn to fire. A thing to be feared, respected, and loved, fire is that which drives us into the unknown, lights our way through darkness, and signals our way back home.


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  • Dust & Grooves: Adventures In Record Collecting (Book) Dust & Grooves: Adventures In Record Collecting (Book) Quick View

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    Dust & Grooves: Adventures In Record Collecting (Book)


    416-Page Photography-And-Interview Coffee Table Book About The
    World's Most Fascinating And Accomplished Vinyl Collectors


    Created By Noted Photographer Eilon Paz


    The Second Revised Edition Of The Book Profiles Over 130 Vinyl Collectors,
    Featuring A Foreword By The RZA And Interviews With
    Questlove, Gilles Peterson, Four-Tet, The Gaslamp Killer, And More.


    This Edition Has 20 More Pages Than The First Edition



    "Dust & Grooves began as a labor of love but has become a worldwide phenomenon. Paz has gained access to the personal troves of well-known collectors from all over the globe, showcasing each collector as well as his or her collections."- ABC News


    Eilon Paz's 416-page coffee-table book illuminates over 130 vinyl connoisseurs and their collections in the most intimate of environments - their record rooms. With a foreword by the RZA, compelling photographic essays are paired with in-depth interviews to illustrate what motivates record collectors to keep digging.


    Readers get an up close and personal look at a variety of well-known vinyl champions as well as a glimpse into the collections of world-renowned and lesser-known DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts. The book is divided into two main parts: the first features 250 full-page photos framed by captions and select quotes, while the second consists of 12 full length interviews that delve deeper into collectors' personal histories and vinyl troves.


    It all started out several years ago as nothing more than a way for photographer Paz to engage in a personal project in his free time. Adrift in Brooklyn after emigrating from Israel, Paz - a record collector on the side - thought it might be fun to start taking photos of people whose record collections were both larger and weirder than his own. These portraits turned into the Dust & Grooves website, which quickly developed a global following that grew every time a new portrait was added to the mix. People all over the world seemed to dig not only the beauty of Eilon's photos, but the interviews with the collectors-a motley, if generally charming, crew of non-violent obsessives who turned out to be at least as intriguing as the records they collected.


    Unearthing the very soul of the vinyl community, his book will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers, from die-hard record enthusiasts to fans of pop culture, sharp photography, and music history.


    Eilon Paz has shot for Israel's top cultural publications and is a regular contributor for the US based food/travel magazine, Saveur, and his work appeared in worldwide publications such as Wax Poetics, Monocle, Conde Nast Traveler, Delta Airlines' Sky magazine, and the French music magazine Vibrations.

    Eilon Paz
    $66.00
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  • Food For Thought (Out Of Stock) Food For Thought (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Food For Thought (Out Of Stock)

    1. Pass The Peas
    2. Gimme Some More
    3. To My Brother
    4. Wine Spot
    5. Hot Pants Road
    6. The Grunt
    7. Blessed Blackness
    8. Escape-Ism Part 1
    9. Escape-Ism Part 2
    10. Theme From King Heroin
    11. These Are The J.B.'s
    The J.B.'s
    $15.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP -Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    Food For Thought (Out Of Stock)

    1. Pass The Peas
    2. Gimme Some More
    3. To My Brother
    4. Wine Spot
    5. Hot Pants Road
    6. The Grunt
    7. Blessed Blackness
    8. Escape-Ism Part 1
    9. Escape-Ism Part 2
    10. Theme From King Heroin
    11. These Are The J.B.'s
    The J.B.'s
    $14.99
    Colored Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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