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  • Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (Pre-Order) Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (Pre-Order)

    Critically acclaimed as an absolute classic of the alternative Hip-Hop genre, it's been name-checked by Kanye West
    as his favorite album of all time and aptly described by NME as ... a cartoon-strip of blunt-smoking antics, sexual
    innuendo and unashamed political incorrectness, crammed with infectious funky beats." A true West Coast original
    that sprang up amidst the early 1990s gangster rap landscape like LA's answer to De La Soul's D.A.I.S.Y.-Age
    mentality in its freeform creativity.
    LP 1
    1. 4 Better Or 4 Worse (Interlude)
    2. Oh Shit!
    3. It's Jigaboo Time (Skit)
    4. 4 Better Or 4 Worse
    5. I'm That Type Of Nigga
    6. If I Were President (Skit)
    7. Soul Flower (Remix)
    8. On The D.L.


    LP 2
    1. Pack The Pipe (Interlude)
    2. Officer
    3. Ya Mama
    4. Passin' Me By
    5. Otha Fish
    6. Quinton's On The Way (Skit)
    7. Pack The Pipe
    8. Return Of The B-Boy

    Pharcyde
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  • Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star Quick View

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    Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star

    speaking of air and darkness, Born on a Gangster Star cameinto the world in a big damn hurry, like nightfall on an island.You can see it happening, but then again it's so gradual that thenext thing you know-it's dark.

    Imbued with the energy and ideas from all the creative embersfloating in the atmosphere like fireflies, Shabazz Palacesrecorded this entire album over the course of two weeks withBlood in Seattle. New gear and new equipment disintegratedcomfort zones into dust and a new path appeared in the rubble.

    Herein the Palaceer continues the tale of Quazar, a sentientbeing from somewhere else, an observer sent here to Amurdercato chronicle and explore as a musical emissary. What he finds inour world is a cutthroat place, a landscape where someone likehim could never quite feel comfortable amidst all the brutalityand alternative facts and death masquerading as connectivity.

    Inspired by days on end spent in the waves-water and light,both-of Southern California, the work came to the Palaceer in aflash, like being picked up by something and carried. Alwaysdribbling with his head up, he can see what's going on aroundhim and react to it, rather than starting in a certain direction andhoping to achieve something upon arrival.

    What's good?-the kids ask. What does it even mean, and whatdoes it even matter? Who is behind these choices? We are all ofus sitting under a waterfall of all. this. shit. But it's the excessthat is casting us into ruts.

    The Palaceer stays away from the fleeting and the superficialnonessential. Stay away from your device-your phantomlimb-and stay away from your image-your phantom self; thatis his decree. Considering the motions behind the things you liketo consume artistically, rather than just the way something looksor sounds, and thinking in layers, and trying to be more considerateand not so self-oriented-this is his medicine for combat.

    Born on a Gangster Star flirts with a pop sensibility, but throughthe prism of Shabazz Palaces's fire and fury. For the Palaceer,that sense is all about how the groove is moving, and thesupernatural telepathy that occurs amongst his cohort. Appearinghere, in body or in spirit, are Julian Casablancas, Thundercat,Darrius Willrich, Gamble and Huff, Loud Eyes Lou, Thaddillac,Ahmir, Jon Kirby, Sunny Levine, and Blood. The storybelongs to Quazarz, but the air and darkness belong to us.

    And so we shine a light on the fake.

    1. Since C.A.Y.A
    2. When Cats Claw
    3. Shine a Light (feat. Thaddillac)
    4. Dèesse Du Sang
    5. Eel Dreams (feat. Loud Eyes Lou)
    6. Parallax (feat. The Palaceer Lazaro)
    7. Fine Ass Hairdresser
    8. The Neurochem Mixalogue
    9. That's How City Life Goes
    10. Moon Whip QuÄz (feat. Darrius)
    11. Federalist Papers
    Shabazz Palaces
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  • Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood (Awaiting Repress) Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood (Awaiting Repress)

    Volbeat comes from Copenhagen, Denmark and was formed in October 2001 by Michael Poulsen, ex DOMINUS.


    Their musical style can be described as a combination of Hard Hitting Metallic Rock 'N' Roll with a touch of '60s melodies and Elvis. The influence of their many spectacular live performances in 2007 is the base for their unavoidable breakthrough with their 2009 album 'Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood'.

    1. Intro (End of the Road)
    2. Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
    3. Back to Prom
    4. Mary Ann's Place
    5. Hallelujah Goat
    6. Maybellene I Hofteholder
    7. We
    8. Still Counting
    9. Light a Way
    10. Wild Rover of Hell
    11. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    12. A Broken Man and the Dawn
    13. Find That Soul
    14. Making Believe [*] - Volbeat, Wells, Kitty
    Volbeat
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  • I Didn't Know I Was Singing (On Sale) I Didn't Know I Was Singing (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    I Didn't Know I Was Singing (On Sale)

    The Sursiks, the masters of musical reverse-engineering, have taken 16 phone messages from the answering machines of family members and friends and set them to music, largely unaltered. The messages are not simply slapped on top of pre-existing music for the sake of novelty, but they are the melodic material from which the rest of the music is born. The result is a truly brilliant, hilarious and mind-altering concept album. The musicians include 3 members of legendary American ska band Gangster Fun and the musical style and instrumentation varies throughout, making for an interesting listen.


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    2 Saved Messages
    Pork Chop Dinner
    Slashin' Your Own Tires
    I'll Be Guiding You
    Communism Part 1
    Communism Part 2
    Please Call Me!
    A Bundle A Pistol of Rahina
    Why Don't You Try the Martial Arts?
    Yo Clark, What's Up, Yo?
    God Damn It Dude
    Yo Mike, What's Up?
    Sister!
    I Am So Fuckin' Sorry
    Hey Gary, This is Kirstin
    Hi Gary, This is Elenore
    Sursiks
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  • Survive Survive Quick View

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    Survive

    Survive is the long awaited, full-length from Garrison Hawk with Sly & Robbie. You can say he's a toaster, a rapper, an MC and undoubtedly a great writer, but most of all he's a bad ass singer. Wild is the party track; Murderer, What She Wants, Reggae Music and Don't Ya Know are the hooky business; Gangster For Life and Running Red have that uptempo Jamaican feel; Apocalypse features a stripped down Raga muffin style; and the title track is an anthem featuring Ethiopian artist Teddy Afro and Gigi.
    1. Wild
    2. Murderer
    3. What She Wants
    4. Gangster For Life
    5. Survive
    6. Reggae Music
    7. Running Red
    8. Don't Ya Know
    9. Save My Life
    10. Apocalypse
    11. Remember
    Garrison Hawk with Sly & Robbie
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  • Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Pre-Order) Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Pre-Order)

    25th Anniversary Edition Features The Original Album On 2x Vinyl Plus 3x 12 Vinyl Singles


    A true West Coast original that sprang up amidst the early 1990s gangster rap landscape like LA's answer to De La
    Soul's D.A.I.S.Y.-Age mentality in its freeform creativity. Featuring brand-new liner notes by music writer Jeff Weiss
    (Pitchfork, Passion of the Weiss), the 25th Anniversary of the gold-certified album features the original album in its
    entirety, plus an entire disc of bonus material featuring music from the three 12 singles: "Ya Mama," "Otha Fish,"
    and "Passin' Me By".

    LP 1
    1. 4 Better Or 4 Worse (Interlude)
    2. Oh Shit!
    3. It's Jigaboo Time (Skit)
    4. 4 Better Or 4 Worse
    5. I'm That Type Of Nigga
    6. If I Were President (Skit)
    7. Soul Flower (Remix)
    8. On The D.L.


    LP 2
    1. Pack The Pipe (Interlude)
    2. Officer
    3. Ya Mama
    4. Passin' Me By
    5. Otha Fish
    6. Quinton's On The Way (Skit)
    7. Pack The Pipe
    8. Return Of The B-Boy


    Ya Mama 12"
    1. Ya Mama (Murphy Mix)
    2. Ya Mama (Cosby Mix)

    3. I'm That Type Of Nigga
    4. Soul Flower (Remix)


    Passin' Me By 12"
    1. Passin' Me By (Video Remix)

    2. Passin' Me By (Video Instrumental)
    3. Passin' Me By (Acapella)
    4. Pork
    5. Pork (Cosby Edit)
    6. Pork (Instrumental)


    Otha Fish 12"
    1. Video Edit
    2. L.A. Jay Remix

    3. Video Edit Inst.
    4. The Angel Remix
    5. Passin' Me By (Fly As Pie Mix)

    Pharcyde
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  • Downhearted Blues (On Sale) Downhearted Blues (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Downhearted Blues (On Sale)

    Alberta Hunter was born in Memphis, TN in 1895 and made her professional debut at age 16 in Chicago at the gangster haunt Dago Franks. Throughout the 1920s Alberta recorded with all of the top jazz stars of the day, waxing many sides for a variety of top labels. Alberta was in her 80s when her career took it's final act with a contract with Columbia Records and many live appearances both Stateside and in Europe. Alberta was inducted into the Blue Hall of Fame in 2011.


    These recordings are from a NYC Club called The Cookery and feature Alberta with Gerald Cook (Piano) and Jimmy Lewis (Bass). The 2LP set also contains a bonus track.

    1. My Castle's Rockin'

    2. Love I Have for You

    3. I Got Rhythm

    4. Downhearted Blues

    5. Time Waits for No One

    6. I'm Havin' a Good Time

    7. Two-Fisted Double-Jointed Rough and Ready Man

    8. Darktown Strutters' Ball

    9. Sometimes I'm Happy

    10. I've Got a Mind to Ramble

    11. Old Fashioned Love

    12. You Can't Tell the Difference After Dark

    13. Remember My Name

    14. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)

    15. Georgia on My Mind

    16. Handy Man

    17. Never Knew My Kisses

    18. You're Welcome to Come Back Home
    Alberta Hunter
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  • The Final Solution Brotherman (Awaiting Repress) The Final Solution Brotherman (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Final Solution Brotherman (Awaiting Repress)

    He was a pusher that became a preacher. A gangster pimp serving soup from the trunk of his Coup Deville. A mutant cross between Robin Hood and Friar Tuck. Everyman, our man on the street, Brotherman. Continuing a tradition that began with Sweet SweetbackÆs Baadasssss Song, and culminated with Shaft and Superfly, Brotherman was a blaxploitation film set to hit screens in 1975. Prior to the script being finished, the producers commissioned an original soundtrack to be performed by The Final Solution, a fledgling vocal group from ChicagoÆs west side. The ten-song album draws deeply from Curtis MayfieldÆs well, certainly, but the proof in the pudding is Carl WolfolkÆs unique guitar style, a combination of flamenco and funk that stabs around the four part harmonies.


    In classic Numero fashion, before even one foot of film was shot, the plug was pulled and the movie was cancelled. Dragged around for 30 years by songwriter and arranger Wolfolk, the tapes of his lifeÆs work have finally been mixed, and the soundtrack album has been augmented to include two orchestrated instrumentals intended for the film.

    1. Brotherman
    2. Never Coming Back Again
    3. I Don't Care
    4. Girl in My Life
    5. Gotta Get Through to You
    6. One Day
    7. I'm Ready for Love
    8. To See You Again
    9. We Can Work It Out
    10. Where There's a Will
    11. Theme from Brotherman
    12. No Place to Run
    Various Artists
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  • Cypress Hill Cypress Hill Quick View

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    Cypress Hill


    Limited Edition Clear Vinyl


    Somewhere in between the rock-star mischief of the Beastie Boys and the slow-creeping funk of Dr. Dre, Cypress Hill introduced their hazy-eyed sound to the world on their self-titled 1991 debut and things have never quite been the same since. The original Cypress Hill album captures the group at their risk-taking best, mixing gangster posturing, LA street politics, Latin flavor and warped humor together under a thick cloud of weed smoke and innovative beats. Nasal-voiced rapper B-Real and his partner Sen Dog, backed by the adventurous production styles of DJ Muggs, produce classics records like How I Could Just Kill a Man, Pigs, Stoned is the Way of the Walk and Hand on the Pump. Since its release, the album has won acclaim as one of Rolling Stone's Essential Recordings of the 90s and Top 100 Best Rap Albums by The Source magazine. Get On Down is proud to present one of the most influential and important hip-hop albums ever, Cypress Hill, in this special red vinyl release, featuring audio remastered from the original source tapes.

    1. Pigs
    2. How I Could Just Kill A Man
    3. Hand On The Pump
    4. Hole In The Head
    5. Ultraviolet Dreams
    6. Light Another
    7. Phuncky Feel One
    8. Break It Up
    9. Real Estate
    10. Stoned Is The Way Of The Walk
    11. Psycobetabuckdown
    12. Something For The Blunted
    13. Latin Lingo
    14. Funky Cypress Hill Shit
    15. Tres Eqyis
    16. Born To Get Busy
    Cypress Hill
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  • The Heist (Deluxe Box Set) The Heist (Deluxe Box Set) Quick View

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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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  • Pinata Pinata Quick View

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    Pinata

    Freddie Gibbs is the product of violent, drug-laden streets but unlike most rappers with similar resumes, he brings the block to the booth
    without inhibition or an exaggerated rap persona. Piñata, a 17 track collaboration with producer Madlib, is the best distillation yet of his
    transparent approach to making music, combining an at times stark honesty with electrifying talent as a lyricist and performer.


    Piñata is "a gangster Blaxploitation film on wax," says Gibbs, who came up on the streets of Gary, Indiana, the disregarded city previously
    best known for producing Michael Jackson. Here he is joined by Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt, Raekwon, Scarface, Domo Genesis, Ab-Soul
    and a host of others in setting his soliloquies of the streets alongside film snippets and dusted funk, soul and prog musical tapestries. While
    this is the latest in a series of single-artist collaborations for Madlib, after Jaylib (J Dilla), Madvillainy (MF Doom) and the street-centric
    O.J. Simpson with Detroit's Guilty Simpson, the pairing is unique as it is the first time for Gibbs working with just one producer.


    On Piñata, where Gibbs can shift from textbook lessons in robbing and drugging on trackslike "Scarface" and "Knicks," to perhaps the
    album's most personal song, "Broken," a collaboration with Scarface, who, along with Tupac, DMX and 50 Cent, make up the rapper's own
    Mount Rushmore of MCs ("You're getting a hurricane of all those motherfuckers hitting you at once when you listen to Freddie Gibbs," he
    says). "Deeper," a Gibbs favorite and the third single from the album after "Thuggin'" (2012) and "Shame," (2013) is an ode to hip-hop in
    the mold of Common's "I Used to Love H.E.R."; "High," featuring Danny Brown, is self-explanatory and just what you would expect from
    Gibbs, Madlib and one of Detroit's finest; while on "Real," Gibbs addresses an old score just as Michael Corleone settled all family business
    on baptism day.


    As a producer, Madlib, quite simply, is music, and ten years into his career-a time when other artists become comfortable-Gibbs remains
    restless, focused, with an eye on the competition and their position relative to his ascent. This is because mentally, he's still on the corner
    hustling, which would be the downfall of the average rapper. With Piñata, Gibbs confirms that he is anything but average.

    LP1
    1. Supplier
    2. Scarface
    3. Deeper
    4. High ft. Danny Brown
    5. Harold's
    6. Bomb ft. Raekwon
    7. Shitsville
    8. Thuggin'
    9. Real
    10. Uno


    LP2
    1. Robes ft. Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt
    2. Broken ft. Scarface
    3. Lakers ft. Ab-Soul & Polyester the Saint
    4. Knicks
    5. Shame ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
    6. Watts ft. Big Time Watts
    7. Piñata ft. Domo Genesis, G-Wiz, Casey Veggies, Sulaiman, Meechy Darko, & Mac Miller

    Madlib & Freddie Gibbs
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  • CLPPNG CLPPNG Quick View

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    CLPPNG


    "clipping. makes party music for the club you wish you hadn't gone to, the
    car you don't remember getting in, and the streets you don't feel safe on"
    - Press release for clipping.'s debut, Midcity, September 2012


    Since the above was written, things have changed for clipping. The band
    found that listeners were more ready for them than they'd first imagined.
    Before 2013's Midcity, the trio of rapper Daveed Diggs and producers Jonathan
    Snipes and William Hutson did not expect to find an audience for their
    abrasive brand of rap music. The project was initially a remix project, an
    aside to the members' main occupations - Diggs is a stage actor, while Snipes
    composes music for film, and Hutson is an established noise music artist
    (Snipes and Hutson collaborated on the score to 2013s IFC documentary
    Room 237). But, since the formation of clipping., the field of commercial
    music enlarged ever so slightly, making room again for noisier, more adventurous
    elements in electronic production (though clipping. insist they simply make
    rap music).


    CLPPNG is a much more ambitious project than Midcity. The album features
    guest verses from some of the band's strongest influences, including Gangsta
    Boo (formerly of Three 6 Mafia, and currently of Da Mafia 6ix), Guce (longtime
    Bay Area mainstay, member of Bullys Wit Fullys), King T (all-around West
    Coast gangster rap legend, founder of the Likwit Crew, and mentor to Xzibit
    and Tha Alkaholiks). For the first single from the album, "Work Work",
    clipping. joined up with Cocc Pistol Cree, a newcomer from Compton best
    known for her appearance on DJ Mustard's mixtape Ketchup, and her song
    'Lady Killa.'


    CLPPNG stretches the band's experimental sounds to fit a wider emotional
    range. Midcity had anger and aggression figured out, but CLPPNG fits the
    group's harsh electronics to club tracks, a slow jams, songs to strip to, and
    more. Relying heavily on musique-concrète techniques, the trio built many
    of the tracks out of field recordings and acoustic sounds. The beat for "Tonight
    (featuring Gangsta Boo)" evokes a nasty, late night encounter with its fleshy
    slaps and squishy, biological noises, while "Dream" utilizes natural ambiences
    to create a bleary, hypnagogic mis-en-scène. But the band hasn't gone soft;
    the album's intro is likely the most uncompromisingly brutal piece of music
    they've yet recorded, and "Or Die (featuring Guce)" is as mean as anything
    on Midcity. CLPPNG is an album that demonstrates the variety of sounds
    available when the 'rules' of a genre are willfully questioned.

    1. Body & Blood
    2. Work Work (Feat. Cocc Pistol Cree)
    3. Summertime (Feat. King T)
    4. Taking Off
    5. Tonight (Feat. Gangsta Boo)
    6. Dream
    7. Get Up (Feat. Mariel Jacoda)
    8. Or Die (Feat. Guce)
    9. Inside Out
    10. Story 2
    11. Dominoes
    12. Williams Mix (Feat. Tom Erbe)
    13. Run Out
    clipping.
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  • Desire (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale) Desire (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Desire (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale)

    Ranked 174/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time



    Multi-Platinum 1976 Record Made With Members of Celebrated Rolling Thunder Revue, as well as Emmylou Harris


    Go-for-Broke Sonics: Mastered from the Original Master Tapes, Lifelike Mobile Fidelity Reissue Spotlights Live, Raw Sound of First-Take Arrangements


    Effort Balances Epic Storytelling and Dylan's Heartbreak Over Failing Marriage


    Includes Timeless and Tireless Songs "Sara," "Hurricane," and "One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)"


    Bob Dylan cut Desire flanked by more than a dozen musicians, aided by a producer averse to multitracking, and bent on tequila. Reeling from the effects of his disintegrating marriage, the singer penned several of the most heartfelt songs of his career, including "Sara," the most overtly public broadcasting of his private life and emotions committed to tape. Straddling lines between haphazard and organized, loose and planned, Desire lives up its title, a masterwork that Dylan would not equal in creativity, performance, and lyricism for another two decades.


    Mastered from the original master tapes on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this restored 45RPM analog version lays bare the catch-all ambience of the sessions as well as the unguarded emotionalism that fueled them. Largely captured at one unruly New York studio date, many songs are first-take arrangements, experienced on this reissue in a raw, realistic fashion that allows chords to swell, vocals to naturally carry, and percussion to span a seemingly bridge-wide soundstage. Accenting instruments-bouzouki, accordion, mandolin, violin, congas, piano-gain their own space and color the music with intriguing textures. The wider grooves mean more information reaches your ears.


    Surging with a nothing-to-lose disposition, Desire juggles myriad styles and owns up to no single theme. Disappointment and loss related to Dylan's broken relationship surfaces directly and metaphorically, but the album isn't mired in depression or sadness. More often than not, it howls, the sprawling canvas needlepointed with complexity and diversity. In pairing with lyricist Jacques Levy, Dylan invites narrative collaboration he never again repeated, as well as an eclecticism that gives the effort its fascinating charm.


    Desire finds Dylan at an evocative peak. With the tour de force single "Hurricane," he composes his first protest song in years, the enraged verses aimed squarely at maintaining the innocence of boxer Ruben Carter, falsely convicted of murder, as a violin melody swirls in the background. He finds similar inspiration in gangster Joey Gallo, turning "Joey" into a beautiful epic outfitted with Emmylou Harris' transcendent backing vocals. Flashing a sense of humor, "Mozambique" relishes an irreverent quirkiness that balances the more serious fare.


    And in the nakedly biographical "Sara," Mediterranean-flavored "One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)," fragile "Oh, Sister," and swirling fable "Isis," Dylan develops a series of loosely related songs at once flawless, timeless, and tireless. Rarely has the folk-rock icon addressed love, romance, and loss more openly, eloquently, or universally. It's no wonder they remain amongst the very favorites of many hardcore Dylan enthusiasts, and account for a large reason why Rolling Stone ranks Desire the 174th greatest album of all-time.


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    1. Hurricane
    2. Isis
    3. Mozambique
    4. One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)
    5. Oh, Sister
    6. Joey
    7. Romance in Durango
    8. Black Diamond Bay
    9. Sara
    Bob Dylan
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  • Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines Quick View

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    Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines

    Quazarz vs. the Jealous Machines is one of two new albums by interstellar hip-hop enigma Shabazz Palaces, aka Ishmael Butler (who, in another galaxy, performs in Digable Planets) and Tendai Maraire. Quazarz vs. the Jealous Machines, and its companion, Quazarz: Born On a Gangster Star, were both produced by Knife Knights (i.b e.b.) and mixed by Blood.

    Quazarz came to the Earth from somewhere else, a musical ambassador from his place to ours. Somehow, through fire or through fury, the Palaceer of Shabazz Palaces caught wind of the tale, and it is through his prism that we hear the story.

    The beach was there, and Atlaantiis, and chemical alterations and cell memories and Andre Norton, Richard K. Morgan, and always Octavia Butler. There were killings and there were votes, and brutality in both. There was sound and there were other worlds, and there was a vastness so participation sometimes came only at the edges. And the Palaceer coasted down with the alien notion, like Quazarz, and so became.

    On Quazarz when they look at this place they see the inhabitants, the humans, but they don't assess as we do. And so Quazarz was sent to meet a cat with vibration, a creative and courageous, caring, compassionate dude that stood out. The dude was a drug dealer, but that was neither here nor there, until his dealings squashed the rendezvous, leaving our alien alone to figure out what this place is really all about.

    Coming from a simpler, more essential, innocent place, the hero could not make heads nor tails of most advancements. From an aerial view, he saw that a good percentage of earthly vibrations were on very small squares and it became his belief that this world was very disposable and the spans short. His opinion was not of anything good nor bad but simply the truth. The machines-he noted-though at the behest of their master's voice, are scorned, and jealous as all hell.

    And so the tale is told while surfing on the board of Shabazz Palaces, with its sturdy base angled for takeoff on a new trajectory. There is new blood and space and room to be different and have different assets and different art and different ways to talk and also open up some space inside to do something new. There are pages and there are drawings, and color and faces and inked dialogues written in ancient futuristic hieroglyph. There are scales and there is melody and there are Sunny days and there is Darkness, but that-it should be noted-to the Palaceer is not a lack of illumination or brightness. Maybe it is dark, but in it is always optimism and joy, a bright darkness and a full, hopeful one as well.

    1. Welcome to Quazarz
    2. Gorgeous Sleeper Cell
    3. Self-Made Follownaire
    4. Atlaantis
    5. Effeminence
    6. Julian's Dream (ode to a bad)
    7. 30 Clip Extension
    8. Love in the time of Kanye
    9. Sabonim in the Saab on 'em
    10. The SS Quintessence
    11. Late night phone calls
    12. Quazarz on 23rd
    Shabazz Palaces
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    13

    "Pimps whores pushers dopers gangsters and bottom of the human chain shit-heels. Now you're probably thinking I'm writing about major record companies and their unscrupulous executives and lawyers. You could be right but this time YOU'RE WRONG! I'm describing the characters in my album '13' Some I knew some I invented some are true some are false some I liked some I didn't. But they all had a story to tell and I told it none of 'em seem to care and I don't either have fun

    - Lee Hazlewood


    "He took my voice off the album and put his voice on the album. Now don't forget these were in my keys, it was my charts, it was my everything. Lee Hazlewood was not even remotely going to be considered as an artist for this album and that's the way he wanted it."

    - Larry Marks


    13 was never supposed to be a Lee Hazlewood album. It is perhaps the strangest record in one of the most varied discographies in music. The bombastic brass-heavy funk, deep blues and soul paired with Hazlewood's subterranean baritone would be best enjoyed with a tall Chivas in an off-strip seedy Vegas lounge. It also features one of Hazlewood's greatest lines ever "One week in San Francisco, existing on Nabisco, cookies and bad dreams, sad scenes and dodging paranoia."


    By 1972 Lee Hazlewood had settled in his new homeland of Sweden. His days were spent carousing, making movies with Torbjörn Axelman and releasing albums. To keep up his prolific recorded output, Lee began to mine the recently defunct LHI Records archives for material. One such gem, was an unreleased album by Larry Marks.


    In what became the final days of LHI, staff producer Larry Marks' sonic fingerprints were on nearly everything; songwriting, producing, arranging, and singing. His most profound contribution was steering the creative direction of the label towards soul and R&B, arranging the downright funky LHI singles by Barbara Randolph and Jon Christian. Larry's concept was to take Hazlewood's strongest compositions and arrange them in a soul vibe. An album was completed, but with no distribution in America and no funding, Lee had no vehicle to release Larry's record. The tapes were taken to Sweden, Larry's voice was wiped and Hazlewood's was dubbed .13 was born.

    1. You Look Like A Lady
    2. Tulsa Sunday
    3. Ten Or 11 Towns Ago
    4. Toocie And The River
    5. She Comes Running
    6. Rosacoke Street
    7. I Move Around
    8. And I Loved You Then
    9. Hej, Me I'm Riding
    10. Cold Hard Times
    11. Drums
    12. The Start
    13. Suzie
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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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    Nuclear War

    Pressed On Red Colored Vinyl


    Nuclear War, Sun Ra's groove-infested x-rated warning, was an early 80s underground hit when it appeared on a 12-inch (plus the Saturn album A Fireside Chat With Lucifer). Ra and crew expose the deathly horror with deadly serious call-and-response, leavened with funk and a pinch of humor for better digestion, eyes gleaming in a laid-back, lilting, cosmo-gangster-lean. Outer Reach Intense Energy and Twilight are originally unreleased works, sonically extending the radioactive theme.


    Outer Reach (1977) is a soundclash of explosion and fallout, planetary screams, whistling missiles, eternal agony, detonation, damnation. Dashed hopes and dreams blasted to the farthest nebulae.


    "Twilight, recorded at the Tip-Top Club in 1963, exhibits Sun Ra's xylophonic electric piano laced with clouds of mournful horns, teetering on madness, an impossible circus, bordering on redemption in the wilderness of the Sun's possible return.

    1. Nuclear War
    2. Outer Reach Intense Energy
    3. Twilight
    Sun Ra
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    Across 110th Street

    One of the few surviving links to the pre-Soul/R&B era, Bobby Womack - who was originally discovered as a teenager singing Gospel music by the late Sam Cooke - nowadays enjoys full-blown "Living Legend" status. Blessed with one of the warmest, most readily-identifiable voices in Soul music, he carved out his reputation with a series of classic albums and singles in the early 70s, re-emerging again in the 80s with his career masterpieces, The Poet and The Poet II, the latter achieving platinum status in Europe alone.


    This unique package concentrates on the early 70s, and is built around the iconic, award-winning original soundtrack to Across 110th Street (1972), the critically-acclaimed - albeit violent, bloodthirsty and deeply disturbing - Blaxploitation movie which starred Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto and Anthony Franciosa. Perhaps Womack's most celebrated album, this compelling OST remains the most important soundtrack of the genre, the powerful title song later featuring heavily in both Quentin Tarantino's 1997 homage to Blaxploitation, Jackie Brown, and Ridley Scott's 2007 opus, American Gangster.


    Womack has enjoyed a long, rich career and still retains a strong cult status in the UK and Europe. He continues to record and tour sporadically and after battling ill-health in recent years, a new album is scheduled for release in June. The album is co-produced by Damon Albarn and Richard Russell, who also produced Gil Scott Heron's acclaimed final album.

    1. Across 110th Street
    2. Harlem Clavinette
    3. If You Don't Want My Love
    4. Hang On In There
    5. Quicksand
    6. Harlem Love Theme
    7. Across 110th Street (Instrumental)
    8. Do It Right
    9. Hang On In There (Instrumental)
    10. If You Don't Want My Love (Instrumental)
    11. Across 110th Street Part 2
    Bobby Womack
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    Across 110th Street

    One of the few surviving links to the pre-Soul/R&B era, Bobby Womack - who was originally discovered as a teenager singing Gospel music by the late Sam Cooke - nowadays enjoys full-blown "Living Legend" status. Blessed with one of the warmest, most readily-identifiable voices in Soul music, he carved out his reputation with a series of classic albums and singles in the early 70s, re-emerging again in the 80s with his career masterpieces, The Poet and The Poet II, the latter achieving platinum status in Europe alone.


    This unique package concentrates on the early 70s, and is built around the iconic, award-winning original soundtrack to Across 110th Street (1972), the critically-acclaimed - albeit violent, bloodthirsty and deeply disturbing - Blaxploitation movie which starred Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto and Anthony Franciosa. Perhaps Womack's most celebrated album, this compelling OST remains the most important soundtrack of the genre, the powerful title song later featuring heavily in both Quentin Tarantino's 1997 homage to Blaxploitation, Jackie Brown, and Ridley Scott's 2007 opus, American Gangster.


    Womack has enjoyed a long, rich career and still retains a strong cult status in the UK and Europe. He continues to record and tour sporadically and after battling ill-health in recent years, a new album is scheduled for release in June. The album is co-produced by Damon Albarn and Richard Russell, who also produced Gil Scott Heron's acclaimed final album.

    1. Across 110th Street
    2. Harlem Clavinette
    3. If You Don't Want My Love
    4. Hang On In There
    5. Quicksand
    6. Harlem Love Theme
    7. Across 110th Street (Instrumental)
    8. Do It Right
    9. Hang On In There (Instrumental)
    10. If You Don't Want My Love (Instrumental)
    11. Across 110th Street Part 2
    Bobby Womack
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    Reasonable Doubt

    Ranked 248/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Bad behavior gets in the way of business. This is a message that purveys throughout Jay-Z's seminal debut Reasonable Doubt. While most of us are used to seeing Jay-Z as the Entrepreneur, the King Of Hip Hop or Beefer With Nas, here we see the not-so-humble beginnings of the rags to riches rap dream. On Reasonable Doubt Jay-Z hustles himself to the top by his bootstraps, and while he isn't boasting about how he's king of the hill, he is bragging about how he's going to get there. And where many other gangster-rappers enthusiastically glorify life on the streets, Jay-Z waxes philosophical about the dark sides of turning against childhood friends in a song like D'Evils or the consequences of working the corners in Regrets. Contributions come from major players Notorious B.I.G., Foxxy Brown and Mary J. Blige, while production is taken on by Damon Dash, the late Kareem 'Biggs' Burke and of course Jay-Z himself. Like contemporary Nas' Illmatic, Reasonable Doubt gives a disarmingly honest and open view of the corner lifestyle, with tongue-twisting rhymes from a young rapper heading for greatness.


    Included in this Music On Vinyl edition is a 10 with the hit Can't Knock The Hustle (Fool's Paradise Remix ft. Meli'sa Morgan) with an instrumental on the flip side.

    Disc 1:


    1. Can't Knock The Hustle

    2. Politics As Usual

    3. Brooklyn's Finest

    4. Dead Presidents II

    5. Feelin' It

    6. D'Evils

    7. 22 Two's


    Disc 2:


    1. Can I Live

    2. Ain't No Nigga

    3. Friend Or Foe

    4. Coming Of Age

    5. Cashmere Thoughts

    6. Bring It On
    7. Regrets

    8. Can I Live II


    Disc 3:


    1. Can't Knock The Hustle (Fool's Paradise Remix)

    2. Can't Knock The Hustle (Fool's Paradise Remix Instrumental)

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    Dear Bo Jackson

    Serpents and Snakes is proud to announce the release of The Weeks full-length label debut, Dear Bo Jackson, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to their critically-praised EP, Gutter Gaunt Gangster.


    The album was recorded with Grammy Award-nominated producer / engineer Paul Moak at his Nashville studio, The Smoakstack. Drawing inspiration from such iconic works as The Band's Music From The Big Pink, The Weeks enriched their well-seasoned sonic stew with the classic flavors of soul, R&B, funk, and heavy boogie to create their own unique take on contemporary Southern rock. Big brass, lush strings, and twangy pedal steel have been fused into the bands trademark sludge-pop sound, with Sam Williams' greasy guitars, the highly charged engine room of bassist Damien Bone and drummer Cain Barnes now officially joined by master keyboardist Alex Admiral Collier.


    Throughout the album, songs like Brother In The Night and the exuberant title track see Cyle Barnes rending his throat raw as he tells dramatic and truthful tales of modern Southern lives, full of hope despite often punishing circumstances.
    Dear Bo Jackson shows The Weeks to be not unlike the legendary athlete of the albums title: indisputable all-stars, capable of just about anything.

    1 Dear Bo Jackson
    2 Brother in the Night
    3 King Sized Death Bed
    4 Ain't My Stop
    5 Bad Enough
    6 White Ash
    7 Gobi Blues
    8 Thief in My Mouth
    9 Harlot's Bluff
    10 Chickahominy
    11 Wo Is I
    The Weeks
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    Subculture

    Legendary two-tone artist The Selecter release their new studio LP, Subculture, stateside this October 2nd, 2015 on DMF via Red Eye. The record debuted at #5 in the UK Top 40 Indie Album Chart, sharing the top ten alongside Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Jamie XX, Alabama Shakes, and Hudson Mohawke. Formed in the summer of 1979 in Coventry, England, The Selecter is fronted by the original two vocalists - Pauline Black and Arthur "Gaps" Hendrickson.


    Since the release of their debut single "The Selecter" (the b side to The Special AKA's "Gangsters" on 2 Tone Records), followed by chart topping LPs Too Much Pressure and Celebrate The Bullet, the band has become a worldwide phenomenon, influencing everyone from Gwen Stefani to John Lennon. Rather than rest on their laurels of 2-Tone's high past, The Selecter have committed to push things forward and continue to evolve their sound. The band is thrilled to share their latest piece of work, Subculture, with North American audiences this fall.

    1. Box Fresh
    2. It Never Worked Out
    3. Open Goal
    4. Breakdown
    5. Karma
    6. See Them A Come
    7. Because The Night
    8. Stone Cold Sober
    9. Walk The Walk
    10. Babble On
    11. Hit The Ground Running
    12. Still I Rise
    The Selecter
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    Barefoot in the Head

    They say the only people who know true freedom are musicians and gangsters, Chris Robinson says with a laugh. And Bob Dylan said to live outside the law you must be honest. We're living in these anxiety-filled times, in an era of 'no truth,' but what our music represents is this truly honest way of communicating with people, and that's a really freeing thing.

    If their stellar new album, 'Barefoot In The Head,' is any indication, freedom suits the Chris Robinson Brotherhood well. The band is in the midst of one of their most prolific periods to date, with a slew of studio and live records coming out amidst a rigorous tour schedule that only seems to fuel their fire even further. 'Barefoot In The Head' finds the band pushing boundaries and breaking new ground with more joy and wonder than ever before. The album showcases the continued growth of Robinson's songwriting partnership with his bandmates (guitarist Neal Casal, drummer Tony Leone, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, and bassist Jeff Hill), while reveling in the kind of playful adventurousness that can only come from five artists tuned in to the same sonic wavelength.

    The album opens with the Americana funk of Behold The Seer, which sounds like something of a mission statement for the CRB as Robinson sings, If you want to keep your engine humming / Keep your eyes wide ahead and don't look back. On the dreamy She Shares My Blanket, Robinson crafts cinematic scenes from a winter love affair in the mountains, while elegant pedal steel added by special guest Barry Sless on Blonde Light Of Day casts a warm, romantic haze and Blue Star Woman sounds like T-Rex dressed in overalls living on a West Coast commune. Throughout the album, Robinson and the band deftly intertwine country, blues and psychedelia, even channeling freewheeling 60s' folk on Hark The Herald Hermit Speaks, a breakneck stream of consciousness that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. On the English psych inspired Glow, which Robinson calls one of the most special things I've ever done in the studio, The CRB are joined by the celebrated sarodist Alam Khan (son of the legendary Ali Akbar Khan).

    After six years of solid touring with this band, we can still roll into Fayetteville, AR on a Tuesday night and have the most fun of any musical thing I've ever been a part of, says Robinson. We don't have the weight of responsibility or nostalgia, which means we're in the very psychedelic situation of getting to be totally honest and create everything in the moment. That's freedom.

    1. Behold the Seer
    2. She Shares My Blanket
    3. Hark, the Herald Hermit Speaks
    4. Blonde Light of Morning
    5. Dog Eat Sun
    6. Blue Star Woman
    7. High Is Not the Top
    8. If You Had a Heart To Break
    9. Glow
    10. Good To Know
    Chris Robinson Brotherhood
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    At first glance the striking artwork for Bastille's hugely anticipated second album, 'Wild World', may prompt a number of questions. Who are the two individuals balanced precariously above a cityscape? Why are they there? What will happen next? But Dan Smith's own interpretation of the image is one that runs through many of the songs on Wild World, "To me, the image isn't about what's just happened or what happens next," he begins. "It's not about how they got there or how they get down. It's about sharing a moment - two friends existing in that split second in that exact space, two people framed in the vast context of this huge mad metropolis that we've all built. They're there out of choice."


    The London four-piece release their hugely anticipated second album, 'Wild World' in 2016. The album follows the band's global four million selling, multi-platinum debut, Bad Blood.


    The announcement follows a fever pitch build spearheaded by infectious new single 'Good Grief', which received an incredible reaction across media and charted as last week's highest new entry as well as achieving the most week-one streams ever for an alternative single. The surreal video for the track clocked up over half a million views in just 48 hours and the band's recent triumphant Glastonbury set drew one of the largest crowds of the weekend and was hailed by the NME as "A masterclass in how to win Glastonbury."
    Wild World retains the vivid, rich, filmic song-writing of its predecessor but pushes the band's distinctive sound in exciting new directions. Lyrically, too, it's a leap forward, "If our first album was about growing up and the anxieties surrounding it" Dan explains, "Our second is about trying to make sense of the world around you, both as you see it and as it's presented to you through the media. It's also about asking questions of the world and of the people in it. We wanted the album to be a bit disorientating - at times extroverted and introverted, light and dark."


    Written by Dan Smith and co-produced with Bastille fifth member Mark Crew, Wild World was recorded in the same tiny, South London windowless basement studio where the band recorded its predecessor. It's a collection of fourteen songs (nineteen on the deluxe edition) that sees Bastille at their boldest and most daring. Anthemic yet thought-provoking tracks include the fiery, string-laden, 'The Currents', a poignant and timely song that was written about, "Specific public figures on both sides of the Atlantic, and how it can be hard to believe they can think certain thoughts, let alone say them out loud or get on a podium and broadcast them." As well as the bombastic 'Send Them Off!' which boasts the attitude of a classic hip hop song set against the lyrical narrative and insecurities that are part of Bastille's own DNA, whilst referencing both The Exorcist and Othello. The track exemplifies Dan's belief in shuffle culture and the end of rigid genre boundaries. There's also the pensive, stripped back Depeche Mode-esque sound bed for the band's beautiful album trailer, 'Two Evils' which was recorded in one take; As well as the irresistible and rousing 'Snakes' and the guitar heavy 'Blame', which Dan describes as, "Our first foray into big guitar riffs, in a fictional standoff between two gangsters."


    But at the heart of it all, there's a sense of escapism that runs through Wild World and a fascination with the human condition and the relationships we all forge, fight over and sometimes forget. "The world can seem a fucked up place," Dan concludes. "But people - well, people can be amazing. The relationships you choose to have in your life are the main solace. They're the things that make life awesome."

    1. Good Grief
    2. The Currents
    3. An Act of Kindness
    4. Warmth
    5. Glory
    6. Power
    7. Two Evils
    8. Send Them Off!
    9. Lethargy
    10. Four Walls (The Ballad of Perry Smith)
    11. Blame
    12. Fake It
    13. Snakes
    14. Winter of Our Youth
    Bastille
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