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    The Complete Collection (Box Set) (On Sale)

    Housed In A High-Quality Two-Piece Rigid Slipcase Box


    Remastered From The Original Analogue Master Tapes And Cut At Capitol Studios To Ensure Exceptional Audio Quality Throughout


    Pressed On 180-Gram Vinyl


    Features All Of George Harrison's Solo Studio Albums In One Collection For The First Time To Commemorate The Musician's Birthday


    Includes George's Classic Double Live Album 'Live In Japan'


    Also Includes 12" Picture Disc Singles Of 'When We Was Fab' And 'Got My Mind Set On You' - Only Available As Part Of The Box Set


    George Harrison - The Vinyl Collection box set features all of George Harrison's solo studio albums in one collection for the first time to commemorate the musician's birthday. The vinyl box set includes all twelve of George's studio albums with exact replicas of the original release track listing and artwork. Also included in the box set are George's classic live album Live In Japan (2LP), and two 12' single picture discs of 'When We Was Fab' and 'I Got My Mind Set On You.' All the discs are 180-gram heavyweight vinyl and are housed in a high-quality two-piece rigid slipcase box. The original analogue master tapes were used for the new re-masters and were cut at the legendary Capitol studios to ensure exceptional audio quality throughout.




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    George Harrison - The Vinyl Collection vinyl LP box set contains:


    Wonderwall Music (1968) [1 LP]
    Electronic Sound (1969) [1 LP]
    All Things Must Pass (1970) [3 LP]
    Living In The Material World (1973) [1 LP]
    Dark Horse (1974) [1 LP]
    Extra Texture (1975) [1 LP]
    Thirty Three & 1/3 (1976) [1 LP]
    George Harrison (1979) [1 LP]
    Somewhere in England (1981) [1 LP]
    Gone Troppo (1982) [1 LP]
    Cloud Nine (1987) [1 LP]
    Live In Japan (1992) [2 LP]
    Brainwashed (2002) [1 LP]


    PLUS:
    12" Picture Disc Singles of 'When We Was Fab' and 'Got My Mind Set On You' (only available as part of the box set)


    Wonderwall Music (1968) [1 LP]
    1. Microbes
    2. Red Lady Too

    3. Tabla and Pakavaj

    4. In The Park

    5. Drilling a Home

    6. Guru Vandana

    7. Greasy Legs

    8. Ski-ing

    9. Gat Kirwani

    10. Dream Scene

    11. Party Seacombe

    12. Love Scene

    13. Crying

    14. Cowboy Music

    15. Fantasy Sequins

    16. On The Bed

    17. Glass Box

    18. Wonderwall To Be Here
    19. Singing Om


    Electronic Sound (1969) [1 LP]
    1. Under The Mersey Wall
    2. No Time Or Space


    All Things Must Pass (1970) [3 LP]
    LP 1
    1. I'd Have You Anytime

    2 . My Sweet Lord

    3. Wah-Wah

    4. Isn't It A Pity

    5. What Is Life

    6. If Not For You

    7. Behind That Locked Door
    8. Let It Down

    9. Run Of The Mill


    LP 2
    1. Beware Of Darkness

    2. Apple Scruffs

    3. Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
    4. Awaiting On You All

    5. All Things Must Pass

    6. I Dig Love

    7. Art Of Dying

    8. Isn't It A Pity

    9. Hear Me Lord

    10. Out Of The Blue


    LP 3
    1. It's Johnny's Birthday
    2. Plug Me In

    3. I Remember Jeep

    4. Thanks For The Pepperoni


    Living In The Material World (1973) [1 LP]
    1. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)

    2. Sue Me, Sue You Blues

    3. The Light That Has Lighted The World
    4. Don't Let Me Wait Too Long

    5. Who Can See It

    6. Living In The Material World
    7. The Lord Loves The One (That Loves The Lord)
    8. Be Here Now

    9. Try Some Buy Some

    10. The Day The World Gets 'Round

    11. That Is All


    Dark Horse (1974) [1 LP]
    1. Hari's On Tour (Express)

    2. Simply Shady

    3. So Sad

    4. Bye Bye Love

    5. Maya Love

    6. Ding Dong, Ding Dong

    7. Dark Horse

    8. Far East Man

    9. It Is 'He' (Jai Sri Krishna)


    Extra Texture (1975) [1 LP]
    1. You
    2. The Answer's At The End
    3. This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)
    4. Ooh Baby (You Know That I Love You)

    5. World Of Stone

    6. A Bit More Of You

    7. Can't Stop Thinking About You
    8. Tired Of Midnight Blue

    9. Grey Cloudy Lies

    10. His Name Is Legs (Ladies And Gentleman)


    Thirty Three & 1/3 (1976) [1 LP]
    1. Woman Don't You Cry For Me

    2. Dear One

    3. Beautiful Girl

    4. This Song

    5. See Yourself

    6. It's What You Value

    7. True Love

    8. Pure Smokey

    9. Crackerbox Palace


    George Harrison (1979) [1 LP]
    1. Love Comes To Everyone

    2. Not Guilty

    3. Here Comes The Moon
    4. Soft-Hearted Hana

    5. Blow Away

    6. Faster

    7. Dark Sweet Lady
    8. Your Love Is Forever

    9. Soft Touch

    10. If You Believe


    Somewhere in England (1981) [1 LP]
    1. Blood From A Clone
    2. Unconsciousness Rules
    3. Life Itself
    4. All Those Years Ago
    5. Baltimore Oriole
    6. Teardrops
    7. That Which I Have Lost
    8. Writing's On The Wall
    9. Hong Kong Blues
    10. Save The World


    Gone Troppo (1982) [1 LP]
    1. Wake Up My Love
    2. That's The Way It Goes
    3. I Really Love You
    4. Greece
    5. Gone Troppo
    6. Mystical One
    7. Unknown Delight
    8. Baby Don't Run Away
    9. Dream Away
    10. Circles


    Cloud Nine (1987) [1 LP]
    1. Cloud Nine
    2. That's What It Takes
    3. Fish On The Sand

    4. Just For Today

    5. This Is Love

    6. When We Was Fab

    7. Devil's Radio

    8. Someplace Else

    9. Wreck Of The Hesperus

    10. Breath Away From Heaven

    11. Got My Mind Set On You


    Live In Japan (1992) [2 LP]
    LP 1
    1. I Want To Tell You

    2. Old Brown Shoe

    3. Taxman

    4. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
    5. If I Needed Someone

    6. Something

    7. What Is Life

    8. Dark Horse

    9. Piggies

    10. Got My Mind Set On You


    LP 2
    1. Cloud Nine

    2. Here Comes The Sun

    3. My Sweet Lord

    4. All Those Years Ago

    5. Cheer Down

    6. Devil's Radio

    7. Isn't It A Pity

    8. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    9. Roll Over Beethoven


    Brainwashed (2002) [1 LP]
    1. Any Road
    2. P2 Vatican Blues (Last Saturday Night)
    3. Pisces Fish
    4. Looking For My Love
    5. Rising Sun
    6. Marwa Blues
    7. Stuck Inside A Cloud
    8. Run So Far
    9. Never Get Over You
    10. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
    11. Rocking Chair In Hawaii
    12. Brainwashed


    PLUS:
    12" Picture Disc Singles of 'When We Was Fab' and 'Got My Mind Set On You' (only available as part of the box set)

    George Harrison
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 2 12 Singles Box Set - 16 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Brainwashed (On Sale)

    Remastered From The Original Analogue Master Tapes And Cut At Capitol Studios To Ensure Exceptional Audio Quality Throughout


    Pressed On 180-Gram Vinyl


    Brainwashed is the twelfth and final studio album by George Harrison, released in 2002, almost a year after his death at age 58. Harrison began recording the tracks on Brainwashed as early as 1988 and continued to do so in a sporadic manner over the next decade and a half. Harrison's final work on the album was carried out at a recording studio in Switzerland shortly before his trip to the United States for cancer treatment. On 29 November 2001, Harrison died, leaving Brainwashed unfinished, but with a guide to completing it in the hands of his son and long-time collaborator and close friend, Jeff Lynne. After a few months away from the project, both the younger Harrison and Lynne returned to working on George's final songs and added the appropriate instruments, as per their composer's specifications, to complete his final album.

    1. Any Road
    2. P2 Vatican Blues (Last Saturday Night)
    3. Pisces Fish
    4. Looking For My Love
    5. Rising Sun
    6. Marwa Blues
    7. Stuck Inside A Cloud
    8. Run So Far
    9. Never Get Over You
    10. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
    11. Rocking Chair In Hawaii
    12. Brainwashed
    George Harrison
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    Dark Horse (On Sale)

    Remastered From The Original Analogue Master Tapes And Cut At Capitol Studios To Ensure Exceptional Audio Quality Throughout


    Pressed On 180-Gram Vinyl


    Released in December 1974, Dark Horse capped a prolific year for George, during which he had established his own Dark Horse record label, built a recording studio in his Friar Park home in England, and completed an ambitious tour of North America. Throughout the year, Harrison produced albums for several artists while also recording his own. The songs on the LP document both George's fallibility, in 'Simply Shady,' and his spirituality, in 'It Is 'He' (Jai Sri Krishna).' Dark Horse reached the top five in America, sounding a high note at the end of Harrison's rather frenetic year.

    1. Hari's On Tour (Express)

    2. Simply Shady

    3. So Sad

    4. Bye Bye Love

    5. Maya Love

    6. Ding Dong, Ding Dong

    7. Dark Horse

    8. Far East Man

    9. It Is 'He' (Jai Sri Krishna)
    George Harrison
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Compact Disc) (On Sale) Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Compact Disc) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Compact Disc) (On Sale)

    Ranked 1/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time!


    50th Anniversary Reissue


    Expanded 2xCD & Digital Package Features The New Stereo Album Mix On The First CD And Adds A Second CD Of 18 Tracks, Including Previously Unreleased Complete Takes Of The Album's 13 Songs, Newly Mixed In Stereo And Sequenced In The Same Order As The Album


    The Second CD Also Includes A New Stereo Mix And A Previously Unreleased Instrumental Take Of "Penny Lane" And The 2015 Stereo Mix And Two Previously Unreleased Complete Takes Of "Strawberry Fields Forever."


    It was 50 years ago this June 1st when The Beatles' John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music's most universally acclaimed album. To salute the occasion, The Beatles will release 'Sgt. Pepper' Anniversary Edition.


    "It's crazy to think that 50 years later we are looking back on this project with such fondness and a little bit of amazement at how four guys, a great producer and his engineers could make such a lasting piece of art," says Paul McCartney.


    "'Sgt. Pepper' seemed to capture the mood of that year, and it also allowed a lot of other people to kick off from there and to really go for it," Ringo Starr recalls.


    The Anniversary Edition includes Martin's new stereo mix of the album, which was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by his father, George Martin.


    This expanded 2xCD package features the new stereo album mix on the first CD and adds a second CD with previously unreleased complete takes of the album's 13 songs, newly mixed in stereo and sequenced in the same order as the album. Additionally, the second CD includes a new stereo mix and a previously unreleased instrumental take of "Penny Lane" and the 2015 stereo mix and two previously unreleased complete takes of "Strawberry Fields Forever."


    The album's vibrant artwork, including its extravagant Pop Art cover which finds The Beatles surrounded by a crowd of heroes in a 3D collage, was created by Peter Blake and Jann Haworth in collaboration with the band.


    "We hope you will enjoy the show"


    Just as many ideas are sparked by chance, 'Sgt. Pepper' first sprang from a conversation between Paul and Beatles roadie Mal Evans on an airplane, when Mal's request to pass the salt and pepper was misheard by Paul as "Sgt. Pepper." The concept of who such a figure could be took root in Paul's mind, blooming with the imagination of The Beatles as an Edwardian era military band -- "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." The Beatles' creative wellspring for 'Sgt. Pepper' also flowed from such myriad sources as The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album, a Victorian circus poster ("Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!"), a TV commercial for breakfast cereal ("Good Morning Good Morning"), a picture drawn by John's young son, Julian ("Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"), a teen runaway reported in the news ("She's Leaving Home'), and Hindu teachings ("Within You Without You").


    "Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song"


    Using the standard four-track tape recording equipment of the day, The Beatles collaborated with producer George Martin to achieve "the impossible," as they dubbed it, to go as far out as they could with arrangements and new technology to realize their collective vision for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. As George Martin described it, "We were into another kind of art form where you were putting something down on tape that could only be done on tape." The Beatles clocked more than 400 hours in Abbey Road's Studio 2 to record the album, wrapping sessions in April 1967.


    "I read the news today oh boy"


    Upon its release on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band initially spent 148 weeks in the British chart, including a total of 27 weeks at number one. During its first U.S. chart run, the album held the number one spot for 15 of the 88 weeks it appeared in the Top 200. 'Sgt. Pepper' won four GRAMMY Awards®, including Album of the Year, and it remains one of the most influential and bestselling albums of all time. In 2003, the U.S. Library of Congress selected 'Sgt. Pepper' for the National Recording Registry, recognizing the album as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." 'Sgt. Pepper' tops Rolling Stone magazine's definitive list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time."


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    CD 1: Sgt. Pepper 2017 Stereo Mix
    1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    2. With A Little Help From My Friends
    3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
    4. Getting Better
    5. Fixing A Hole
    6. She's Leaving Home

    7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

    8. Within You Without You

    9. When I'm Sixty-Four
    10. Lovely Rita
    11. Good Morning Good Morning

    12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
    13. A Day In The Life


    CD 2: Complete Early Takes From The Sessions In The Same Sequence + Various Versions Of "Strawberry Fields Forever" And "Penny Lane"
    1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Take 9]
    2. With A Little Help From My Friends [Take 1 - False Start And Take 2 - Instrumental]

    3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Take 1]
    4. Getting Better [Take 1 - Instrumental And Speech At The End]
    5. Fixing A Hole [Speech And Take 3]
    6. She's Leaving Home [Take 1 - Instrumental]
    7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Take 4]
    8. Within You Without You [Take 1 - Indian Instruments]
    9. When I'm Sixty-Four [Take 2]
    10. Lovely Rita [Speech And Take 9]

    11. Good Morning Good Morning [Take 8]

    12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [Take 8]

    13. A Day In The Life [Take 1 With Hummed Last Chord]
    14. Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 7]
    15. Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 26]
    16. Strawberry Fields Forever [Stereo Mix - 2015]

    17. Penny Lane [Take 6 - Instrumental]

    18. Penny Lane [Stereo Mix - 2017]

    The Beatles
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  • Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Anniversary Edition) (Compact Disc) (On Sale) Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Anniversary Edition) (Compact Disc) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Anniversary Edition) (Compact Disc) (On Sale)

    Ranked 1/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time!


    50th Anniversary Reissue


    CD Features The New 'Sgt. Pepper' Stereo Mix, Complete With The Original U.K. Album's "Edit For LP End" Run-Out Groove


    It was 50 years ago this June 1st when The Beatles' John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music's most universally acclaimed album. To salute the occasion, The Beatles will release 'Sgt. Pepper' Anniversary Edition.


    "It's crazy to think that 50 years later we are looking back on this project with such fondness and a little bit of amazement at how four guys, a great producer and his engineers could make such a lasting piece of art," says Paul McCartney.


    "'Sgt. Pepper' seemed to capture the mood of that year, and it also allowed a lot of other people to kick off from there and to really go for it," Ringo Starr recalls.


    The Anniversary Edition includes Martin's new stereo mix of the album, which was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by his father, George Martin.


    The album's vibrant artwork, including its extravagant Pop Art cover which finds The Beatles surrounded by a crowd of heroes in a 3D collage, was created by Peter Blake and Jann Haworth in collaboration with the band.


    "We hope you will enjoy the show"


    Just as many ideas are sparked by chance, 'Sgt. Pepper' first sprang from a conversation between Paul and Beatles roadie Mal Evans on an airplane, when Mal's request to pass the salt and pepper was misheard by Paul as "Sgt. Pepper." The concept of who such a figure could be took root in Paul's mind, blooming with the imagination of The Beatles as an Edwardian era military band -- "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." The Beatles' creative wellspring for 'Sgt. Pepper' also flowed from such myriad sources as The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album, a Victorian circus poster ("Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!"), a TV commercial for breakfast cereal ("Good Morning Good Morning"), a picture drawn by John's young son, Julian ("Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"), a teen runaway reported in the news ("She's Leaving Home'), and Hindu teachings ("Within You Without You").


    "Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song"


    Using the standard four-track tape recording equipment of the day, The Beatles collaborated with producer George Martin to achieve "the impossible," as they dubbed it, to go as far out as they could with arrangements and new technology to realize their collective vision for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. As George Martin described it, "We were into another kind of art form where you were putting something down on tape that could only be done on tape." The Beatles clocked more than 400 hours in Abbey Road's Studio 2 to record the album, wrapping sessions in April 1967.


    "I read the news today oh boy"


    Upon its release on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band initially spent 148 weeks in the British chart, including a total of 27 weeks at number one. During its first U.S. chart run, the album held the number one spot for 15 of the 88 weeks it appeared in the Top 200. 'Sgt. Pepper' won four GRAMMY Awards®, including Album of the Year, and it remains one of the most influential and bestselling albums of all time. In 2003, the U.S. Library of Congress selected 'Sgt. Pepper' for the National Recording Registry, recognizing the album as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." 'Sgt. Pepper' tops Rolling Stone magazine's definitive list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time."


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    Sgt. Pepper 2017 Stereo Mix
    1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    2. With A Little Help From My Friends
    3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
    4. Getting Better
    5. Fixing A Hole
    6. She's Leaving Home

    7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

    8. Within You Without You

    9. When I'm Sixty-Four
    10. Lovely Rita
    11. Good Morning Good Morning

    12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
    13. A Day In The Life
    The Beatles
    $18.99 $16.14 Save $2.85 (15%)
    Compact Disc - Sealed Buy Now
  • Is That All There Is? (Pure Pleasure) Is That All There Is? (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Is That All There Is? (Pure Pleasure)

    When Peggy Lee became well-known in the 1940s, swing and jazz-influenced pop dominated the musical landscape. In the 1960s, however, it was a whole new world in popular music. The British Invasion and Motown - not big bands - were mainstream, and to the Baby Boomer youths of the 1960s, Lee was part of 'our parents' music'. But the singer had a major hit with 1969's Is That All There Is?, one of the best-selling albums of her career. While this isn't a rock album per se - Lee's foundation was still jazz-influenced pop - it acknowledges pop-rock tastes of the 1960s without being unfaithful to her history. Everything on this LP is a gem, and that includes a moody remake of Lee's 1940s hit Don't Smoke in Bed as well as classic arrangements of George Harrison's Something, Neil Diamond's Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show, Leiber & Stoller's I'm a Woman, and Randy Newman's Love Story. The LP's centerpiece, however, is Newman's hit arrangement of Leiber & Stoller's title song, which was covered by P.J. Harvey in the 1990s. Influenced by German cabaret, this half-spoken, half-sung treasure is as hauntingly soulful as it is maudlin. The song's outlook is far from optimistic; essentially, it's saying that we might as well grab our moments of pleasure and enjoyment where we can find them because ultimately, life is nothing more than a meaningless series of disappointments. But there's nothing disappointing about Is That All There Is?, an LP that is most certainly among Lee's finest accomplishments.



    Musicians:



    • Peggy Lee (vocal), and orchestra





    Recording: November 1962, January / February / April / October 1969 at Capitol Tower, Hollywood, CA

    Production: Lieber & Stoller / Phil Wright / David Cavanaugh




    About Pure Pleasure



    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, Pure Pleasure 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 existent 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 emphasize that Pure Pleasure 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 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 and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Is That All There Is?
    2. Love Story
    3. Me and My Shadow
    4. My Old Flame
    5. I'm a Woman
    6. Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show

    7. Something
    8. Whistle for Happiness

    9. Johnny (Linda)
    10. Don't Smoke in Bed
    Peggy Lee
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Emergency Ward (Speakers Corner)

    We can thank our lucky stars that Nina Simone was well aware of her musical environment and enjoyed experimenting with it, despite her notorious eccentric personality. This was the only reason that so much basic repertoire, traditional blues numbers, black work songs and favourite white show melodies - all filled with a deep soul feeling - reached her fans. Emergency Ward! is no exception. First there is the explosive medley, recorded live, of George Harrison's My Sweet Lord and David Nelson's Today Is A Killer. Accompanied by a small combo and a gospel choir, Nina Simone ignites an 18-minute blazing bonfire which loses none of its spiritual fire for even a second.



    In contrast to the gentle Poppies, extravagantly produced with strings, woodwinds and chorus, is the questioning Isn't It A Pity, arranged for piano. Here, simple, throbbing harmonies are occasionally allowed to swell into clouds of chords, giving Nina Simone the opportunity to show off her highly diversified vocal timbre which, as so often, fades away into nothing like an unanswered question. This is an exceptional album filled with a wealth of feeling and one which will leave no one untouched.



    Musicians:



    • Nina Simone (piano, vocal)

    • Sam Waymon (vocal)

    • Orchestra




    Recording: November 1971 at Fort Dix and February 1972 at RCA Victor's Studio A,
    New York City, by Ed Begley

    Production: Nina Simone, Andrew Stroud and Weldon J. Irvine Jr.





    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. My Sweet Lord
    2. Today is a Killer
    3. Poppies
    4. Isn't It a Pity
    Nina Simone
    $34.99
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    Ranked 1/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time!



    50th Anniversary Reissue


    Features The New Stereo Mix On The First LP And An Alternative Version Of All 13 Tracks On The Second Vinyl Record, All Previously Unreleased


    It was 50 years ago this June 1st when The Beatles' John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music's most universally acclaimed album. To salute the occasion, The Beatles will release 'Sgt. Pepper' Anniversary Edition.


    "It's crazy to think that 50 years later we are looking back on this project with such fondness and a little bit of amazement at how four guys, a great producer and his engineers could make such a lasting piece of art," says Paul McCartney.


    "'Sgt. Pepper' seemed to capture the mood of that year, and it also allowed a lot of other people to kick off from there and to really go for it," Ringo Starr recalls.


    The Anniversary Edition includes Martin's new stereo mix of the album, which was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by his father, George Martin.


    This expanded 180-gram 2LP vinyl package features the new stereo album mix on the first LP and adds a second LP with previously unreleased complete takes of the album's 13 songs, newly mixed in stereo and sequenced in the same order as the album.


    The album's vibrant artwork, including its extravagant Pop Art cover which finds The Beatles surrounded by a crowd of heroes in a 3D collage, was created by Peter Blake and Jann Haworth in collaboration with the band. The original artwork is presented in a faithful reproduction of the album's original gatefold jacket.


    "We hope you will enjoy the show"


    Just as many ideas are sparked by chance, 'Sgt. Pepper' first sprang from a conversation between Paul and Beatles roadie Mal Evans on an airplane, when Mal's request to pass the salt and pepper was misheard by Paul as "Sgt. Pepper." The concept of who such a figure could be took root in Paul's mind, blooming with the imagination of The Beatles as an Edwardian era military band -- "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." The Beatles' creative wellspring for 'Sgt. Pepper' also flowed from such myriad sources as The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album, a Victorian circus poster ("Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!"), a TV commercial for breakfast cereal ("Good Morning Good Morning"), a picture drawn by John's young son, Julian ("Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"), a teen runaway reported in the news ("She's Leaving Home'), and Hindu teachings ("Within You Without You").


    "Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song"


    Using the standard four-track tape recording equipment of the day, The Beatles collaborated with producer George Martin to achieve "the impossible," as they dubbed it, to go as far out as they could with arrangements and new technology to realize their collective vision for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. As George Martin described it, "We were into another kind of art form where you were putting something down on tape that could only be done on tape." The Beatles clocked more than 400 hours in Abbey Road's Studio 2 to record the album, wrapping sessions in April 1967.


    "I read the news today oh boy"


    Upon its release on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band initially spent 148 weeks in the British chart, including a total of 27 weeks at number one. During its first U.S. chart run, the album held the number one spot for 15 of the 88 weeks it appeared in the Top 200. 'Sgt. Pepper' won four GRAMMY Awards®, including Album of the Year, and it remains one of the most influential and bestselling albums of all time. In 2003, the U.S. Library of Congress selected 'Sgt. Pepper' for the National Recording Registry, recognizing the album as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." 'Sgt. Pepper' tops Rolling Stone magazine's definitive list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time."


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    LP 1 - Sgt. Pepper - 2017 Stereo Mix
    1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    2. With A Little Help From My Friends
    3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
    4. Getting Better
    5. Fixing A Hole
    6. She's Leaving Home
    7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
    8. Within You Without You
    9. When I'm Sixty-Four
    10. Lovely Rita
    11. Good Morning Good Morning
    12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    13. A Day In The Life


    LP 2 - Complete early takes from the sessions in the same sequence as the album
    1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Take 9 And Speech]
    2. With A Little Help From My Friends [Take 1 - False Start And Take 2 - Instrumental]

    3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Take 1]

    4. Getting Better [Take 1 - Instrumental And Speech At The End]
    5. Fixing A Hole [Speech And Take 3]
    6. She's Leaving Home [Take 1 - Instrumental]

    7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Take 4]
    8. Within You Without You [Take 1 - Indian Instruments]
    9. When I'm Sixty-Four [Take 2]
    10. Lovely Rita [Speech And Take 9]

    11. Good Morning Good Morning [Take 8]

    12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [Take 8]
    13. A Day In The Life [Take 1 With Hummed Last Chord]

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