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Rock 'N Soul Part 1Rock 'N Soul Part I On Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP From Mobile Fidelity
The Definitive Hall and Oates Greatest-Hits Compilation: Rock 'n Soul Part I Loaded With Nine Top 10 Singles, Including Kiss On My List and Private Eyes
Mastered From the Original Master Tapes and Pressed On 180 Gram LP At RTI
All The Signature Songs From The 1970s And 80s Are Here, From Sara Smile And She's Gone To Maneater
Other compilations have longer track lists and go farther back into their career, but no Hall and Oates greatest-hits collection surpasses Rock 'n Soul Part I. Originally released at the height of the duo's career in fall 1983, the 12-song set functions as a time machine back into an era when Daryl Hall and John Oates dominated the charts with songs that have long since become standards. While a majority of the anthology draws from the group's trio of mammoth RCA albums spanning 1980 through 1982, it also includes the pair's only three Top 10 smashes from the 1970s: Sara Smile, She's Gone, and the chart-topping Rich Girl. One-stop shopping for the absolute best of Hall and Oates doesn't come any easier.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's analog reissue presents nine Top 10 Hall and Oates singles with awe-inspiring detail and palpable realism. Lifelike tones grace the array of guitars, pianos, basses, and voices placed against synthesized backdrops. Each member's singing claims enhanced intimacy and balance. The collective harmonies sound sharper, the dynamics richer, and the soundstages wider and deeper. While the tandem's peers often relied on robotic mechanisms and now-dated keyboard devices, Hall and Oates wisely merge the period's savvy styles with tried-and-true soulful instrumentation.
Indeed, with one listen to this definitive-sounding version of Rock 'n Soul Part I, and you'll understand why the duo's music not only ruled radio and record stores in the Reagan era but also continues to be referenced by influential artists today. You already likely know every song - or nearly every one of them - here by heart. Arriving upon a near-flawless fusion of dance grooves, soft rock rhythms, smooth vocals, romantic sentiments, catchy beats, and spotless hooks with #1 singles such as Kiss On My List and Private Eyes, the collaborators simultaneously crossed over into multiple markets and eradicated boundaries.
All the trademarks - swinging verse structures, call-and-response choruses, stick-in-your-head bridges, sleek keyboard layers, doo-wop fills, and, in some places, reggae-nodding accents or cool saxophone lines to stir up the mood and atmosphere - that make the duo's music irresistible pulse throughout Rock 'n Soul Part I. Eight of the singles included here cracked the Top 5. They remain prototype intersections of blue-eyed soul, edge new wave, and dance, blueprints for pop mastery that catapulted Hall and Oates to becoming the most successful duo in rock history.
Hear the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees' standard-setting equilibrium between polish, melody, muscle, and craft on their signature hits like never before.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Say It Ain't So
2. Sara Smile
3. She's Gone
4. Rich Girl
5. Kiss On My List
6. You Make My Dreams
7. Private Eyes
8. Adult Education
9. I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
11. One on One
12. Wait for Me$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Private EyesPrivate Eyes on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity
1981 Album Established Parameters for Decade's Celebrated Pop Sounds
Includes Private Eyes, I Can't Go For That (No Can Do), Did It in a Minute
Meticulous Merger of Pop, Soul, Rock, and R&B Crossed Over Into all Fields
Stylish, Sophisticated Production Comes to Fore on Mobile Fidelity Reissue, Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
Hall and Oates could've easily followed the protocol established on their breakthrough Voices, done nothing else, and watched 1981's follow-up Private Eyes scale the charts. Yet the duo continues to press forward, further refining the era-defining stylistic mÉlange that propelled them to mass stardom a year prior. The creative and artistic peak of the all-time best-selling male duo's output, Private Eyes delivers relentless pop bliss and functions as an instruction manual that, as Rolling Stone opined, still teaches "the way to make rock girls, disco girls, and new-wave girls scream together."
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's reissue presents the Top 5 album's sharp, widescreen production values with awe-inspiring detail and palpable realism. For the first time, listeners can get inside the songs' internal mechanisms by experiencing first-hand the vast surfeit understated sonic effects. Well-appointed tones now grace the array of guitars, pianos, basses, and voices placed against synthesized backdrops. Each member's singing also claims enhanced intimacy and balance. Offering tremendous insight, Mobile Fidelity's LP doubles as a lesson in the construction and sustain of big, bold grooves.
Advancing their rhythmic support and melodic symmetry, Hall and Oates give extra space to their still-underrated backing band, affording the material a muscular punch and organic warmth crucial to their success and ability to transcend the largely artificial era. While the tandem's peers often relied on robotic mechanisms and now-dated keyboard noises, Hall and Oates wisely merge the period's savvy sounds with tried-and-true soulful instrumentation.
Reflecting the album's infallible level of quality control, no song disappoints. The three Top 40 singles-the title track, "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)," and "Your Imagination"-feature clever elements such as hand-clapped choruses and staccato piano lines. The distinctive traits complement the duo's hallmark harmony vocals and add R&B flavors to already-scintillating pop concoctions. Yet Private Eyes' pleasures advance well beyond the radio singles.
Whether witnessed via the taut tension of "Some Men," reggae-splashed "Tell Me What You Want," or Motown homage "Looking for a Good Sign," the group's blend of dance vibes, electrifying hooks, keyboard loops, and sleek beats epitomizes seduction, style, and swagger. Private Eyes is an 80s juggernaut that hasn't lost a step. Utterly classic.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Private Eyes
2. Looking for a Good Sign
3. I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
4. Mano a Mano
5. Did It in a Minute
6. Head Above Water
7. Tell Me What You Want
8. Friday Let Me Down
9. Unguarded Minute
10. Your Imagination
11. Some Men$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Rock 'N Soul Part 1 (Pre-Order)Rock 'N Soul Part 1 is a greatest hits album by American musical duo Hall & Oates, credited as Daryl Hall John Oates on the album cover. Originally released by RCA Records in October 1983, the album featured mostly hit singles recorded by the duo and released by RCA, along with one single from the duo's period with Atlantic Records and two previously unreleased songs recorded earlier in the year: Say It Isn't So and Adult Education.1. Say It Isn't So
2. Sara Smile
3. She's Gone
4. Rich Girl
5. Kiss on My List
6. You Make My Dreams
7. Private Eyes
8. Adult Education
9. I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)
11. One On One
12. Wait For Me (Live Version)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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H2OH20 on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity
1982 Multi-Platinum Smash Both Creatively Ambitious and Commercially Successful
Includes Maneater, One on One, and Family Man
Third and Final Set of Duo's 80s-Defining Series of Masterful Albums
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Sound Cuts to the Heart of Tandem's Balanced, Melodic, Smooth Sound
Hall and Oates' biggest-selling album also stands as their most ambitious. Recorded in 1982, when the duo practically owned the pop market, H20 strikes a keen equilibrium between polish, melody, muscle, and craft. The vocalists expand the emotional reach of their songwriting, and shepherd meticulous production and measured arrangements toward thrilling intersections of blue-eyed soul, edge new wave, soft rock, and dance. Staked to two giant singles, the double-platinum affair lingers as the group's last masterwork.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's reissue of H20 falls in line with the label's other two definitive Hall and Oates restorations. Fans that think they know the set backwards and forwards will even be stunned at how much sharper vocal harmonies sound, how much richer the dynamics have become, and how broad and deep the soundstage now spans. One listen, and you'll know why this record marks the tandem's creative pinnacle.
Oh-oh, here she comes! Yes, you know the refrain. In their number-one smash and album-opening "Maneater," Hall and Oates distill all the trademark traits that made their music irresistible. Swinging verse structures; call-and-responses choruses; catchy, stick-in-your-head hooks; smooth synthesizer layers; doo-wop vocal fills; and here, even a reggae-nodding rhythm and cool saxophone lines to stir up the mood and atmosphere. The blend of seemingly disparate styles would seem disastrous in nearly any other artists' hands, yet here, it's euphoria. All of H20 follows suit.
Simply look to the other Top Ten hit, "One on One," an elegantly seductive jam sent up with witty metaphors, mellow balladic foundations, syncopated singing, falsetto stretches, and percolating drum-machine beats that add to the soulful feel. Or to the attractive power-pop of "Delayed Reaction," slinky and sensual "Open All Night," mechanized synthpop statement "Crime Pays," fun-loving spirit of "Italian Girls," and horn-laden "Art of Heartbreak." Again claiming an advantage lost on most of their contemporary pop peers, Hall and Oates cut the album with their superb touring band in support, buttressing the fare with genuine instruments and full-bodied tones.
After the release of H20, Hall and Oates soon became history's all-time biggest-selling male duo. This early 80s benchmark has much to do with their achievement, and deserves to be heard in the best-possible fidelity. Look no further.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Maneater
2. Crime Pays
3. Art of Heartbreak
4. One on One
5. Open All Night
6. Family Man
7. Italian Girls
8. Guessing Games
9. Delayed Reaction
10. At Tension
11. Go Solo$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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VoicesVoices on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity
1980 Set First of Duo's Record-Breaking Trilogy of Smash Albums
Includes Kiss on My List, You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', You Make My Dreams, and Everytime You Go Away
Self-Produced Album Marks Pair's Transition Towards Fusion of Sleek Pop, Melodic New Wave, and Blue-Eyed Soul
Divine Sonics: Spacious, Polished Production Shines on Mobile Fidelity Reissue, Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
Daryl Hall has inferred that if Voices failed to catch fire, it would have likely signaled the end of he and John Oates' recording career together. Suffice it to say that the 1980 effort not only caught on-it established a production and songwriting template that would help largely define the decade. The album also propelled Hall and Oates into the mainstream and turned them into superstars, placing them at the top of the charts for a multi-year run during which the duo proved superior singers, master songwriters, and visionary producers.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's reissue at last affords this pop classic an expansive, engaging, dynamic reach absent from all prior editions. Self-produced, the record's sonics were key to its success. As evidenced by the greater information and finer details found in this analog edition's grooves, the polished, sleek, and open sound works hand-in-hand with the arrangements. Hall and Oates' knack for stylish tones, instrumental placement, and edgy accents has never been clearer-literally or figuratively. This LP is nothing short of a game-changer.
By the dawn of the 1980s, Hall and Oates had already released more than a half-dozen albums and attached themselves to a folk-pop model they gradually took in blue-eyed soul directions. Hints of a pop/new wave/R&B amalgamation initially appear on 1979's X-Static, but only fully come into play with confidence, conviction, and commercial flair on Voices. Arriving upon a near-flawless fusion of dance grooves, soft rock rhythms, smooth vocals, romantic sentiments, catchy beats, and spotless hooks, the collaborators simultaneously crossed over into multiple markets and eradicated stylistic boundaries.
Rightly recognized for its four hit singles-the irresistible "Kiss on My List," building "You Make My Dreams," cover of the Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," and original rendition of the poignant "Every Time You Go Away," which Paul Young took to the top of the charts years later-Voices towers as both an 80s masterpiece and all-time pop classic.
Independent of the ubiquitous fare, the record holds up courtesy of the deep-album cuts. There isn't a weak note or false move to be found. Hall and Oates paint "United State" with uptempo assertiveness; "Big Kids" passes as first-rate new-wave rock; "Diddy Doo Wop (I Hear the Voices)" pays loving tribute to the duo's doo-wop influences; "Gotta Lotta Nerve (Perfect Perfect)" oozes emotional rawness. Their stage set, Hall and Oates would further advance their craft on Private Eyes and H20, also available from Mobile Fidelity.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. How Does It Feel to Be Back
2. Big Kids
3. United State
4. Hard to Be In Love With You
5. Kiss on My List
6. Gotta Lotta Nerve (Perfect Perfect)
7. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
8. You Make My Dreams
9. Everytime You Go Away
11. Diddy Doo Wop (I Hear Voices)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Instant ReplayCelebrate The Legendary Artist's #1 Record From 1978
Stunning 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Red Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered Impeccably At Friday Music - Pressed At R.T.I.
Featuring: Edgar Winter, Vinnie Vincent (Formerly Of Kiss), G.E. Smith (Hall & Oates / Bob Dylan)
In 1978, mega artist Dan Hartman (Free Ride, I Can Dream About You, Living In America) was sitting on top of the world. After a long
tenure performing with superstars like Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter and The Edgar Winter Group, Dan rewarded his fans once again with
one of the most important club and pop songs of the era with Instant Replay. Featuring the classic line-up of Dan Hartman, Vinnie Vincent
(Kiss), G.E. Smith (Bob Dylan) and former bandmate Edgar Winter, the Instant Replay album rapidly became one of the most definitive albums of his very successful career.
The LP kicks off with the #1 title track Instant Replay and simmers on with the lengthy dance smash Countdown/This Is It. His rock and
funk side continues with even more classics like Double-O-Love and the brilliant Time And Space, making this one of most popular albums
of the time and continues to be heard on radio and in dance halls all over the world.
Friday Music is no stranger to the stunning recordings of Dan Hartman and his affiliations with our other artists Johnny Winter and The Edgar Winter Group. Therefore, it is with much excitement to announce the legendary Dan Hartman masterpiece Instant Replay. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Johnny Winter/Isley Brothers/ Instant Funk) at Friday Music Studios and pressed at RTI, this stunning LP was long overdue for the audiophile vinyl domain.
Dan Hartman would go on later to become one of the top recording artists, composers and record producers of our time. Collaborating
with such diverse artists as Joe Cocker, Stevie Winwood and James Brown, his career ended with his untimely passing in 1994.
In honor of the late artist and this amazing album, we are presenting Instant Replay for the first time on translucent RED Vinyl with a limited edition gatefold cover. We believe this wonderful new audiophile release of Instant Replay will become one of the most anticipated dance and classic rock/pop releases of the year!
Countdown!1. Instant Replay
2. Countdown / This Is It
4. Chocolate Box
5. Love Is A Natural
6. Time & Space$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Carly Simon/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!
Her Multi-platinum Hotcakes Album!
First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Beautiful Gatefold Cover Presentation
Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso From The Original Elektra Records Tapes
Carly Simon is truly one of the greatest exponents
of the singer/songwriter boom that rocked the seventies
music scene when she debuted her first hit single
That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be in 1970.
Carly's stunning artistry and her smash hits continue to
be some of the most played on radio stations worldwide,
as witnessed in her classic 1974 platinum chart topper
The 1974 smash LP features several of her biggest hit singles like Mockingbird which features
James Taylor, as well as one of the finest songs of that year Haven't Got Time for the Pain.
Masterworks like Misfit, Forever My Love and Just Not True surely make Hotcakes one of the
most revered albums in Carly Simon's stellar career.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Carly Simon, that is why we are
so very proud to announce another fine installment in the Carly Simon/Friday Music 180 Gram
Audiophile Vinyl Series with her masterpiece Hotcakes.
The original Elektra Records classic is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Carly
Simon, James Taylor, Hall & Oates) and for a very limited time, this first time audiophile release
will be presented in its original gatefold cover, plus we'll be including the rare lyrics sleeve which
hasn't been seen in years in the LP format.
Carly Simon Hotcakes Impeccable first time audiophile vinyl and gatefold cover!
I Haven't Got Time For The Pain1. Safe and Sound
2. Mind on My Man
3. Think I'm Gonna Have a Baby
4. Older Sister
5. Just Not True
8. Forever My Love
11. Haven't Got Time for the Pain$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
RuntTODD RUNDGREN'S DEBUT MASTERWORK!!!!
First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray from the original Bearsville Records tapes
As founding member of the premiere late sixties power pop rockers Nazz, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter
and producer Todd Rundgren was barely in his 20's when he began his long solo journey with success as one of the music
industry's most prolific and celebrated rock artists.
His first solo album Runt showed a dazzling array of songs, displaying not only his rock and roll side but ventures into
jazz, R&B, eastern and blues. With help from his friends Hunt and Tony Sales, the power trio nailed one of the finest albums
of the classic rock era and also catapulted Todd Rundren's marquee as a singer/songwriter with his smash hit single We
Gotta Get You A Woman.
Ever the rock journeyman, Todd Rundgren had already produced, mixed or played on albums by legendary recording
artists like The Band and Paul Butterfield. Always called on to bring his musical genius for others, his initial hit recordings
that make up the Runt album show how versatile and important the artist is. Check out his burning guitar riffs on album
opener Broke Down And Busted or the gritty country blues feel of Once Burned, plus the New York funk/jazz of I'm In The
Clique, three fan favorites that truly have stood the test of time.
Known to write a hit ballad more than a few times in his career, Todd goes on record early here with one of his finest
tracks ever with his brilliant Believe In Me. Followed closely by his masterpiece We Gotta Get You A Woman, even more pop
sounds continue with his classic medley Baby Let's Swing/The Last Thing You Said/Don't Tie My Hands, and the haunting
Beach Boys/Gregorian Chant feel of There Are No Words.
This amazing album hasn't been on vinyl for several decades that is until now Friday Music is honored to announce
for the first time ever on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, the classic Todd Rundgren debut masterwork Runt. As a first installment
in our career spanning Todd Rundgren Friday Music180 Gram Audiophile Series, this limited edition album will also be presented for a short time in a first time gatefold cover which will feature the original inner sleeve artwork, not seen in decades.
Mastered from the authorized original Bearsville Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Todd Rundgren, Cheap Trick, Hall
& Oates) at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, the Runt album will be one of the most anticipated audiophile albums
released this year.
Todd Rundgren Runt A history making rock album from a rock legend, an audiophile dream release first time
180 Gram Vinyl and Gatefold Cover is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true .From your friends at Friday Music
Stay tuned for more Todd Rundgren and Utopia original Bearsville Records and Warner Bros. Records audiophile recordings
from Friday Music.1. Broke Down And Busted
2. Believe In Me
3. We Gotta Get You A Woman
4. Who's That Man?
5. Once Burned
6. Devil's Bite
7. I'm In The Clique
8. There Are No Words
9. Baby Let's Swing/The Last Thing You Said/Don't Tie My Hands
10. Birthday Carol$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Classic Christmas '80s AlbumThe Classic Christmas '80s Album features your favorite holiday songs from the 1980s as performed by Whitney Houston, Hall & Oates, The Waitresses, Wham!, Run-DMC and more!1. Christmas Wrapping - The Waitresses
2. Last Christmas - Wham!
3. Hazy Shade of Winter - The Bangles
4. Christmas in Hollis - RUN-DMC
5. Jingle Bell Rock - Daryl Hall & John Oates
6. Do You Hear What I Hear? - Whitney Houston
7. Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You - Billy Squier
8. Run Rudolph Run - Dave Edmunds
9. Zat You Santa Claus - Buster Poindexter and His Banshees Of Blue
10. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - The Pointer Sisters
11. Christmas Time Is Here - Ray Parker Jr.
12. The Twelve Days of Christmas - Bob & Doug McKenzie
13. This One's for the Children - New Kids On The Block
14. Slick Nick, You Devil You - Fishbone
15. Silent Night - The Hooters$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Prine's 1971 self-titled debut set the tone for the rest of his career. A critical smash, the record contains many of his best known compositions. Proving himself capable of tackling folk balladry, country, and rock with ease, Prine seems to spring into being as a fully formed singer-songwriter at age 24. Lyrically diverse, Prine offers topical songs such as Sam Stone, the tale of a drug addicted Vietnam vet, achingly sad songs, such as the oft-covered Angel from Montgomery, and, of course, his trademark wit gets ample time in the spotlight. Produced by the legendary Arif Mardin (Aretha Franklin, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Hall and Oates), the record is understated, letting Prine's comfy voice drive things. When needed, the famous house band at American Recording Studios in Memphis kicks in tasteful backing. -Ian Landau1. Illegal Smile
2. Spanish Pipedream
3. Hello In There
4. Sam Stone
6. Pretty Good
7. Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore
8. Far From Me
9. Angel From Montgomery
10. Quiet Man
11. Donald And Lydia
12. Six O'Clock News
13. Flashback Blues$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
TotoMastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and RTI with Kevin Gray!
While already having street credibility due to their years supporting a plethora of gold and platinum artists (Steely Dan, Boz Scaggs, Chicago), the debut album from Toto simply titled Toto catapulted the power quintet into major arena rock status as they accumulated a ton of hit singles and gold and platinum album awards on this 1979 masterpiece.
Upon its release, Toto flew into the upper rungs of the rock and pop music charts with the power rocker Hold The Line. Filled with its catchy hooks, brilliant vocal and guitar work from maestro Steve Lukather, and the familiar Bobby Kimball high energy lead vocals, this amazing debut single has become a classic rock staple.
Adding the stellar piano work from David Paich and Steve Porcaro, the song truly resonated with its huge audience, and broke wide open the importance of both the band and their great new album.
Produced by Toto (David Paich, Steve Lukather, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Porcaro, Bobby Kimball, David Hungate) Toto was a watershed venture for the band as its ten champion tunes have all truly stood the test of time. Aside from the massive top charting Hold The Line there were more classics abound like the follow up power rocker I'll Supply The Love, the soulful fare of Georgy Porgy featuring the great Cheryl Lynn on vocals, plus even more brillant album tracks like Angela, Rockmaker and Manuela Run.
The Friday Music Toto 180g audiophile vinyl series continues with the band's history making debut album Toto. Impeccably mastered from the original Columbia Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Toto/Boz Scaggs/Hall & Oates/Doobie Brothers) this brilliant masterpiece is now finally available in the audiophile vinyl domain. For this special limited edition release, Friday is also including for the first time, the original album cover artwork in a gatefold format, which will truly enhance your hours of listening enjoyment.1. Child's Anthem
2. I'll Supply The Love
3. Georgy Porgy
4. Manuela Run
5. You Are The Flower
6. Girl Goodbye
7. Takin' It Back
9. Hold The Line
10. Angela$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The M+M Mixes Volume 2 (Part 1)This compilation is John Morales' second for BBE. Few can match his contribution to the world of the enthusiast turned remixer come producer. Morales is considered one of the true legends of the mix and his work some thirty years later continutes to be cutting edge and inspiring. His epic mix of Univeral Robot Bands boogie anthem is the source from which BBE Records got its name.
This second release is a continued history lesson in dance music. Morales formed M+M productions with the late Sergio Munzibai, whose output of over 650 mixes will be unmatched by many celebrity big name remixers of today. From the Rolling Stones to Gloria Estefan, The Temptations to Hall and Oates, Aretha Franklin to BBE, all have been molded be John's everlasting influence. This superb double LP presents some of John's finest works including his first credited mix of Inner Life's Caught Up.1. Caught Up - Inner Life
2. Now Is Tomorrow - Brass Construction
3. The Player - First Choice
4. Slipping Into Darkness - War$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
REDD-FRI-5903xBlood, Sweat & Tears
Blood, Sweat & Tears 4Limited Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Blue Vinyl with Tri-Fold Cover
For the first time in many years, Friday Music is proud to announce the new definitive remaster version of Blood, Sweat & Tears 1971 masterwork Blood, Sweat & Tears 4. Featuring the unmistakable voice of David Clayton Thomas, BST 4 yielded the band a platinum + l.p. effort with several hit singles like Lisa Listen To Me and the rocking Go Down Gamblin. The was the last album from the original line-up of charter members including David Clayton Thomas, Steve Katz, Bobby Colomby, Lew Solof, etc. Even founder Al Kooper lends a hand on the project with his stunning arrangement and composition John The Baptist. Includes A+ remastering from the original Columbia vault tapes by Joe Reagoso (Boz Scaggs, Hall and Oates, Doobie Brothers) and original art elements
not seen in years. The complete deal as you would expect from Friday Music. We can honesty say that we think this is the definitive best sounding version of this classic yet!1. Go Down Gamblin'
2. Cowboys And Indians
3. John The Baptist (Holy John)
5. Lisa, Listen To Me
6. A Look To My Heart
7. High On A Mountain
8. Valentine's Day
9. Take Me In Your Arms
10. For My Lady
11. Mama Gets High
12. A Look To My Heart (Duet)$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Best Of Carly SimonImpeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso From The Original Elektra Records Tapes
Carly Simon is truly one of the greatest exponents of the singer/songwriter boom that rocked the seventies music scene when she debuted her first hit single That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be in 1970. Carly's stunning artistry and her smash hits continue to be some of the most played on radio stations worldwide, as witnessed in her classic greatest hits collection The Best of Carly Simon.
The 1978 smash LP features her biggest hit singles and album tracks from her finest albums on Elektra Records. Masterworks like You're So Vain, Anticipation, Attitude Dancing, Haven't Got Time for the Pain, Mockingbird (with James Taylor) and The Right Thing to Do surely make The Best of Carly Simon one of the most revered greatest hits albums in classic rock history.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Carly Simon, that is why we are so very
proud to announce another fine installment in the Carly Simon/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile
Vinyl Series with her greatest hits masterpiece The Best of Carly Simon. The original Elektra Records classic is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Carly Simon, James Taylor, Hall & Oates) and for a very limited time, this first time audiophile release will be presented in a first time gatefold cover, including the lyrics to all the great songs that you will want to sing along to.
Carly Simon The Best of Carly Simon Impeccable first time audiophile vinyl and gatefold
cover Happy New Year! Anticipation1. That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be
2. The Right Thing to Do
4. Legend In Your Own Time
5. Haven't Got Time for the Pain
6. You're So Vain
7. (We Have) No Secrets
8. Night Owl
10. Attitude Dancing$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Boys In The TreesImpeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso From The Original Elektra Records Tapes
First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Beautiful Gatefold Cover Presentation
Carly Simon is truly one of the greatest exponents of the singer/songwriter boom that rocked the seventies music scene when she debuted her first hit single That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be in 1970. Carly's stunning artistry and her smash hits continue to be some of the most played on radio stations worldwide, as witnessed in her classic 1977 platinum chart topping Boys In The Trees.
The 1978 smash LP features several of her biggest hit singles like her Everly Brothers tribute "Devoted To You" which features James Taylor, as well as one of the finest songs of the year "You Belong To Me" (co-written with Michael McDonald). Masterworks like "Boys In The Trees", "For Old Times Sake" and the powerful dance rock classic "Tranquillo (Melt My Heart)" surely made "Boys In The Trees" one of the most revered albums in Carly Simon's stellar career.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Carly Simon, that is why we are so very proud to announce another fine installment in the Carly Simon/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with her Grammy Award winning masterpiece "Boys In The Trees."
As a timely LP release which coincides with her recent top charting autobiography "Boys In The Trees: A Memoir", the original Elektra Records classic is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Carly Simon, James Taylor, Hall & Oates). Also, for a very limited time, this first time audiophile release will be presented in its original gatefold cover, plus we'll be including the rare lyrics sleeve which hasn't been seen in years in the LP format. Carly Simon ."Boys In The Trees" .Impeccable first time audiophile vinyl + gatefold cover!
"Melt My Heart ."1. You Belong To Me
2. Boys In The Trees
3. Back Down To Earth
4. Devoted To You
5. De Bat (Fly In Me Face)
7. Tranquillo (Melt My Heart)
8. You're The One
9. In A Small Moment
10. One Man Woman
11. For Old Times Sake$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Psychobilly Goes PopSpecial limited edition 12 vinyl compilation featuring new and legendary psychobilly bands covering hits by Lady GaGa, Hall & Oats, Duran Duran, Metallica and more!1. Enter Sandman - Cold Blue Rebels
2. Planet Earth - The Quakes
3. Kids - The Coffin Caddies
4. Never Gonna Give You Up - The Triggers
5. Uncontrollable Urge - The Rocketz
6. Bad Romance - Igor & The Red Elvises
7. These Boots Were Made For Walkin - The Meteors
8. I Kissed A Ghoul - Nekromantix
9. Maneater - The Koffin Kats
10. Shut Up And Drive - The Silver Shine
11. Grenade - The Van Orsdels
12. Round & Round - The Young Werewolves
13. King Leer - Lonesome Batz
14. Drop It Like Its Hot - White Coffin$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
TimeOn his latest release, Alex Calder's strong love for classic 60's/70's guitar pop (Beach Boys, Beatles) as well as soft spots for Prince and Hall and Oates display his self proclaimed 'fascination with pop music'. While his influences certainly shape his work, it is his natural ear for melody and movement that make Calder's work both fluid and engaging. His knack and ambition both in his song writing and production provide a solid foundation for Calder's music to drift in an out of psychy realms.
'Suki and Me' has an air of mischief as it is tardily pushed along by it's bass line, (apt for someone who's perfect evening involves unlimited pinball and Bud) while avoiding the temptation that often comes with self-recording/producing to over layer his work. There are no over drenched chorus or walls of sound, instead leaving space for melody and texture to be neatly co-existent. Alex has found the sweet spot between slacker pop jangle and snug rhymtic production to create reassurance his songs have a are going somewhere.
To call his music lazy would be misdirected however, the sense of dragging is delicately addressed in almost voyeuristically in Lethargic. Intimate handclaps and shakers make it easy for one to visualize the living from which it came as Calder questions what to do with his time both literally and existentially.1. Suki and Me
2. Light Leave Your Eyes
6. Fatal Delay
7. Letargic$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Recreational LoveAll new original album from acclaimed Los Angeles indie-pop duo, Inara George and Greg Kurstin; Last album was 2010's Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates. Kurstin is a Grammy winning producer who has recently worked with Sia, Lykke Li, and Charlie XCX; George also sings in indie-folksupergroup the Living Sisters.1. Young And Dumb
2. Recreational Love
3. Will You Dance?
5. Please Take Me Home
7. Los Angeles
9. We're Coming To You
10. Lovey Dovey$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Don't Get HeavyWhen asking experimental electronic yacht duo Fur Trade to pinpoint where their sound comes from, it becomes pretty clear that the list is never ending.
"We had the goal of making electronic music, but not with typical electronic sounds. There's synths, drums, bass and guitar, but also piano and saxophone and even a full string section," explains songwriter and producer Steve Bays, previously the frontman of synth punk band Hot Hot Heat. "We both have a background in heavy music, so we wanted to find a way to do yacht music with a heavy impact."
The Vancouver-based duo, which consists of Bays on synths and drums and 24-year-old songwriter and session musician Parker Bossley (Gay Nineties) on bass and guitar, combines both members on vocals, often singing together, to create a unique voice entirely their own. But the intricate sounds you hear on their album definitely don't come overnight.
"We usually write songs quickly. 'Kids These Days' (the first single released by Fur Trade) was done in one night. We can write a song in one session, but then we'll go back to the studio and take it down the 'rabbit hole'," explains Bays. The self-defined "rabbit hole" method, involves the two locking themselves in Bays' studio, Tugboat Place, for days, sometimes weeks at a time to get the 'sculpting' just right. "With electronic music, the mixing is just as important as the song writing. You can't take that for granted."
Bays and Bossley admit to being obsessed with the minute details of production that most people wouldn't notice. And it creates a delicate balance that is very apparent when listening to their songs. Big and hi fi, while still sounding dirty; continually distorted, but with a soft vibe. It's the two sides to Fur Trade's music that makes it so unexpected.
Bossley cites the loose and experimental psychedelic arrangements of 70's composer Piero Piccioni, as well as the thick funk lines of Rick James as his main influences on the album.
"The synthesized beats in Falco's Einzelhaft were also a huge part of it for me. I come from a background of studying composition of 70's composers and Steve and I both share a love for the soft pop from the 70's and 80's (Bowie, Sade, Hall and Oates)," explains Bossley, "but we add our own touch of modern grime and dirt in there."
The two share a sporadic and high energy creative connection that allows them to combine, shape and reform their influences, styles and musical ideas into a unified one. In the beginning, Bossley often went sleepless for days to work with Bays at night and work as a chef by day. Watching them holed up in the studio together gives the most insight into the unique energy that comes when they work together.
"We're definitely going a mile a minute. It can come pretty fast. We're continuously bouncing ideas, and suddenly, everything will merge. That's the best feeling," says Bossley.
For 'Voyager', one of many standout tracks on their upcoming album, Don't Get Heavy, on Last Gang Records, it all started with a beat.
"I was sitting at a friend's drum kit and started playing a beat. I liked it a lot, and wanted to remember it, so I recorded it on my iPhone. I put it on my computer and surprisingly enough, that recording is what you hear on the final product," says Bays.
Not to say that the rest of the track came quickly. Also added the the mix were drum samples, live and programmed, and eight passes of guitar, which Bays chopped up multiple times to get the notes and feel just right.
"We've written a lot of songs, we have a lot more than what's just on the album. But we'll try anything. Some of our best work has come out of the sessions where we just try any instrument until we get the right sound."
The title track of the album, 'Don't Get Heavy', came up after speaking with a friend who tends to always make things bigger than they are.
"I like to come up with album titles, and make them song titles. In this case, I wasn't planning on working on a song, but I was thinking of this friend. I just wanted to tell him, 'let's hang out, but don't get heavy'. I was so excited about the title, the lyrics pretty much wrote themselves."
And that's the process for pretty much all of the songs on Don't Get Heavy. An idea, a feeling, and a flow.1. Don't Get Heavy
2. Kids These Days
4. Same Temptation
5. Glory Daze
6. In Between Dreams
7. Praying To The Lottery Ticket God
8. Acid Summer
9. Burning The Locals
10. Our Life Starts Now
11. Can You Dig It? (Yes I Can)
12. Pleasure Bound$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Toppings (On Sale)Hip Hop purists, make room in your crates under baroque/blunted beats for Jules Chaz. After playing in various bands around British Columbia, working with internationally respected Hip Hop artists and supporting the celebrated Cobblestone Jazz crew over the last 15 years, one of Canada's hardest working and most talented DJs, musicians and producers has finally stepped up to release an album under his own name.
Making up for lost time, Jules Chaz's eagerly-anticipated debut Toppings on Wagon Repair features 21 tracks of fuzzy downtempo bliss, punctuated by finely sliced and diced snippets of Hall and Oates, Julee Cruise (Blak Lodge), reggae and bangra (Saysumthin) samples, with cameos by Cobblestone keyboardist Danuel Tate (Yes I Do) and fire-spittin' emcee Ishkan (Could Happen). Handcrafted at home, while his five year-old son slept, and at a decked-out studio he shares with Tate, the album represents Chaz's favorite work from the last few years, what he considers to be the jazz of today.
Although early support for Jules productions has come from king-making internationalist Gilles Peterson and Hip Hop innovator Moka Only, the most significant support naturally comes from Wagon Repair, a record label better known for its quirky techno. The shift towards Hip Hop testifies to their confidence in Jules Chaz. After all, the man has created over 300 tracks to date and his prolific output shows no sign of waning.1. Hey
2. 93 Million Miles
3. Yes I Do
5. Could Happen
7. Blak Lodge
8. Smile (It's U)
9. The LA
11. Say Sumthin...
13. Bewdley B. Chaz
14. A Pariah
16. Big Room
17. Invisible Glasses
20. Winter Pieces
21. Red Eye$13.99 $11.05 Save $2.94 (21%)Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
AccumulatorAs Greyhounds, guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell have been making music and touring for 15 years, refining and developing a sound Trube calls "Hall and Oates meet ZZ Top. Anthony brings that LA thing and I bring the East Texas thing." Ardent Music, the independent record label based out of legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee,expects to build on the fanbase the band has developed both on the road and as a staple of the Austin music scene. Label director Reed Turchi says,"We committed to three albums not only because we believe in these guys, not only because they're great musicians and songwriters, but because they've been incredibly prolific." "We're always writing," Trube says. "We've got songs for eight albums." The first 'hounds out of the gate will be Accumulator. "This is the re-introduction that never happened," Trube says. The album will combine the cream-of-the-crop of tunes the band's devoted followers pass along to the uninitiated with new, previously-unreleased tracks. An accumulation of the band's past and present, with a nod to ZZ Top's Eliminator, one of the most famous and commercially successful albums ever recorded at Ardent, Accumulator is also the first part of a sort of three-part wager well-known at the track. "The music business is a gamble," Anthony Farrell says. "You got to keep playing to win. There have been lots of times we could have said 'This is too hard,' or 'There's no retirement plan. But basically you have to play your hand. And now Ardent has bet on us, and we've bet on them."The first album will give new listeners "a little taste of the evolution of the band," according to Farrell, and will be accompanied by a re-vamped stage show featuring more than just a new set list. The band's respect for the past, and their roots in country, blues, rock and soul, will meet the present in the second Greyhounds album released by Ardent, which is set to feature all new songs, with more of an electronic aspect. Farrell explains, "You ingest all your experiences, and you try to make sense of them through your art. This second album will be a reflection of where we were at when we wrote those songs." For the third record, the band anticipates more of a live sound. The duo say they're excited to be recording in Memphis, with its rich musical heritage, and particularly at Ardent Studios, which combines that heritage with state-of-the-art equipment. When they aren't touring and recording as Greyhounds, Trube and Farrell keep busy as members of JJ Grey and Mofro, playing 200 dates a year, and writing songs for a variety of other musicians, including Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.1. What's On Your Mind
2. Yeah Yeah Yeah
3. I Remember
4. Soul Navigator
5. Yours To Steal
6. You're Gone
7. All Over But The Shoutin'
8. Lone Rider
9. Get Back
11. Troubled Days$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Stubborn HeartStubborn Heart's self titled debut of stunning and surprisingly poignant electronic soul emotes heartbreak over broken beats and dark, atmospheric space. The clean, ghostly production coalesces with Luca Santucci's mournful vocal to positively ooze a bruised melancholy.
Equally inspired by 80's and 90's electronic music and 60's and 70's soul, Stubborn Heart never lose their passion for good pop music - everything from Hall & Oates to Timbaland. Recent comparisons have been drawn with the XX, Sbtrkt, James Blake and Four Tet.1. Penetrate
2. Better Than This
3. Two Times A Maybe
5. It's Not That Easy
6. Starting Block
8. Head On
9. To Catch A Spark
10. Need Someone$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Five Miles Out2013 Stereo Remaster
Mike Oldfield was back into the extended composition game with Five Miles Out, continuing the Taurus series with the mammoth Taurus II, an entertaining enough romp with references to Irish music, brass bands and Oldfield's beloved Morris. The true standout, though, was the title track, a paean to flying in bad weather that could easily double for Oldfield's feelings about the sort of monumental critical drubbing he was accustomed to receiving. Family Man became a huge worldwide hit for Hall & Oates.
-Steven McDonald (All Music Guide)1. Taurus II
2. Family Man
4. Mount Teidi
5. Five Miles Out$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bad Self Portraits (Out Of Stock)Bad Self Portraits, taking its cues from the social media "selfie" phenomena, is a startling record, one that shows the group tightening up its songwriting chops and presenting a much more unified statement, front to back. Lead singer Rachael Price sounds as disaffected a woman scorned as ever, and, though she throws some of the vocal leads to her male counterparts, particularly on the song "Seventeen", she's still as commanding (and, as someone else in Review Land has noted, LOUD) a presence as ever. But Bad Self Portraits is notable for dialing down some of the jazziness of their previous full length - you have to get a few tracks in before you hear the group's distinctive horns and Bridget Kearney's thick thunk-a-thunka stand-up bass lines don't really get a chance to shine until third track "Better Than". Bad Self Portraits, then, is a much more streamlined and rockist affair. Even though it doesn't reach the same heights, in terms of bowling you off your feet and knocking you over with infectiousness, as Lake Street Dive did, it is still an excellent record, and one that sees the group emerging as much more mature and self-confident. Bad Self Portraits shucks the adage that anything released in the depths of winter is dross.
What makes Bad Self Portraits particularly astonishing is that it naturally follows from previous releases in a logical progression. While the Fun Machine EP seemed at the time to be merely a stop-gap release meant to tide fans over to this slightly more than three year wait between proper albums (Lake Street Dive was released at the end of 2010), it now makes a great deal more sense in terms of providing a direction for the group. When the band covered Hall & Oates' "Rich Girl" on that affair, it was merely a means of setting up the grandiose statement of the infectious piano led "Rabid Animal", which is probably my favourite thing on the record although it is, alas, the briefest at two minutes and change. Still, that shouldn't sell the rest of the album short. The gorgeous rock number "Stop Your Crying" (no, not a cover of the Pretenders' "Stop Your Sobbing" or a certain Bob Mould song from Black Sheets of Rain) is insanely propulsive and invites you to clap along. The countrified "You Go Down Smooth", the song the band performed on Colbert, rambles and careens in equal measure. It is, to quote the lyrics sheet, a "special treat". "Better Than", with its seeming time signature shifts in certain measures, shows the band's willingness to experiment with off-kilter sounds. And when Price sings "I have lived a privileged life, but I have seen my share of strife", on "What About Me", you feel it; right in the gut.
What makes Lake Street Dive so special is that, even though the band members are talented individuals in their own right, they are able to interplay and lock together to form a solid backbone to their music. Price, in particular, isn't even 30 years old yet and has the razor sharp wit and wisdom of a woman a decade ahead of her. It's impressive that the band can sound as tight as they do, as Kearney moonlights in other outfits (Joy Kills Sorrow, Cuddle Magic). If anything, Bad Self Portraits is another outstanding release from a really crucial and important group who is on the cusp of shedding its relative anonymity for bigger and better stages. While I doubt Lake Street Dive is ever going to headline stadium tours, their years of playing scuzzy bars (which impacted their selection of name) is clearly well, well behind them. Bad Self Portraits is an awesome addition to the band's catalogue, and I cannot be effusive enough in my love for this group, self-deprecation be damned, that can make you feel so wonderful to be alive and breathing. Lake Street Dive has that kind of effect on listeners, and it's blistering.
- Zachary Houle (Pop Matters)1. Bad Self Portraits
2. Stop Your Crying
3. Better Than
4. Rabid Animal
5. You Go Down Smooth
6. Use Me Up
7. Bobby Tanqueray
8. Just Ask
10. What About Me
11. Rental Love$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock