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  • A Hard Days Night A Hard Days Night Quick View

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    A Hard Days Night

    Ranked 388/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Pressed on 180g Vinyl



    Cut from the original master tapes at Abbey Road Studios!


    And for the first time, the North American LP debut in stereo



    A Hard Days Night is the 3rd studio album from The Beatles and was accompanied by a film of the same name. This album really showcases the bands Rock and Roll instrumentation and song structure and also spawned some of their most famous songs, A Hard Days Night, with its pulse pounding and recognizable opening chord, to the previously released "Can't Buy Me Love" .


    The album is a landmark for the band seeing as how it is the first Beatles record to feature all original songs, some of which ended up on the movie of the same name. With Lennon handling most of the songwriting doing a total of ten out of the thirteen tracks, this is also one of 3 albums to not feature a Ringo Lead song. The album is also considered as opening up the flood gates for more British rockers like the Rolling Stones and The Kinks to sweep there way to the U.S.


    A team consisting of some of the best producers and engineers in the recording industry were brought together and would spend 4 long years mixing and mastering with some of the most state of the art recording equipment. Treating these records much like a science experiment, engineers ran extensive tests before copying the analog master tapes over into a digital format using 24-bit/192 kHz resolution, and carefully removing clicks, vocal pops and poor edits. Never altering the original songs themselves, just polishing them up a bit.

    1. A Hard Day's Night
    2. I Should Have Known Better
    3. If I Fell
    4. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
    5. And I Love Her
    6. Tell Me Why
    7. Can't Buy Me Love
    8. Any Time At All
    9. I'll Cry Instead
    10. Things We Said Today
    12. When I Get Home
    13. You Can't Do That
    14. I'll Be Back
    The Beatles
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    A Day At The Races

    In every sense, A Day at the Races is an unapologetic sequel to A Night at the Opera, the 1975 breakthrough that established Queen as rock & roll royalty. The band never attempts to hide that the record is a sequel -- the two albums boast the same variation on the same cover art, the titles are both taken from old Marx Brothers films and serve as counterpoints to each other. But even though the two albums look the same, they don't quite sound the same, A Day at the Races is a bit tighter than its predecessor, yet tighter doesn't necessarily mean better for a band as extravagant as Queen. One of the great things about A Night at the Opera is that the lingering elements of early Queen -- the pastoral folk of 39, the metallic menace of Death on Two Legs -- dovetailed with an indulgence of camp and a truly, well, operatic scale. Here, the eccentricities are trimmed back somewhat -- they still bubble up on The Millionaire Waltz, an example of the music hall pop that dominated Night, the pro-Native American saga White Man is undercut somewhat by the cowboys 'n' indians rhythms -- in favor of a driving, purposeful hard rock that still could have some slyly hidden perversities (or in the case of the opening Tie Your Mother Down, some not-so-hidden perversity) but this is exquisitely detailed hard rock, dense with minutiae but never lush or fussy. In a sense, it could even function as the bridge between Sheer Heart Attack and Night at the Opera -- it's every bit as hard as the former and nearly as florid as the latter -- but its sleek, streamlined finish is the biggest indication that Queen has entered a new phase, where they're globe-conquering titans instead of underdogs on the make.

    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music)
    1. Tie Your Mother Down
    2. You Take My Breath Away
    3. Long Away
    4. The Millionaire Waltz
    5. You And I
    6. Somebody To Love
    7. White Man
    8. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
    9. Drowse
    10. Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)
    Queen
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    Hypnotic Nights (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    Seen by many to be latter-day pioneers of the Nashville rock scene, the duo is known for its rockin' live shows, prolific recorded output, relentless work and touring schedule, as well as its family-owned, super cool, vinyl-centered record label, Infinity Cat Recordings, which has been a pillar of support for Nashville bands since 2002 with over 70 releases to date. Infinity Cat Recordings was namedNashville's Best Record Label 2010 by the Nashville Scene.


    JEFF The Brotherhood have built a reputation for stripping rock music down to its melodic rock basics and delivering manic live shows with Jamin's three drums and three cymbals and Jake's three-string guitar and ferocious vocals. The band's work ethic defines D.I.Y., from their simple but compelling videos to their self-produced and critically acclaimed albums (including 2011's We Are The Champions), EPs and singles. They have released five split singles with other artists, including Bummer with Best Coast.


    JEFF The Brotherhood has clocked in more than 230 shows in the past year and received critical acclaim for We Are The Champions, which was recorded by Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, Sleater Kinney, Velvet Underground). The self-produced album took the band's sound, which has been described as psychedelic, classic rock, kraut-punk, garage pop, monster metal, scrungy, filthy, fizzy and fresh, to new heights, while continuing to dig into what Spin Magazine calls the sweet spot between punk and hard rock.


    Hypnotic Nights was co-produced by Dan Auerbach and JEFF The Brotherhood and recorded at Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound Studio in Nashville. Includes Bonus CD.


    1. Country Life
    2. Sixpack
    3. Mystic Portal II
    4. Hypnotic Mind
    5. Wood Ox
    6. Staring At The Wall
    7. Leave Me Out
    8. Region Of Fire
    9. Hypnotic Winter
    10. Dark Energy
    11. Changes
    Jeff The Brotherhood
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  • The Beatles Stereo Box Set The Beatles Stereo Box Set Quick View

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    The Beatles Stereo Box Set


    All 14 albums pressed on 180 gram vinyl


    Includes an amazing LP sized, hardbound book.


    Sourced From the original master tapes


    Cut At the legendary Abbey Road studios.


    The entire Beatles catalogue has landed together in a beautiful box set. For the first time ever, each vinyl version will feature stereo mixes, including the first four albums which will also include their original U.K. packaging and sequencing. Another key feature is that each album will be pressed on 180 gram audiophile virgin vinyl and only 50,000 copies of the box set will be made. The set not only includes 14 albums, but also features an LP sized, 252 page hardbound book with photos, liner notes, back stories on the creation of each album and detailed information about the restoration process from original tapes to finished pressing.


    Each vinyl album is pressed from the full 24-bit,192KHZ digital masters that were released in 2009, so customers will enjoy the full spectrum of the original source material, and an added bonus comes the original Beatles producer George Martin, whose original 1986 remixes, were used only for "Help!" and "Rubber Soul".


    Box Set Contents:

    Please Please Me

    With The Beatles

    A Hard Day's Night

    Beatles For Sale

    Help!

    Rubber Soul

    Revolver

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    Magical Mystery Tour

    The Beatles

    Yellow Submarine

    Abbey Road

    Let It Be

    Past Masters


    A team consisting of some of the best producers and engineers in the recording industry were brought together and would spend 4 long years mixing and mastering with some of the most state of the art recording equipment. treating these records much like a science experiment, engineers ran extensive tests before copying the analog master tapes over into a digital format using 24-bit/192 kHz resolution, and carefully removing clicks, vocal pops and poor edits. Never altering the original songs them selves, just polishing them up a bit.



    Please Please Me

    1. Taste Of Honey

    2. I Saw Her Standing There

    3. Misery

    4. Anna (Go To Him)

    5. Chains

    6. Boys

    7. Ask Me Why

    8. Please Please Me

    9. Love Me Do

    10. I Love You

    11. Baby It's You

    12. Do You Want To Know A Secret

    13. There's A Place

    14. Twist And Shout


    With The Beatles

    1. It Won't Be Long

    2. All I've Got To Do

    3. All My Loving

    4. Don't Bother Me

    5. Little Child

    6. Till There Was You

    7. Please Mr Postman

    8. Roll Over Beethoven

    9. Hold Me Tight

    10. You've Really Got A Hold On Me

    11. I Wanna Be Your Man

    12. Devil In Her Heart

    13. Not A Second Time

    14. Money


    A Hard Day's Night

    1. I Should Have Known Better

    2. If I Fell

    3. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You

    4. And I Love Her

    5. Tell Me Why

    6. Can't Buy Me Love

    7. Hard Day's Night

    8. Anytime At All

    9. I'll Cry Instead

    10. Things We Said Today

    11. When I Get Home

    12. You Can't Do That

    13. I'll Be Back


    Beatles For Sale

    1. No Reply

    2. I'm A Loser

    3. Baby's In Black

    4. Rock 'n' Roll Music

    5. I'll Follow The Sun

    6. Mr Moonlight

    7. Kansas City

    8. Eight Days A Week

    9. Words Of Love

    10. Honey Don't

    11. Every Little Thing

    12. Don't Want To Spoil The Party

    13. What You're Doing

    14. Everybody's Tryin' To Be My Baby


    Help!

    1. Help

    2. Night Before

    3. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

    4. I Need You

    5. Another Girl

    6. You're Going To Lose That Girl

    7. Ticket To Ride

    8. Act Naturally

    9. It's Only Love

    10. You Like Me Too Much

    11. Tell Me What You See

    12. I've Just Seen A Face

    13. Yesterday

    14. Dizzy Miss Lizzy


    Rubber Soul

    1. Drive My Car

    2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

    3. You Won't See Me

    4. Nowhere Man

    5. Think For Yourself

    6. Word

    7. Michelle

    8. What Goes On

    9. Girl

    10. I'm Looking Through You

    11. In My Life

    12. Wait

    13. If I Needed Someone

    14. Run For Your Life


    Revolver

    1. Taxman

    2. Eleanor Rigby

    3. I'm Only Sleeping

    4. Love You To

    5. Here There And Everywhere

    6. Yellow Submarine

    7. She Said She Said

    8. Good Day Sunshine

    9. And Your Bird Can Sing

    10. For No One

    11. Dr Robert

    12. I Want To Tell You

    13. Got To Get You Into My Life

    14. Tomorrow Never Knows


    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    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. Day In The Life


    Magical Mystery Tour

    1. Magical Mystery Tour

    2. Fool On The Hill

    3. Flying

    4. Blue Jay Way

    5. Your Mother Should Know

    6. I Am The Walrus

    7. Hello Goodbye

    8. Strawberry Fields Forever

    9. Penny Lane

    10. Baby You're A Rich Man

    11. All You Need Is Love


    Yellow Submarine

    1. Yellow Submarine

    2. Only A Northern Song

    3. All You Need Is Love

    4. Hey Bulldog

    5. It's All Too Much

    6. All Together Now

    7. Pepperland

    8. Sea Of Time

    9. Sea Of Holes

    10. Sea Of Monsters

    11. March Of The Meanies

    12. Pepperland Laid To Waste

    13. Yellow Submarine In Pepperland


    The White Album

    Disc One

    1. Back In The U.S.S.R.

    2. Dear Prudence

    3. Glass Onion

    4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

    5. Wild Honey Pie

    6. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill

    7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

    8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun

    9. Martha My Dear

    10. Im So Tired

    11. Blackbird

    12. Piggies

    13. Rocky Raccoon

    14. Don't Pass Me By

    15. Why Don't We Do It In The Road

    16. I Will

    17. Julia


    Disc Two

    1. Birthday

    2. Yer Blues

    3. Mother Nature's Son

    4. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me & My Monkey

    5. Sexy Sadie

    6. Helter Skelter

    7. Long Long Long

    8. Revolution 1

    9. Honey Pie

    10. Savoy Truffle

    11. Cry Baby Cry

    12. Revolution 9

    13. Good Night


    Abbey Road

    1. Come Together

    2. Something

    3. Maxwell's Silver Hammer

    4. Oh Darling

    5. Octopus's Garden

    6. I Want You (She's So Heavy)

    7. Here Comes The Sun

    8. Because

    9. You Never Give Me Your Money

    10. Sun King

    11. Mean Mr Mustard

    12. Polythene Pam

    13. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

    14. Golden Slumbers

    15. Carry That Weight

    16. End

    17. Her Majesty


    Let It Be

    1. Two Of Us

    2. Dig A Pony

    3. Across The Universe

    4. I Me Mine

    5. Dig It

    6. Let It Be

    7. Maggie Mae

    8. I've Got A Feeling

    9. One After 909

    10. Long And Winding Road

    11. For You Blue

    12. Get Back


    Past Masters

    1. Love Me Do

    2. From Me To You

    3. Thank You Girl

    4. She Loves You

    5. I'll Get You

    6. I Want To Hold Your Hand

    7. This Boy

    8. Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand

    9. Sie Liebt Dich

    10. Day Tripper

    11. We Can Work It Out

    12. Paperback Writer

    13. Rain

    14. Lady Madonna

    15. Inner Light

    16. Hey Jude

    17. Revolution

    18. Get Back

    19. Don't Let Me Down

    20. Ballad Of John And Yoko

    21. Old Brown Shoe

    22. Across The Universe

    23. Let It Be

    24. You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

    The Beatles
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 16 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    The Beatles Mono Box Set


    Limited Edition 14-LP Box Set With Exclusive 108-Page Hardbound Book


    The Beatles' Original Mono Studio Albums Remastered At Abbey Road Directly From The Analogue Masters For Vinyl Release By Sean Magee and Steve Berkowitz


    Lacquers Cut Using Neumann VMS-80 Lathe


    The Beatles in mono: This is how most listeners first heard the group in the 1960s, when mono was the predominant audio format. Up until 1968, each Beatles album was given a unique mono and stereo mix, but the group always regarded the mono as primary. The Beatles' nine U.K. albums, the American-compiled Magical Mystery Tour, and the Mono Masters collection of non-album tracks will be released in mono on 180-gram vinyl LPs with faithfully replicated artwork. Newly mastered from the analogue master tapes, each album will be available both individually and within a lavish, limited 14-LP boxed edition, The Beatles In Mono, which also includes a 108-page hardbound book.


    In an audiophile-minded undertaking, The Beatles' acclaimed mono albums have been newly mastered for vinyl from quarter-inch master tapes at Abbey Road Studios by GRAMMY®-winning engineer Sean Magee and GRAMMY®-winning mastering supervisor Steve Berkowitz. While The Beatles In Mono CD boxed set released in 2009 was created from digital remasters, for this new vinyl project, Magee and Berkowitz cut the records without using any digital technology. Instead, they employed the same procedures used in the 1960s, guided by the original albums and by detailed transfer notes made by the original cutting engineers.
    Working in the same room at Abbey Road where most of The Beatles' albums were initially cut, the pair first dedicated weeks to concentrated listening, fastidiously comparing the master tapes with first pressings of the mono records made in the 1960s. Using a rigorously tested Studer A80 machine to play back the precious tapes, the new vinyl was cut on a 1980s-era VMS80 lathe.


    Manufactured for the world at Optimal Media in Germany, The Beatles' albums are presented in their original glory, both sonically and in their packaging. The boxed collection's exclusive 12-inch by 12-inch hardbound book features new essays and a detailed history of the mastering process by award-winning radio producer and author Kevin Howlett. The book is illustrated with many rare studio photos of The Beatles, fascinating archive documents, and articles and advertisements sourced from 1960s publications.


    Box Set contains the following:


    108 Page Hardback Book

    Please Please Me Mono Vinyl LP

    With The Beatles Mono Vinyl LP

    A Hard Days Night Mono Vinyl LP

    Help Vinyl Vinyl LP

    Rubber Soul Vinyl LP

    Revolver Vinyl LP

    Beatles For Sale Vinyl LP

    Sgt Pepper Vinyl LP

    Magical Mystery Tour Vinyl LP

    The Beatles (White Album) Vinyl 2xLP

    Mono Masters Vinyl 3xLP



    Via Michael Fremer (Analog Planet) on the mastering process:


    The EQ applied was based upon the original cutting engineers' notes as well as careful listening to original first lacquer, first mother, first stamper EMI pressings (-1, 1, G matrix). The cartridge used was Ortofon's 2M Black.


    It's important to remember that the tapes have aged-some as much as fifty years-and the monitoring, playback and mastering equipment have changed as well, even though the work was done in the very same room in which the originals were mastered. Solid state has replaced tubes in the cutting chain.


    Lacquers were cut using Abbey Road Studios' Neumann VMS-80 lathe, equipped with a Neumann SX-74 cutter head. The originals were cut on a Scully lathe, perhaps with a Westrex cutter head.

    Please Please Me

    1. Taste Of Honey

    2. I Saw Her Standing There

    3. Misery

    4. Anna (Go To Him)

    5. Chains

    6. Boys

    7. Ask Me Why

    8. Please Please Me

    9. Love Me Do

    10. I Love You

    11. Baby It's You

    12. Do You Want To Know A Secret

    13. There's A Place

    14. Twist And Shout


    With The Beatles

    1. It Won't Be Long

    2. All I've Got To Do

    3. All My Loving

    4. Don't Bother Me

    5. Little Child

    6. Till There Was You

    7. Please Mr Postman

    8. Roll Over Beethoven

    9. Hold Me Tight

    10. You've Really Got A Hold On Me

    11. I Wanna Be Your Man

    12. Devil In Her Heart

    13. Not A Second Time

    14. Money


    A Hard Day's Night

    1. I Should Have Known Better

    2. If I Fell

    3. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You

    4. And I Love Her

    5. Tell Me Why

    6. Can't Buy Me Love

    7. Hard Day's Night

    8. Anytime At All

    9. I'll Cry Instead

    10. Things We Said Today

    11. When I Get Home

    12. You Can't Do That

    13. I'll Be Back


    Beatles For Sale

    1. No Reply

    2. I'm A Loser

    3. Baby's In Black

    4. Rock 'n' Roll Music

    5. I'll Follow The Sun

    6. Mr Moonlight

    7. Kansas City

    8. Eight Days A Week

    9. Words Of Love

    10. Honey Don't

    11. Every Little Thing

    12. Don't Want To Spoil The Party

    13. What You're Doing

    14. Everybody's Tryin' To Be My Baby


    Help!

    1. Help

    2. Night Before

    3. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

    4. I Need You

    5. Another Girl

    6. You're Going To Lose That Girl

    7. Ticket To Ride

    8. Act Naturally

    9. It's Only Love

    10. You Like Me Too Much

    11. Tell Me What You See

    12. I've Just Seen A Face

    13. Yesterday

    14. Dizzy Miss Lizzy


    Rubber Soul

    1. Drive My Car

    2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

    3. You Won't See Me

    4. Nowhere Man

    5. Think For Yourself

    6. Word

    7. Michelle

    8. What Goes On

    9. Girl

    10. I'm Looking Through You

    11. In My Life

    12. Wait

    13. If I Needed Someone

    14. Run For Your Life


    Revolver

    1. Taxman

    2. Eleanor Rigby

    3. I'm Only Sleeping

    4. Love You To

    5. Here There And Everywhere

    6. Yellow Submarine

    7. She Said She Said

    8. Good Day Sunshine

    9. And Your Bird Can Sing

    10. For No One

    11. Dr Robert

    12. I Want To Tell You

    13. Got To Get You Into My Life

    14. Tomorrow Never Knows


    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    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. Day In The Life


    Magical Mystery Tour

    1. Magical Mystery Tour

    2. Fool On The Hill

    3. Flying

    4. Blue Jay Way

    5. Your Mother Should Know

    6. I Am The Walrus

    7. Hello Goodbye

    8. Strawberry Fields Forever

    9. Penny Lane

    10. Baby You're A Rich Man

    11. All You Need Is Love


    The White Album

    Disc One

    1. Back In The U.S.S.R.

    2. Dear Prudence

    3. Glass Onion

    4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

    5. Wild Honey Pie

    6. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill

    7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

    8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun

    9. Martha My Dear

    10. Im So Tired

    11. Blackbird

    12. Piggies

    13. Rocky Raccoon

    14. Don't Pass Me By

    15. Why Don't We Do It In The Road

    16. I Will

    17. Julia


    Disc Two

    1. Birthday

    2. Yer Blues

    3. Mother Nature's Son

    4. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me & My Monkey

    5. Sexy Sadie

    6. Helter Skelter

    7. Long Long Long

    8. Revolution 1

    9. Honey Pie

    10. Savoy Truffle

    11. Cry Baby Cry

    12. Revolution 9

    13. Good Night


    Mono Masters
    LP1
    1. Love Me Do (Original Single Version)
    2. From Me To You
    3. Thank You Girl
    4. She Loves You
    5. I'll Get You
    6. I Want To Hold Your Hand
    7. This Boy
    8. Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand
    9. Sie Liebt Dich
    10. Long Tall Sally
    11. I Call Your Name
    12. Slow Down
    13. Matchbox
    14. I Feel Fine
    15. She's A Woman


    LP2
    1. Bad Boy
    2. Yes It Is
    3. I'm Down
    4. Day Tripper
    5. We Can Work It Out
    6. Paperback Writer
    7. Rain
    8. Lady Madonna
    9. The Inner Light
    10. Hey Jude
    11. Revolution


    LP3
    1. Only A Northern Song
    2. All Together Now
    3. Hey Bulldog
    4. It's All Too Much
    5. Get Back
    6. Don't Let Me Down
    7. Across The Universe
    8. You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

    The Beatles
    $374.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono + Book - 14 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Perdition Hymns (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    Since 2008, Night Horse has caught the ears of critics and fans with their unique ability to blend the classic sounds of hard rock and blues with a much needed breath of contemporary fresh air. Now they return with their highly anticipated sophomore effort Perdition Hymns, produced and mixed by Matt Bayles (Pearl Jam, Mastodon, The Sword). Perdition Hymns is a patent demonstration of a group that has quickly become a well-refined song-writing machine. The band has chiseled the six-minute jam style of their debut into hook-laden gems with riff driven catchiness and soaring melodies that stick.
    1.Confess To Me
    2.Angel Eyes
    3.Rollin' On
    4.Goodbye Gone
    5.Black Clouds
    6.Come Down Halo
    7.Blizzard of Oblivion
    8.Hard To Bear
    9.Shake Your Blues
    10.Choose Your Side
    11.Same Old Blues
    Night Horse
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    Tookah

    Tookah is Emiliana Torrini's fourth album and it follows 2008's critically acclaimed Me And Armini. It sees Emiliana back in the studio with her long-time producer/collaborator Dan Carey.


    'Tookah' was written at different stages over a 3 year period, the oldest song being "When Fever Breaks" which was written having come off a tough two year tour which took it's toll in many ways.


    "The only way to deal with things is to go into the studio and do music, it is like brain scrambling. You come out of the session clearer as you get to step out of yourself take a look and deal with it."


    Other songs like 'Autumn Sun' were written in Iceland.


    "We had done that before, gone on a week's writing trip to Iceland, wrote five songs in that week which all made it onto ´Me and Armini´. We were kind of expecting the same to happen. It didn´t. We only wrote 'Autumn Sun'. It was extremely frustrating. Lyrics were hard to write for this album and I spent day and night trying to finish it - with Dan standing over me in military mode. The only time in my life I did not like him much."


    On the airplane we realized Dan had left his computer at the airport - it had the only copy of the song. He ran out to find it and just made it back just before the doors closed. We had a terrifying landing that almost ended badly. We grabbed each other and the only thing we said was "Nooo the song! It will be lost forever!"


    This record was my sound journey. I had not long had my baby and was getting my head around this huge love I had for him and then being absolutely devastated that I might have dragged him out of a world where he was wild and free, riding horses, swimming in rivers and eating over open fires, to this world where the bad is too much to handle. I had a new identity to figure out and the record was the tiger in the rowing boat. It was going nowhere. I did not like the music we were doing because we had done it before. We knew how to craft that. I needed a challenge, proof that something in me had shifted and it had to be musically as well. I was driving myself too hard.


    Dan told me I was not ready to make a record, that I should forget about it for a while, just hang out.


    So, we started hanging out, in the studio. In my head the difference was we were not making a record. I discovered the Oberheim on Youtube and that changed everything. That and the Swarmatron Dan had bought. We knew we would plaster it all over the record before we knew what the record was.


    I pulled some friends together I was writing with Simon Byrt, ("Blood Red", "Elísabet"), Ian kellett (´Elísabet) and Matt Robertson who are real synth nerds and we started playing around and having fun. We went to Dan´s and jammed and started doing some synth symphonies.


    After you have a baby there comes a time where you need to go out with your girlfriends and dance. I went to the studio with Dan and did a dance track "Speed of Dark." We danced. It had to be on the record it was a part of the journey. From that the sound of the record was born, it was a challenge bringing it all together.


    The sound was worked very visually. There are almost two stories to each song there is the lyrical visual and then there is a whole different visual that comes with the instrumental and that is how the sound was often directed. "Home" is a very good example of how the sound was built from a visual. When we were writing it, it was clear it had to have a very certain feeling. ´I wanted it to have the visual of you standing in snow blinding white, watching your breath in the cold, not feeling the cold. You look to your left and a lake stretches out frozen and huge. You walk over it to the other side into a forest, you lose direction. Completely lost and helpless. Fireworks start lighting up the sky and you feel a wave of relief. You walk towards them. In the king blue sky they start changing into jelly fish in neon flashing colours, leading the way to home.´ We did not stop until we saw that when playing it.


    'Tookah' is a made up word. It came when I was improvising and I connected with that word or name in a very deep blissful way. It is the core of you. The 'you' you were when you were born, before life decorated you like a Christmas tree with all the baggage. It is what connects us with everyone and everything.


    It is what the sufis spin for, what we are looking for all our lives. It is the sudden thankfulness you feel when doing nothing in particular, where everything is gently perfect for a moment. God has many names. I call mine 'Tookah'.


    - Emiliana Torrini

    1. Tookah
    2. Caterpillar
    3. Autumn Sun
    4. Home
    5. Elisabet
    6. Animal Games
    7. Speed of Dark
    8. Blood Red
    9. When Fever Breaks
    Emiliana Torrini
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    NVM

    Like a fluorescent-lit snack-aisle oasis in some desolate interstate road stop, brimming with Skittles and limited-edition Sno Balls, Tacocat's Easter-egg-hued pop-punk-pop is bubblegum-sticky with hooks, bound to brighten up the most drab stretch of bummer backroad.


    The band's four-person, seven-layer-burrito came together organically: Lelah Maupin (drums) and Eric Randall (guitar) met in their native Longview, WA-two hours south of Seattle, the very town that Green Day named their breakout debut single after. Lelah's family room was wallpapered with framed Magic Eye posters, hence Stereogram, the cross-eyed love letter to that bizarre '90s optical fad. She met lanky Eric while both worked at Safeway, wearing the chain's distinctive navy aprons before breaking north to Seattle. Eric's band The Trashies practiced and played in the basement of the 24/7 House in the Central District, where Long Beach, CA native Bree McKenna (bass) was living, amongst the dust, boxes, and spiders. Lelah met Butte, MT native Emily Nokes (voice, tambourine) in one excruciatingly early/boring graphic design class, slipping her a doodled-upon note; she soon noticed Emily's big voice while she sang along with R. Kelly on the radio. Emily and Bree hit it off one sloshy night at the Comet. Eric impressed Emily with his reenactments of scenes from Anaconda. Sometime around 2007, via countless raucous house party shows, the legend of Tacocat was born.


    The foursome would quickly make a name for themselves with their simply energizing power pop, drawing on classic Northwest energy with an uncommonly upbeat, surfy swag that could only come from gray skies and hydroponic sunshine. Their sly and unabashed '90s revivalism has, in the past, found the band pondering Evan Dando and Waterworld-and Bree herself explains finding about riot grrrl via Napster and Julia Stiles in 10 Things I Hate About You. They've described themselves variously as Feminist sci-fi and Equal parts Kurt and Courtney; oh well, whatever NVM.


    NVM-Tacocat's second full-length album and first for Hardly Art, opens up like some mystery shoebox, wistful, instantly nostalgic: snapshots of mortifying exes (You Never Came Back) and sketchy party situations (Party Trap), maybe a postcard with an alien smoking a joint. Cigarette cellophane-wrapped weed nugs, pain pill crumbs and wrapped tampons (all the girls are surfing the wave, surfing the crimson wave today"), all serve as a roadmap through Tacocat's bong-ripped reminiscences, scenarios all-too familiar and hilariously improbable. There's the notoriously inconsistent #8 Metro line (F.U. #8) and the accountability-allergic, black-clad brick-heavers of This Is Anarchy. The protagonist of Psychedelic Quinceañera-based on Bree-just wants to dance with rainbows, mind-expansion style, instead of having to wear a frilly dress in front of her whole family. Emily daydreams of a Bridge to Hawaii, where even the destitute could walk their asses to paradise-before being snapped out of it by cat-calls from construction workers, business dads, and drunk hobos (Hey Girl); sweaty jerks telling her that she should smile!


    NVM all that, though: you should, and will, smile-either a wry little corner-lifter or a big ear-to-ear equator-and shake what's yours, when you hear the whippet-smart latest album from the world's favorite palindromic band. Text a friend.


    --Larry Mizell

    1. You Never Came Back
    2. Bridge to Hawaii
    3. Crimson Wave
    4. Stereogram
    5. Pocket Full of Primrose
    6. Psychedelic Quinceañera
    7. Time Pirate
    8. This is Anarchy
    9. Hey Girl
    10. Party Trap
    11. F.U. #8
    12. Alien Girl
    13. Snow Day
    Tacocat
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    Young Moon aka Trevor Montgomery is a craftsman. By day he's a skilled tile setter, a job taxing to both the mind and body. By night he's an equally meticulous and hard working musician, coaxing just the right tones out of his vintage drum machines and synths to carry his tales of love and redemption. As a tile setter and as a musician, his job is the same: assembling things of beauty to fill empty spaces. It's those exact skills that are employed to great effect on this 13-song collection entitled Navigated Like The Swan.
    1. The Crystal Text
    2. Walk in White
    3. Winds Light
    4. Northern Earth
    5. March
    6. A Reason
    7. Ages of Youth
    8. Cold Day Solstice
    9. On the Verge
    10. Summit and Blue Air
    11. Emma Jane
    12. The Ponds
    13. Painting on Waves
    Young Moon
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    7800 Degrees Fahrenheit

    Bon Jovi's sophomore release found the New Jersey group continuing with its engaging mix of hard rock dynamics and blatant pop-metal overtones, and primed the pump for the coming popular explosion of Slippery When Wet. Ever since the keyboard call to arms of the breakthrough Runaway, Bon Jovi had understood that real success lay in a billowing smoke, soft-focus derivation of true metal, where Journey-style synthesizers and soft rock chorus vocals were the name of the game. To that end, 7800° Fahrenheit tempered its black-leather rock & roll with a rudimentary form of the sound that would make Bon Jovi superstars. They puffed out their chests for the groupie-groping, Mötley CrÜe-style catcalls of In and Out of Love and made sure King of the Mountain rumbled with boys-night-out bravado. But they seemed much more comfortable with the twittering ballad Silent Night or Price of Love, where arena-ready riffing met smoke machine keys and vocal trills. There was even Tokyo Road, a valiant attempt at the epic scope of Springsteen that featured a Japanese-language intro and full-on character development. It was in these moments -- when the tenets of metal tried on the hairstyles of pop -- that 7800° Fahrenheit burned its brightest; the professional songwriting and increased cash flow of Slippery When Wet just made the existing mercury burst.
    1. In And Out Of Love
    2. The Price Of Love
    3. Only Lonely
    4. King Of The Mountain
    5. Silent Night
    6. Tokyo Road
    7. The Hardest Part Is The Night
    8. Always Run To You
    9. To The Fire
    10. Secret Dreams
    Bon Jovi
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    Long Players 92-99 (Box Set)

    Limited To 1000 Copies


    Pressed By Gotta Groove On 150 Gram Vinyl


    Contains 5 Original LPs Released From 1992-1999


    Includes An Additional "Rarities" LP Only Available With This Box Set


    In 1992, Dean Wareham followed the posthumous buzz of Galaxie 500 by forming a new band: Luna. Initially joined by Justin Harwood (of the Chills) and Stanley Demeski (of the Feelies), the group went on to sign to Warner Brothers sub-label Elektra, tour with the Velvet Underground, collaborate with Tom Verlaine and Sterling Morrison and ultimately release five stunning albums over the course of the 90s.


    Deemed "the best band you've never heard of" by Rolling Stone, Luna remained under the radar for most of their career despite gathering a rabid cult following. It's not hard to see why this is the case, as the three albums featuring the original lineup (plus guitarist Sean Eden on the latter two) act as a perfect synthesis of the members past bands, blending the simplicity of Galaxie, the heavenly pop melodies of the Chills and the quick and intensely precise drumming of the Feelies into one fluid package. This is particularly evident on 1995's fan-favorite Penthouse, in which the band created a masterpiece of lush, late night music that's now considered one of the best of the 90s.


    Following Penthouse, the band saw the replacement of Stanley with Lee Wall on drums but no slump in quality. The psychedelic textures of 1997's Pup Tent and the clean and beautiful pop of 1999's Days of Our Nights proved that Luna was a consistently reliable band and not one that would wane with age. Elektra didn't feel the same way, though, and eventually decided not to release Days of Our Nights after paying for the recording.


    This box set gathers together those five albums from the 90s as well as a compilation of demos and B-sides recorded contemporaneously, all housed in a beautiful textured canvas box. Accompanying the records is a 12" x 12" book featuring archival imagery, an interview with Dean Wareham conducted by Noah Baumbach and an oral history with the band and their producers. As the majority of these records were never released on vinyl outside of limited pressings, this is a boon to longtime fans and new listeners alike.

    LP 1: Lunapark (1992)
    1. Slide
    2. Anesthesia
    3. Slash Your Tires
    4. Crazy People
    5. Time
    6. Smile
    7. I Can't Wait
    8. Hey Sister
    9. I Want Everything
    10. Time To Quit
    11. Goodbye
    12. We're Both Confused


    LP 2: Bewitched (1994)
    1. California (All The Way)
    2. Tiger Lily
    3. Friendly Advice
    4. Bewitched
    5. This Time Around
    6. Great Jones Street
    7. Going Home
    8. Into The Fold
    9. I Know You Tried
    10. Sleeping Pill


    LP 3: Penthouse (1995)
    1. Chinatown
    2. Sideshow By The Seashore
    3. Moon Palace
    4. Double Feature
    5. 23 Minutes in Brussels
    6. Lost in Space
    7. Rhythm King
    8 .Kalamazoo
    9. Hedgehog
    10. Freakin' And Peakin'


    LP 4: Pup Tent (1997)
    1. Ihop
    2. Beautiful View
    3. Pup Tent
    4. Bobby Peru
    5. Beggar's Bliss
    6. Tracy I Love You
    7. Whispers
    8. City Kitty
    9. The Creeps
    10. Fuzzy Wuzzy


    LP 5: The Days of Our Nights (1999)
    1. Dear Diary
    2. Hello, Little One
    3. The Old Fashioned Way
    4. Four Thousand Days
    5. Seven Steps To Satan
    6. Superfreaky Memories
    7. Math Wiz
    8. Words Without Wrinkles
    9. The Rustler
    10. U.S. Out Of My Pants!
    11. The Slow Song
    12. Sweet Child O' Mine


    LP 6: Rarities
    1. Egg Nog
    2. Indian Summer
    3. Ride Into The Sun
    4. That's What You Always Say
    5. Anesthesia (Demo)
    6. In The Flesh
    7. Bonnie And Clyde
    8. I Know You Tried (Demo)
    9. Roll In The Sand
    10. Dear Paulina

    Luna
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    Bloomed


    Remastered


    Includes CD With Bonus Tracks


    The March entry in our 25th anniversary reissue series is Bloomed, the 1994 debut album
    from Richard Buckner. The album will be remastered and released on 180-gram
    vinyl and will include a CD containing 11 bonus tracks of radio sessions, live
    performances, and original recordings of songs that appeared on future releases.
    Spin magazine described Buckner as "equal parts Bay Area bohemian and dust bowl
    traditionalist" and named Bloomed one of its best albums of 1994, while Pitchfork
    wrote, "It's a traditional outsider-country record in the lineage of Townes Van Zandt.
    Buckner's voice is all honey and oak, his guitar style elaborately twanging, his constant
    subject matter heartache."


    Richard Buckner provides some background on the album:


    Bloomed was originally (erroneously?) released on an unnamable German label in 1994.
    I was living in San Francisco at the time, having just moved out of a residential hotel
    and into the 1906 hilltop prefab that adorns the cover. At the time, I was heading a
    band called The Doubters. We were playing high profile events such as The Covered
    Wagon Saloon's Musical Barstools, but weren't making much headway. We had been
    turned down consistently every year by SXSW, but I was somehow finagled in as
    an unannounced guest onto an already unofficial SXSW showcase created by Butch
    Hancock at his gallery in downtown Austin. There, I met up again with Lloyd Maines,
    who agreed to produce my first record.


    Maines and I met in Lubbock, TX, a few months later, where we worked with
    Lubbock musicians in a small recording studio walled in wooden shingles Sharpied
    with bible passages from various church groups that also enjoyed working there.
    It was 112°F the morning I arrived under the suspicious (Californians are merely
    B-grade yankees) gaze of downtown's Buddy Holly statue. That first night there, it
    hailed so hard that heaven's angry pellets were storming in under my motel door. It
    only let up for a few moments that first night, allowing me to run across the street to
    get a butter burger and fries to go. We finished four days later and I flew back to San
    Francisco, dismembered the band, and embarked on a tour that would last about 20
    years (or a few days, if you count what I actually remember).


    Nothing's changed. I'm still dodging the sky and busking to strangers.

    LP
    1. Blue and Wonder
    2. Rainsquall
    3. 22
    4. Mud
    5. Six Years
    6. This is Where
    7. Gauzy Dress in the Sun
    8. Daisychain
    9. Desire
    10. Up North
    11. Surprise, AZ
    12. Cradle to the Angel


    CD
    1. The Last Ride
    2. Settled Down
    3. The Worst Way
    4. Emma
    5. Hutchinson (Recorded in 1995 at Black Eyed Pig in San Francisco by Kyle Statham)
    6. Surprise, AZ (Recorded in 1996 at World CafÉ)
    7. Blue and Wonder (Recorded in 1997 at KCRW)
    8. Still Lookin For You-Townes Van Zandt (Recorded in 1997 at World CafÉ)
    9. Up North
    10. Six Years
    11. Gauzy Dress in the Sun (Recorded live at The Starry Plough, Berkeley CA 2/25/1995)

    Richard Buckner
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    Sometimes it's best to see the world in black and white. Shades of grey are for p**s, right-and NEW BUMS have ridden the hard road all the way to this, their album debut. They've played around and they've hit the singles scene (haven't you turned up "Slim Volume"? 7EP of the year, man!), but Voices in a Rented Room tells their whole life story and probably more of yours than you'd care to admit. The voices are two, spinning harmonies both heavenly and salt-pickled. Picking their direction and floating along on a pair of acoustics, New Bums are the sound of old drunk America, dancing out of the shadows, coming forth again to stand in the light, in the hopes of repopulating those sad old single-occupancy hotels before they're all torn down. New Bums is the grudging match-up of DONVAN QUINN (SKYGREEN LEOPARDS) and BEN CHASNY (SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE, COMETS ON FIRE, 200 YEARS, RANGDA). They didn't like each other at first, but now make sweet and sour music together over the light of the magical Sterno (if there's anything left in the can, that is!). The ideas go back and forth between Ben and Donovan in what seems to be a true partnership. Their songs are all that: songs, with lyrics set in a space to speak to the human buried in you. People's music, with all the stark confessions, tall tales, bleak humors and punch lines that the people can bear. Behind the acoustics and voices is lots of space, but there are a few extra instruments that come and go and tinge the scrim as the boys move from stately processional to streetcorner sing-around to bluesy weeper to low-rolling rock n roll and back again, with slide-guitar lines erupting in the dark night air and classical-tinged filigrees curling around the tarnished and rusting edges throughout.
    1. Black Bough
    2. Pigeon Town
    3. Your Girlfriend Might Be a Cop
    4. Sometimes You Crash
    5. The Killers and Me
    6. Your Bullshit
    7. It's The Way
    8. Welcome to the Navy
    9. Burned
    10. Town on the Water
    11. Mother's Favorite Hated Son
    12. Cool Daughter
    New Bums
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    Splendor Squalor (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    Xray Eyeballs began as the brainchild of guitarist O.J. San Felipe and bassist Carly Rabalais, who, after founding Brooklyn garage-rock juggernaut Golden Triangle (Hardly Art), sought a release that would sate both their sweet-toothed desires and their darker impulses, like a candy-coated Vicodin. Like their musical antecedents The Jesus and Mary Chain and The Velvet Underground, Xray Eyeballs creates a world of their own.

    Low-lifes, night-walkers, pill-riders, and other sordid characters stalk the band's New York City streets, and their songs compel you to follow them until you find the peace of a night redeemed in the morning light. On "Splendor Squalor," Xray Eyeballs' second full-length on Kanine, with the addition of Sarah Baldwin (The Girls at Dawn, Fergus & Geronimo) on drums and Liz Lohse (Heaven, Runaway Suns) on guitar and synths, they expand the band's sonic possibilities with lush vocal harmonies, unique musical counterpoints and inspired songwriting contributions. Xray Eyeballs' new lineup deftly maneuvers from unctuous drones to punk rave-ups and new-wave bangers with a confidence and melodic sensibility that illuminates the splendor in the squalor.

    Side A

    1. Four

    2. Die Little Love

    3. X

    4. Blue 

    5. Sryup

    Side B

    6. Gator 

    7. Pill Riders

    8. Cold Bones

    9. Scorpio

    10. Gotham Low Lifes

    11. Summer Daze

    Xray Eyeballs
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    The Last Temptation


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Blue Vinyl & Gatefold Cover


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso (Alice Cooper/Deep Purple)


    Featuring Hits: Lost In America, Sideshow & It's Me


    1994 was a banner year for superstar Alice Cooper with his conceptual hit album "The Last Temptation." A solid nod to his previous 1975 classic "Welcome To My Nightmare" "Temptation" became a fixture on hard rock and heavy metal scene thanks to the hit single "Lost In America." As would be expected, this fine new album would go on to be one of his best received with his fans and the critics alike.


    Featuring ten great new rockers with help from friends like Chris Cornell on "Stolen Prayer" and "Unholy War", plus the great team of Tommy Shaw (Styx/Damn Yankees) and Jack Blades (Night Ranger/Damn Yankees) on the power ballad smash "It's Me", "The Last Temptation" album truly was a masterwork from the hard rock legend Alice Cooper.


    At the time, CD's were the format of choice and there was never a North American vinyl release of the album. Even overseas, it was very rare, and is one of the most expensive Alice Cooper collectables if you could even find one that is until now!!


    Friday Music is honored to offer another installment in our Alice Cooper 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with the spectacular "The Last Tempation." Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso (Alice Cooper/Styx/Deep Purple) at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA, the stunning album comes to life now in the audiophile vinyl domain.


    To further enhance your listening hours, for a limited time, the hard rockin' Lp will be manufactured at R.T.I. on translucent blue vinyl and will be housed in a first time gatefold cover. Alice Cooper "The Last Temptation" First time 180 Gram Friday Music Vinyl .First time Gatefold cover presentation .Only from your friends at Friday Music.

    1. Sideshow
    2. Nothing's Free
    3. Lost In America
    4. Bad Place Alone
    5. You're My Temptation
    6. Stolen Prayer
    7. Unholy War
    8. Lullaby
    9. It's Me
    10. Cleansed By Fire
    Alice Cooper
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    Good News For Modern Man


    First Time On Vinyl For This 1999 Solo Album From Ex Husker Du Drummer/songwriter!


    No one has to ask what the hell happened to Grant Hart? anymore. When last heard from in 1994, he was releasing his second LP with Nova Mob. His absence since was perhaps atypical, but here he is again, resuming his solo career for the first time in ten years. The good news is that Good News doesn't sound like Nova Mob or 1991's visceral Last Days of Pompeii, nor does it repeat his more introspective 1989 solo LP Intolerance or 1988's accomplished 2541 EP. Production-wise, this is the most pleasant Hart has come across. A sugar rush is added to his pronounced hooks, adding warmth without robbing the attack of vitality. It's hard to describe -- the first thought might be the exuberance of Cheap Trick on Surrender, only not so thumping. Songs such as Nobody Rides for Free and Seka Knows are not traditional power pop as much as vaguely restrained, crunchy-under-the-surface melodic rock songs with slight '60s influence. This steady, understated exhilaration is consistent with Hart's affable personality. You see it most on the lightest selection, Run Run Run to the Centre Pompidou, a jaunty pop romp to nowhere in gay Paris. But it's just as prevalent in the slower, demure tracks such as You Don't Have to Tell Me Now and, most unique of all, the Chills-like New Zealand hush of Teeny's Hair. Hart's control now is as impressive as when he was contrarily blistering the night with such incredible intensity behind the drums in 1984. His best LP since he parted company with Bob Mould and Greg Norton? Very likely!


    - Jack Rabid (All Music Guide)

    1. Little Nemo
    2. Think It Over Now
    3. Nobody Rides For Free
    4. Run Run Run To The Centre Pompidou
    5. You Don't Have To Tell Me Now
    6. Teeny's Hair
    7. A Letter From Anne Marie
    8. In A Cold House
    9. Seka Knows
    10. Remains to Be Seen
    11. Let Rosemary Rock Him, Laura-Louise
    Grant Hart
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    The Cats (Pre-Order)

    In 1957, the greatest year for recorded music including modern jazz, Detroit was a hot spot, a centerpiece to many hometown heroes as well as short-term residents like John Coltrane and Miles Davis. It was here that Trane connected with pianist Tommy Flanagan, subsequently headed for the East Coast, and recorded this seminal hard bop album. In tow were fellow Detroiters -- drummer Louis Hayes, bassist Doug Watkins, and guitarist Kenny Burrell, with the fine trumpeter from modern big bands Idrees Sulieman as the sixth wheel.

    From the opening number, the classic Minor Mishap, you realize something special is happening. Flanagan is energized, playing bright and joyous melody lines, comping and soloing like the blossoming artist he was. Coltrane is effervescent and inspired, hot off the presses from the Miles Davis Quintet and searching for more expressionism. The other hard bop originals, Eclypso and Solacium, easily burn with a cool flame not readily associated with East Coast jazz. Flanagan himself is the catalyst more than the horns -- dig his soaring, animated solo on Eclypso as he quotes Jeepers Creepers. The near 12-minute blues Tommy's Tune is the perfect vehicle for Burrell, a prelude for his classics of the same period All Day Long and All Night Long. The lone trio session, on the standard How Long Has This Been Going On?, is regarded as quintessential Flanagan, and quite indicative of the Midwestern Motor City flavor Flanagan and his many peers brought into the mainstream jazz of the day and beyond. One yearns for alternate takes of this session.

    The Cats is a prelude to much more music from all of these masters that would come within a very short time period thereafter, and cannot come more highly recommended. It's a must-buy for the ages.

    -Michael G. Nasto (All Music Guide)

    1. Minor Mishap
    2. How Long Has This Been Going On?
    3. Eclypso
    4. Solacium
    5. Tommy's Time
    Flanagan / Coltrane / Burrell / Sulieman
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    Kansas City Suite: The Music Of Benny Carter (Pure Pleasure)

    A session from 1960 with Basie and his Orchestra on absolute top form. It's hardly surprising when you see the line up of star players and also the fact that every single selection was written by Benny Carter.



    The Kansas City that Count Basie found himself in had become the hard core of vital new jazz. It was a place where the musicians who expressed this new jazz could, from night through morning, and on again the next night, sit in on numerous jam sessions.It was a place where musicians like Walter Page, Benny Moten, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Andy Kirk, Coleman Hawkins and many more, could be found working, experimenting and living their music. This was Count Basie's Kansas City, and this is the Kansas City that Benny Carter has dedicated this music to. He has written an original modern jazz suite that is flavored with the elements of Kansas City stomp jazz, and tailored for the big brash sound of the Basie band of today. To Benny Carter, the different streets and places in Kansas City, where so many of these jazz greats lived and worked, and where so much of jazz history was written, evokes a mood, a rememberance of things past. He has, for this reason, titled the selections of this suite after these very same streets and places. The Kansas City of the '20s and 30s is now a legend, and the music that saw it's beginnings there has since developed and moved into the mainstream of today's jazz. It has reached its full maturity and greatness in the music of Benny Carter, and through the dynamic force of the great Basie band!




    Musicians:



    • Sonny Cohn (trumpet)

    • Thad Jones (trumpet)

    • Henry Coker (trombone)

    • Benny Powell (trombone)

    • Marshall Royal (alto saxophone,clarinet)

    • Billy Mitcheel (tenor saxophone, clarinet)

    • Charles Fowlkes (bassoon, bass clarinet, flute)

    • Count Basie (piano)

    • Freddie Green (guitar)

    • Eddie Jones (bass)

    • Sonny Payne (drums)




    Recording: September 1960 at United Recorders, Los Angeles, by Wally Heider

    Production: Teddy Reig



    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. Vine Street Rumble
    2. Katy-Do
    3. Miss Missouri
    4. Jackson County Jubilee
    5. Sunset Glow
    6. The Wiggle Walk
    7. Meetin' Time
    8. Paseo Promenade
    9. Blue Five Jive
    10. Rompin' At The Reno
    Count Basie And His Orchestra
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  • Bob Seger Greatest Hits Bob Seger Greatest Hits Quick View

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    Bob Seger Greatest Hits

    For over 40 years, Bob Seger has been one of America's best mainstream rock & rollers, crafting an impressive body of catchy, hard-rocking songs. Compiled here are some of Bog Seger and the Silver Bullet Band's greatest hits, including, 'Old Time Rock & Roll,' 'Turn the Page,' 'Hollywood Nights,' and his breakout hit, 'Night Moves.' This album is sure to satisfy Bob Seger fans old and new alike.
    LP 1
    1. Roll Me Away
    2. Night Moves
    3. Turn The Page
    4. Against The Wind
    5. Mainstreet
    6. The Fire Inside


    LP 2
    1. Hollywood Nights
    2. Still The Same
    3. Old Time Rock & Roll
    4. We've Got Tonight
    5. You'll Accomp'ny Me
    6. Like A Rock
    7. C'est La Vie
    8. In Your Time

    Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
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    Up In Arms

    We work hard, and we have a lot to say. Look around the planet - people are fed up with the corrupt ruling class. They destroy the planet and kill millions for profit, and the formula for our response is simple: Anger + applied knowledge = results. Don't just bitch. Change it.

    - JOHN JOSEPH

    At its purest, there is little that can match the visceral thrill and empowering spirit of hardcore. As frontman of New York City hardcore kings Cro-Mags, this is something John Joseph knows very well, and with Up In Arms, he and his Bloodclot compatriots deliver a furious collection that hits hard on every level. "In this band we're doing what each of us have always done: give it our all," he states plainly.

    The results reflect the roots and passions of the individual members. Danzig/Murphy's Law guitarist Todd Youth was the first piece of the puzzle. "We've always talked about doing this record together, Todd had songs written and I had notebooks full of lyrics. In late September 2015, I went out to LA to do a triathlon and injured my calf muscle, so I couldn't race, and Todd said he could get some studio time. So, we went in and cut the demo. While there are things we may perceive as a negative in our lives, in fact the universe has a bigger plan, and that experience ultimately resulted in the record." Having been friends with Queens Of The Stone Age and Danzig powerhouse drummer Joey Castillo for three decades, the two musicians had long admired each other's work, and their collaboration has been a long time coming. Following Castillo's suggestion of bringing in Nick Oliveri (Queens Of The Stone Age/The Dwarves) to handle bass duties, the lineup was complete. The songs that comprise Up In Arms manifested after the quartet plugged in and let the music speak for them. "We didn't decide to try to play anything, these are the songs that happened when we started jamming, and I love this band because there are no egos involved. Our goal is to make the best music possible, period. I love it when those guys contribute with melodies, etc., and I've even helped with some of the arrangements. Because we all think alike, our lyrics deal with the issues of the day, and that makes for better songs."

    Every track on Up In Arms lives up to the rallying cry of the album's title - the bursts of high energy hardcore act as the perfect accompaniment to Joseph setting his sights on injustice and the seemingly endless flaws of the contemporary world. The breakneck thrashing of "Slow Kill Genocide" is an anthem for everyone sickened by those responsible for "killing the planet and all its inhabitants through industry and war. They're fucking maniacs and must be stopped." The suitably titled "Manic" attacks with bared fangs, Joseph making it clear that you can only push someone so far before they will react with violence - a call to arms for the disenfranchised who want tomorrow's world to be better than today's. Tracked at NRG in Los Angeles, the raw, old-school production that leaps out from the speaker comes courtesy of producer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Revocation), and the record was mixed by Kyle McAulay at NRG. From the moment the opening title track explodes to life, it's clear that everyone involved is having a blast and playing from the heart, and that this is no frills / no bullshit music at its most passionate - every song evoking mental images of utter chaos in a heaving mosh pit.

    For anyone approaching the album for the first time, Joseph has only this to say: "Turn the volume way the fuck up!" And with plans to tour everywhere, Bloodclot will be getting in a lot of faces in 2017 and beyond. "We are already writing material and the next album is in the works. But, for now, all we want is to hit the stage to support 'Up in Arms', and every single night leave every ounce of ourselves up there."

    BLOODCLOT is:

    John Joseph (Cro-Mags) - Vocals
    Todd Youth (ex-Murphy's Law, ex-Danzig) - Guitars
    Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens of the Stone Age) - Bass
    Joey Castillo (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, ex-Danzig) - Drums

    1. Father Of Lies
    2. This Is Exile
    3. Possession
    4. To All That Are Dead
    5. Exalt
    6. Somatically Incorrect
    7. Death Becomes Him
    8. Daemon
    9. Eternal Refuge
    10. Of Legions
    11. Messiahbolical
    Bloodclot
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  • The Genius Sings the Blues (On Sale) The Genius Sings the Blues (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    The Genius Sings the Blues (On Sale)

    Numbered Limited-Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity



    1961 Collection Gathers 12 Must-Have Songs from Charles' Peak Era



    Mobile Fidelity Has Righted the Sonic Wrongs That Plagued Earlier Versions - You Won't Find a Better-Sounding Ray Charles LP



    Genius doesnt even begin to describe the greatness of The Genius Sings the Blues. Comprised of a dozen songs Ray Charles made between 1952 and 1960, the collection was released in 1961 by Atlantic Records to counter the singers migration to rival ABC Paramount. What Atlantic originally underestimated is that the album contained many of Charles greatest works, all unified by their bluesy emotions and stirring arrangements. A classic of the soul and R&B canon, The Genius Sings the Blues is a snapshot of the evolution of timeless American music captured by the pianists indelible rhythmic pace, gospel roots, jazz backgrounds, and Southern-styled accents. And its never sounded so good.



    From the iconic cover art (a photo of Charles taken by legendary photographer Lee Friedlander) to the distinguished music within, everything about the thematic record is iconic. Now, nearly 50 years later, it can be heard in pristine fidelity sourced from the original mono master tapes. Mobile Fidelitys engineers have taken great pains to ensure that every clink of the piano keys, ache of Charles rolling voice, and rush of the backing arrangements sounds better than they have since first being recorded in the studio. This 180g LP simply lays waste to the competition.



    Previous editions of The Genius Sings the Blues, including a remastered digital edition from Rhino, suffered from varying levels, distracting static and noise, and inconsistent vocal balances. Mobile Fidelity has gone back to the original mono master tapes to correct these problems, giving music lovers what is now unquestionably the best-sounding Charles album to stem from his peak era. And these performances are simply on fire.



    Whether inhabiting the sadness in Night Time (Is the Right Time) or personifying the loss of Hard Times, Charles invests each song with supreme emotion and undeniable conviction that makes the lyrics ring true and the blues resonate with cathartic pathos. Uptempo country blues numbers (Im Movin On, Early in the Mornin) balance the mournful slow fare, and again prove Charles a master composer, interpreter, and musician who could make any style his own. The Genius Sings the Blues also speaks to legendary jazz pianist Billy Taylors initial impressions of Charles upon hearing him in a way in which few other Charles recordings do.



    Taylor recalled: While playing through some new music for a projected Ruth Brown record date, I was asked to listen to an original song played and sung by a young composer and pianist from Seattle, Washington. I can still remember how surprised I was to hear this kind of music from a Northwesterner. He reminded me of Charles Brown, another pianist-singer who was very popular in the Forties, but he had a very personal sound and there was something different about his rhythmic approach. In his handling of melody he seemed to be using devices similar to those used by Dinah Washington and a small group of popular singers who allowed their gospel singing backgrounds to influence their interpretation of popular songs... I was intrigued by the emotional quality projected by both his piano playing and his unusual voice and was not surprised when Ahmet ErtegÜn said that he wanted to let the young musician record some of his own material. He communicates just like the old blues singers, Ahmet said.



    Indeed, that innate blues aesthetic dominates this collection, as does Charles distinctive rhythmic mannerisms. Finally, hear them as theyve always been intended to be experienced.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1.Early in the Mornin'
    2.Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)
    3.The Midnight Hour
    4.(Night Time Is) the Right Time
    5.Feelin' Sad
    6.Ray's Blues
    7.I'm Movin' On
    8.I Believe to My Soul
    9.Nobody Cares
    10.Mr. Charles' Blues
    11.Some Day Baby
    12.I Wonder Who
    Ray Charles
    $34.99 $31.49 Save $3.50 (10%)
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Strangers Almanac Strangers Almanac Quick View

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    Strangers Almanac

    Whiskeytown, a highly acclaimed founding band of the alt-country/No Depression scene, launched the solo career of four-time Grammy®-nominated singer-songwriter-guitarist Ryan Adams as well as that of fiddler-singer-songwriter Caitlin Cary. Now the groups 1997 major label debut album, an overlooked gem from a band considered one of the genres most promising, is being released for the first time ever on vinyl.


    1997's Strangers Almanac was Whiskeytown's major-label debut and the album that first introduced Ryan Adams to a wide audience, but at the same time it marked the beginning of the end for the group. When Whiskeytown went into the studio to record Strangers Almanac, the band had undergone the first of what would become a long line of personnel shakeups, and in addition to Ryan Adams, the only proper members of the group on hand for the sessions were violinist and vocalist Caitlin Cary and guitarist Phil Wandscher; session musicians filled out the lineup, while the new rhythm section, Jeff Rice (bass) and Steve Terry (drums), was hired only two weeks before recording began. Despite its chaotic creation, Strangers Almanac sounds stronger and more cohesive than its ragged but forceful indie predecessor, Faithless Street, and there's a deeper resonance in Ryan Adams' tales of wasted nights and wasted lives, such as Inn Town, Losering, and Dancing with the Women at the Bar. Strangers Almanac doesn't rock as hard as Whiskeytown's earlier material, but when the guitars kick into high gear on Yesterday's News and Waiting to Derail, it reveals just how good a match Ryan Adams and Wandscher were, and Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight and 16 Days are as strong and moving as their country gestures got. Strangers Almanac captures Whiskeytown when they still had some business calling themselves a band rather than just Ryan Adams' backing musicians, and the glorious world-weariness of its best moments makes it a far more satisfying listen than most of what would follow once Ryan Adams struck out on his own.

    1. Inn Town
    2. Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight
    3. Yesterdays News
    4. 16 Days
    5. Everything I Do
    6. Houses on the Hill
    7. Turn Around
    8. Dancing with the Women at the Bar
    9. Waiting to Derail
    10. Avenues
    11. Losering
    12. Somebody Remembers the Rose
    13. Not Home Anymore


    Live in the Studio Radio Performances September 1997 Houses on the Hill*
    14. Nurse with the Pills*
    15. I Dont Care What You Think About Me*
    16. Somebody Remembers the Rose*
    17. Turn Around*


    *previously unreleased
    Whiskeytown
    $24.99
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    Spreading Rumours

    Spreading Rumors is Grouplove's second full-length album.


    Hannah Hooper met Christian Zucconi late one evening on the lower east side of Manhattan. They had both been living in New York for years and had never crossed paths before. But from that night forward the two could hardly be pulled apart. Soon after their connection Hooper was invited to an art residency in Greece on the island of Crete and Hooper insists without any hesitation she invited Zucconi to join her on this journey. Seriously, we had only known one another for a few days but are both so inspired and alive when we are together that going to Greece seemed like a magical and natural thing to do recalls Zucconi.


    On Crete, in a small remote mountain village, Hooper and Zucconi met the members of their future band Grouplove a year before it was officially formed. Sean Gadd, a natural songwriter and guitar player, born and bred in London instantly bonded with the two eccentric New Yorkers. Their relationship became apparent through the music they were making day in and day out. Andrew Wessen, a pro surfer and musician from Los Angeles and his childhood friend Ryan Rabin, an accomplished drummer and producer, were also at the residency and quickly joined in with the musical trio. These five musicians make up the members of what we now know as Grouplove.


    Like all good things, the summer and the residency came to an end and the five friends scattered back to their homes all over the globe. With Sean in London, Christian and Hannah in Brooklyn and Ryan and Andrew in Los Angeles Grouplove was faced with the challenge of what to do now. We all understood how rare it is for five strangers to feel as close as family and create passionate music together. We couldn't just return to Brooklyn and let the music we all made fade into a memory of that summer we had in Greece, explains Zucconi. Everyone pulled their funds together and Sean, Christian and Hannah made their way to Ryan Rabin's studio in LA to record their album. We seriously had the best time of our lives doing that record, says Zucconi. And the result is an incredibly special album where soaring harmonies coupled with sweeping anthems lead you through their powerful journey. Like the members of Grouplove, their music is diverse in influence and style but bonded together by an undeniably creative kinship.


    Their experience back together and recording together was so potent that Hooper and Zucconi packed up their lives in Brooklyn and moved to LA to live and play their music.


    We never could have dreamt this up says Zucconi, but at the same time we're not at all surprised - GROUPLOVE is meant to be. Our story a testament to fate, and our music is something we are ready to share.

    1. I'm With You
    2. Borderlines And Aliens
    3. Schoolboy
    4. Ways To Go
    5. Shark Attack
    6. Sit Still
    7. Hippy Hill
    8. What I Know
    9. Didn't Have To Go
    10. Bitin' The Bullet
    11. News To Me
    12. Raspberry
    13. Save The Party For Me
    Grouplove
    $20.99
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    Girls, Girls, Girls


    Limited Edition (1500) Translucent Red Vinyl


    Girls, Girls, Girls is the fourth studio album by the American heavy metal band Mötley CrÜe, released on May 15, 1987.


    The album contains a more blused riffed style than their previous albums. The record contains the hits Wild Side and Girls, Girls, Girls. The record also reflects the band's hard-living lifestyle, and pays homage to their love of riding Harley Motorcycles, drinking whiskey, drug use, life on the Sunset Strip, and spending nights at strip clubs. However, there are darker sides to the album as well, notably Dancing on Glass and Wild Side. The power ballad You're All I Need tells the story of the death of a lover, and the song Nona is a tribute to Nikki Sixx' grandmother, who died during the recording of the album. First time on translucent red vinyl.

    1. Wild Side
    2. Girls Girls Girls
    3. Dancing On Glass
    4. Bad Boy Boogie
    5. Nona
    6. Five Years Dead
    7. All In the Name Of...
    8. Sumthin' For Nuthin'
    9. You're All I Need
    10. Jailhouse Rock (live)
    Motley Crue
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