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HeroineFirst Time On Vinyl
Heroine is the second studio album by American post-hardcore band From First to Last. It was originally released on March 21, 2006, through Epitaph Records. It peaked at number 25 on the Billboard 200, selling more than 33,000 copies within its first week. It is the band's highest-selling album and has sold more than 232,000 copies as of April 2008. The album has spawned two singles:The Latest Plague and Shame Shame.1. Mothersound
2. The Latest Plague
3. ...And We All Have A Hell
5. World War Me
6. Shame Shame
7. The Crows Are Coming For Us
8. The Levy
9. Goodbye Waves
10. Waltz More
11. Heroine$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Pure HeroineAfter hearing the opening song Bravado on Lorde's debut EP, The Love Club, it'd be easy to mistake Ella Yelich-O'Connor for a seasoned tunesmith
from the American South, one who carries a heavy heart that's been ravaged by careless men over time. But in truth, Lorde recorded these songs as a 16
-year old Kiwi championed by the likes of Perez Hilton and Grimes.
Her youthful exuberance is only somewhat more evident in the following single Royals, which balances her seemingly timeless knack for songcraft with
a sophisticated pop savvy that most people over 30 can't find without collaboration. Lorde needs no collaborative hacks -- she writes and sings her own
songs. The confidence in Royals and the financial fantasies of Million Dollar Bills pulse and pump with the sultry R&B pomp of a Beyonce hit, save for
production that's slightly more confectionery.
Even when she sings in her higher vocal range about teenage politics, Lorde carries herself with the grace and poise of someone like Beth Orton.
This artist is truly one of the breakout artists of 2013 and will continue to be so in years to come.1. Tennis Court
2. 400 Lux
5. Buzzcut Season
7. Glory and Gore
8. Still Sane
9. White Teeth Teens
10. A World Alone$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Callas Portrays Verdi Heroines (Studio Recital) (Pre-Order)Coinciding with the new Callas Live Remastered Edition, the cataloger's 2017 priority, Warner Classics re-releases two of Maria Callas' legendary studio recitals on vinyl, using the state of the art remastering done in 2014.
This recital brings together three operas from the earlier years of Verdi's career (Nabucco, Ernani and Macbeth) and one of his greatest mature masterpieces (Don Carlo). Callas sang all of them on stage apart from Ernani, and Lady Macbeth proved a triumph for her when she opened La Scala's season in December 1952.
Gramophone greeted this recital by saying: Mme Callas has seldom had such a field day and her dramatic instinct is well-nigh perfect in interpreting these wonderful pages, each characterized convincingly - and differently.1. Macbeth, Act 1: Nel dì della vittoria ....Vienil t'affretta (Lady Macbeth, Chorus)
2. Macbeth, Act 2: La luce langue (Lady Macbeth)
3. Macbeth, Act 4: Una macchia è qui tuttora (Lady Macbeth, Doctor, Woman)
4. Nabucco, Act 2: Ben io t'invenni ... Anch'io dischiuso un giorno (Abigaille)
5. Ernani, Act 1: Surta è la notte .... Ernani! Ernani, involami (Elvira)
6. Don Carlo, Act 5: Tu che le vanità (Élisabeth)$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
I Love You, Go Easy2007's I Love You, Go Easy finds Virginia-raised/Berlin-based artist Devon Sproule going back to her roots and place of birth, Ontario, Canada, where she teamed up with Canadian producer Sandro Perri, and backing band The Silt. The Silts experimental-pop influence suits Sproules new material remarkably well here, as it does on the well-chosen covers Bodys in Trouble by the Toronto-native and cult heroine Mary Margaret OHara and Runs in the Family by The Roches. Deluxe heavyweight vinyl housed in a heavy card gatefold sleeve.1. If I Can Do This
2. I Love You, Go Easy
3. The Unmarked Animals
5. Runs In The Family
6. The Warning Bell
7. The Evening Ghost Crab
8. The Faulty Body
9. Bodys In Trouble
10. Nows The Time$16.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Rock 'N Roll AnimalSpecially remastered audio on 180 gram audiophile vinyl, includes live versions of Sweet Jane, Heroin and more!
Following his somber 1973 concept album Berlin, Lou Reed switched gears once again with 1974's Rock 'n' Roll Animal, a searing live set recorded at Howard Stein's Academy of Music in New York in December of 1973 with his road band at the time which featured the twin guitar attack of Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter. The 5-song set primarily consists of extended arrangements of former Velvet Underground classics including a 13-minute plus version of Heroin, and a 10-minute Rock 'n' Roll to go along with more concise takes on Sweet Jane and White Light/White Heat. Rock 'n' Roll Animal amplifies the music of the Velvet Underground as never before or since and it finds Lou Reed doing what he does best, challenging the status quo with artistic ambition and restless abandon.1. Intro / Sweet Jane
3. White Light / White Heat
4. Lady Day
5. Rock And Roll$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Trainspotting SoundtrackOne-Time Limited Run On Orange Colored Vinyl
A 20th-anniversary reissue of the original soundtrack from the iconic drama 'Trainspotting.' Based on the Irvine Welsh novel of the same name, the film version of 'Trainspotting' directed by Danny Boyle became a cult sensation. Centered around the heroin subculture of Edinburgh in the 1980s, the film is occupied with surrealism, black comedy, and most importantly - a killer soundtrack. Including tracks from Iggy Pop, New Order, Blur and Underworld, this soundtrack is an essential part of any music lovers collection.LP 1
1. Lust For Life (Iggy Pop)
2. Deep Blue Day (Brian Eno)
3. Trainspotting (Primal Scream)
4. Atomic (Sleeper)
5. Temptation (New Order)
6. Nightclubbing (Iggy Pop)
1. Sing (Blur)
2. Perfect Day (Lou Reed)
3. Mile End (Pulp)
4. For What You Dream of (feat. KYO) [Full On Renaissance Mix] (Bedrock)
5. 2:1 (Elastica)
6. A Final Hit (Leftfield)
7. Born Slippy (NUXX) [Underworld]
8. Closet Romantic (Damon Albarn)$31.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Don't Blame MeEurope`s Best Jazz Singer in concert 1958-1962: Ten unreleased concert recordings and two live recording sessions of Inge Brandenburg (1929-1999), voted for "Europe`s best female jazz singer" at the festival of Juan-Le-Pins 1960. The singer live in Berlin and Frankfurt with piano trio, combo or
orchestra, featuring Rolf LÜttgens Trio, RIAS Orchestra/ Werner MÜller, RIAS combo and Dieter von Goetze trio. Soulful vocal jazz including S`Wonderful, Lover Come Back To Me, Secret Love or Summertime. Limited vinyl LP, carefully restored and remastered in 2014, comes with unreleased archive photos and new sleeve notes.
Inge Brandenburg (1929-1999) was the most important German jazz singer of the 50s and 60s, blessed with creative spontaneity, unique vocal timing and great artistic expression. Her vocal style was unique and with her dark timbre she celebrated the real blues. This CD and LP presents a survey of the singer`s completely unknown or rare live recordings, taped 1958-1962 in Berlin and Frankfurt am Main, at the peak of her short and tragic career as a jazz artist. Her performance at the sixth German Jazz Festival in 1958 was considered to be her breakthrough. Three tracks out of twelve were recorded
at this concert. Inge Brandenburg was accompanied there by the excellent trio of pianist Rolf LÜttgens, featuring legendary bassist Peter Trunk and Rudi Sehring, one of the best German drummers of the post-war period.
Largely ignored by the German public during her final years, only seven people showed up at the funeral of Inge Brandenburg in 1999. Twelve years later, however, for the premiere of the first documentary film about her life (Sing, Inge, Sing), many hundreds of people crammed into a large hall. The crowd in Berlin's Haus der Kulturen der Welt was so great that the organizers had to offer an additional public viewing in the lobby cafe. The rediscovery of a German jazz heroine was celebrated at the glittering event - the "best European jazz singer in 1960", voted as such at the festival in Juan-Les-Pins, Southern France. Her inability to take control of her life is mirrored in the film, with the "broken dream" of Inge Brandenburg as a collection of bad occupational prospects, missed opportunities and private disasters. She was a highly talented artist with the right idea at the wrong time and in the wrong place.1. S'Wonderful
2. Lover Come Back To Me
3. Give Me The Simple Life
4. Pennies From Heaven *
5. Secret Love
6. Don't Blame Me
7. That Old Black Magic
8. Lover Man
9. Dancing On The Ceiling
11. There'll Never Be Another You*
All tracks previously unreleased, except *$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
She Was Too Good To MeChet Baker was one of the most important representatives of the West Coast Cool Jazz movement. His heroin addiction is well documented with his exploits and misadventures wrapped in legendary anecdotes, but thankfully his life story never managed to overshadow his unmistakable talent. Chet Baker has one of the most recognisable sounds of all the jazz musicians in the cannon; his trumpet playing is intimate, simple and delicate with a hint of melancholy that tears at the heartstrings. She Was Too Good To Me was released in 1974 on Creed Taylor's CTI label after a 4 year absence from the scene. And what a comeback: excellent vocal Cool Jazz tunes are interlude with instrumental goodness from the undisputed master of the trumpet.1. Autumn Leaves
2. She Was Too Good To Me
3. Funk In Deep Freeze
5. With A Song In My Heart
6. What'll I Do
7. It's You Or No One$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Acclaimed Singer, Songwriter, Band Leader From Ethyl Meatplow
And The Geraldine Fibbers.
First Solo Album In Seven Years, Following A String Of Releases
With Her Evangelista Project.
Carla Bozulich is an art-punk heroine with almost three decades of exceptional,
iconoclastic musical activity under her belt. Time and again she has headed up bands that
sound like nothing else and arguably stake out genres unto themselves: the bent agit-prop
of Ethyl Meatplow; the ferocious roots-tinged epic rock of The Geraldine Fibbers; the vocal driven sound-art of Scarnella and Evangelista. Her first "solo" record, the 2003 album-length
cover of Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger, was rightly hailed as a masterpiece of
reinterpretation and recontextualisation. Bozulich now returns with the third record of her
storied career to be issued in her own name, following three albums under the Evangelista
moniker since 2008 (her first record on Constellation, in 2006, was, somewhat confusingly,
released as Carla Bozulich and titled Evangelista).
Boy is Carla's self-proclaimed "pop record" and assuredly it is, albeit in the context of her
sui generis path (by the standards of what our current music culture these days means by
pop crossover tropes and stylistics, perhaps not so much!). Boy is a refreshing reminder of
what pop - as an oblique angle, influence and intent - can yield in the hands of a ferociously
commanding singer/lyricist who has cut her teeth on genre-bending, genre-blending, and
DIY aesthetics for 25 years. Boy is pop-influenced by way of primitivist punk, avant rock,
goth/industrial and lo/mid-fi; a batch of ten songs that clock in at 3 to 5 minutes each, mostly
hewing to recognizable structures of verse, chorus and bridge, but marked by destabilizing
accents and strategies, and nothing that could be mistaken for winking irony, gloss or mere
effect/affect. The songs are driven by hooks and melodies delivered by the singing itself,
with the underlying instrumentation and arrangements always in the service of Carla's voice
and lyrics - in that respect, there is a strong through-line from the Evangelista albums. But
Boy sharpens and focuses each song's intent and structure; unlike most of the Evangelista
work, this new album would not be mistaken for sound art, dark ambient, or quasi-Industrial
music (except perhaps on "One Hard Man" and "Number X").
As Bozulich points out in the liner notes, Boy is also not strictly speaking a "solo" album.
While she wrote and recorded everything, and played the majority of the instruments, it was
also aided and abetted throughout by a close creative partnership with John Eichenseer (aka
JHNO, Spool) who provided musical and technical input throughout the 2+ years of the
making of the album. The two have traveled and played together all over North America,
Europe and beyond, remaining purposefully uprooted and nomadic, piecing the record
together along the way. Guided by some of Bozulich's most perceptive, reflective, economical
and honest lyrics, Boy stakes out a poetics of eulogy in all the breadth and nuance of the
term - celebration, memorial, rhapsody, survival; this album unfurls a beautiful, unsettling
narrative wrung from an artistic life of unflinching creative experience, commitment, courage
and learning. And no small measure of genuine, well-earned wisdom. It's also fun.
Boy is the sharpest, supplest, most satisfying and most generous album that Bozulich has
made in recent years. It also happens to be one of her most immediately accessible, while
sacrificing nothing of her inimitable sound and vision. It is a definitive expression - and
should serve as a welcome reminder - of Bozulich's tremendous talent, taste and trajectory.1. Ain't No Grave
2. One Hard Man
3. Drowned To The Light
4. Don't Follow Me
5. Gonna Stop Killing
6. Deeper Than The Well
8. Lazy Crossbones
9. What Is It Baby?
10. Number X$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Completement FouYelle's third album will be released on the hit-maker's own Kemosabe Records and the team-up makes good sense. Though these Frenchies may not have one of the household names we're used to seeing next to that man's handle (Katy Perry, Robin Thicke, Britney Spears) they've long possessed an originality of voice and strength in songwriting that transcends whatever their trappings. Of course, they see it a bit differently. "We just do things we love," says Yelle, nÉe Julie Budet. "This is the only rule we have. At the end of the day this is what makes Yelle: Spontaneity."
And Yelle once again make an album that is pure Yelle. Complètement Fou is equally wild and wry, celebratory and melancholy, sensual and strange, forceful and full of fun. Cofounder and key composer GrandMarnier (Jean-François Perrier) laid down the frame for each song. Then Luke and his ace team - Oliver, Cirkut, Kool Kojack, A.C, Billboard, JMIKE, and MadMax - amplified what was already there instead of inventing a new identity. Collaboration was new territory, but it was the perfect path forward to advance the bouncy, synthesizer-rich sound of 2011s Safari Disco Club.
Look no further than the titular track to hear that growth in action: "Complètement Fou" opens with chopped rave keys, round sequencer blips, a mighty low-end kick, and playful effects à la Basement Jaxx. Then comes Yelle's voice - a transcendent thing that compliments those lush electronics so well. While "Coca Sans Bulles" tows the dark/light line between '80s electro oddness and Daft Punk disco, "Jeune Fille Garnement" slinks/surges like the Knife's freaky outrÉ techno. "Ba$$in" swirls rap with Eurodance; "Dire Qu'on Va Tous Mourir" puts R&B through a Oneohtrix filter.
And then there's "Moteur Action," a song whose summer breeziness suggests a top-down highway ride, oversized sunglasses on, scarf trailing behind. Though knowing Yelle, the lyrics aren't so blithe as those ebullient oohs might have you believe. Our heroine explains the album's primary themes as "relationships, love, bodies, dance, and sensuality, but also death." Ecstasy prevails in parts too. We'll let you seek your own translation of "Nuit de Baise," but "Florence en Italie" was inspired by Stendhal Syndrome, which causes viewers of particularly moving art to swoon and pass out.
Yelle sought a lyrical partner for Complètement Fou as well: "a French dandy called JÉrôme Echenoz," in her words, though he's best known as Tacteel (of TTC, for those who remember the details of Yelle's 2007 debut, Pop Up). "We used to do everything by ourselves," she says, "but we wanted to open the circle this time around because we love people!" She insists there are no direct dis songs in the vein of "Je Veux Te Voir," only "some winks here and there not personal, more about society." To wit, she counts Votaire's monumental 1759 satire Candide among the LP's influences.
At the heart of Yelle today is the same spirit that brought the pair formerly known as Julie and Jean-François together, as great friends, in 2000. They initially called their project YEL - an acronym for "You Enjoy Life" - but the exuberant, feminized, Francofied shout they've taken for a moniker suits them perfectly. We yell when we are happy with the world and we yell when we're pissed off at its ways. But we probably yell our best when we're complètement fou.
- France Rocks1. Complètement Fou
3. Coca Sans Bulles
4. Les Soupirs Et Les Refrains
5. Nuit De Baise I
7. Moteur Action
8. Florence En Italie
9. Un Jour Viendra
10. Nuit De Baise II
11. Jeune Fille Garnement
12. Dire Qu'on Va Tous Mourir
13. Bouquet Final$26.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
Chet Baker With StringsChet Baker was one of the representatives of the West Coast Cool Jazz movement whose life and music appeals to the imagination of the people the most.
His heroin addiction is well documented, his exploits and misadventures are wrapped in legendary anecdotes.
But his life story never managed to overshadow his unmistakable talent.
Chet Baker has one of the most recognizable sounds of all the jazz musicians in the cannon; his trumpet playing is intimate, simple and delicate, with a hint of melancholy that tears at the heartstrings.
Chet Baker With Strings was recorded during three sessions in 1953 with Zoot Sims & Jack Montrose on tenor sax, Russ Freeman on piano, Shelly Manne on drums and Clifford 'Bud' Shank on alto sax.
The players are lifted up into the air like a leaf on the breeze by Montrose's delicate string arrangements, while the Baker and Sims interplay on songs like 'Loved Walked In' are amongst the best recorded in jazz history.
This fully instrumental album is a classic, and now available on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 1953!1. You Don't Know What Love Is
2. I'm Thru With Love
3. Love Walked In
4. You Better Go Now
5. I Married An Angel
7. I Love You
8. What A Difference A Day Made
9. Why Shouldn't I?
10. A Little Duet For Zoot And Chet
11. The Wind
12. Trickleydidlier$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Universal Breakdown BluesUniversal Breakdown Blues is a modern urban blues/rock offering that reflects the soul of blues mastermind Popa Chubby. The album features 12 brand new tracks that capture the fire and energy of his live shows. It represents an entirely new level of his tempestuous, soulful playing. Popa puts it all into the simple language of music and invites us all to the party!
'This is the blues now. It's the people's blues. The blues belongs to the people and I get to sing it. If there's one thing I want people to know about me, it's that I'm a survivor, says Popa Chubby. 'Here's my story: My dad died when I was seven. I was abandoned and raised myself. I moved to New York City when I was 18 and started playing music. I got a huge heroin habit and ended up strung out on the streets until I was in my early twenties. I started playing again and got away from drugs and never went back, and then I got into the New York blues scene of the early '90s, and here I am today.'
Universal Breakdown Blues is a monumental blues album fueled by the veteran Popa Chubby.1. I Don't Want Nobody
2. I Ain't Giving Up
3. Universal Breakdown Blues
4. The Peoples Blues
5. Rock Me Baby
6. 69 Dollars
7. Over The Rainbow
8. I Need A Lil' Mojo
9. Danger Man
10. Goin' Back To Amsterdam (Reefer Smokin' Man)
11. The Finger Bangin' Boogie
12. Mind Bender$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Including 4 Page Lyrics Insert
Judee Sill is one of rock's more interesting and lesser-known stories. Because of her troubled family history she was looking for an escape of reality. After surviving a heroin addiction and a brief stint as a bank robber, Sill turned her rather intense passions to music. She released two albums and partially completed a third album before her death in 1979.
Sill's music was complex, elegantly crafted and yet completely devoid of pretension or overwrought melodrama. Unfairly lumped in with other female, proto-adult contemporary songwriters like Joni Mitchell or Carole King, Sill was much closer in spirit to Brian Wilson, Nick Drake, or one her idols, J.S. Bach. She had a gift for making very complicated things sound simple, beautiful.
The second album Judee Sill made, proved to be her last. Instead of using an outside arranger for the strings for her album Heart Food (as she did on her previous album Judee Sill), Sill did all of the work herself.1. There's A Rugged Road
2. The Kiss
3. The Pearl
4. Down Where The Valleys Are Low
5. The Vigilante
6. Soldier of The Heart
7. The Phoenix
8. When The Bridegroom Comes
9. The Donor$35.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Italian Movie SoundtracksImport
Chet Baker had a long and complicated relationship with Italy. It was a country where he was both imprisoned and adored. His first visit there took place in 1955, during his first successful European tour. It was during this tour that the quartet's pianist, the talented Dick Twardzik, tragically died in Paris from a heroin overdose. Baker was devastated, and following Twardzik's death - for which he felt some level of responsibility - the trumpeter submerged himself in the drug world and in a self-destructive spiral which would last for the rest of his life. Baker would stay in Europe for a number of months after Twardzik's death, playing with different local musicians.
Baker made his way back to New York in mid-1956 and wouldn't return to Italy until the 1959 trip that yielded the recordings included here. In fact, as Ezio Leoni (the musician in charge of the sessions) explained that Chet's trip to Milan took place in order to make two albums (one with strings and orchestra, the other with a small combo of Italian players). Baker was already an addict when the contract was signed, and before he could travel he was imprisoned in the States. Therefore, the sessions had to be postponed and shortly after this music was recorded Baker would be imprisoned again, this time in Italy. Prior to his Italian imprisonment he made the two albums expected of him and recorded some interesting tracks for movie soundtracks with different bands conducted by Piero Umiliani, which are presented on this LP. All of that music is also contained here, including a vocal version of "Arrivederci" which has been taken from the original movie itself and, for that reason, has some odd overdubbed dialogues in Italian.1. Tensione
2. Alone In A Crowd (Solti Ignoti)
3. Relaxin' With Chet
4. I Soliti Ignoti (Lyda / Movimenti Con Swing)
5. Tema D'Amore (Sentirsi Solo)
7. Smog (Introduzione e Finale)
8. Twilight In Los Angeles (Smog Versione Strumentale)
9. Thinking Blues (Hollywood Tonight)
10. Improvvisando In Blues
12. Furtivamente$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sparkle And FadeRemastered From High-Res Archives For the First Time!
One Of Two Releases From Intervention Records' Lost '90s Series
Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio
Everclear remains one of the few elite acts to emerge from the post-Nirvana grunge explosion, rockers that could not only match the crunch and aggression of Seattle's finest, but the hooks and emotional honesty. Everclear's Art Alexakis wrote songs that were a mature but hard rocking brand of power pop with gritty, achingly true lyrics about addiction, failed relationships and loneliness. Sparkle and Fade was Everclear's second release, and it broke HUGE, a platinum-selling smash with hit tunes like Santa Monica, Heroin Girl and Heartspark Dollar Sign.
A driving passion at IR is bringing music from the dark days of the CD era to glorious new light and life on premium vinyl. So much fantastic music from this era either never saw a vinyl release at all, or saw only a very limited and all too often low-quality release ripped from CDs without much care. During that era even if the original capture was to analog tape it was often ripped to digital and loaded into workstations for choosing final mixes, sequencing and final assembly. If vinyl was released during this era it is more than likely sourced from CD files. For releases that were never assembled in analog or were fully-digital recordings IR acquires and masters from high-resolution 20-24-bit files and if needed assembles final mixes, cross-fades, etc. during mastering. The increase in musicality and purity is as exponential as the increase in bit depth! Combining superior master sources with the truly full-range mastering chain at Cohearent and RTI's dead quiet vinyl pressing results in hearing the music that was the soundtrack to our lives like never before!1. Elektra Made Me Blind
2. The Twistinside
3. Heroin Girl
4. Her Brand New Skin
5. You Make Me Feel Like a Whore
7. Santa Monica
8 Queen of the Air
10. Pale Green Stars
12. Chemical Life
13. Heartspark Dollarsign
14. My Sexual Life$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Dad Loves His Work (On Sale)Recorded amidst a failing marriage, ongoing heroin addiction, alcohol dependency, and a sense of fading commercial prowess, James Taylors Dad Loves His Work is an emotional juggernaut and musical marvel. Long considered a classic of the singer-songwriter domain, the 1981 effort stands as Taylors last real great album and an involving aural artwork that simmers with honesty, conviction, and feeling.
Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited-edition 180g LP marks the first time this classic has been properly remastered. Far exceeding the sonics of Sonys CD reissue, this audiophile version lifts up the cover on a world of sound, with Taylors mellow finger-picked guitar melodies, gently reassuring vocals, and bittersweet deliveries brought to the fore. Listeners will also be able to relax amidst the soft clouds of comforting background singing by ace guests Jennifer Warnes, J.D. Souther, and Peter Asher.
With the title reflecting the singers answer to his then-wife, Carly Simon, Dad Loves His Work remains a statement of certainty and priority that Taylor invests with devastating poignancy, physiological soulfulness, and universal pathos. Balancing the biting edginess and forlorn despair with equal parts self-deprecating humor and rapier wit, Taylors songwriting on such nuggets as Hard Times, Hour That the Morning Comes, and charged Stand and Fight is among the best of his career.
No surprise, then, that Taylor wasnt only looking at and reflecting upon his own life, but that of his relationship with his own father and ancestors. The emotional repercussions involved with such looming themes trickle through the harmony-laden music, spurred by the vocalists trademark acoustic guitar, shivering harmonicas, Rhodes pianos, myriad percussive devices, and tasteful synthesizer passages.
Taylors definitive duet with Souther on Her Town Too bridged both the pop and adult-contemporary charts, catapulting Dad Loves His Work in the Top Ten and past sales of one million copies. Similarly, Taylor expands his horizons on the politically motivated Sugar Trade, co-written by Jimmy Buffett.
Mobile Fidelitys collectible audiophile 180g LP brings you into Taylors private world with unparalleled intensity and extreme closeness. Taylor feels every word he sings on this record, and now, thanks to meticulous remastering efforts, his expressiveness and sensitivity coming through via unencumbered transparency and dynamic acoustics. This edition of Dad Loves His Work is not to be missed!
This title is not eligible for further discount.1. Hard Times
2. Her Town Too
3. Hour That the Morning Comes
4. I Will Follow
5. Believe It or Not
6. Stand and Fight
7. Only for Me
8. Summer's Here
9. Sugar Trade
10. London Town
11. That Lonesome Road$34.99 $31.49 Save $3.50 (10%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Modern GuiltModern Guilt is the eighth official studio album and eleventh overall by American alternative artist Beck. The album lasts 33 minutes, making it the shortest album by Beck to date. Modern Guilt features two contributions by Cat Power and was produced by Beck and Danger Mouse.
Modern Guilt indulges Beck's love of Sixties psychedelic music, and the results are vividly rendered - all acid-trip guitars, mod dance-party beats, daisy-chain harmonies and thundering percussion. But beneath the DayGlo arrangements lie some deeply bummed-out songs about living in a time of war (Walls), environmental degradation (Gamma Ray) and widening generation gaps (Youthless). Danger Mouse brings a hip-hop DJ's love of funky old rock records; Beck brings the end-of-the-Sixties, pre-apocalyptic hangover.
Taken as a whole, the album's first five songs stand among Beck's strongest work. The most dazzling example is Chemtrails, which nods through a heroin haze of droning guitars while Beck imagines jets flying above a sea full of dead people. The song title comes from a conspiracy theory that holds that some jet trails are actually chemical sprays engineered by the government for secret purposes. But you don't have to know the reference to feel the dread. Staring at the corpses, Beck sings, So many people, where do they go? The morbid answer is implied: No matter where all the lonely people come from, they all end up in the same place.
That last song sums up Beck's biggest issue on the album: Don't know what I've done, but I feel ashamed. That's modern guilt for you: knowing the world's going to hell and feeling partly responsible, but not quite knowing what to do about it. Some days, we're worse than you can imagine/And how am I supposed to live with that? he sings on Walls. A few lines later, he finds his own reason to carry on: We do the best with the souls we're given. And not long after he sings these words, the song cuts out abruptly in the middle of the melody. Like Tony Soprano said, you never know when your time is gonna come.
--Melissa Maerz, www.rollingstone.com1. Orphans
2. Gamma Ray
4. Modern Guilt
6. Walls (feat. Cat Power)
8. Soul of a Man
9. Profanity Prayers
10. Volcano$27.99Vinyl LP - LPs Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-SAC-2144xSoundwalk Collective and Jesse Paris Smith feat. Patti Smith
Double LP With Gatefold Sleeve And 16-Page Booklet
LP 1 Is Black Vinyl, LP 2 Is White Colored Vinyl
A shimmering ambient tone, an electronic underlay to the lulling chatter of
crickets, makes way for the unmistakable voice of Patti Smith, quietly intoning,
ominously, "The killer road is waiting for you / like a finger, pointing in the night."
Behind the music and concept of Killer Road is international trio Soundwalk
Collective - Stephan Crasneanscki, Simone Merli, and Kamran Sadeghi - who,
alongside Patti Smith's daughter, Jesse Paris, conceived an immersive exploration
of the tragic death of Christa PÄffgen. Better known as Nico, the Velvet
Underground chanteuse and solo pioneer, PÄffgen died while riding her bike on
the island of Ibiza in the summer of 1988. Ironically, she'd recently got her health
back, after fifteen years of heroin addiction. It was Nico's body's reaction to its
new sobriety, and the fact she was cycling at the hottest time of the day, on the
hottest day of the year, that was to prove her undoing.
In the years before she died, Nico had not neglected her creative muse, writing
poetry that would never be published, or heard, until now, in the form of the
opening title track, "Killer Road." The tracks that follow are eight interpretations
of Nico lyrics, predominantly taken from classic albums such as Desertshore and
Drama of Exile, arranged by fellow poet and kindred spirit Patti Smith.
The roots of Killer Road lie in a fortuitous meeting on an airplane bound for New
York. One passenger was Smith; the other was Soundwalk Collective founder
Crasneanscki. Soundwalk had previously been a collaborative series of walking
guides to cities that created an idiosyncratic and evocative understanding for the
listener, before evolving into musical frameworks for field recordings and sight
specific sound installations and performances using a variety of texts and themes.
Killer Road was initially a live audio-visual experience, at the French Institute
Alliance Francaise in New York as part of 2014's Crossing the Line festival. Finally,
we now have the recorded version, a poignant, profound, imaginative exploration
and tribute nearly 30 years after that fateful summer's day.1. Killer Road
2. My Heart Is Empty
3. Evening of Light
5. Secret Side
6. Fearfully in Danger
7. I Will Be Seven
8. The Sphinx
9. My Only Child$29.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
WeatherheadWeatherhead is the sophomore album from Helms Alee. Their gamut of timbres from the most guttural blown-out roar to the most graceful lilting melody summon a sense of triumph, empowerment and conquest.
The relentless chugging fuzz and vocal harmonies of Elbow Grease, the concrete thrust of the central riff of 8/16, the thunderstruck arpeggio of Pretty As Pie, the siren song of Pig Pile, the unbridled scuzz of Ripper No Lube and the alternating agit-punk and anthemic approach of the title track all reinforce Helms Alees position as masters of diametrically opposed tactics.
They are the true heroes and heroines of the loud-quiet-loud. Weatherhead was recorded by Matt Bayles at Studio Litho and Red Room Studios in the Winter of 2010-2011.1. *
2. Elbow Grease
4. Music Box
5. Pretty as Pie
6. Anemone of the Wound
7. Mad Mouth
8. Epic Adventure Through the Wood
9. Speed Sk8r
10. Pig Pile
12. Ripper No Lube
13. Born in Fiberglass
14. Weatherhead$25.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Band Of Outsiders
Limited Edition Black And Red Splattered Vinyl
When jazz hits you in the face with a stack of bricks, Mike Dillon is there...twisting chaos into order before turning it back on itself again. -Splinters & Candy
The Mike Dillon Band is a predictably gruesome and sublime elixir of stealthy jazz vibes, street poetry raps and post-punk sonic carnage. -Boulder Weekly
A body in motion tends to stay in motion, at least when The Mike Dillon Band is supplying the dance music. The psychedelic rock group shakes and gyrates with heavy, vibraphone driven grooves, delivering a steady stream of infectious rhythms and hypnotic percussion. -Pittsburgh City Paper
How many artists can claim being praised a punk rock provocateur, jazz vibraphone visionary and percussion virtuoso in the same sentence? There's only one: Mike Dillon. Whether through his affiliation with artists like Les Claypool, Brave Combo and Ani DiFranco, collaborations such as Garage A Trois, The Dead Kenny Gs and Critters Buggin or bands he's fronted, including Billy Goat and Hairy Apes BMX, the Texas-native has set his own standard for 25 years now.
With his latest effort, Band of Outsiders-released via Brooklyn label The Royal Potato Family-Mike Dillon has conjured the perfect storm of all these past endeavors. His manic creative vision found its match in three young musicians he met in New Orleans. Carly Meyers-whom Dillon describes as "a High Priestess of Trombone who channels the energy of Iggy Pop through the chops of JJ Johnson in second-line parade"-provides harmonic counterpoint to his vibes and percussion ("All Walks of Life") as she simultaneously ups the band's art-rock ante ("Carly Hates The Dubstep"). The rhythm section of bassist Patrick McDevitt and drummer Adam Gertner turns on a dime between snarling punk rock assaults ("Homeland Insecurity"), deep funky go-go ("Head"), ska grooves ("Here The Burro") and experimental hip-hop beats ("7AM At The Jazzfest") with all points covered in between.
Dillon recorded Band of Outsiders at Studio Center in Miami with the help of co-producers Gary Vandy and Richard Maloney Jr. Vandy is an old school engineer whose work includes over 200 platinum records predominantly in the disco and dance genres. His love of Zappa is what attracted him to Dillon's work. In the age of pro-tools chicanery, the production is straightforward, capturing Dillon and his band playing live in a room.
"Two tours of Mexico and a steady dose of Brazilian music was the jumping off point for these new songs," explains Dillon. "Add our love for The Melvins, Deerhoof, Bad Brains, Dead Kennedys, Trouble Funk and all things New Orleans and this album surpasses our intention to make the freakiest, most vibrant dance music on the planet."
Lyrically speaking, Mike Dillon draws from his love of Miguel de Cervantes, William Burroughs, Kurt Vonnegut and Robert Anton Wilson to tell stories of New Orleans debauchery mixed with age-old themes of travel, love, self-destruction and greed. Delivered with Dillon's trademark vocal rasp, the record has the intensity of a Tom Waits-meets-Frank Zappa black comedy. Rumor has it that Dillon lived for the past seven years in the same apartment that Waits shared with Rickie Lee Jones. Dillon discounts those rumors: This apartment has housed dudes from Morning 40 Federation, Ani DiFranco, an old Conga player and a bunch of heroin addicts."
Taken in its entirety, Mike Dillon's Band of Outsiders is a snapshot of four musicians hitting full stride. Having relentlessly toured the country in 2013-both headlining and opening for artists like Fishbone, Clutch, Primus and Galactic-its 13 songs bristle with a group mind, spill over the sides with the visions invoked during countless dead-of-night drives crisscrossing the country in a van and hit their target with a sonic assault only possible from a band that's played 400-plus shows over the last two years.
"People are always trying to figure out how to describe our music. Maybe we should call it New Orleans punk jazz Brazilian math rock? It's a gumbo of tribal percussion, The Meters, old school hardcore, Brazil, hard bop and anything else that might move us," concludes Dillon. "But you know, I really don't care what you call it. We kick out the jams harder than anyone, and we also know when to heed the lessons of The Minutemen's Double Nickels On The Dime and keep things straight to the point. There's a reason we called the record what we did. We're the living, breathing definition of a band of outsiders, but together we deliver simple majestic beauty, let's leave it at that."1. Head
2. Hand of God
3. Homeland Insecurity
4. Hero The Burro
5. Carly Hates The Dubstep
6. Great Lakes Tuna
8. All Walks of Life 9. Celebrate the Hate
10. 7AM at the Jazzfest
11. So Long Pal
12. Baby Flint Talk
13. Dauphine & Desire$16.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ParasitePressed On Sea Green Vinyl
Limited To 2000 Copies
One-Sided 12" w/ B-Side Etching (No Music)
When The Coathangers first stormed on the scene over a decade ago, their power resided in their ability to craft a crooked hook out of a grimy guitar line, a delightfully crass chorus, or an enticingly ham-fisted drum-and-bass groove. With each successive album, the Atlanta garage punk ensemble has increasingly tempered their brash charm with sharp-witted pop. Not that the band ever fully excised the primal howl of The Gories or the sparse strut of ESG, but with the trio's latest EP, Parasite, The Coathangers explore the space between their initial unbridled expressionism and their recent nuanced song craft. "I'd like to think the EP takes you on a journey through the band's existence," says guitarist/vocalist Julia Kugel of the sequencing of the five songs on their latest offering.
Parasite kicks off with the title track, a rowdy throwback to a younger, angrier incarnation of the band. Crafted in the wake of the election and during a tumultuous period in the band members'private lives, "Parasite" is pure catharsis. "During the making of our last album, I didn't want to scream anymore, I just wanted to sing and focus on melody. When we came to this recording, Ijust wanted to scream and curse." If the EP is meant as a journey through the various stages of the band's career, it certainly storms out of the gate with the same kind of piss-and-vinegar of their eponymous debut. And while "Wipe Out" is another rowdy venture, with bassist Meredith Franco taking over the lead vocal duties over a steady barrage of pointed power-chords, it also showcases the rousing choruses that elevated the trio from underground heroines to an internationally renowned garage act. Despite the adverse times, The Coathangers' mastery of pop cannot be contained forever, as is evident in the EP's single "Captain's Dead", with its sultry verses, triumphant chorus, and a bombastic freak-out of noisy guitar. The journey through The Coathangers' musical evolution leads to a revamped version of "Down Down" off 2016's Nosebleed Weekend LP and the smoky twang of "Drifter", in which drummer/vocalist Stephanie Luke demonstrates her knack for solid Dusty Springfield-style ballads.1. Parasite
2. Wipe Out
3. Captain's Dead
4. Down Down (alt version)
5. Drifter$15.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ViolettaAnna Netrebko's artistry takes on a new dimension as she delves into the world of Verdi's tragic heroine. Hear the immortal melodies that are La Traviata, delivered with raw emotion and breathtaking virtuosity. Bolstered by the bravura of Rolando Villazón, Anna's portrait of Violetta is her most compelling - and revealing - triumph yet.
Anna Nebtreko, Violetta
Rolando Villazon, Alfredo
Helene Schneidermann, Flora
Herman Wallen, Marchese
Salvatore Cordella, Gastone
Paul Gay, Barone
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Rupert Huber, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Carlo Rizzi, conductor
Thomas Hampson, Germont
Luigi Roni, Dottore
Diane Pilcher, AnninaGiuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
LP1 - Side A:
1. Brindisi (Toast): Libiamo ne'lieti calici
2. Un dì felice, eterea
3. Scena ed Aria - Finale: E strano! - Ah, fors'è lui
4. Follie! Follie! Delirio vano è questo!
5. Sempre libera
6. Scena ed Aria: Lunge da lei - De' miei bollenti spiriti
7. O mio rimorso!
LP1 - Side B:
8. Duetto: Pura siccome un angelo
9. Non sapete quale affetto
10. Un dì, quando le veneri
11. Ah! Dite alla giovine
12. Imponete Non amarlo ditegli
13. Che fai? Nulla
LP2 - Side C:
14. Invitato a qui seguirmi
15. Ogni suo aver tal femmina
16. Di sprezzo degno se stesso rende
17. Alfredo, Alfredo, di questo core
18. Annina? / Comandate?
19. Teneste la promessa - Attendo, attendo, ne a me giungon mai!
LP2 - SIde D:
20. Addio del passato
21. Scena e Duetto: Signora / Che t'accade?
22. Parigi, o cara, noi lasceremo
23. Ah, non più! - Ah! Gran Dio! Morir sì giovine
24. Finale ultimo: Ah, Violetta! / Voi? Signor?
25. Prendi, quest'è l'immagine$74.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Moana (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Disney takes us back to the sea for an adventure about home, tradition and growing up. Composed by the Samoan musician Opetaia Foa'i, Mark Mancina (who helped put a South African spin on Elton John's songs for The Lion King), and Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda, the movie's soundtrack is an uplifting mix of Disney storytelling and traditional Oceanian music, sung both in English and the Polynesian language of Tokelau. It also features beautiful performances by Hawaiian actress Auli'i Cravalho, who voices the film's heroine, Moana.1. Tulou Tagaloa
2. An Innocent Warrior
3. Where You Are
4. How Far I'll Go
5. We Know The Way
6. How Far I'll Go (Reprise)
7. You're Welcome
9. I Am Moana (Song of the Ancestors)
10. Know Who You Are
11. We Know the Way (Finale)
12. How Far I'll Go (Alessia Cara Version)
13. You're Welcome (Jordan Fisher / Lin Manuel Miranda Version)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Another Day In ParadiseDont let the name fool you. Unlike Morphine, this band does not sound like theyre on heroin. Quite the opposite. This is methamphetamine punk. Enjoy the rush.1: Population Control
3: Drag Me Down
4: In Harms Way
5: Talking To Myself
12: Mad Mad World
13: 14 Days$11.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now