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  • Imperial (Awaiting Repress) Imperial (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Imperial (Awaiting Repress)

    Imperial was both his finest work to date and his best received. The brief, breathless album showcases his nearpeerless technical skill along with a newfound maturity in his songwriting. "I was going through a dark time," Curry says now of the time that birthed Imperial. So he challenged himself to find a radical level of transparency. "The whole theme of that tape is just being honest--exposing myself before anybody else does, talking about my past, talking about where I'm heading to."
    1. ULT
    2. Gook
    3. Sick & Tired
    4. Knotty Head

    5. Me Now

    6. Story: No Title

    7. This Life

    8. Zenith

    9. Good Night

    10. If Tomorrow's Not Here
    Denzel Curry
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  • III: Beneath Trident's Tomb (Awaiting Repress) III: Beneath Trident's Tomb (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    III: Beneath Trident's Tomb (Awaiting Repress)

    Throughout its tumultuous existence, Twilight has struggled to define just what it was. Actually, it's been the public struggling to define the band. Black metal supergroup? The members would scoff at this. Originally started by N. Imperial (Krieg), Wrest (Leviathan, Lurker Of Chalice), Malefic (Xasthur), Blake Judd (Nachtmystium), and Hildof (Draugar), one would argue this being the ultimate kult supergroup. Their debut album was recorded by mailing cassette tapes back and forth between the members. Shortly after it was released, they announced they broke up. They never played a show and never planned on it.


    Almost 5 years later a second album was announced, as was new members. Monument To Time End saw Sanford Parker (Minsk, Corrections House), Stavros Giannopolous (The Atlas Moth), and Aaron Turner (Isis) brought into the fold. The Twilight lore started to grow even stronger when it was rumored that Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) had joined the band. Moore had mentioned in interviews his taste for USBM and though mutual friends, was put in touch with Parker. A few months later the band recorded III: Beneath Trident's Tomb. III is much more of an experimental album than its predecessors. It is a dark, uncomfortable listen.


    Twilight have already announced that they are breaking up, and that Judd, one of the founding members, is absent from the album. In the end, Twilight's legacy will be shrouded in mystery and debate. But whatever Twilight is - band, project, or collaboration, they have undeniably released some of the most unique albums in the underground ever and III will cement their legacy and further define what American Black Metal is and can be.

    1. Lungs
    2. Oh, Wretched Son
    3. Swarming Funeral Mass
    4. Seek No Shelter, Fevered Ones
    5. A Flood Of Eyes
    6. Below Lights
    Twilight
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  • Imperial Bedroom Imperial Bedroom Quick View

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    Imperial Bedroom

    180 Gram Vinyl


    Elvis Costello & The Attraction' s Imperial Bedroom has been re-mastered from the original master tapes on 180 gram vinyl. This release includes "Man Out Of Time," "Beyond Belief, "Shabby Doll," and "Almost Blue."


    Recorded with famed Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick, Imperial Bedroom stands as Elvis Costello and the Attractions most highly decorated traditional pop album. Boasting sumptuous arrangements, large-scale instrumentation, ambitious layers, Tin Pan Alley melodies, and orchestrated devices, the 1982 record is a testament to studio creativity and ornate production. Amidst the lavish settings beats the heart of Costellos biting, brutal lyrics that confront domestic malaise and sober emotional reflection. Its little wonder the intelligent effort took top honors in the Village Voices Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.

    1. Beyond Belief
    2. Tears Before Bedtime
    3. Shabby Doll
    4. The Long Honeymoon
    5. Man Out of Time
    6. Almost Blue
    7. ...And in Every Home
    8. The Loved Ones
    9. Human Hands
    10. Kid About It
    11. Little Savage
    12. Boy with a Problem
    13. Pidgin English
    14. You Little Fool
    15. Town Cryer
    Elvis Costello
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  • Imperial Bedroom (On Sale) Imperial Bedroom (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Imperial Bedroom (On Sale)

    Ranked 166/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Universally Hailed 1982 Pop Masterpiece Pairs Costello and Co. With Beatles Engineer Geoff Emerick


    Record Topped Village Voices Pazz & Jop Critics Poll In Year of Its Original Release


    Lavish Instrumentation, Involved Arrangements, and Piano-Based Melodies Frame Ambitious Songs That Address Domestic Malaise While Coming Off as Upbeat


    Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Imperial Bedroom Joins Mobile Fidelitys Pristine LP Reissues of Costellos My Aim Is True, This Years Model, Armed Forces, Get Happy!!, and Almost Blue


    Recorded with famed Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick, Imperial Bedroom stands as Elvis Costello and the Attractions most highly decorated traditional pop album. Boasting sumptuous arrangements, large-scale instrumentation, ambitious layers, Tin Pan Alley melodies, and orchestrated devices, the 1982 record is a testament to studio creativity and ornate production. Amidst the lavish settings beats the heart of Costellos biting, brutal lyrics that confront domestic malaise and sober emotional reflection. Its little wonder the intelligent effort took top honors in the Village Voices Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.


    Not that audiences back in the day ever had the privilege of hearing Imperial Bedroom at its maximum potential. Now they can. Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited edition 180g LP opens up the soundstages, expands the depth, and brings the genius of the grand arrangements into clear focus. In particular, the sound of the piano will have you believe that the 88s are situated right in your room, and never before has Emericks crafty sonic precision been so readily apparent. This is a huge-sounding record that demands full frequency extension and astute separation. Mobile Fidelitys reissue delivers on all fronts. You need to hear this!


    Ranked in 2005 by Rolling Stone at #166 on the magazines prestigious list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Imperial Bedroom overflows with contagious pop, savvy torch, cabaret, chamber, and jazz-influenced fare. If its details you seek, then look no further. With Emerick's assistance, each tune is distinguished with painstaking sonic accents, blended rhythms, counterpoint bass lines, dazzling passages, and inventive motifs. Accordions, tremolo guitars, organs, harpsichords, marimbas, horns, and an assortment of other instruments help color the subtly dark canvases. A 40-piece orchestra graces the gorgeous And In Every Home.


    Originally intended to be a stripped-down affair, Imperial Bedroom reflects Costello's migration to composing on piano as well as his listening tastes at the time: Billie Holliday, Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, Debussy. Intricate, expansive, and complex without ever sounding inaccessible, the record includes the now-classic Man Out of Time, Beyond Belief, and Almost Blue, the latter a ballad that Chet Baker included in his live sets until he passed away. In another stroke of brilliance, Costello used the record as an opportunity to address the melancholic changes in both his own personal situation as well as that of England, the songs functioning as smart, sometimes satirical dialogues on issues such as disenchantment, identity, and relationships.


    Still considered by many the finest record released in 1982, don't pass up this extraordinary-sounding reissue.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Beyond Belief
    2. Tears Before Bedtime
    3. Shabby Doll
    4. The Long Honeymoon
    5. Man Out of Time
    6. Almost Blue
    7. ...And in Every Home
    8. The Loved Ones
    9. Human Hands
    10. Kid About It
    11. Little Savage
    12. Boy with a Problem
    13. Pidgin English
    14. You Little Fool
    15. Town Cryer
    Elvis Costello
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  • Feel The Sound Feel The Sound Quick View

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    Feel The Sound

    The fifth album by Imperial Teen, Feel the Sound, succeeds completely at its goal, plainly stated in the collections title. From the exhilarating, propulsive Runaway, which features the entire band on lead vocals, to the expansive final statement of Overtaken, Roddy Bottum, Lynn Perko Truell, Will Schwartz, and Jone Stebbins feel the sound themselves and, in turn, make the listener feel it in ways immediate, pleasurable, and haunting.


    ELO-like symphonic pop has become a touchstone for everyone from Justice to Cut Copy in recent years, but Feel the Sound makes it manifest through live instrumentation that possesses a Krautrock level of intuitive synchronicity and a desert island jukeboxs sense of fun.


    So many bands lose momentum and focus over time, but a little past its sweet sixteenth year of existence, Imperial Teen somehow grows both younger and wiser, connecting four characters through creative friendship and deep trust, and forging a communal power that continues to grow stronger. Limited to only 1000 vinyl copies!

    1. Runaway
    2. No Matter What You Say
    3. Last to Know
    4. Over His Head
    5. Hanging About
    6. All the Same
    7. Dont Know How You Do It
    8. Out From Inside
    9. The Hibernates
    10. Its You
    11. Overtaken
    Imperial Teen
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  • Jazz U.S.A Jazz U.S.A Quick View

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    Jazz U.S.A

    One of Sonny Criss' classic albums for Imperial, 1956's Jazz U.S.A. is a brilliant collection of impeccably recorded L.A. bop from the '50s. Criss had a tone like nobody else on the alto and he's at the height of his powers here, settling into an amazing groove with a sense of power, confidence and sophistication. Features Criss on alto sax, Kenny Drew on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, Bill Woodson on bass and Chuck Thompson on drums. Tracks include West Coast Blues, Criss Cross, Ham's Blues and Blue Friday among others.
    1. Willow Weep for Me
    2. These Foolish Things
    3. Blue Firday
    4. Sunday
    5. More than You Know
    6. Easy Living
    7. Alabamy Bound
    8. Something's Gotta Give
    9. West Coast Blues
    10. Criss-Cross
    11. Ham's Blues
    12. Sweet Georgia Brown
    Sonny Criss
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  • A Generation Of Love (On Sale) A Generation Of Love (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    A Generation Of Love (On Sale)

    Hey, Girl
    Consciousness Expansion
    You
    Leaves Grow Grey
    A Groovy Kind Of Love
    The Bummer (Guide Me Home)
    Workin' My Way Back To You
    Epitaph (A World Without Love)
    Maman (Mama)
    Stop! In The Name Of Love
    Fluffy Rain
    W.C. Fields
    The Love Generation
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  • Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black Quick View

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    Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black

    Apocalypse 91 The Enemy Strikes Black is the fourth studio album by American hip hop group Public Enemy. It debuts production team Imperial Grand Ministers of Funk, which consisted of producers Stuart Robertz, Cerwin 'C-Dawg' Depper, Gary G-Wiz, and The JBL.
    Lost at Birth
    Rebirth
    Nighttrain
    Can't Truss It
    I Don't Wanna Be Called Yo Niga
    How to Kill a Radio Consultant
    By the Time I Get to Arizona
    Move!
    1 Million Bottlebags
    More News at 11
    Shut 'Em Down
    A Letter to the New York Post
    Get the Fuck Outta Dodge
    Bring tha Noize
    Public Enemy
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  • Lil Son Jackson (On Sale) Lil Son Jackson (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Lil Son Jackson (On Sale)

    Texan bluesman Melvin Lil Son Jackson was a contemporary of Lightnin Hopkins who originally recorded for the Gold Star and Imperial labels in the 40s and 50s. A car accident in the mid-50s led to Jackson giving up the music career and returning to work as a mechanic. Arhoolies Chris Strachwitz pulled him out of retirement in 1960, convincing him to record this classic and rare Texas blues LP. Reissued in all its original glory.
    1. Blues Come To Texas
    2. Cairo Blues
    3. Ticket Agent
    4. Louise Blues
    5. Sugar Mama
    6. The Girl I Love
    7. Santa Fe Blues
    8. Turn Your Lamp Down Low
    9. Groundhog Blues
    10. Gambler Blues
    11. Charley Cherry (Take 1)
    12. Charley Cherry (Take 2)

    13. West Dallas Blues
    14. Rollin' Mill Went Down
    15. Red River Blues 8. Roberta Blues
    Lil Son Jackson
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  • This Is Fats Domino This Is Fats Domino Quick View

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    This Is Fats Domino

    Originally released in 1956 on the Imperial label and collecting both old and new chart-smashers, most of which were co-written with Dave Bartolomew, This is Fats Domino explains the legendary role Antoine Domino had, and still has, in New Orleans' popular culture. Blueberry Hill, Rockin' And Reeling, The Fat Man's Hop... this is the soundtrack to a trip to Bourbon Street. Fats won't ever grow like a weed or be as tall as a building, they used to say in New Orleans, but he's as strong as the Mississippi and he'll be around just as long.
    1. Blueberry Hill
    2. Honey Chile
    3. What's The Reason I'm Not Pleasing You
    4. Blue Monday
    5. So Long
    6. La La
    7. Troubles Of My Own
    8. You Done Me Wrong
    9.Reeling And Rocking
    10. The Fat Man's Hop
    11. Poor Poor Me
    12. Trust In Me
    Fats Domino
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  • The Fastest Guitar In The Country The Fastest Guitar In The Country Quick View

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    The Fastest Guitar In The Country

    Here at last is the album that christened Jimmy Bryant with the distinct moniker of Fastest Guitar in the Country." After a run of success with steel guitarist Speedy West on Capitol Records, Jimmy Bryant signed a solo contract with Imperial Records in the mid '60s. While Bryant's recordings with West established him as a fretboard genius, it was the 1967 release of The Fastest Guitar in the Country that left the disc jockey world wondering if his lighting speed was legitimate. Naysayers were left in awe as they witnessed Bryant's dizzying technique at a DJ convention in Nashville.


    Bryant's frenzied fretboard flair is in full effect on his rendition of the classic "Sugar Foot Rag" and "Little Rock Getaway" bearing evidence as to why this is one of the most electrifying instrumental recordings of all time. Never before reissued, this collection of jazz-fueled country pickin' is the ultimate testament of Jimmy Bryant's gift to the guitar world. Sourced from the original Imperial stereo masters, Sundazed is proud to release this ultra-rare album on 180g vinyl.

    1. Twelfth Street Rag
    2. Little Rock Getaway
    3. Caravan
    4. Down Yonder
    5. Georgia Boogie
    6. Orange Blossom Special
    7. Tico-Tico
    8. Indiana (Back Home Again In Indiana)
    9. Ten Wheels
    10. Stumbling
    11. Voxwagon
    12. Sugarfoot Rag
    Jimmy Bryant
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    Teach Me Tiger

    One of the sexiest voices of the 50s, April Stevens hit Teach Me Tiger (often erroneously accredited to Marilyn Monroe) caused a minor uproar due to his sexual suggestiveness when it first came out on the Imperial label in 1959, and consequently did not receive airplay on many radio stations, reaching only no. 86 in the Billboard charts even though his fan-base had been ever-growing since her first big seller Im In Love Again came out on RCA Victor in 1951. Described as the girl with the pin-up voice, or the intimate miss with the musical kiss, this is her one and only, full-length album, in which, backed by famous arranger and composer Henry Rene, April introduces a
    new frontier in sexy-singing. As one of her many fan letters would explain: Other vocalists sing, but you actually talk to a guy and boy, the things you say!
    1. Do It Again
    2. Teach Me Tiger
    3. I Want A Lip
    4. In Other Words
    5. I Get Ideas
    6. Talk To Me
    7. I'm In Love Again
    8. That's My Name
    9. I'm Making Believe
    10. I'll Wait For Your Love
    11. It Can't Be Wrong
    12. When My Baby Smiles At Me
    April Stevens
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  • King Of America King Of America Quick View

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    King Of America

    180 Gram Vinyl


    Elvis Costello returned to his folk-rock and pub rock roots with King of America, creating one of his most affecting
    and personal records with the hit single "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" and other hugely popular songs such as Brilliant Mistake, American Without Tears, and Indoor Fireworks. Now King Of America is available on 180 gram vinyl remastered from the original master tapes!


    Elvis Costello spent the year prior to recording King of America embarking on a solo tour, usually accompanied by producer/singer-songwriter T-Bone Burnett. The pair's decision to collaborate on Costello's 1986 album came naturally, and the music sounds it-emotional, effortless, literate, seemingly uncomplicated. Credit, however, not only goes to the best batch of Costello originals since 1982's Imperial Bedroom, but to the literally awesome and awe-inspiring cast of musicians Burnett invited to participate.

    1. Brilliant Mistake
    2. Lovable
    3. Our Little Angel
    4. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
    5. Glitter Gulch
    6. Indoor Fireworks
    7. Little Palaces
    8. I'll Wear It Proudly
    9. American Without Tears
    10. Eisenhower Blues
    11. Poisoned Rose
    12. The Big Light
    13. Jack of All Parades
    14. Suit of Lights
    15. Sleep of The Just
    Elvis Costello
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  • TV Eyes TV Eyes Quick View

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    TV Eyes


    First International Release Of Alternative Super Group's Debut


    Reissue Features 4 Bonus Tracks.


    Translucent Yellow Double LP


    Jason Falkner, Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. and Brian Reitzell have quite a
    musical history. Manning and Falkner-once bandmates in Jellyfish-have
    gone on to success as solo acts, or as members of groups including The
    Three O'Clock, The Grays, Imperial Drag, and The Moog Cookbook. Brian
    Reitzell, once the drummer for Redd Kross and Air, turned his talents to film
    and television, supervising and composing music for several films directed
    by Sofia Coppola, including The Virgin Suicides and the Academy Award
    nominated Lost In Translation (for which he, along with Kevin Shields of My
    Bloody Valentine, was nominated for a BAFTA award.) Currently, Reitzell
    composes music for the NBC-TV drama Hannibal.


    But, together, they were TV Eyes.


    Their 2006 self-titled debut was only released in Japan, now out of print, and
    commanding top dollar on the collector market. Omnivore Recordings is going
    to rectify that situation with a CD and 2-LP expanded edition. The release
    features nine tracks from TV Eyes, plus 3 bonus tracks from the Japanese
    only EP Softcore-each of which is a song from TV Eyes, remixed by a
    member of the band.


    For its first ever issue on vinyl, the double LP will be pressed on translucent
    yellow vinyl. The packaging will include photos and liner notes from the band's Jason Falkner.


    It's time to turn on your ears by turning on TV Eyes!

    1. Over The City
    2. Fascinating
    3. She's A Study
    4. The Party's Over
    5. Mission:Submission
    6. Love To Need
    7. What She Said
    8. Fade Away
    9. Time's Up
    10. Fascinating (Jason Falkner Remix)
    11. She's A Study (Roger Joseph Manning Jr. "Malibu" Remix)
    12. Time's Up (Brian Reitzell Remix)
    13. She Gets Around
    TV Eyes
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  • Super Fake Nice Super Fake Nice Quick View

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    Super Fake Nice

    Nearly twenty years since the formation of his Tennessee-based project, Self, Matt Mahaffey is releasing a new EP - Super Fake Nice.


    The six-song collection will feature original tracks - "Gonna Rock," "Subconscious," "Hey Hipster," "Looks And Money," "Splitting Atoms" and the lead single "Runaway." Super Fake Nice was written, produced, recorded, performed and arranged by Matt Mahaffey at his Fresh Imperial studio in Franklin, Tennessee. This is the first new body of SElf material to be released since his 2005 album Porno, Mint, & Grime.


    SElf is the brainchild of Matt Mahaffey, a multi-instrumentalist studio wizard. He began writing songs at the age of four and spent a large part of his high school and college upbringing mastering studio techniques. In 1995 he released his debut SElf album, Subliminal Plastic Motives followed by tours with Garbage, 311 and Cracker. An early review of the debut from People Magazine described Mahaffey as a "virtual one-man rhythm nation" and stated the album proves " that alternative rock can be more than atonal, angst-ridden prattle." Following Subliminal , came releases on Dreamworks and Spongebath including 1999's Breakfast With Girls and 2000's Gizmodgery (made completely with toy instruments).


    Since then, Mahaffey further crafted his unique blend of funk, hip-hop and alt-pop and in the early 2000's his focus started to shift into film and television, scoring music for CSI Miami, Entourage and Weeds. He also started playing and producing for other artists including Beck, Pink, Liz Phair, Keith Urban, The Sounds, Lupe Fiacsco, HelloGoodbye and Tenacious D.

    1. Runaway

    2. Subconscious Life
    3. Gonna Rock
    4. Hey, Hipster
    5. Looks And Money
    6. Splitting Atoms
    Self
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  • Fiddler On The Roof (Original Broadway Cast) Fiddler On The Roof (Original Broadway Cast) Quick View

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    Fiddler On The Roof (Original Broadway Cast)


    Cut From The Original Stereo Tapes By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound


    Legendary 1964 Stereo Recording On 180-Gram Vinyl For The First Time


    Housed In A Stoughton Old Style Tip-on Jacket


    180-Gram Vinyl Pressed And Plated At RTI


    Revival Of Musical Is Currently Playing On Broadway At The Broadway Theatre


    Based on Sholom Aleichem's stories about a poor milkman in late 19th century Russia, and the five daughters for whom he seeks significant weddings, this great musical, which opened at the Imperial Theatre on September 22, 1964, benefited from the portrayal of Zero Mostel as Tevye, and Jerome Robbins' splendid choreography in Boris Aronson's sets inspired by the paintings of Marc Chagall. In the profuse score created by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, If I Were A Rich Man stands out as the anthem of everyone looking for a better life. Before she became Mame's bosom buddy and a television Golden Girl, Bea Arthur played Yente, the matchmaker; and Maria Karnilova traded her stripper's outfit in Gypsy for the torn dress worn by Golde, Tevye's long-suffering and silent wife. Others who shone in the cast included Julia Migenes as Hodel; Bert Convy as Perchik, the student; Austin Pendleton, as Motel, the tailor; and Leonard Frey, as Mendel, the rabbi's son. Even though several actors (Herschel Bernardi, Luther Adler, Harry Goz, among others) played the milkman during the show's long run of 3,242 performances, Mostel's portrayal remains its supreme incarnation.

    1. Prologue: Tradition
    2. Matchmaker
    3. If I Were a Rich Man
    4. Sabbath Prayer
    5. To Life
    6. Miracle of Miracles
    7. The Dream
    8. Sunrise, Sunset
    9. Wedding Dance
    10. Now I Have Everything
    11. Do You Love Me?
    12. The Rumor
    13. Anatevka
    Various Artists
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    Hear! Here!

    Hear! Here!, the Hollies second American album, was issued stateside in 1965 by Imperial Records. Its a reworkedand, for many listeners, improvedvariation on the original British LP known simply as Hollies, with the U.S. version adding the hits Look Through Any Window (the Hollies first American Top 40 single) and Im Alive. Hear! Here! finds the band members original compositions beginning to dominate the Hollies repertoire, with their songwriting skills shining on such standout tracks as Put Yourself in My Place, So Lonely and Ive Been Wrong. Elsewhere on the album, the groups interpretive skills shine through on Curtis Mayfields You Must Believe Me, Roy Orbisons Down the Line and Lloyd Prices Lawdy Miss Clawdy.


    Of all the English bands who achieved international success during the first wave of the British Invasion, none combined youthful rock n roll energy with musical sophistication more compellingly than the Hollies. The Manchester quintet effortlessly combined the effervescent, Everly Brothers-inspired vocal harmonies of Allan Clarke, Graham Nash and Tony Hicks with a muscular rhythm section driven by the brilliant drummer Bobby Elliott, creating one of their eras most beloved and enduring musical catalogs.


    As was standard practice with British acts at the time, the Hollies early albums reached American shores in very different form than the versions that were released overseas, with alternate track listings and different cover art than their U.K. and European counterparts. Although these unique variants are the form in which millions of American fans first experienced these historic albums, they have been out of print for decades, and have long been obtainable only at inflated collectors prices.

    1. I'm Alive
    2. The Very Last Day
    3. You Must Believe Me
    4. Put Yourself in My Place
    5. Down the Line
    6. That's My Desire
    7. Look Through Any Window
    8. Lawdy Miss Clawdy
    9. When I Come Home to You
    10. So Lonely
    11. I've Been Wrong
    12. Too Many People
    The Hollies
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    Here I Go Again

    Released in America in 1964 by Imperial Records, Here I Go Again was the Hollies U.S. debut, and is rated by many fans as superior to its British counterpart, Stay with the Hollies. Here I Go Again offers an accurate representation of the Hollies early repertoire, comprised largely of distinctive covers of American R&B and rock n roll classics. In addition to the ultra-catchy title tune and their hit covers of Maurice Williams Stay and Doris Troys Just One Look, the album finds the Hollies applying their trademark style to such iconic numbers as Chuck Berrys Memphis, Little Richards Lucille and Arthur Alexanders You Better Move On.


    Of all the English bands who achieved international success during the first wave of the British Invasion, none combined youthful rock n roll energy with musical sophistication more compellingly than the Hollies. The Manchester quintet effortlessly combined the effervescent, Everly Brothers-inspired vocal harmonies of Allan Clarke, Graham Nash and Tony Hicks with a muscular rhythm section driven by the brilliant drummer Bobby Elliott, creating one of their eras most beloved and enduring musical catalogs.


    As was standard practice with British acts at the time, the Hollies early albums reached American shores in very different form than the versions that were released overseas, with alternate track listings and different cover art than their U.K. and European counterparts. Although these unique variants are the form in which millions of American fans first experienced these historic albums, they have been out of print for decades, and have long been obtainable only at inflated collectors prices.

    1. Here I Go Again
    2. Stay
    3. Memphis
    4. Lucille
    5. You Better Move On
    6. Talkin' 'Bout You
    7. Just One Look
    8. Keep Off That Friend of Mine
    9. Rockin' Robin
    10. Do You Love Me?
    11. What Kind of Girl Are You?
    12. It's Only Make Believe
    The Hollies
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    Anthropos

    ''Woke up at dawn and felt a presence, nature spirits, observing me. Looked out through the window. Black shape. I went to the nearby forest and the journey had begun.Without a direct way, I went through the woods and crossed mountains. Suddenly elated by light, I was under the raven's wings. Numb. Awakened by a thud and the silhouettes of the three. Embrace. The circle was complete.'' -- Mother of God


    Born in 2008 and raised on rock in Morgårdshammar, Sweden, the four-piece Mother of God cast off a lot of the retro '70s mentality of their countrymen in favor of a more modern approach.Well, 20 years more modern, anyway. Mother of God no doubt have some appreciation for the finer things in '70s rock - there are beards to prove it - but musically they incorporate influences from grunge and the heavy grooves of the early '90s. Bands like Soundgarden and Alice in Chains mesh their downtrodden grunge melodies alongside classic inspiration drawn from Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin.


    These might sound like familiar elements - at least the names ring out - but Mother of God bring their own emotional spin to their Small Stone debut, Anthropos, and never quite cooperate with what you think they'll do next. The band has released two prior EPs - 2011's Forging a New Path and their debut - and they recorded and mixed Anthropos in BorlÄnge with Erik Nerback, Chris Goosman mastered, and Sanna Albenius, Robin Gnista and Alexander von Wieding provided art and layout design.


    In addition to festival appearances at Getaway Rock, Wacken Open Air in Germany and Peace & Love, Mother of God have shared the stage with YOB, Dozer, Graveyard, Imperial State Electric and more, and they'll look to continue their live domination in Scandinavia and beyond in support of Anthropos, shoving their eclectic sound and undeniable hooks right in the faces of everyone who thinks they know what heavy rock should sound like.

    1. 2 3 0
    2. Graenslandet
    3. The Forest
    4. Aim For The Sun
    5. Adrift
    6. To Live
    7. Hoenan
    8. Windows
    9. Something From Below
    10. R. McCord
    11. Lucy
    Mother of God
    $19.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • La Spagna La Spagna Quick View

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    La Spagna


    Reissued On 180-Gram Vinyl For The First Time Since It Was Recorded


    Half-Speed Mastered From The Original Analog Tapes By Stan Ricker, Plated And Pressed At Pallas In Germany


    Double 33 1/3 Rpm Gatefold Lp Limited To 1,000 Copies


    On The The Absolute Sound List Of Must-hear Audiophile Recordings


    This double LP set has resided on The Absolute Sound's 'Super Disc' list since dinosaurs ruled. It has an incredible variety of music and instruments from a 200-year period. There are no voices. The sound is very clean, transparent, complex and extended in the highs. The harmonic richness and decay within the hall is outstanding. The soundstage is very deep, but it is not unusually wide.


    The disc is simply ravishing. It's a classic analogue recording from 1980, lovingly produced, engineered and edited by Robert von Bahr using a Revox A77 and two - presumably spaced - simple Sennheiser MKH105 omni condenser mikes (vintage early '60's design); it amply shows the merits of a simple signal path, combined with minimal intervention and post-processing.


    The recording immediately astonishes with its fluid, natural and utterly truthful sound, And the acoustic of the Chapel of the Imperial College, Madrid is just beautiful. The music, all 80 minutes of it, features variations on three archetypal Spanish themes (La Spagna, a Spagnoletta and Pavane), as interpreted by different composers such as Praetorius, Farnaby, Negri, Josquin Desprez, Ortiz and others. Aided by impeccable playing and 'realisation' of the basic themes, the end result is lively, fun and eclectic.


    This is the very first audiophile version of this disc.

    LP 1
    1. Spagna Contrapunto
    2. Spagnoletta
    3. Danza Alta, Sobre "La Spagna"
    4. Basse Danse Du Roy De Spaingne A XLIIII Notes A VI Measures
    5. Triste Espana
    6. Triste Espana
    7. Historia Baetica
    8. La Spagna
    9. Calata A La Spagnola I
    10. Calata A La Spagnola II
    11. Calata A La Spagnola III
    12. Calata A La Spagnola IV
    13. Spaniol Kochesberger
    14. Spaniol Tancz
    15. The Old Spagnoleta
    16. Spagnioletta
    17. Triste Espana
    18. Re Di Spagna
    19. La Bassa Castiglya -- Falla Con Misuras
    20. La Spagna
    21. La Spagna
    22. Olvida Tu Perdicion Espana


    LP 2
    1. Spagnioler Tancz
    2. Hopper Dancz "Spagna"
    3. Spanieler
    4. Espagnoletta
    5. Spagnoletto
    6. Villanicco Di Spagna
    7. Pavaniglia Di Spagna
    8. Spagnoletto Da Capo
    9. La Spagna A 5
    10. Recercada Primera Sobre Canto Llano La Spagna
    11. Recercada Segunda
    12. Recercada Tercera
    13. Recercada Quarta
    14. Recercada Quinta
    15. Recercada Sesta
    16. Gagliarda Quarta A 5 Alla Spagnola
    17. Een Spaense Voys
    18. Pavana Hispanica
    19. The Spaynard
    20. The Spanish Pavane
    21. Triste Espana
    22. Ricercar Spagnuola "Duna Cossa Spagnola"
    23. Ain Spaniyelischer Hoff Dantz
    24. Tres Sobre El Canto Ilano De La Alta
    25. Triste Espana
    26. Spagnoletta Nuova Al Nodo Di Madrigal
    27. Furioso Alla Spagnuola
    28. Padvana Hispanica

    Paniagua
    $54.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Beat Group Beat Group Quick View

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    Beat Group

    Originally released in the U.S. in 1966, Beat Group! was the American cousin to the Hollies' British LP Would You Believe?. However, identical cousins they were not: Beat Group! boasts substantially altered musical content and completely different cover art. Led by the snap-jangle-pop of the smash single, I Cant Let Go, the album is a thrilling combination of originals and R&B covers ripped from their riotous live sets. Highlights include commanding versions of Buddy Holly's Take Your Time, Sam and Dave's I Take What I Want and the Otis Redding/O.V. Wright classic That's How Strong My Love Is. Original songs Hard Hard Year, Oriental Sadness and Fifi the Flea, along with Mersey Beat staples A Taste of Honey and Mr. Moonlight round out the disc.


    Out of print for decades, this classic album is FINALLY available again. Sourced from the aurally awesome original U.K. mono master, this LP is pressed on pristine 180-gram vinyl per your turntables request. Get in the queue!


    Perhaps the most undervalued band of the original British Invasion, The Hollies hits are well known in the U.S. but their early albums are almost impossible to find! Taking their name from Buddy Holly and modeling their harmonies on the Everly Brothers, the Hollies gathered these American musical ingredients and whipped them into a wholly-UKnique concoction. Forging their sound to the east of their Liverpool brothers-in-beat, this Manchester quintet had it all: the soaring vocals of Allan Clarke, Graham Nash and Tony Hicks; Hicks cascading, arpeggio-laden licks on guitar and a hard-hitting rhythm section driven by drummer extraordinaire Bobby Elliot. On top of that, their keen ears for top quality songs, written by the premier songsmiths of the day like teenage wunderkind Graham Gouldman, Chip Wild Thing Taylor and the stellar in-house writing team of Clarke/Hicks/Nash, ensured that their albums were extraordinary from start to finish. In short, they were a band that exuded greatness on all fronts. Now, as that greatness has been acknowledged by their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sundazed Music is proud to present meticulously restored vinyl editions of the rare U.S. mono versions of the Hollies third and fourth Imperial label albums, from 1966.

    1. I Cant Let Go

    2. Thats How Strong My Love Is
    3. Running Through The Night
    4. Oriental Sadness (Shell Never Trust In Anybody No More)
    5. A Taste Of Honey
    6. Mr. Moonlight
    7. Dont You Even Care (Whats Gonna Happen To Me?)
    8. Hard Hard Year
    9. Take Your Time
    10. Fifi The Flea
    11. I Take What I Want

    The Hollies
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Mono LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Bus Stop

    No rest for the Hollies in 1966! Hot on the heels of Beat Group!, Bus Stop rolled into U.S. record shops, right on schedule. Written by Gouldman, the title track became the bands first Top Ten U.S. single, peaking at #5, and featuring their bell-tone harmonies to perfection. In addition to the sparkling single, the album is packed with their renditions of contemporary hits like Simon and Garfunkel's I Am A Rock, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' Mickey's Monkey' and the Fred Neil/Roy Orbison chestnut Candy Man. Self-penned songs We're Through, Don't Run and Hide and You Know He Did also shine brightly and prove there was no danger of covering up the band members writing skills. With this disc, the Hollies put the rock world on notice that they were the British Invasions most beat-filled battalion!


    Out of print for decades, this classic album is FINALLY available again. Sourced from the aurally awesome original U.K. mono master, this LP is pressed on pristine 180-gram vinyl per your turntables request. Get in the queue!


    Perhaps the most undervalued band of the original British Invasion, The Hollies hits are well known in the U.S. but their early albums are almost impossible to find! Taking their name from Buddy Holly and modeling their harmonies on the Everly Brothers, the Hollies gathered these American musical ingredients and whipped them into a wholly-UKnique concoction. Forging their sound to the east of their Liverpool brothers-in-beat, this Manchester quintet had it all: the soaring vocals of Allan Clarke, Graham Nash and Tony Hicks; Hicks cascading, arpeggio-laden licks on guitar and a hard-hitting rhythm section driven by drummer extraordinaire Bobby Elliot. On top of that, their keen ears for top quality songs, written by the premier songsmiths of the day like teenage wunderkind Graham Gouldman, Chip Wild Thing Taylor and the stellar in-house writing team of Clarke/Hicks/Nash, ensured that their albums were extraordinary from start to finish. In short, they were a band that exuded greatness on all fronts. Now, as that greatness has been acknowledged by their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sundazed Music is proud to present meticulously restored vinyl editions of the rare U.S. mono versions of the Hollies third and fourth Imperial label albums, from 1966.

    1. Bus Stop

    2. Candy Man
    3. Baby Thats All
    4. I Am A Rock
    5. Sweet Little Sixteen
    6. Were Through
    7. Dont Run And Hide
    8. Oriental Sadness
    9. Mickeys Monkey
    10. Little Lover
    11. You Know He Did
    12. Whatcha Gonna Do Bout It

    The Hollies
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Mono LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • I Hear You Knocking (Pure Pleasure) I Hear You Knocking (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    I Hear You Knocking (Pure Pleasure)

    Dave Bartholomew has often been quoted to the effect that Smiley Lewis was a »bad luck singer«, because he never sold more than 100,000 copies of his Imperial singles. In retrospect, Lewis was a lucky man in many respects - he enjoyed stellar support from New Orleans' ace sessioneers at Cosimo's, benefited from top-flight material and production (by Bartholomew), and left behind a legacy of marvelous Crescent City R&B. We're lucky he was there, that's for sure.



    Born with the unwieldy handle of Overton Lemons, Lewis hit the Big Easy in his mid-teens, armed with a big, booming voice and some guitar skills. He played clubs in the French Quarter, often with pianist Tuts Washington (and sometimes billed as 'Smiling' Lewis).



    As the New Orleans R&B sound developed rapidly during the early '50s, so did Lewis. He scored his first national hit in 1952 with The Bells Are Ringing, but enjoyed his biggest sales in 1955 with the exultant I Hear You Knocking (its immortal piano solo courtesy of Huey Smith). Here's where that alleged bad luck rears its head - pop chanteuse Gale Storm swiped his thunder for any pop crossover possibilities with her ludicrous whitewashed cover of the plaintive ballad.




    Musicians:



    • Smiley Lewis (guitar, vocal)




    Recording: At Cosimo's (New Orleans)

    Production: Dave Bartholomew




    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. Bells Are Ringing
    2. Standing on the Corner
    3. Blue Monday
    4. Down the Road
    5. Lost Weekend
    6. Real Gone Lover
    7. Bumpity Bump
    8. I Hear You Knocking
    9. I Can't Believe It
    10. Hey Girl
    11. One Night
    12. Nothing But the Blues
    Smiley Lewis
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Mono LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • King Of America (On Sale) King Of America (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    King Of America (On Sale)

    King of America on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Costello Teams With Musical Legends and Standout Producer T-Bone Burnett on Exemplary 1986 Album


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity LP Maximizes the Get-In, Get-Out, Live-In-the-Studio Immediacy and De-Congested Mix


    Includes Introspective Songwriting Gems Such as "Indoor Fireworks," "Poisoned Rose," "Brilliant Mistake," and "Little Palaces"


    Juggling Themes of Desire and Exile, Costello Strips Arrangements Down to Folk, Country and Pub-Rock Roots


    Elvis Costello spent the year prior to recording King of America embarking on a solo tour, usually accompanied by producer/singer-songwriter T-Bone Burnett. The pair's decision to collaborate on Costello's 1986 album came naturally, and the music sounds it-emotional, effortless, literate, seemingly uncomplicated. Credit, however, not only goes to the best batch of Costello originals since 1982's Imperial Bedroom, but to the literally awesome and awe-inspiring cast of musicians Burnett invited to participate.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180 gram LP of this masterpiece broadens the live-in-the-studio intimacy and opens up the midrange, highs, and lows of Burnett's fabulously de-congested mix. Made with few overdubs or effects, King of America relishes organic approaches and faithful tones-as well as a vast spaciousness and balance not always evident on Costello's efforts with the attractions. Finally, Mobile Fidelity transports the listener to the semicircle of players that surrounded Costello in the studio, and highlights the benefits of the center-of-the-production miking technique employed on the singer's voice and guitar playing.


    Given the brilliance of the performances, every music fan will want to be brought as near as possible to the purity of these sessions. A Hall of Fame-caliber list of instrumentalists accompany Costello, with Elvis Presley's T.C.B. mates Ron Tutt (drums), James Burton (guitar), and Jerry Scheff (bass) forming one band and drummer Earl Palmer (Little Richard), bassist Ray Brown (Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington), pianist Tom Canning, and organist Mitchell Froom ready in waiting as another. Several of these musicians formed yet another band, joined by drummer Jim Keltner of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, and John Lennon fame. Oh-and the Attractions make a guest appearance on one track.


    King of America-the title reflective of the threads of intentional, thought-provoking contradiction throughout-would be exemplary if just for the troupe. Yet it's the combination of chemistry, ability, sonics, and tunes that propel this watertight platter to iconic status. Unconcerned with writing a radio hit or adhering to a single musical theme, Costello wrote a majority of the material on acoustic guitar and on piano, tapping his pub-rock and folk roots in turning out songs that remain some of the catchiest, introspective, and deep of his career. Cuts such as "Indoor Fireworks," "Poisoned Rose," "Brilliant Mistake," and "Suit of Lights" epitomize Costello's inimitable manner of viewing adulthood, romance, and geographical transition through a transparent lens that blocks neither truth nor consequence.


    As for the music? It swings (vide, Scheff's bass line on "Lovable"), swishes (Keltner's brushes on "I'll Wear It Proudly"), jumps (Brown's string bass on "Eisenhower Blues"), swoons ("Poisoned Rose"), and shuffles ("Jack of All Parades"). There's truly not a bum track here, and now, experienced in such high fidelity, the genius of every contributor can be easily heard and felt. Akin to Mobile Fidelity's other Costello reissues, this is not to be missed.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Brilliant Mistake
    2. Lovable
    3. Our Little Angel
    4. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
    5. Glitter Gulch
    6. Indoor Fireworks
    7. Little Palaces
    8. I'll Wear It Proudly
    9. American Without Tears
    10. Eisenhower Blues
    11. Poisoned Rose
    12. The Big Light
    13. Jack of All Parades
    14. Suit of Lights
    15. Sleep of The Just
    Elvis Costello
    $34.99 $31.49 Save $3.50 (10%)
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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