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  • Joan Baez (Pure Pleasure) Joan Baez (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Joan Baez (Pure Pleasure)

    At the time of its release, Joan Baez's debut album was something of a revelation. The folk music revival was beginning to gather steam, stoked on the popular side by artists such as the Kingston Trio and the Easy Riders, as well as up-and-coming ensembles such as the Highwaymen, and on the more intense and serious side by the Weavers. The female singers on the scene were mostly old-time, veteran activist types like Ronnie Gilbert and Malvina Reynolds, who was in her sixties. And then along comes this album, by a 19-year-old who looked more like the kind of co-ed every mother dreamt her son would come home with, displaying a voice from heaven, a soprano so pure and beguiling that the mere act of listening to her - forget what she was singing - was a pleasure. Baez's first album, made up primarily of traditional songs (including a startling version of House of the Rising Sun), was beguiling enough to woo even conservative-leaning listeners. Accompanied by the Weavers' Fred Hellerman and a pair of session singers, Baez gives a fine account of the most reserved and least confrontational aspects of the folk revival, presenting a brace of traditional songs (most notably East Virginia and Mary Hamilton) with an urgency and sincerity that makes the listener feel as though they were being sung for the first time, and opening with a song that was to become her signature piece for many years, Silver Dagger. The recording was notable at the time for its purity of sound, and Baez's voice soars with an awesome purity of Fare Thee Well, House of the Rising Sun, and All My Trials, and the guitar accompaniment on Wildwood Flower, among other tracks, comes through with richness and clarity.




    Musicians:



    • Joan Baez (vocal, guitar)

    • Fred Hellerman (guitar)




    Production: Maynard Solomon



    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.



    Silver Dagger
    East Virginia

    Fare Thee Well
    House Of The Rising Sun

    All My Trials
    Wildwood Flower
    Donna Donna
    John Riley
    Rake And Rambling Boy

    Little Moses
    Mary Hamilton
    Henry Martin
    El Preso Numero Nueve
    Joan Baez
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    Newport Folk Festival 1968

    In 1968, Joan Baez returned to Newport, as she would in years before and since, to deliver a breathtaking set built around her voice and acoustic guitar. Thankfully the entire festival in 1968 was broadcast in FM quality across the local area which allows us all to continue to enjoy this fine event in all its glory even today.
    1. Introduction (Live)
    2. Carry It On (Live)
    3. Gentle on My Mind (Live)
    4. Song Introduction #1 (Live)
    5. Maria Dolores (Live)
    6. Prison Story Song Introduction (Live)
    7. Swing Low Sweet Chariot (Live)
    8. Song Introduction #2 (Live)
    9. Legend in My Time (Live)
    10. Morning, Morning (Live)
    11. Suzanne (Live)
    12. We Want Our Freedom Now (Live)
    13. Introduction by Bob Siggins (Live)
    14. Green, Green Grass of Home (Live)
    15. Song Introduction #3 (Live)

    16. The Banks of the Ohio (Live)
    Joan Baez
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  • Diamonds and Rust in the Bullring Diamonds and Rust in the Bullring Quick View

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    Diamonds and Rust in the Bullring


    Mastered From The Original Analog Tape By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    200-gram Vinyl Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!


    Tip-on Jacket By Stoughton Printing


    The album chronicles a show performed by Baez in a bullring, naturally, in Bilbao, Spain, in 1988, and it demonstates what makes her such a draw overseas. Half of the collection (side two of the LP) consists of songs sung in Spanish.


    This record was made in a bullring in Bilbao, Spain, in 1988. It is dedicated to the Mayor and the people pf Bilbao, who came out between thunderstorms to see me perform. The song in Catalan TXORIA TXORI is about a sweet little bird...I want to thank Pasku who taught it to me, and thank the Bilbao public for singing it so beautifully. - Joan Baez. Illustrations by Joan Baez; additional vocals Mercedes Sosa.


    1. Diamonds and Rust
    2. Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around
    3. No Woman No Cry
    4. Famous Blue Raincoat
    5. Swing Low Sweet Chariot
    6. Let It Be
    7. El Preso Numero Nueve
    8. Llego Con Tres Heridas
    9. Txoria Txori
    10. Ellas Danzan Solas (Cueca Sola)
    11. Gracias A La Vida
    12. No Nos Moveran
    Joan Baez
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  • Joan Baez Vol. 1 & 2 Joan Baez Vol. 1 & 2 Quick View

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    Joan Baez Vol. 1 & 2

    Import


    2 LPs - 27 Tracks

    LP1
    Silver Dagger
    East Virginia
    Fare Thee Well
    House Of The Rising Sun
    All My Trials
    Wildwood Flower
    Donna Donna
    John Riley
    Rake And Rambling Boy
    Little Moses
    Mary Hamilton
    Henry Martin
    El Preso Number Nueve


    LP2
    Wagoner's Lad
    The Trees They Do Grow Hight
    The Lily Of The West
    Silkie
    Engine 143
    Once I Knew A Pretty Girl
    Lonesome Road
    Banks Of The Ohio
    Pal Of Mine
    Barbara Allen
    The Cherry Tree Carol
    Old Blue
    Railroad Bloy
    Plaisir D'Amour

    Joan Baez
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  • Play Me Backwards Play Me Backwards Quick View

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    Play Me Backwards

    First released in 1992, Play Me Backwards holds a very special place in the rich recording history of Joan Baez. The albums sessions brought her back to Nashville for the first time since the series of four albums she had recorded in Music City between 1968 and 1971. Returning to Nashvilles familiar environment two decades later and collaborating with producers Wally Wilson and Kenny Greenberg proved to be a perfect fit. Joan reaffirmed her unique ability to identify and interpret successive generations of songwriters whose music had the ability to speak to her: Mary Chapin Carpenter (Stones In the Road), John Stewart (Strange Rivers), John Hiatt (Through Your Hands), the duo of Janis Ian and Buddy Mondlock (Amsterdam), and Ron Davies (Steal Across the Border and The Dream Song, co-written with Joan). Play Me Backwards also contains four songs that Joan co-wrote with her two producers (Play Me Backwards, Isaac and Abraham, Im With You, and Edge Of Glory, one of the last occasions on which she has contributed to an album as a songwriter.


    Adding historic provenance to this reissue is a second disc containing previously unreleased demos of 10 songs which were contemplated by Joan and her producers, heard here for the first time. Some of the songwriters are not widely known, such as the late Mark Heard (Rise From the Ruins, Lonely Moon), John Hadley (The Last Day) or Gary Nicholson (Trouble With the Truth); and one writer is not known at all (Medicine Wheel). On the other hand, there are additional songs from Janis Ian (We Endure) and Ron Davies (Dark Eyed Man, originally recorded by Kevin Welch as Dark Eyed Gal); and one that Joan wrote with Greenbergs wife, the respected Christian artist Ashley Cleveland (In My Day). Fans will be immediately drawn to Joans version of Bob Dylans Seven Curses (his adaptation of the traditional Child ballad The Maid Freed From the Gallows aka Anathea), the only one of these songs previously recorded by Joan (on the live album Bowery Songs in 2005).


    By all accounts, Play Me Backwards is said to be the album that began the renaissance of Joan Baezs career that has continued through 2008s Grammy-nominated Day After Tomorrow. Play Me Backwards is an album whose impact will continue to reverberate for decades to come.

    1. Play Me Backwards

    2. Amsterdam
    3. Isaac and Abraham
    4. Stones in the Road
    5. Steal Across the Border
    6. I'm With You
    7. I'm With You (reprise)
    8. Strange Rivers
    9. Through Your Hands
    10. The Dream Song
    11. The Edge of Glory

    Joan Baez
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  • Recently Recently Quick View

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    Recently


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Analog Tapes


    200-Gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!


    Deluxe Tip-On Gatefold Jacket


    In 1987, the Madonna of Folk returned to U.S. record shops with a vengeance, delivering here interpretations of songs by Dire Straits, Johnny Clegg, U2 and Peter Gabriel - performers, writes AllMusic, whose political consciousness had been formed by listening to old Joan Baez albums.


    We've taken a classic and kicked it up a notch. Several notches, in fact. This 200-gram stunner, pressed at Quality Record Pressings, was expertly remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. Lacquer plating was by
    QRP's master technician Gary Salstrom, topped off by a heavy cardboard gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing with vibrantly reproduced original artwork. How does it get any better?


    The title track from Recently is a stunning Joan Baez original, where she boldly answers ex-husband David Harris' downbeat memoir of the '60s, Dreams Die Hard, as well as other '80s revisionists.


    The track Asimbognagna was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.

    1. Brothers In Arms
    2. Recently
    3. Asimbonanga
    4. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress
    5. James & The Gang
    6. Let Us Break Bread Together/Freedom
    7. MLK
    8. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
    9. Biko
    Joan Baez
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  • Any Day Now (Pure Pleasure) Any Day Now (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Any Day Now (Pure Pleasure)

    The material - many of the Dylan classics - is unsurpassable. Her voice is at its zenith, young, supple - neither undisciplined (as in her 1st records) nor the later, low vibrato warble. There is none of the self-conscious and silly Dylan vocal imitation found in Baez's later recording. Where Dylan's own singing is wonderfully raw and rough, Baez is clear and pure. Both are great for me, but very, very different from each other. These lovely renditions are like no one else's. Just pure Joan in her finest voice.



    She is backed here by several of the very best of '70s Nashville session musicians (pickers). Some folks think of Nashville sidemen as inevitably bound up with Country Music. While this is not counter-country, it fits much more into folk - as the names Dylan and Baez rightly connote.



    One Too Many Mornings is too often overlooked among Dylan's compositions, and this is among the best renditions I've heard. The full-length, unhurried treatment Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowland is spell-binding and satisfying. Perhaps my favorite, though, is the subtle and poignant Spanish Boots of Spanish Leather. Dylan's lyrical genius is fully manifest, in his gorgeous melody and Joan Baez's a wonderful performance.
    For many of us who listened both then and recently, this pristine work inevitably reminds us how much has aged in the decades since this earlier era - also recaptured so vividly in Dylan's own Chronicles. These are timely works, both for reminiscence and to introduce newbies to the non-acid experiences that stirred an earlier generation. But regardless of any social import, this is simply beautiful poetry and music.



    Musicians:



    • Joan Baez (guitar, vocal)

    • Fred Carter (mandolin)

    • Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (keyboards)

    • Stephen Stills, Pete Drake, Harold Rugg (guitar)

    • Tommy Jackson, Johnny Gimble (violin)




    Recording: 1968 by Selby Cofeen

    Production: Maynard Solomon



    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve



    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. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
    2. North Country Blues
    3. You Ain't Going Nowhere
    4. Drifter's Escape
    5. I Pity the Poor Immigrant

    6. Tears of Rage
    7. Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
    8. Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word
    9. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

    10. The Walls of Redwing
    11. Dear Landlord
    12. One Too Many Mornings
    13. I Shall Be Released
    14. Boots of Spanish Leather
    15. Walkin' Down the Line

    16. Restless Farewell
    Joan Baez
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  • Gone From Danger Gone From Danger Quick View

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    Gone From Danger

    Although it might appear that Joan Baez has had an uphill struggle in her career as an interpretive singer in a popular music field dominated by singer/songwriters, in fact she has kept her music fresh over the years by seeking out successive generations of upcoming writers and championing their work. In the 1960s, that might have meant Bob Dylan and Richard Farina, for instance, but 30 years later she is still finding new work by young artists and popularizing it, even if they also perform the songs themselves. On her 1997 album, Gone From Danger, those songwriters are Dar Williams, Sinead Lohan and Richard shindell, each of whom contributes multiple songs, as well as Betty Elders and Mark Addison. They provide her with a host of new social issues to tackle as well, among them pedophilia (Elder's heartbreaking Crack In The Mirror) and immigration (Shindell's caustic Fishing). As usual, she proves herself a superior interpreter, intelligently presenting the complex, mature concerns of the songwriters, whether the subjects have political or emotional resonance (or both).
    1. No Mermaid
    2. Reunion Hill
    3. Crack in the Mirror
    4. February
    5. Fishing
    6. If I Wrote You
    7. Lily
    8. Who Do You Think I Am
    9. Mercy Bound
    10. Money for Floods
    Joan Baez
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  • In Spite Of Ourselves In Spite Of Ourselves Quick View

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    In Spite Of Ourselves

    Pressed On 180 Gram Vinyl


    Gatefold Matte Inner Sleeve


    Two time Grammy-award winner, John Prine, is a singer songwriter who, from his eponymously titled first LP release in 1971, has continued to write and perform songs that have become central to our American musical heritage. Classics like, 'Angel from Montgomery', 'Sam Stone,' 'Paradise,' and 'Hello in There' speak to the everyday experience of ordinary people with a simple honesty, and an extraordinary ability to get right through to the heart of the listener.


    Long considered a "songwriter's songwriter," John Prine is a rare talent whose writing is greatly admired by his peers. Performers who have recorded from his extensive catalog, include Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Joan Baez, George Strait, Old Crow Medicine Show, Norah Jones, Bette Midler, Miranda Lambert and many others.


    With his career spanning more than 40 years Prine continues to perform at sold out shows all over the US, Canada, and Europe. Among the many awards and accolades John has received in recent times include is his 2003 induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, an Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for songwriting and was honored at the Library of Congress by US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser. Prine has become for many, not just a well loved and appreciated songwriter, but a bonafide American treasure.

    1. (We're Not) The Jet Set - (ft. Iris DeMent)
    2. So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) - (ft. Connie Smith)
    3. Wedding Bells / Let's Turn Back The Years - (ft. Lucinda Williams)
    4. When Two Worlds Collide - (ft. Trisha Yearwood)
    5. Milwaukee Here I Come - (ft. Melba Montgomery)
    6. I Know One - (ft. Emmylou Harris)
    7. It's A Cheating Situation - (ft. Dolores Keane)
    8. Back Street Affair - (ft. Patty Loveless)
    9. Loose Talk - (ft. Connie Smith)
    10. Let's Invite Them Over - (ft. Iris DeMent)
    11. 'Til A Tear Becomes A Rose - (ft. Fiona Prine)
    12. In A Town This Size - (ft. Dolores Keane)
    13. We Could - (ft. Iris DeMent)
    14. We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds - (ft. Melba Montgomery)
    15. In Spite of Ourselves - (ft. Iris DeMent)
    16. Dear John (I Sent Your Saddle Home)
    John Prine
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  • Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis Quick View

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    Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis

    A one-night-only concert was held at New York City's Town Hall last fall, to celebrate the music of the Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis. The evening was filmed for a documentary that was broadcast by Showtime last winter, and now Nonesuch Records releases a live recording of the concert, Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of "Inside Llewyn Davis,"on January 13, 2015. The concert, documentary, and live album were produced by Inside Llewyn Davis writer/director/producers Joel and Ethan Coen and soundtrack producer T Bone Burnett. (Nonesuch also released the film's soundtrack.)


    As Burnett explains, "Inside Llewyn Davis was filled with live performances of some of the folk songs that had survived the McCarthy hearings. Some of the songs were a hundred years old; some had just been written but sounded a hundred years old. In order to get attention for a film that was not exactly on the beat we decided to throw a concert featuring the actors and musicians who had performed in the movie and on the soundtrack. We also invited members of the extraordinary community of musicians who have coalesced around this old music-and have kept it alive in the wake of the most recent technological revolution-to join us that night. We asked them to perform an old song and one of their new songs.


    He continues, "Several new stars emerged from their performances that evening-The Secret Sisters, Lake Street Dive, The Milk Carton Kids, Rhiannon Giddens, and Punch Brothers all proved themselves as good as the best as they took the stage next to Hall of Famers Joan Baez and Elvis Costello, and established younger artists like The Avett Brothers, Colin Meloy, Marcus Mumford, Conor Oberst, Willie Watson, Gillian Welch, and Jack White." In fact, T Bone Burnett has since produced albums by both Punch Brothers and Rhiannon Giddens, which will be released shortly after Another Day, Another Time.


    Huffington Post called Another Day, Another Time "one of those only-in-New-York events," while Rolling Stone said it was "a bustling salute to the sounds and the idea of Sixties folk music," and continued, "For all the formality of the night, which was exceedingly well-paced and organized, the concert recalled a time when one or two people, bearing one or two unplugged instruments, could be as enthralling as the greatest rock or EDM track."

    1. Tumbling Tumbleweeds - Punch Brothers
    2. Rye Whiskey - Punch Brothers
    3. Will the Circle Be Unbroken - Punch Brothers, Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings
    4. The Way It Goes - Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings
    5. The Midnight Special - Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, Willie Watson
    6. I Hear Them All/This Land Is Your Land - Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, Willie Watson
    7. New York - The Milk Carton Kids
    8. Tomorrow Will Be Kinder - Secret Sisters & Punch Brothers
    9. You Go Down Smooth - Lake Street Dive
    10. Please Mr. Kennedy - Elvis Costello, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver
    11. Four Strong Winds - Conor Oberst, Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings
    12. Man Named Truth - Conor Oberst, Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings
    13. Blues Run the Game - Colin Meloy
    14. Joe Hill - Colin Meloy, Gillian Welch, Joan Baez
    15. All My Mistakes - The Avett Brothers
    16. That's How I Got to Memphis - The Avett Brothers
    17. Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise - The Avett Brothers
    18. Mama's Angel Child - Jack White
    19. Did You Hear John Hurt? - Jack White
    20. We're Going to Be Friends - Jack White
    21. Waterboy - Rhiannon Giddens
    22. 'S iomadh rud tha dhìth orm / Ciamar a nì mi 'n dannsa dìreach - Rhiannon Giddens
    23. Hang Me, Oh Hang Me - Oscar Isaac, Punch Brothers, Secret Sisters
    24. Green, Green Rocky Road - Oscar Isaac
    25. Tomorrow Is a Long Time - Keb Mo
    26. Rock Salt & Nails - Bob Neuwirth
    27. The Auld Trianole - Punch Brothers & Marcus Mumford
    28. Didn't Leave Nobody but the Baby - Carey Mulligan, Gillian Welch, Rhiannon Giddens
    29. Which Side Are You On? - Elvis Costello, Joan Baez, Chris Thile
    30. House of the Rising Sun - Joan Baez, Dirk Powell, Marcus Mumford
    31. I Was Young When I Left Home - Marcus Mumford
    32. Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song) - Marcus Mumford, Oscar Isaac, Punch Brothers
    33. Farewell - Marcus Mumford & Punch Brothers
    Various Artists
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  • Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 Quick View

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    Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970

    Over 40 summers ago on August 31, 1970, 35-year-old Leonard Cohen was awakened at 2 a.m. from a nap in his trailer and brought onstage to perform with his band at the 3rd annual Isle Of Wight music festival.


    The audience of 600,000 was in a fiery and frenzied mood, after turning the festival into a political arena, trampling the fences, setting fire to structures and equipment and stoked by the most incendiary performance of Jimi Hendrix's career, less than three weeks before his death.


    As Cohen followed Hendrix's set, onlookers (and fellow festival headliners) Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Judy Collins and others stood sidestage in awe as the Canadian folksinger-songwriter-poet-novelist quietly tamed the crowd. Take a listen and be amazed by this live recording.

    LP1
    1. Introduction
    2. Bird On A Wire
    3. Intro To So Long, Marianne
    4. So Long, Marianne
    5. Intro: let's Renew Ourselves Now...
    6. You Know Who I Am

    7. Intro To Poems
    8. Lady Midnight
    9. They Locked Up A Man (poem) / A Person Who Eats Meat / Intro
    10. One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong
    11. The Stranger Song


    LP2
    1. Tonight Will Be Fine
    2. Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
    3. Diamonds In The Mine
    4. Suzanne
    5. Sing Another Song, Boys
    6. The Partisan
    7. Famous Blue Raincoat
    8. Seems So Long Ago, Nancy

    Leonard Cohen
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  • Silent Running Soundtrack (Pre-Order) Silent Running Soundtrack (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Silent Running Soundtrack (Pre-Order)

    Pressed On Colored Vinyl

    The 1972 classic Silent Running is lauded as one of the most influential science fiction films of all time. The soundtrack features a memorable score by Peter Schickele and songs by Joan Baez. After the end of all botanical life on Earth, an ecologist and his robots maintain a greenhouse on a space station in order to preserve key plants from extinction. They are later ordered to destroy the greenhouse, a decision that forces them to do anything necessary to keep their invaluable greenery alive.

    1. Rejoice In The Sun (Vocal: Joan Baez)
    2. The Space Fleet
    3. Rejoice In The Sun (Instrumental)
    4. No Turning Back
    5. Driving Crazy
    6. Drifting
    7. Silent Running (Vocal: Joan Baez)

    8. The Dying Forest

    9. Tending To Huey

    10. Saturn

    11. Getting Ready
    12. Rejoice In The Sun (Reprise) [Vocal: Joan Baez]
    Peter Schickele
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  • Long Lost Tapes 1970 Long Lost Tapes 1970 Quick View

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    Long Lost Tapes 1970

    Import


    While remaining largely unknown to the general public, Peter Walker was something of a legend along the Boston-New York folk axis of the 1960s, releasing a few celebrated albums for Vanguard during this period. Playing with various folk luminaries like Fred Neil, Joan Baez, Tim Hardin and Karen Dalton, and studying Spanish flamenco and Indian classical guitar with none other than Ravi Shankar, Walker was both a true student of his instrument and a pioneer, using not only acoustic guitar, but, as can be heard on this album, also electric. Recorded in 1970 at Levon Helm's (The Band) house in Woodstock, with the likes of legendary Detroit drummer Maruga Booker and tabla god Badal Roy, this is an essential release for fans.

    Side A:


    1. Meditation Blues
    2. Camel Ride
    3. City Pulse


    Side B:


    1. Missing You
    2. 102nd Psalm
    3. Mellowtime

    Peter Walker
    $32.99
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  • I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive Quick View

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    I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive

    Steve Earle is set to release Ill Never Get Out Of This World Alive via New West Records. The album is the anticipated follow up to the Grammy Award winning 2009 release Townes. The 11- track set was produced by T Bone Burnett and is Earles first collection of original material since his 2007 Grammy Award winning, Washington Square Serenade.


    Writing for Ill Never Get Out Of This World Alive began three years ago, the longest span of any song cycle in Steve Earles career. The first two compositions were God Is God and I Am A Wanderer, two songs written by Earle for Joan Baez 2008 album, Day After Tomorrow (which Earle also produced). The album also includes the celebrated song This City, written for the HBO Original Series, Treme, which Earle also appeared in as an actor. This year, Earle will be reprising his role of Harley during many episodes of Tremes second season.


    This City features horn arrangements by Allen Toussaint and has garnered a Grammy Award Nomination in the Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Category. Additionally, the song also garnered Earles first Emmy Award nomination in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics Category. Ill Never Get Out Of This World Alive also features Heaven or Hell, a duet with Earles wife, the critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Allison Moorer.


    1. Waitin On The Sky

    2. Little Emperor
    3. The Gulf of Mexico
    4. Molly - O
    5. God is God
    6. Meet Me In The Alleyway
    7. Every Part of Me
    8. Lonely Are The Free
    9. Heaven or Hell (with Allison Moorer)
    10. I Am A Wanderer
    11. This City

    Steve Earle
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    The Good Earth

    Another piece of topical hard rock from Manfred Mann's Earth Band and, as before, listenable even to those without a serious bone in their bodies, by virtue of the playing. Moving between hard rock and British blues influences (with a special debt to Cream on the opening cut, Give Me the Good Earth) and progressive rock, the quartet cuts a mean swathe across the sonic landscape, between Mick Rogers' soaring guitar solos and Manfred Mann's inimitable synthesizer work. When these guys start reaching, as on Earth Hymn, that's when their best musical instincts take hold, and the results are always worth hearing. There's stuff here that King Crimson or Be Bop Deluxe wouldn't have been ashamed to have had on any of their albums; indeed, the instrumental Sky High is worth the price of admission by itself as a showcase for the talents of all four players as both hard rock musicians and an art rock ensemble. They even manage to work in elements of folk-rock, and its attendant lyricism, on the album, by way of the Christopher Logue-based Be Not Too Hard (which was also recorded, in a different adaptation, by Joan Baez about seven years earlier). And Earth Hymn, Pt. 2 closes out the album in grand style, once again pushing the band to the edge of their unique brand of progressive/hard rock.
    1. Give Me the Good Earth
    2. Launching Place

    3. I'll Be Gone
    4. Earth Hymn
    5. Sky High

    6. Be Not Too Hard
    7. Earth Hymn, Pt. 2
    Manfred Mann's Earth Band
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    Better Days (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    MICKEY NEWBURY was a songwriters songwriter at the dawning of the era of the singer-songwriter, yet he was also an unknown name on the Billboard charts. Mickey Newbury found early writing success in Nashville, enabling him to pave the way for his friends and contemporaries like Kris Kristofferson, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark and David Allen Coe. Even to this day, Newbury continues to influence the most championed songwriters. His songs have been recorded nearly 1400 times by more than 1000 performers including Johnny Cash, Scott Walker, Ray Charles, Joan Baez, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, the Box Tops, Bonnie Prince Billy and Nick Cave. He is the only songwriter ever to have number one hits (with different songs) in the pop, country, R&B and easy listening charts within the space of one year (and three of those songs were in the charts simultaneously!). But Mickey Newbury himself was by far the best interpreter of his own songs.


    Better Days collects MICKEY NEWBURY demo material, alternate versions of several favorites, and a radio session. Listeners will hear a crisp and clean version of Mickeys astonishing songwriting, singing and playing; refreshing to the ears after a swim through the powerfully concentrated sounds he created in the Cinderella garage.

    1. If You Want Me To I'll Go

    2. Sunshine
    3. Sad Satin Rhyme

    4. Why You Been Gone So Long
    5. I Don't Wanna Rock
    6. Let Me Stay Awhile
    7. Flower Man

    8. Good Morning Dear

    9. On Top Of Old Smokey

    10. Interlude: How Many Times...
    11. Better Days
    12. How I Love Them Old Songs

    13. I Don't Wanna Rock
    14. I Don't Want Me No Big City Woman

    15. You're Not My Same Sweet Baby

    Mickey Newbury
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    Odyssey

    Sony Music Masterworks has announced the release of ODYSSEY, the extraordinary label debut album from The Accidentals.

    Named among Yahoo Music's Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2017, ODYSSEY affirms The Accidentals place among contemporary music's most original and adventurous new bands. Multi-instrumentalists Sav Buist and Katie Larson - joined onstage and in the studio by drummer Michael Dause - have crafted a genre all their own, fueled by their uniquely limitless approach to musicality and songcraft. Lyrically powerful songs like Earthbound and the potent title track see the band embracing their choice to lead an unconventional life with all its many surprising twists and turns.

    Co-produced by Buist, Larson, and Dause with engineer Jason Lehning (Mat Kearney, Guster, George Jones, Alison Krauss) at Asheville, NC's Echo Mountain Recording, ODYSSEY sees The Accidentals joined by such friends and fans as acoustic guitar maestra Kaki King, bassist - and fellow Michigander - Dominic John Davis (Jack White, Beck), Carbon Leaf guitarist Carter Gravatt, Keller Williams and The Decemberists' Jenny Conlee, who spent three days in the studio alongside the band, lending her distinctive organ to a number of the album's key tracks. The Accidentals' inviting spirit of shared creativity is perhaps best represented by the album's audacious first single, KW, showcasing the inimitable guitar work of Keller Williams, whose own virtuosic genre-agnostic approach towards music making inspired the song in the first place.

    The Accidentals' adventure began in their hometown of Traverse City, MI, when Larson, a sophomore cellist, and Buist, a junior violinist, were paired for a high school orchestra event. The gifted young musicians became fast friends and before long, bandmates. Having both grown up in musical families with professional pianists for fathers and vocalists for mothers, their shared influences bounced between classical, jazz, bluegrass, country, alt-rock, and the obscure.

    The past five years have seen The Accidentals perform over a thousand live shows, including headline dates, festival sets, and shared stages along such like-minded acts as Martin Sexton, Brandi Carlile, Andrew Bird, The Wailers, Joan Baez and others. 2015's SXSW debut saw them hailed by Billboard for displaying a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops.

    1. KW (feat. Keller Williams)
    2. Arizona Stars
    3. The Sound a Watch Makes When Enveloped in Cotton
    4. Earthbound
    5. Crow's Feet
    6. In the Morning
    7. Ballad Tendered Gun (feat. Kaki King)
    8. Memorial Day
    9. Odyssey
    10. Cut Me Down
    11. Nightlife
    12. Stitches and Seams
    13. Chekhov's Gun
    The Accidentals
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    Bob Dylan (On Sale)

    Bob Dylan on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Understated 1962 Debut Launched Immeasurably Influential Career


    Album Stands as Clearest Connection to Dylan's Purist Folk Roots


    Ghosts of Woody Guthrie and Blues Legends Appear Throughout Recording of Originals and Covers


    Transparent to the Source: Hyper-Detailed 45RPM Pressing Brings the Simple Sounds of Dylan's Voice, Acoustic Guitar, and Harmonica into Lifelike Perspective


    Bob Dylan's self-titled 1962 debut is as understated of an entrance as any significant musician as ever made. Already well-versed in American roots music, Dylan simultaneously pays homage to tradition and extends it by putting his own stamp on classic material that metaphorically functions as the soil of our contemporary songs and styles. Free of ego, and performed with masterful conviction, Bob Dylan ranks with the debut efforts of similar artistic giants Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones.


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this restored 180 gram 45RPM 2LP analog version brings the contents of this seminal release as closest as they've ever come to master tape-quality. Transparent to the source, the simple sounds of Dylan's voice, acoustic guitar, and harmonica take on lifelike perspective and dimensions-the "husk and bark" to which Robert Shelton referred in his now-legendary New York Times review of a Dylan appearance at Gerde's Folk City. MoFi has made possible an inexpensive time-traveling trip back to the Greenwich Village coffeehouses and folk clubs in which Dylan cut his teeth, albeit in much better fidelity and without any annoying background noise. Wider grooves mean more information reaches your ears.


    Much has been made of the commercial indifference that greeted the album upon its low-key release. Yet focusing on sales figures and the reaction of a public not yet hip to Dylan's name or music is to miss the forest for the trees. Distinguished from the era's other folk efforts by way of the determination, brazenness, and lived-through-this worldliness Dylan approaches the material and sings the songs, Dylan lays the groundwork for the path he'd soon trailblaze and everyone else would follow.


    By nodding to Woody Guthrie at the same time he completely re-imagines a sobering tune such as Blind Lemon Jefferson's "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean," Dylan straddles the past and future. He also displays, with challenging authority and savant-like expertise, the ability to handle weighty topics such as death, sorrow, and lamentation with the vaudeville flair, bluesy mannerisms, and poignant command of an artist three times his age.


    As Dylan scholar and pop-culture critic Greil Marcus observed in 2010, "Everybody knew Joan Baez and the Kingston Trio; if you knew Bob Dylan, you knew something other people didn't, something that soon enough everybody had to know. Within a year, an album could put an adjective in front of the singer's name as if it were already common coin." It all starts here.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. You're No Good
    2. Talkin' New York
    3. In My Time of Dyin'
    4. Man of Constant Sorrow
    5. Fixin' to Die
    6. Pretty Peggy-O
    7. Highway 51
    8. Gospel Plow
    9. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
    10. House of the Risin' Sun
    11. Freight Train Blues
    12. Song to Woody
    13. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
    Bob Dylan
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Bob Dylan (Mono) (Pre-Order) (On Sale)

    Bob Dylan On Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram Mono 45RPM 2LP From Mobile Fidelity


    Understated 1962 Debut Launched Immeasurably Influential Career


    Album Stands as Clearest Connection to Dylan's Purist Folk Roots


    Ghosts of Woody Guthrie and Blues Legends Appear Throughout Recording of Originals and Covers


    Mastered From The Original Master Tapes And Strictly Limited To 3,000 Copies


    Mobile Fidelity Mono 45RPM 2LP Features Unparalleled Directness And Sound Dylan, Producers Originally Intended


    Made when mono was still king, Bob Dylan's self-titled 1962 debut is as understated of an entrance as any significant musician as ever made. Already well-versed in American roots music, Dylan simultaneously pays homage to tradition and extends it by putting his own stamp on classic material that metaphorically functions as the soil of our contemporary songs and styles. Free of ego, and performed with masterful conviction, Bob Dylan ranks with the debut efforts of similar artistic giants Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed at RTI, and strictly limited to 3,000 copies, Mobile Fidelity's restored 180g mono 45RPM 2LP analog version brings the contents of this seminal release as closest as they've ever come to master tape-quality in the original mono configuration. Transparent to the source, the simple sounds of Dylan's voice, acoustic guitar, and harmonica take on lifelike perspective and directness-the husk and bark to which Robert Shelton referred in his now-legendary New York Times review of a Dylan appearance at Gerde's Folk City. MoFi has made possible an inexpensive time-traveling trip back to the Greenwich Village coffeehouses and folk clubs in which Dylan cut his teeth, albeit in much better fidelity and without any annoying background chatter. Wider grooves mean more information reaches your ears.


    As the preferred mix at the time of the recording, the mono version presents Dylan as he and his producers originally intended. Since the separation of the stereo versions isn't as sharp, the mono edition places Dylan's vocals in the heart of the musical action and as one with the accompaniment. It paints listeners an incredibly accurate portrait of the attention-getting, concrete mass of sound that features no artificial panning and straight-ahead immersion into the music. This is how almost everyone first heard this timeless album-making the mono mix all the more historically valuable and truthful.


    Much has been made of the commercial indifference that greeted the album upon its low-key release. Yet focusing on sales figures and the reaction of a public not yet hip to Dylan's name or music is to miss the forest for the trees. Distinguished from the era's other folk efforts by way of the determination, brazenness, and lived-through-this worldliness Dylan approaches the material and sings the songs, Dylan lays the groundwork for the path he'd soon trailblaze and everyone else would follow.


    By nodding to Woody Guthrie at the same time he completely re-imagines a sobering tune such as Blind Lemon Jefferson's See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, Dylan straddles the past and future. He also displays, with challenging authority and savant-like expertise, the ability to handle weighty topics such as death, sorrow, and lamentation with the vaudeville flair, bluesy mannerisms, and poignant command of an artist three times his age.


    As Dylan scholar and pop-culture critic Greil Marcus observed in 2010, Everybody knew Joan Baez and the Kingston Trio; if you knew Bob Dylan, you knew something other people didn't, something that soon enough everybody had to know. Within a year, an album could put an adjective in front of the singer's name as if it were already common coin. It all starts here.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. You're No Good
    2. Talkin' New York
    3. In My Time of Dyin'
    4. Man of Constant Sorrow
    5. Fixin' to Die
    6. Pretty Peggy-O
    7. Highway 51
    8. Gospel Plow
    9. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
    10. House of the Risin' Sun
    11. Freight Train Blues
    12. Song to Woody
    13. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
    Bob Dylan
    $49.99 $44.99 Save $5.00 (10%)
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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