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Look SharpIncludes Smash Hits Is She Really Going Out With Him, One More Time, Sunday Papers
100% Analog Mastering From Real Analog Tapes!
Jacket: Old Style Debossed Single-Jacket Printed By Stoughton on Heavy Stock
100 Best Debut Albums of All Time- Rolling Stone
Okay, I know that Joe Jackson isn't exactly an unknown, but how many of you revere (or even own) this, his first album. And what an album it is! As well as the timeless Is She Really Going Out With Him? you get One More Time, Sunday Papers, Happy Loving Couples, Baby Stick Around and Fools In Love, most of them on a first side that hits it out of the park. Indeed, if it wasn't for Fools (possibly the best song here) many a record out there would be mint condition on side two. Happy coincidence meant that Jackson's poignant and acerbic observations on life and love, along with his impressive musical training and heritage collided headlong with the UK New Wave, opening wide the opportunities for his bitter-sweet songs.
His material and delivery draw inevitable comparisons with Elvis Costello, but for me, Jackson is a cut above our Declan. Of course, that might be home-town familiarity speaking and Joe and the boys were an ever-present part of the live music wall-paper while I was at college, but then The Cure, The Banshees and The Attractions were too, if on a more revolving basis, so he had plenty of competition for my attention and affections. But what makes this album stick is the sheer quality of the lyrics. Even an out and out rocker like One More Time has an observant intelligence and almost painful honesty, while Fools and Is She have stood the test of time, shored up by the barbed familiarity of their outsider's stance and subtly twisted viewpoint. These are songs that speak not just for their generation but all the generations that have followed.
The vocal is all angst and attitude, with driven riffs, bass that goes deep and drums that stay hit. What's not to like about a record that captures the life and energy of a classic four-piece rock band in full, uninhibited, unabashed overdrive. Me - I love it! -Roy Gregory,
Look Sharp! is sourced from the best tape currently available, a beautifully preserved ½" "safety copy" of the original stereo master. When mastering this LP we compared what we were getting off the tape to an original A&M UK LP. While great sounding overall, the original LP is of course a very edgy sounding New Wave, post-punk record with a brashness that borders on being outright bright sounding. Where the aggressive top -end energy is concerned, the tapes showed no discenible age! We were able to maintain that grungy edge, but also restore the driving bass lines and bottom-end foundation that were on these tapes. The result is the best-sounding Look Sharp! anyone's ever heard, with all the drive and pop of the original UK release, but with superb tonal balance, imaging and clarity. The definitive issue of this iconic New Wave classic!1. One More Time
2. Baby Stick Around
3. Sunday Papers
4. Look Sharp!
5. Is She Really Going Out With Him?
6. Fools In Love
7. Happy Loving Couples
8. (Do The) Instant Mash
9. Throw it Away
10. Pretty Girls
11. Got the Time$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Joe Jackson - Collected
180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl
High-Quality PVC Protective Sleeve
Featuring ''Fools In Love'', ''Is She Really Going Out With Him?'' And ''It's Different For Girls''
Joe Jackson's debut single, ''Is She Really Going Out With Him?'', was not an immediate hit; however, by the time his debut album Look Sharp! was released, the song had reached charts in the U.K. and U.S., earning him a gold record. For the follow-up, he produced the top 5 hit ''It's Different For Girls'', Joe received the highest musical accolade of the Netherlands, the Edison Award.
After two edgy new wave pop records, his next tracks included some reggae influences such as the tracks ''One to One'' and ''Mad At You'', while ''Jumpin' Jive'' - recorded with jazz musicians - was full of old jump blues and swing tunes.
The huge commercial success came with his crafted pop songs ''Steppin' Out'' and jazzy ''Breaking Us In Two'' climbing the charts worldwide. Joe Jackson produced even jazzier hits in 1984 such as ''Happy Ending'', (a duet with Elaine Caswell), ''Be My Number Two'' and ''You Can't Get What You Want''.
The album Big World (1986), a live album of entirely new material including ''Home Town'', was recorded during six concerts. It is not a regular live album though, the audience was asked to be quiet during the songs and the applause was edited out.
The pop song ''Nineteen Forever'' was part of a larger construction from the album Blaze Of Glory, designed to tell a semi-autobiographical story. In 1991 Joe Jackson decided to abandon pop once and for all in favor of more serious music. It spawned the track ''Stranger Than Fiction''.
Joe Jackson - COLLECTED is a comprehensive series of sounds Joe Jackson has gone through, from old to new, this collection will never get boring!LP 1
1. Fools In Love
2. Is She Really Going Out With Him?
3. Look Sharp!
4. Got The Time
5. Sunday Papers
6. It's Different For Girls
7. I'm The Man
8. Mad At You
9. Beat Crazy
10. One To One
11. The Harder They Come
12. Jumpin' Jive
13. Another World
14. Steppin' Out
1. Real Men
2. A Slow Song
3. Breaking Us In Two
4. Be My Number Two
5. You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)
6. Happy Ending (feat. Elaine Caswell)
7. (He's A) Shape In A Drape
8. Nineteen Forever
9. Stranger Than Fiction
10. Home Town (Live)
11. Is She Really Going Out With Him? (A Capella Live)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Night And Day
100% Analog Mastering From Real Analog Tapes!
Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio
Dead Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI
Exquisitely Restored Cover Art Printed By Stoughton
Intervention Records is thrilled to announce the addition of the smash hit Night and Day to its series of 100% analog vinyl reissues of Joe Jackson's early catalog. Night and Day joins IR's AAA reissues of Jackson's 1979 New Wave classics Look Sharp! and I'm the Man.
Jazzy and sophisticated, Night and Day was Jackson's breakout hit with the MTV staple Steppin' Out and the achingly pretty Breaking Us in Two providing the sharpest highlights. This is a brash, stylish and kinetic big city record!
All three titles were mastered 100% analog by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from phenomenal sounding 1/2 safety copies of the original stereo master tapes. All of the top-end energy and "snap" of the original LPs is preserved, while the bass foundation is fully restored to make these new Intervention reissues the definitive listening experience for these classic LPs!
By working with artist Tom Vadakan and the artisans at Stoughton Printing IR insures that the album art is as stunning as the superlative sonics. Night and Day's original-release gatefold has been faithfully and beautifully restored, and Look Sharp! and I'm the Man are substantially upgraded. Look Sharp! features a debossed cover on heavy stock that not only imitates the rough texture found on only the earliest UK pressings, but improves on those rare originals. I'm the Man's original inner sleeve lyrics and images have been expanded to the interior of a gorgeous single-pocket gatefold.1. Another World
3. T.V. Age
5. Steppin' Out
6. Breaking Us In Two
8. Real Men
9. A Slow Song$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Summer In The City: Live In New York (Pre-Order) (On Sale)First Time Ever On Vinyl!
Remastered From New High-Res Master Files By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio
Double LP Set, Ultra-Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI
Beautiful ''Old-Style'' Gatefold Printed By Stoughton
Intervention Records is thrilled to bring Joe Jackson's Summer in the City Live in New York to vinyl for the very first time! Previously available only on CD, Summer in the City joins IR's wildly successful vinyl reissues of Jackson's early New Wave classics Look Sharp!, I'm the Man and Night and Day.
Summer in the City's repertoire is an amazing bridge that spans the greatest hits of Jackson's early canon with stunning new arrangements and covers from other great songwriters. Jackson classics like ''Fools in Love,'' ''You Can't Get What You Want'' and ''It's Different for Girls'' meet with covers as diverse as Duke Ellington's ''Mood Indigo,'' The Beatles' ''Eleanor Rigby'' and Steely Dan's ''King of the World.''
Summer in the City was mastered to vinyl by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from brand-new high-res master files. Summer in the City was recorded live in New York City in August of 1999 by Steve Remote and Co-Producer Sheldon Steiger. Sony's archivists and Battery Studios' Mike Piacentini compiled new high-res digital master files from the original DATs with the final mixes, and IR consulted with Remote and Steiger on key aspects of the recording to ensure the best possible source files were used. The result is an absolute sonic stunner, brought to new life on this double LP set!
Summer in the City's original album art has been rebuilt into a beautiful gatefold jacket by IR's art director Tom Vadakan.
This title is not eligible for further discount.LP 1
1. Summer in the City
2. Obvious Song
3. Another World
4. Fools in Love / For Your Love
5. Mood Indigo
6. The In Crowd / Down to London
1. Eleanor Rigby
2. Be My Number Two
3. Home Town
4. It's Different For Girls
5. King of the World
6. You Can't Get What You Want
7. One More Time$44.99 $38.24 Save $6.75 (15%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
The Best Of Booker T. And The M.G.'sThe Original Atlantic Soul Masters 180g Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues..
As a young teenager growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, Booker T. Jones had the amazing talent to play a number of instruments and he played them well. Mastering them well enough to land him work at the famous Stax Records label as a sideman, while still attending high school. It was during this time he met up with future guitar legend Steve Cropper and drummer great Al Jackson and later formed the Stax wrecking crew known as Booker T. & The M.G.s.
This amazing quartet, whom later added the amazing Donald Duck Dunn on bass went on to record a treasure trove of funk, soul and rock masterpieces, which have gone on to become some of the greatest sides ever waxed in modern soul history! With chart topping soul rockers like Green Onions, Red Beans And Rice and Hip Hug-Her, the good folks at Atlantic honored this famed quartet with their own greatest hits album, the magnificent The Best Of Booker T. & The M.G.s in 1968. This original album has been out of print for many years, and for several decades in the vinyl format...that is until now.
Friday Music is proud to offer the original Atlantic Records masterpiece The Best Of Booker T. & The M.G.s for the first time on 180g Audiophile Vinyl. Mastered impeccably from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray.
This best of album features all of their original hit recordings mentioned above, as well as more killer funk like Mo Onions, Slim Jenkins Place and Soul Dressing. Plus, super soul interpretations of The Rascals Groovin and George Gershwins Summertime.
They have also included the original rare album cover elements featuring the hip Baron Wolman/Rolling Stone photo and the excellent packaging design of Haig Adishian. This is one collection just made for the audiophile vinyl domain and will be a perfect companion to our recent Atlantic Records soul offerings from Wilson PickettThe Best Of Wilson Pickett and Solomon BurkeThe Best Of Solomon Burke.1. Hip Hug-Her
2. Slim Jenkins Place
3. Green Onions
4. Soul Dressing
5. Jelly Bread
7. Mo Onions
10. Cant Be Still
12. Red, Beans And Rice
$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Excitable BoyThe Jackson Browne/Waddy Wachtel produced album Excitable Boy broke Warren Zevon's career wide open in 1978. Empowered by decadence and excess not to mention a gang of collaborators that included Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, Zevon turned out unforgettable classics like Werewolves Of London, Johnny Strikes Up the Band and Lawyers, Guns And Money among others. This 180g audiophile vinyl reissue features half-speed mastering from the original Asylum vault tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering. Includes original graphics, lyrics and poly sleeve.1. Johnny Strikes up the Band
2. Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
3. Excitable Boy
4. Werewolves of London
5. Accidentally Like a Martyr
6. Night Time in the Switching Yard
8. Tenderness on the Block
9. Lawyers, Guns and Money$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Live At RockpalastChronicling the three concerts Joe Jackson gave German television between 1980 and 1983, this captures several different phases in the ever-shifting Jackson's career, including the punky beginning, the ska-inflected Beat Crazy, and the sophisticated pop of Night and Day, and throughout Jackson and his band are in top form.
-All Music GuideLP1
1. On Your Radio
2. Another World
3. Sunday Papers
4. Look Sharp!
6. Breaking Us In Two
7. Is She Really Going Out With Him
8. TV Age
9. Tuxedo Junction
1. Steppin' Out
2. Beat Crazy
3. One More Time
4. A Slow Song
7. The Tears Of A Clown
8. ICOm Gonna Make You Love Me
9. How Sweet It Is To Be Loved
12. I'm The Man$37.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
I'm The ManIncludes New-Wave Classics: It's Different for Girls, On Your Radio and Kinda Kute
100% Analog Mastering From Real Analog Tapes!
Deluxe Old Style Single-Pocket Gatefold Printed By Stoughton
Great tunes, edgy vocal performances, and cutting lyrics. -Ultimate Classic Rock
Astonishingly released within months of Jackson's 1979 debut album Look Sharp!, I'm the Man is another tight and inspired set of power-pop that features some of Jackson's best and most timeless tunes. Many of the songs here like "On Your Radio," "Kinda Kute," and the title track "I'm the Man" fall right in line with the punchy guitar riffs and pounding bass that made Look Sharp! such a driving force. In fact, this was the last album Jackson would make in this new-wave vein for over 20 years. Jackson followed I'm the Man with only one more album featuring the tight ensemble featured here- Graham Maby (bass), Gary Sanford (guitar) and Tony Houghton (drums)- and creatively restless soul that he is didn't return to this brand of power pop until reuniting that lineup for 2003's underrated Volume 4.
I doubt it was possible to listen to I'm the Man in 1979, and predict the subsequent ska-inspired Beat Crazy or 1982's ode to jazz, Night and Day. But we do hear the songwriter growing into his powers with "It's Different for Girls," one of his strongest and most lyrically perceptive songs, and one with decades of staying power; one of Jackson's great live set pieces today is a solo piano arrangement of that song that's as arresting as the original in some ways. Jackson would famously broaden his influences in later albums and his catalog is nothing if not diverse. While Jackson's greatest commercial success was Night and Day, Look Sharp! and I'm the Man are new-wave classics that improve with every listen!
I'm the Man is sourced from the best analog tape currently available, a beautifully preserved ½" "safety copy" of the original stereo master. When mastering this LP we compared what we were getting off the tape to an original A&M UK LP. While great sounding overall, the original LP is of course a very edgy sounding New Wave, post-punk record with a brashness that borders on being outright bright sounding. Where the aggressive top -end energy is concerned, the tapes showed no discenible age! We were able to maintain that grungy edge, but also restore the driving bass lines and bottom-end foundation that were on these tapes. The result is the best-sounding I'm the Man anyone's ever heard, with all the drive and pop of the original UK release, but with superb tonal balance, imaging and clarity. The definitive issue of this iconic New Wave classic!1. On Your Radio
2. The Band Wore Blue Shirts
3. Geraldine and John
4. Don't Wanna Be Like That
5. Kinda Kute
6. Amateur hour
7. It's Different For Girls
8. Get That Girl
9. I'm the Man
10. Friday$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Rockin' With Wanda!Includes 4 bonus tracks!
Long unavailable on vinyl, this quintessential collector's edition includes Jackson's third LP, Rockin' With Wanda! originally released in 1960. Her finest album, it contains a dozen sides waxed between 1956 and 1959. Included are the iconic rockabilly hits, Fujiyama Mama, Honey Bop, Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad, Rock Your Baby, and the self-penned Mean Mean Man. In contrast, You've Turned to a Stranger is sung as a twangy country ballad, and I Gotta Know splits in time between rockabilly and waltz. The great Buck Owens adds world-class guitar picking and hot licks, and on some cuts, her own band, The Poe Kats, are captured with black rockabilly keyboardist Big Al Downing. Also featuring accompaniment by Joe Maphis and Ralph Mooney, among other luminaries, Wanda Jackson is utterly authoritative on everything she sings.
In addition to this sensational LP, we have included 4 bonus tracks from the same period. This great material represents the cream of the crop from Jackson's hitmaking stretch for the Capitol label during her most inspired years. All of these original gems - which have been brilliantly remastered to achieve the most pristine sound - are simple two-and-a-half-minute songs that convey all the sheer power and emotion of rock & roll.1. Rock Your Baby
2. Fujiyama Mama
3. You're The One For Me
4. Did You Miss Me
5. Cool Love
6. Honey Bop
7. Funnel Of Love
8. (Let's Have A) Party
9. Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad
10. Baby Loves Him
11. Mean Mean Man
12. You've Turned To A Stranger
13. Don'a Wan'a
14. I Gotta Know
15. Riot In Cell Block #9
16. Slippin' And Slidin'$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
URPD-EXH-44063xThe Manhattan Transfer
Vocalese180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Gatefold Package
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Pressed at RTI
Critically Acclaimed Album...12 Grammy Nominations!
Vocalese is second only to Michael Jackson's Thriller as the most nominated individual album. The album's title refers to a style of music that sets lyrics to previously recorded jazz instrumental pieces. The vocals then reproduce the sound and feel of the original instrumentation. Jon Hendricks, proficient in this art, composed all of the lyrics for this album.
Grammy Awards: Best Jazz Vocal Performance - Duo or Group, Best Vocal Arrangements For Voices for Cheryl Bentyne and Bobby McFerrin for their arrangement of Another Night In Tunisia.
Many of the Manhattan Transfer's recordings up to the point of Vocalese showed off their diversity and covered a wide variety of music, including jazz. This set was quite a bit different, for it is dedicated to the vocalese of the great Jon Hendricks. the Manhattan Transfer (singers Cheryl Bentyne, Tim Hauser, Alan Paul and Janis Siegel) perform a dozen songs using Hendricks' lyrics, including That's Killer Joe, Rambo, Ray's Rockhouse and Sing Joy Spring. Utilizing their regular band of the period (which includes guitarist Wayne Johnson), the Count Basie Orchestra (directed at the time by Thad Jones), the Four Freshmen (on To You), tenorman James Moody, Bobby McFerrin (guesting on Night in Tunisia), McCoy Tyner, Dizzy Gillespie (on Sing Joy Spring), altoist Richie Cole, and Hendricks himself, among many others, the Transfer give these boppish tunes definitive vocal treatments. This is one of their finest jazz recordings and a classic of its kind. - Scott Yanow, allmusic.com1. That's Killer Joe
4. To You
5. Meet Benny Bailey
6. Another Night in Tunisia
7. Ray's Rockhouse
8. Blee Blop Blues
9. Oh Yes, I Remember Clifford
10. Sing Joy Spring
11. Move$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live At The Cow Palace-New Years Eve 1976 (Awaiting Repress)
First Time 5 LP Audiophile Vinyl Box Set Presentation!
The Legendary 1976 Cow Palace New Year's Eve Show In Its Entirety!
Grateful Dead: Jerry Garcia, Donna Godchaux, Keith Godchaux, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh And Bob Weir
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Grateful Dead Records Tapes
The legendary Bay Area rock superstars Grateful Dead scored with a plethora of wonderful recordings throughout their incredible
career that encompassed four decades. Their concerts were of legendary proportions, and during the bicentennial year of 1976, a whole new
audience was discovering their magic thanks to their From the Mars Hotel (Friday Music 102) and Blues for Allah albums. As a new year was
approaching, the Dead celebrated it together with a very appreciative hometown San Francisco audience at the Cow Palace in Daly City, CA.
This masterful performance went on to become one of the most revered ever in their long concert history.
Always known for being on top of the audiophile medium, the Dead would record a lot of their shows over the years with state of the
art equipment. This particular show was of no exception as long time associates Betty Cantor Jackson and Bob Matthews recorded a number
of shows during this much touted tour era and together with the definitive Dead archivists David Lemieux and James Austin compiled the
long awaited Live At The Cow Palace - New Year's Eve 1976.
Friday Music is very pleased to announce the exclusive first time 180 Gram Audiophile 5 LP Deluxe Box Set of the Grateful Dead's Live
At The Cow Palace - New Year's Eve 1976. This amazing limited edition treasure trove features the historic concert in its entirety. Filled with
22 stellar first time audiophile vinyl performances, The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bill Kruetzmann, Keith
Godchaux and Donna Godchaux truly radiate with some of their finest playing and singing ever, making this a wonderful listen and highly
collectible album for years to come.
Many favorite Grateful Dead classics and superior rarities abound in this lengthy limited edition audiophile dream box including the
long-awaited audiophile vinyl releases of Bertha, Wharf Rat, Eyes Of The World and Jerry Garcia solo favorite Deal.
Known for their lengthy jams, four solid masterpieces get their due on this amazing set like the 23+ minute performance of Playing In
The Band, Sugar Magnolia, Scarlet Begonias and Samson and Delilah.
The band went back real deep into their arsenal of classic tunes and picked even more of their most loved repertoire including a fine
reading of Tim Rose's Morning Dew and of course Dead masterpieces Uncle John's Band, Slipknot! and Looks Like Rain.
As an added treat, a tip of the hat to Buddy Holly is preserved in the audiophile domain with their fine interpretation of Not Fade Away
as well as a pair of masterful Chuck Berry classics with Promised Land and Around and Around.
Now for the first time ever as an exclusive 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl 5 LP Box Set, Friday Music is very honored to announce the
limited edition Grateful Dead authorized release of Live At The Cow Palace-New Years Eve 1976.
Mastered for vinyl by Joe Reagoso (Grateful Dead/Deep Purple/Yes) at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA, this
wonderful album will truly be a welcomed addition to your Dead collection.
The Grateful Dead's Live At The Cow Palace album will be packaged in a stunning box set, with Timothy Truman's artwork detailed
beautifully, a rich looking black background inside the box set itself, with a poly lined LP sleeve to preserve the rich details of each of the five
180 Gram vinyl albums. Wonderful retro LP label artwork is also provided for each vinyl album.
Grateful Dead Live At The Cow Palace - New Year's Eve 1976 an amazing concert tour first time release in the audiophile
domain only from your friends at Friday Music Playing In The BandLP 1
1. Promised Land
3. Mama Tried
4. They Love Each Other
5. Looks Like Rain
1. Playing In The Band
2. Sugar Magnolia
3. Eyes Of The World
1. Wharf Rat
2. Good Lovin'
3. Samson and Delilah
4. Scarlet Begonias
1. Around And Around
2. Help On The Way
5. Not Fade Away
1. Morning Dew
2. One More Saturday Night
3. Uncle John's Band
4. We Bid You Goodnight$149.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 5 LPs AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Rockin' With Wanda!Jackson's third LP, Rockin' With Wanda! was originally released in 1960. Her finest album, it contains a dozen sides waxed between 1956 and 1959. Included are the iconic rockabilly hits, Fujiyama Mama, Honey Bop, Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad, Rock Your Baby, and the self-penned Mean Mean Man. In contrast, You've Turned to a Stranger is sung as a twangy country ballad, and I Gotta Know splits in time between rockabilly and waltz. The great Buck Owens adds world-class guitar picking and hot licks, and on some cuts, her own band, The Poe Kats, are captured with black rockabilly keyboardist Big Al Downing. Also featuring accompaniment by Joe Maphis and Ralph Mooney, among other luminaries, Wanda Jackson is utterly authoritative on everything she sings.1. Rock Your Baby
2. Fujiyama Mama
3. You're The One For Me
4. Did You Miss Me?
5. Cool Love
6. Honey Bop
7. Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad
8. Baby Loves Him
9. Mean Mean Man
10. You've Turned To A Stranger
11. Don'a Wan'a
12. I Gotta Know$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Unfinished BusinessProduced by legendary trumpeter Donald Byrd, Unfinished Business, originally released in 1976, features the core group of keyboardist Kevin Toney,
guitarist Orville Saunders, bassist Joe Hall and drummer Keith Kiligo, with saxophonist and flautist Wesley Jackson. A toe-tapping synthesis of all that
was happening in Black music in 1970s electronic jazz, funk and hard swinging R&B, Unfinished Business serves up more of the irresistible formula that
the band struck gold with on their previous album, City Life. A must-have for fans of classic '70s funk, soul, and danceable groove.1. Time Is Movin'
2. In Life
3. Enter In
4. You've Got That Something
5. Party Land
7. Unfinished Business$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The BlackbyrdsThe debut album by the American rhythm and blues/jazz-funk fusion group, The Blackbyrds, this eponymous release is the product of six full-time Howard
University students taking the direction of department head and jazz great Donald Byrd into the Fantasy Studios along with the aid of production wizard
Larry Mizell (Jackson 5, Gary Bartz). The end result is nothing less than stunning as the band lays down some of the tastiest groove-oriented jazz music
ever recorded. With Joe Hall on bass and Keith Killgo on drums, the rhythm section anchors a solid foundation capable of keeping the dancefloor full and
providing a base for the rest of the band's soulful explorations. Kevin Toney supplies supple keyboard work and Barney Perry keeps it funky on the guitar,
setting the pace for what would be a genre-defining LP and a breakthrough in jazz-funk crossover. Essential listening for all fans of jazz, funk, and feel good pop music.1. Do It, Fluid
2. Gut Level
4. The Runaway
5. Funky Junkie
6. Summer Love
7. Life Styles
8. A Hot Day Today$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Best Of Spinners
Celebrate 4 Decades Of The Spinners With Their Greatest Hits LP From 1978!
First Time 180 Gram Vinyl Presentation
Featuring The Legendary Turntable Cover Artwork
Mastered From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso
In 1979, superstar R&B veterans The Spinners were rewarded by their label Atlantic Records with their first
greatest hits album simply titled The Best of Spinners. Featuring the classic line-up of the Phillipe Soul Wynn,
Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson, Bobbie Smith and Billy Henderson, these Detroit superstars ruled the charts
for many soulful years. Featuring a ton of smash hits produced and written by the likes of Philly favorites Thom
Bell and Linda Creed, and featuring The Sound Of Philadelphia and Motown players like MFSB, and the Funk
Brothers' Bob Babbit, The Best of Spinners album has become one of their most loved works in their stunning
gold and platinum career.
With superlative chart topping pop and R&B classics like Could It Be I'm Falling In Love, I'll Be Around and
Mighty Love, plus brilliant dance smashes like The Rubberband Man, The Best of Spinners album would go on
to become one of the best-selling albums in their extensive catalog. The long out of print original version of this
greatest hits masterpiece also includes the history making duet with Dionne Warwick and their chart topper
Then Came You.
Dig deeper into the Philly and Detroit grooves and there you find even more platinum plus treasures like
the masterful One of a Kind (Love Affair), the powerful They Just Can't Stop It the (Games People Play) plus the
tender ballads Sadie and How Could I Let You Get Away, making The Best of Spinners one of the finest overviews
ever of this stellar supergroup.
Therefore it is with much excitement to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the
legendary Spinners greatest hits masterpiece The Best of Spinners. Mastered impeccably by Joe "Philly Soul"
Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering, this stunning LP was long overdue for an audiophile
In addition to all the great hits within, this limited edition anniversary collection also includes the very trendy
turntable cover artwork, not seen in years in the LP cover format, truly enhancing this album's re-release and
forever honoring the act and their five star masterwork achievement. We believe this wonderful new audiophile
release of The Best of Spinners will become one of the most anticipated classic soul releases of the summer!
One Of A Kind Love Affair Is1. I'll Be Around
2. How Could I Let You Get Away
3. One of a Kind (Love Affair)
4. Mighty Love
5. Ghetto Child
6. Then Came You (Featuring Dionne Warwick)
8. Could It Be I'm Falling In Love
9. They Just Can't Stop It the (Games People Play)
10. The Rubberband Man$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
It's Like ThisThis lovely set of intimately arranged and meticulously recorded covers, originally issued in 2000, is precisely the kind of semi-obscure album in need of a quality all-analog reissueThe superbly natural sound produced by this record is what spending big bucks on an audio system is all about. Set the volume appropriately and Ms. Jones'll draw you into the studio for a personal song recitalThis is one to savor. Music = 9/11; Sound = 10/11 Michael Fremer, www.musicangle.com
this effort from 2000 shows Jones conjuring such magic with the material that she deserves as much attention for reworking standards as do Carly Simon or Linda Ronstadt. Kicking off with Steely Dan's 'Show Biz Kids,' and with appearances by Joe Jackson and Ben Folds, among the highpoints is the Beatles' 'For No One' that ranks as among the finest Beatles cover ever. And considering that they number in the tens of thousands, that's about as high as praise gets. Recording = 5/5; Performances = 5/5 Album of the Month Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News, April 2008
The Rickie Lee Jones 45rpm is AWESOME UNREAL AMAZING!!! I have to get a backup copy. I'll play this one to death. Danny Kaey, Positive-Feedback Online
Not since Billie Holiday has there been a vocalist who so completely transforms a song into her own. On It's Like This, eclectic folkie Rickie Lee Jones envelops standards, showtunes, '70s soul, and even slick jazz-rock, interpreting them with her familiar childlike, breathy shouts. In a very similar vein as 1991's Pop Pop, Jones pulls together a collection of diverse songs from throughout the 20th century and gives them a sparse, fragile spin, kind of like Diana Krall and Bjork sharing coffee at an all-night diner. Produced by Bruce Brody (who has also worked with Maria McKee and Bette Midler), this album is really a showcase for the dynamic vocalist - her voice pitching and yawing like a sloop far out at sea. Several notable artists scatter themselves unobtrusively throughout the album like Joe Jackson, Ben Folds, John Pizzarelli, and Taj Mahal; each lend a subtle bass line or harmony vocal, cautiously not stepping on any of Jones' delicate lines.1. Show Biz Kids
2. Trouble Man
3. For No One
5. Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
6. On The Street Where You Live
7. I Can't Get Started
8. Up A Lazy River
9. Someone To Watch Over Me
11. One Hand, One Heart$54.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Town Hall Party 1958Just turned 21 and beautiful beyond words, Wanda Jackson ripped through a red-hot, live Town Hall Party rockabilly session in 1958 that helped define the parameters of this raw, young music. Discovered singing on an Oklahoma radio station only two years earlier by honky-tonk recording star Hank Thompson and encouraged to cut loose musically by genre superstar/touring partner (and onetime boyfriend) Elvis Presley, Jackson was a perfect fit for Town Hall Party, the Los Angeles-based TV show that had already welcomed sets by rockin' luminaries Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins and Eddie Cochran. Backed by old friend and King of the Strings guitarist Joe Maphis, Jackson was in her element for the Town Hall Party session, tearing into Mean, Mean Man, a career-defining tune she'd recorded only a few months earlier. Highlights of Jackson's set also include Rock Your Baby, her current Capitol Records single, and Alone (With You), a Faron Young chart-topper, as well as her show-stopping finale, Jackson roaring through Hard Headed Woman, a scorcher from Elvis' current movie, King Creole. Jackson would soon become a substantial force on the country music charts, specializing in aching, honky tonk ballads for the rest of her career. Still touring today to rabid fan reaction, Jackson has never forgotten her red-hot rockabilly roots. And no live session ever caught Wanda Jackson as wild and rocking as she was on Town Hall Party in 1958, now available on Sundazed's high-definition, ten-inch vinyl.1. Town Hall Party Intro
2. Mean, Mean Man
3. Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
4. Rock Your Baby
5. Town Hall Party Intro
6. Alone with You
7. Queen for a Day
8. Hard Headed Woman$15.99Vinyl LP 10 - Sealed Buy Now
Persistence Of TimeIn 1990, while making Persistence of Time, the members of Anthrax looked up from their comic books, quit joking around, and realized they were going to die someday. But unlike its Big Four brethren (Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth), the Fourth Horseband of the Thrashpocalypse didn't celebrate the coming of the grim reaper. The aptly named Persistence of Time opens with the ticking of a clock and unleashes heart-pounding waves of existential dread, stylistic evolution, and white-hot anger at death itself.
Cut at Mobile Fidelity by engineer Krieg Wunderlich and afforded requisite groove space for the first time ever on a proper 2LP pressing that accommodates the band's longer songs, Anthrax's 1990 magnum opus sounds as genuine, forceful, and uncompromising as the songs' urgent lyrics and thematic struggles. Serious and complex, this definitive analog pressing of Persistence of Time-known by fans as POT-presents the vital music as a furious blend of dynamic speed and three-dimensional heaviness.
Seething anthems like Keep it in the Family and In My World give way to straight-ahead headbangers like H8 Red and a rapid-paced cover of Joe Jackson's Got the Time. Guitarists Scott Ian and Dan Spitz converse with mosquito whines and monster-truck thunder. Intro to Reality forms a prog-inspired cocoon with harmonizing twin guitars and contemplative resonance until Frank Bello's thundering bass hacks its way out and leads straight into the bare-knuckle Belly of the Beast." Throughout, Charlie Benante's virtuosic drumming accelerates and slows the crashing pulse of Anthrax's last album until 2011 to feature Joey Belladonna's riotous vocals.
The band's darkest affair, Persistence of Time shakes its fist at mortality, snarls at wasted life, and pits burgeoning maturity against livid, riff-driven metal. Tackling more grown-up motifs, extended arrangements, and slower time signatures than on albums past, the group manages to preserve its youthful energy while expanding beyond the borders of thrash.
Persistence of Time is timeless.1. Time
3. Keep It in the Family
4. In My World
6. Intro to Reality
7. Belly of the Beast
8. Got the Time
9. H8 Red
10. One Man Stands
11. Discharge$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-ORI-3414xMilt Jackson & Wes Montgomery
Bags Meets WesWhen Wes Montgomery made his first amazing impact on the New York jazz scene at the end of the 1950s, a great many established stars actively sought out to record with him. Milt Jackson was one of the few for whom the guitarist felt an equal affinity. For one thing, they shared a strong love for the blues and Wes had learned, through years of playing with his brother Buddy, to value the vibes/guitar sound. To support this memorable meeting of thoroughly compatible jazz masters, Riverside assembled one of the most cohesive recording rhythm sections of its day in Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones and Philly Joe Jones.1. S.K.J.
3. Stairway to the Stars (take 6)
4. Blue Roz
5. Sam Sack
6. Jingles (take 9)
7. Delilah (take 4)$21.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School
The Warren Zevon/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!
Celebrate 3 Decades Of His Legendary Rock Masterpiece Featuring His Friends Joe Walsh, Linda Ronstadt, Don Henley, Glenn Frey And Jackson Browne
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Elektra Records Tapes
For an artist who first gained success as a songwriter with superstars like The Turtles, Linda Ronstadt, and
Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon's own acclaimed recordings proved to be a major force on the music scene for many
decades. His music transcended all genres of rock and pop music styles, fusing melodic landscapes with thought
provoking and somewhat controversial lyrical content during his successful reign on the album and radio charts.
After reaching platinum heights with his very popular Excitable Boy LP (Friday Music 9006), his amazing follow-up album Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School hit the rock charts again thanks to the remake of The Yardbirds classic
A Certain Girl as well as his smash collaboration with Bruce Springsteen on Jeannie Needs a Shooter.
The twelve track masterpiece is loaded with some even more time honored Warren Zevon classics like the rockers Play It All Night Long, Wild Age and Junglework, as well as melodic ballads like Empty-Handed Heart featuring his
superstar friend Linda Ronstadt on vocals, plus his collaboration with T-Bone Burnett on Bed of Coals.
The Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School sessions featured the musical talents of not only Warren Zevon but his
superstar friends like Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Don Felder from The Eagles, David
Lindley, J.D. Souther and the aforementioned songstress Linda Ronstadt.
This Warren Zevon masterpiece has been out of print on vinyl now for over two decades, however, Friday Music
is now very honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl limited edition of Warren Zevon's classic
Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School.
Mastered impeccably from the original Elektra Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Warren Zevon/Boz Scaggs/Elvis
Presley), this amazing rock classic truly shines once again in the audiophile vinyl domain.
To enhance your 180 Gram Vinyl listening, we have also included the original artwork elements in a super limited
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The legacy of Warren Zevon continues with his 1980 classic recording Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School
finally available once again on an impeccably mastered 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl only from your friends at
Friday Music.1.Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School
2. A Certain Girl
3. Jungle Work
4. Empty-Handed Heart
5. Interlude No. 1
6. Play It All Night Long
7. Jeannie Needs a Shooter
8. Interlude No. 2
9. Bill Lee
10. Gorilla, You're a Desperado
11. Bed of Coals
12. Wild Age$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
UNIM-FAN-8210xThe Pablo All-Stars Jam
Montreux '77All star jam from Montreux featuring Milt Jackson - vibes, Clark Terry - trumpet & flugelhorn, Ronnie Scott - sax, Oscar Peterson - piano, Joe Pass - guitar, Niels Pedersen - bass and Bobby Durham on drums. Tracks include: Cote D'Azur, Pennies From Heaven, and two others.1. Cote D'Azur
2. Pennies From Heaven
3. Samba De Orfeu
4. God Bless The Child$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Psychic Temple IIIt may seem hard to imagine a place where indie rock visionaries like Sufjan Stevens and Castanets' Ray Raposa could meld minds with the genius of Brian Wilson, where death metal pioneer Paul Masvidal might wield his legendary six-string chops on a blissed-out soul ballad, where adventurous young jazz players like Kris Tiner and Devin Hoff share credit with Mars Volta keyboardist Ikey Owens and singer/songwriter Aaron Roche.
Long Beach composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist (not to mention truck driver) Chris Schlarb has not only imagined such a place but has now made it manifest for a second time. Released by Asthmatic Kitty, Psychic Temple II is a labor of love, envisioned by Schlarb to bring his most far-ranging inspirations to life - as he puts it, "a dream ensemble that could never actually exist." The ensemble's sophomore release was painstakingly constructed over more than a year with the cooperation of some of the most progressive musical minds from a staggering variety of genres.
"I love interesting juxtapositions, where you bring together people from different communities," Schlarb says. He cites iconoclastic predecessors like Bill Laswell's ever-changing group Material, which once brought together a young Whitney Houston with jazz legend Archie Shepp and future Soundgarden and Red Hot Chili Peppers producer Michael Beinhorn to cover a song by Hugh Hopper of English prog-rock pioneers Soft Machine. On 2010's Psychic Temple, Schlarb assembled a 29-member ensemble that included Minutemen bassist Mike Watt, vocalist Julianna Barwick, and pianist Mick Rossi of the Philip Glass Ensemble.
"It seems like a crazy combination of people," Schlarb says, "but they're all just musicians. Why not bring them all together? It may not always work, but it's always worth reaching further."
Psychic Temple II reaches beyond the long-form experiments of its predecessor for a more tightly focused yet conceptually dense collection whose songs are no less exploratory for their briefer durations. "I never see the point in continuing to regurgitate," Schlarb says of the new album's unique direction. "What was natural at that time would now feel contrived. I have to keep moving forward."
Schlarb also includes three cover songs by composers who share his boundary-demolishing mindset: Joe Jackson's "Steppin' Out," Frank Zappa's "Sofa No. 2," and Brian Wilson's "'Til I Die," a gorgeous, lesser-known Beach Boys song that features vocals by Sufjan Stevens, Castanets' Ray Raposa, and Cryptacize's Nedelle Torrisi.
Psychic Temple had its origins in Create (!), a large improvising ensemble with which Schlarb used to perform. The free-form group would often incorporate multiple drummers, a concept that Schlarb decided to pursue in a more composition-oriented setting. No matter how much Psychic Temple mutates from track to track, the rhythmic possibilities of its two drummers (in this case, Tabor Allen and Andrew Pompey) remain intact.
Schlarb's imaginative leaps are evidenced from the outset of Psychic Temple II, on the intoxicating opening track, "Seventh House." Featuring the sinuous vocals of Sarah Negahdari, who recently served as touring bassist for Silversun Pickups, the song weaves together lyrical and musical references to Neil Young's "Will To Love," to the Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers album Pisces, and to Sheena Easton's notorious Prince-penned pop hit "Sugar Walls."
Then there's "The Starry King Hears Laughter" and "She Is the Golden World," two songs that pay simultaneous homage to poet William Blake and jazz legend Bill Evans; or "Solo in Place," Schlarb's attempt to filter classic soul through his own "weird prism," a missing link between the Isley Brothers and the Alan Parsons Project that features guitar wizard Paul Masvidal of the death metal bands Death and Cynic.
Despite such a mind-blowing array of talent from the farthest reaches of the musical spectrum, Psychic Temple II is a surprisingly cohesive album, a testament to Schlarb's clear controlling vision. "One of the fundamental flaws of modern music is the idea of the record as a pastiche," he says. "With hip-hop and R&R records starting in the '90s, you had ten tracks with ten different producers so every track sounded completely different. There was no aesthetic where you could just put on a record and listen to it beginning to end. I admire people who are control freaks."
Schlarb has wielded control over a number of vastly different projects himself. The New York Observer called his debut solo album, Twilight & Ghost Stories, "40 minutes of avant-garde bliss," while Interoceans, recorded with experimental jazz duo I Heart Lung, was chosen by NPR as one of the top five jazz albums of 2008. He composed the score for Nicklas "Nifflas" Nygren's video game Nightsky and has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Meet the Composer. In 2001, Schlarb founded the eclectic Sounds Are Active record label, which has released music by the likes of Nels Cline, Mike Watt, and Castanets.1. Seventh House
2. The Starry King Hears Laughter
3. Solo In Place
4. Bird In The Garden
5. 'Til I Die
6. She Is The Golden World
7. Steppin' Out
8. All I Want Is Time
9. Sofa No. 2
10. NO TSURAI
11. Hyacinth Thrash Quarter$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Concert of the Century - A Tribute to Charlie Parker
First Time Available On Wide Release Vinyl
Pristinely Restored 1980 Live Recording
6 Of The Greatest Jazz Legends In Their Prime
180 Gram Audiophile 2LP Vinyl With Gatefold
On a cold November evening in 1980, 3000 jazz fans filled the Salle Wilfrid Pelletier Hall of Place des Arts
in Montreal, Quebec to attend what promised to be, a swinging evening featuring six of the biggest names
in bebop. Billed The Concert of the Century - A Tribute to Charlie Parker, and under the direction of
Dizzy Gillespie - one of the best jazz trumpeters of all time - the event featured legendary performers:
Hank Jones - piano, Ray Brown - bass, Milt Jackson - vibes, Philly Joe Jones - drums and James Moody
on tenor sax and flute. Local club owner Roue Doudou Boicel, who produced the concert, had the foresight
to record the concert in its entirety. A limited quantity bootleg LP of the concert soon appeared and then
disappeared from the marketplace, those tapes lay dormant for over 30 years.
This historic recording opens with rapturous applause that sets the tone with Dizzy's own "Blues 'N' Boogie.
"Also featured are several classic standards - some more well known then others - including "Darben The
Redd Foxx," "Time On My Hands," "Get Happy," "The Shadow Of Your Smile" and "Stardust." All the players are
at the top of their game and having a blast, as evidenced by the banter and repartee between songs.
Concert of the Century, pristinely restored and remastered, features two tracks that weren't on the original
pressing from the early '80s - Ralph Rainger's "If I Should Lose You" and an incredible eight minute bass
solo by Ray Brown.LP 1
1. Blue 'n' Boogie
2. If I Should Lose You
3. Darben the Redd Foxx
4. Time On My Hands
1. Get Happy
2. The Shadow of Your Smile
3. Bass Solo/Manhã de Carnaval/Work Song (featuring Ray Brown)
4. Stardust$26.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Bags Meets Wes!Milt Jackson was 38 when, in December 1961, he co-led this superb hard-bop date with the distinctive guitarist Wes Montgomery. A jazzman who was as opinionated as he was gifted, Jackson wouldn't hesitate to tell you exactly what he thought of a musician -- so when he praised Montgomery, you knew his praise was genuine. Not surprisingly, the boppers prove to be quite compatible on Bags Meets Wes, which finds them co-leading an all star-quintet that also includes pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Philly Joe Jones (who shouldn't be confused with swing drummer Jo Jones). Although Jackson and Montgomery prove what lyrical ballad players they could be on the standard Stairway to the Stars, ballads aren't a high priority on this album. Instead, the improvisers put more of their energy into the blues -- and the 12-bar format serves them well on Sam Sack, Blue Roz, and S.K.J. Equally strong are hard-swinging versions of Montgomery's Jingles and Benny Golson's Stablemates.
-All Music Guide1. S.K.J.
3. Stairway to the Stars
4. Blue Roz
5. Sam Sack
8. Love Walked In*
*Bonus Track$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now