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Anthology '59-'62Phil Spector - Anthology '59-'62 on 2 180 Gram LPs
Featuring: The Crystals, Gene Pitney, The Teddy Bears, Connie Francis, Ben E. King, Johnny Nash, The Blackwells, and many moreLP1
1. He's A Rebel feat. The Crystals
2. Every Breath I Take feat. Gene Pitney
3. Under The Moon Of Love feat. Curtis Lee
4. Zip A Dee Doo Dah feat. Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans
5. Puddin' N' Tain feat. The Alley Cats
6. Second Hand Love feat. Connie Francis
7. To Know Him Is To Love Him feat. Teddy Bears
9. Anyone But You feat. Ruth Brown
10. Pretty Little Angel Eyes feat. Curtis Lee
11. First Taste Of Love feat. Ben E. King
12. Gonna Git That Man feat. Connie Francis
13. Oh Yeah, Maybe Baby feat. The Crystals
14. Mr. Moon, Mr. Cupid And I feat. Gene Pitney
15. Twist And Shout feat. The Top Notes
16. Love, Love, Love feat. Arlene Smith
17. Willy Boy
1. He Hit Me feat. The Crystals
2. A World Of Tears feat. Johnny Nash
3. Dream For Sale feat. Gene Pitney
4. Til You'll Be Mine feat. Teddy Bears
5. Beverley Jean feat. Curtis Lee
6. Always Late feat. The Top Notes
7. Young Boy Blues feat. Ben E. King
8. A Kiss From Your Lips feat. Billy Storm
9. I Really Do feat. Spector's Three
10. Spanish Harlem feat. Ben E. King
11 When You Dance feat. Billy Storm
12. I Love How You Love Me feat. The Paris Sisters
13. I feat. The Blackwells
14. You Can Get Him feat. Frankenstein
15. Shang Shang feat. The Creations
16. I'm So Happy feat. The Ducanes
17. Mr. Robin feat. Spector's Three
18. Uptown$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ACSO-APO-049xHolly Cole Trio
Don't Smoke In Bed (Pre-Order)Multiple Styles Displayed On Holly Cole's 1993 Sophomore Album
Mastered By Bernie Grundman From The Original Master Tapes
Plating And 200-Gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!
Old-Style Gatefold Tip-On Jacket By Stoughton Printing
Holly Cole brings her own dimension to the tradition of cabaret, a strong voice that's still capable of nuance, an ear for quirky repertoire, and a light touch that keeps some of these performances floating just at the edge of irony.
On her second album, 1993's Don't Smoke in Bed, Cole explores varied musical styles, adding pop, blues, country and a French ballad to her standard, low-key jazz. It's a favorite of ours, which is why for this Analogue Productions reissue we've given it the reissue treatment it deserves. Bernie Grundman did the mastering, from the original analog tapes, at his Los Angeles studio, giving this release a spectacular foundation. Plating and pressing on 200-gram heavyweight vinyl was done by Gary Salstrom and crew at Quality Record Pressings, makers of the world's finest-sounding LPs. Lastly, we wrapped up the whole package in a premium gatefold tip-on jacket from Stoughton Printing. There's nothing but aces in this smokin' hot reissue and the quality shines through.
Holly's delivery of more traditional fare shines on Cole Porter's witty Get Out of Town and Kurt Weill's torchy Je Ne T'aime Pas, while she brings clarity, power, and anthemic passion to the surprising treatment of Johnny Nash's I Can See Clearly Now. She's generally well supported in this intimate set by pianist Aaron Davis and bassist David Piltch, while there's sparing and effective use of strings. There are fine guest spots by tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, on Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday, and David Lindley, whose steel guitar contributes to the strange country music of Don't Let the Teardrops Rust Your Shining Heart.1. I Can See Clearly Now
2. Don't Let the Teardrops Rust Your Shining Heart
3. Get Out Of Town
4. So and So
5. The Tennessee Waltz
6. Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday
7. Blame It On My Youth
8. Ev'rything I've Got
9. Je Ne T'Aime Pas
10. Cry (If you Want To)
11. Que Sera Sera
12. Don't Smoke In Bed$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil ConnectionLegacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection, an innovative new collection of 12 beloved vocal recordings re-experienced through new samba and bossa nova arrangements created by iconic Brazilian musicians and The Berman Brothers.
Embracing the All In One Rhythm™ Theme of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection blends 12 iconic performances--from Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, Sly & The Family Stone, The Isley Brothers, Mel TormÉ, Nina Simone, Johnny Nash, Dave Brubeck with Carmen McRae, Andy Williams and Sarah Vaughan--with new, samba and bossa nova arrangements and production inspired by the spirit of Brazilian music.
Working on Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection project, the Berman Brothers sought out the original multi-track masters and utilized an all-new, state-of-the-art separation technology from Science of Sounds to extract exquisitely pristine and detailed vocals. The newly isolated vocals were then melded with brand-new, authentic backing arrangements played by Studio Rio, an all-star cast of Brazilian musical pioneers from the bossa nova and samba genres, including Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Roberto Menescal and Brazilian musical legend Marcos Valle.
Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection is the latest innovative musical project from the Berman Brothers (Frank and Christian), a production team whose previous work includes Rhythms Del Mundo (2006), a cross-cultural album summit which which fused an all-star cast of Cuban musicians including Ibrahim Ferrer and Omara Portuondo of the Buena Vista Social Club with US and UK artists and superstars such as U2, Coldplay, Sting, Jack Johnson, Maroon5, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs and others. Rhythms del Mundo was released in more than 61 countries and received multiple sales awards worldwide.
During the past 20 years, the Berman Brothers have received more than 90 gold and platinum awards, two BMI Awards, a Golden Globe nomination, a Grammy nomination (for Love One Another, recorded by Cher) and a place in history for their production and remix of the Baha Men's colossal hit, Who Let the Dogs Out. As producers, writers and publishers, the Bermans have worked with an array of international superstars including Coldplay, Sting, Cher, Real McCoy, Dido, Maroon5, Sophie B Hawkins, Reamonn and members of the legendary Buena Vista Social Club.
Music is the heart and soul of Brazil, celebrating with syncopated beats and beautifully expressive melodies. It's the life force of the entire culture, wrote the Berman Brothers in their notes for Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection. We have always had a huge appreciation of Brazilian music. Between us, we have a massive collection of bossa nova and samba recordings, new and old, a lot which we found in flea markets in Amsterdam, Paris, and London.... Once you get into this music, there really is no way to stop. It was this joyful and timeless music that inspired the idea for this collection. Our goal was to bring the Brazilian joie de vivre to iconic performances by well-known American artists like Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers, and many others. What would these classic songs sound like had they been recorded in the studios of Rio De Janeiro in the first place, with the best Brazilian musicians and arrangers?"
"It was an amazing journey-bringing together these American classics and the vibrancy of Brazilian music with the help of so many talented musicians, arrangers and a dedicated production team. We learned many things putting together this music including what was the most important, and least surprising lesson of all: Brazil is the most musical place we have ever been in our lives.1. Lovely Day (Studio Rio Version) - Bill Withers with Studio Rio
2. Walk on By (Studio Rio Version) - Aretha Franklin with Studio Rio
3. Sexual Healing (Studio Rio Version) - Marvin Gaye with Studio Rio
4. You've Changed (Rio Music Collective Version) - Billie Holiday with Studio Rio
5. Family Affair (Rio Music Collective Version) - Sly & The Family Stone with Studio Rio
6. It's Your Thing (Rio Music Collective Version) - The Isley Brothers with Studio Rio
7. I've Got You Under My Skin (Studio Rio Version) - Mel TormÉ witb Studio Rio
8. I Can See Clearly Now (Studio Rio Version) - Johnny Nash with Studio Rio
9. Take Five (Studio Rio Version) - Dave Brubeck & Carmen McRae with Studio Rio
10. Music to Watch Girls By (Studio Rio Version) - Andy Williams with Studio Rio
11. Summertime (Studio Rio Version) - Sarah Vaughan with Studio Rio$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
American IV: The Man Comes AroundOn first thought, the idea of the Man in Black recording such covers as Bridge over Troubled Water, Danny Boy, and The First Time Ever I Saw Your
Face might seem odd, even for an artist who's been able to put his personal stamp on just about everything. But American IV: The Man Comes Around,
which also draws on Cash's original songs as well as those by Nine Inch Nails (Hurt), Sting (I Hung My Head), and Depeche Mode (Personal Jesus),
may be one of the most autobiographical albums of the 70-year-old singer-songwriter's career. Nearly every tune seems chosen to afford the ailing giant
of popular music a chance to reflect on his life, and look ahead to what's around the corner. From the opening track--Cash's own The Man Comes
Around, filled with frightening images of Armageddon--the album, produced by Rick Rubin, advances a quiet power and pathos, built around spare
arrangements and unflinching honesty in performance and subject. In 15 songs, Cash moves through dark, haunted meditations on death and
destruction, poignant farewells, testaments to everlasting love, and hopeful salutes to redemption. He sounds as if he means every word, his baritonebass,
frequently frayed and ravaged, taking on a weary beauty. By the time he gets to the Beatles' In My Life, you'll very nearly cry. Go ahead. He
sounds as if he's about to, too. Unforgettable. --Alanna Nash
This is the fourth in a series of collaborations between the original Man in Black, Johnny Cash, and producer Rick Rubin. The Man Comes Around
features new Cash compositions as well as a diverse array of cover songs, including Nine Inch Nails Hurt, Hank Williams I'm So Lonesome I Could
Cry, and Paul Simon's Bridge Over Troubled Waters. He duets with Don Henley on Desperado.1. The Man Comes Around
3. Give My Love To Rose
4. Bridge Over Troubled Water
5. I Hung My Head
6. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
7. Personal Jesus
8. In My Life
9. Sam Hall
10. Danny Boy
12. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
13. Tear Stained Letter
14. Streets of Laredo
15. We'll Meet Again$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Music From Peter Gunn (Speakers Corner)
This is not only a great LP but a key piece of jazz and pop music history. Back in 1958, Peter Gunn was one of the unexpected hits of the new television season, capturing the imagination of millions of viewers by mixing private eye action with a jazz setting. Composer Henry Mancini was more than fluent in jazz, and his music nailed down the popularity of the series. With the main title theme, a driving, ominous, exciting piece of music to lead off the album, The Music from Peter Gunn became a huge hit, charting extraordinarily high for a television soundtrack and doing so well that RCA Victor came back the next year asking for a second helping (More Music From Peter Gunn) from Mancini.
The music holds up: Session At Pete's Pad is a superb workout for the trumpets of Pete Candoli, Uan Rasey, Conrad Gozzo, and Frank Beach, while Barney Kessel's electric guitar gets the spotlight during Dreamsville; and Sorta Blue and Fallout are full-ensemble pieces that constitute quintessential 'cool' West Coast jazz of the period. In other words, it's all virtuoso orchestral jazz, presented in its optimum form.
- Henry Mancini (arranger, conductor)
- Ted Nash, Ronnie Lang (alto saxophone)
- Dick Nash, Milt Bernhart (trombone)
- Pete Candoli (trumpet)
- Johnny T. Williams (piano)
- Larry Bunker (vibraphone)
- Rolly Bundock (bass)
- Jack Sperling (drums)
Recording: August and September 1958 in Hollywood, CA.
Production: Simon Rady
About Speakers Corner
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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.
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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Peter Gunn
2. Sorta Blue
3. The Brothers Go to Mother's
5. Session at Pete's Pad
6. Soft Sounds
8. The Floater
9. SLow and Easy
10. A Profound Gass
11. Brief and Breezy
12. Not from Dixie$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
When I Look In Your EyesYears after the '90s, the decade will be remembered for the rise of pianist-vocalist Diana Krall. Simply put, this British Columbian-born artist is one of the most engaging musicians to emerge from the heap of scat-happy singers high on pyrotechnics, but short on poetry. Stamped with the imprimatur of the Nat King Cole trio and blessed by her apprenticeship with the late West Coast piano giant Jimmy Rowles, Krall simply sings songs the way they're supposed to be sung: with devotion to the lyric and with attention to the groove.
This album finds Krall in familiar company with compatriots Russell Malone (on guitar), bassist John Clayton, drummers Lewis Nash and Jeff Hamilton, and vibraphonist (and former Bill Evans associate) Larry Bunker--all supported by Johnny Mandel's svelte string arrangements. Krall and crew take Irving Berlin's chestnut Let's Face the Music and Dance and the Sinatra-signatured I've Got You Under My Skin south to Brazil via a sexy bossa nova. Malone's lush guitar accompaniment complements Krall's heartfelt delivery on When I Look in Your Eyes, and Michael Franks's Popsicle Toes dances courtesy of Hamilton's drum work. Devil May Care, East of the Sun (and West of the Moon), The Best Thing for You, and the stridish I Can't Give You Anything but Love groove with a minimum of waste, while Mandel's simpatico strings steal the show on I'll String Along with You, Pick Yourself Up, and Do It Again. All of which further illuminate the cool fire from this fine gift from North of the Border. --Eugene Holley Jr.LP 1
1. Let's Face The Music And Dance
2. Devil May Care
3. Let's Fall In Love
4. When I Look In Your Eyes
5. Popsicle Toes
6. I've Got You Under My Skin
1. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
2. I'll String Along With You
3. East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)
4. Pick Yourself Up
5. The Best Thing For You
6. Do It Again$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now