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    Ranked 40/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes for Unsurpassed Analog Sound: Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP Set Opens Up Scale of Lush Orchestral Architecture and Elegant Baroque Textures


    Any discussion about the finest psychedelic rock record ever recorded is incomplete if it doesn't grant consideration to Love's Forever Changes. Ranked by Rolling Stone as the 40th greatest album ever made, and named by Mojo the second-greatest psychedelic set in history, the effort is an internationally recognized seminal work of art. Transcending language and convention, its magnitude and magnificence need to be heard again and again. For here is an effort whose mind-boggling acoustic complexities and kaleidoscopic nuances are tailored for high-fidelity playback.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited-edition 180g 45RPM 2LP set affords the masterpiece the white-gloves treatment and golden-hued analog sonics it has always deserved. Nearly unlimited headroom, vast instrumental separation, transparent clarity, artifact-free atmospherics, and faithful balances appear out of jet-black backgrounds. The music appears to float on clouds, with the woody tones emanated by the acoustic guitars and brassy signatures of horns emerging with lifelike detail. Turn it up as loud as you want; the sole limitation will be your system's potential.


    Commercially ignored upon release in November 1967, Forever Changes confronts the alienation, paranoia, violence, and strife that would soon plague the countercultural movement and send the Summer of Love into a tailspin. Apart from its lyrical themes and prescient malaise, the record's enduring nature equally owes to intertwined arrangements sewn together with Latin guitar-picked lines, finessed folk harmonies, mariachi-inspired horn charts, and subdued strings.


    The seemingly opposing combination - ominous, dark reflections situated amidst lush, light melodic beds - affords Forever Changes a distinguished tension of claustrophobia and openness, dourness and ecstasy, ugliness and elegance enjoyed by no other record in the rock canon. Much of the contrast owes to leader Arthur Lee's mental state and pertinent observations. Lee, whose suppressed romanticism often surfaces even amidst the blackest shadows and most cynical moments, believed he would soon die, and hence channeled everything from lasting hopes to acid-addled decay to the chilling testimony of a Vietnam veteran in his narratives.


    Alternatively sad and beautiful, the album-opening and flamenco-inspired Alone Again Or establishes the mood for what follows. Vocals overlap and soar; tempos rise and fall; surrealism trades places with reality.Forever Changes thrives both because of and in spite of a surfeit of labyrinthine chords and difficult notes that never repeat. Its ambitious construction almost forced the already fractured band to cede responsibilities to session musicians, which appear on two tracks. The quintet's resolve to not only complete the album, but to do so with such poignancy and curiosity, further enhances Forever Changes' standing.


    No wonder that, in the twilight of his troubled career, Lee performed the record in its entirely during concerts met with overwhelming critical acclaim. It was, and will always be, a personal manifesto of timeless relevance and appeal.


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    1. Alone Again Or
    2. A House Is Not A Motel
    3. Andmoreagain
    4. The Daily Planet
    5. Old Man
    6. The Red Telephone
    7. Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale
    8. Live And Let Live
    9. The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This
    10. Bummer In The Summer
    11. You Set The Scene

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    Forever Changes

    Ranked 40/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The third and final album by the original Love lineup, Forever Changes has consistently drawn epic praise both upon its 1968 release on Elektra Records and to this very day. Rolling Stone described Forever Changes as "elegant armageddon" when listing it as #40 in the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time while another rave review considered it, "one of the most distinctive masterpieces in that era of masterpieces." A landmark work that is without question the L.A.-based psychedelic folk-rock pioneers' most fully realized studio effort, Forever Changes was produced by band co-founder/frontman Arthur Lee and The Doors' engineer/producer Bruce Botnick.


    Lee's metaphysically super-logical lyrics, warbled sweetly over the band's full-bloom psychedelia, a swirling current of guitars, strings, and horns layered into a mind-expanding wall of beauty. The album's song titles read like signs along the long and winding road to Nirvana: "Andmoreagain," "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale," "The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This," "You Set The Scene." Forever Changes exploded the personal into the universal and uncovered the eternal tucked away inside the familiar.


    "In the summer of 1967 a billboard appeared on Los Angeles' legendary Sunset Strip telling all who looked skyward to 'watch for the third coming of LOVE.' Emblazoned with an image of the group painted in oozing pink, purple, blue, and green meant to resemble an organic heart, Love were barely recognizable in their collective obscurity. Though they had followed hot on the heels of The Byrds to rule the L.A. club scene a year earlier, the band (at the time perhaps the most progressive and uncompromising in pop) never made the leap to mainstream acceptance or the Billboard Top 10. Ironically, that same summer their Elektra labelmates and former opening act, The Doors hit #1 with 'Light My Fire.' Meanwhile, the five members of Love (Arthur Lee, Johnny Echols, Bryan MacLean, Ken Forssi, and Michael Stuart) struggled to complete an album that would barely chart on initial release. In most stories Love would be the group that promised more than they delivered. That would be had 'the third coming' not been Forever Changes, a long-player widely rated above any other waxing of that idyllic era." - Andrew Sandoval/liner notes for the 2008 reissue

    1. Alone Again Or
    2. A House Is Not A Motel
    3. Andmoreagain
    4. The Daily Planet
    5. Old Man
    6. The Red Telephone
    7. Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale
    8. Live And Let Live
    9. The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This
    10. Bummer In The Summer
    11. You Set The Scene

    Love
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    Forever Man

    Legendary songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and 19-time Grammy Award-winner Eric Clapton will release a brand-new 'Best Of' compilation, entitled Forever Man, via Reprise Records. The collection traces much of Clapton's career featuring the Grammy Award-winning tracks Change The World, Tears In Heaven, Bad Love and including materials from Eric's Grammy Award-winning albums From The Cradle and Unplugged. Guest performers include B.B. King and J.J. Cale.


    The release of Forever Man coincides with an upcoming tour, which includes nine concert dates in celebration of his 70th birthday on March 30th. The shows will take place at New York City's famed Madison Square Garden on May 1st and 2nd and at London's Royal Albert Hall on May 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 21st, and 23rd. The shows will feature Clapton, accompanied by his band members Paul Carrack, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Chris Stainton, Sharon White, and Michelle John, with opening support act Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders.

    LP1
    1. Gotta Get Over
    2. I've Got A Rock 'N' Roll Heart
    3. Anyway The Wind Blows - with J.J. Cale
    4. My Father's Eyes
    5. Motherless Child
    6. Pretending
    7. Little Queen Of Spades
    8. Bad Love
    9. Behind The Mask


    LP2
    1. Tears In Heaven
    2. Change The World
    3. Call Me The Breeze
    4. Forever Man
    5. Riding With The King - With B.B. King
    6. It's In The Way That You Use It
    7. Circus
    8. Got You On My Mind
    9. Travelin' Alone
    10. Revolution

    Eric Clapton
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    Flowers Forever (Awaiting Repress)

    Inspired by late 80s / early 90s punk, the B-52s, David Hockney, Lou Reed, dumb conversations, bike rides, and all other normal things. After recording and posting those songs on the Internet, Flowers Forever played shows in Omaha, toured with The Faint, played SXSW, and signed to Team Love Records.
    1.Beautiful Tornado
    2.American Dream
    3.Black Rosary
    4.Wet Diamonds
    5.Golden Shackles
    6.Dirty Dollar Bill
    7.Jealous Motherfucker
    8.Happy New Year
    9.Strange Fruit
    10.Smash the Cool
    11.Beach Bum
    12.Elliptical Love
    13.Black Pope
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    So Much Forever

    After More Heart Than Brains was released in 2009, Greetings From Tuskan (Joëlle Lê) and Buck 65 (Rich Terfry) directly started working on a follow up record. This turned out to be a high mountain to climb and it wasn't until September 2013 that everything starting to come together. A half-decade removed from the ethereal hopeless romanticism of 2009 Bike For Three! have returned with their sophomore LP on Fake Four, Inc.


    The album begins with the sound of a solitary heart beating underscored by Joëlle's eerie, soothing atmospherics. From there the urgency of "Full Moon" kicks in and Rich is at the podium, unraveling his innermost thoughts through tightly knit stanzas and abstracted fragments.


    Joëlle's aural shapes and colours have found a focus that push Rich's words and performance to new places. Both artists feeding off each others darkest states and lingering demons. Joëlle imagined a mesmerizing foundation for Rich's poetry and associate thoughts. The result is the music of a shared lucid dream and a conversation held in several different languages.


    The listener is left to connect the dots on cryptic tracks like "You Can Be Everything" and "The Muse Inside Me", as Buck's frantic internal dialogue refracts off of Joëlle's arpeggiating synths, rich, multi-hued textures and subtle backing vocals.


    So Much Forever retains its thematic continuity through Rich's candid writing and Joëlle's kaleidoscopic collages whilst allowing the protagonist to explore a wide range of deliveries. On "Conflation", Buck is a beat poet lost in time, placing his anguish in a larger context and wrapping up the record with the thesis statement "My love will level this city."


    So Much Forever can be seen as the logical next step in their story, another page in their shared diary that sees Joëlle taking up more vocal duties and Rich exploring new corners of his imagination.


    Oh yes, they still haven't met. More close than ever.

    1. Intro
    2. Full Moon
    3. Agony
    4. Heart As Hell
    5. Successful With Heavy Losses
    6. Wolf Sister
    7. Ethereal Love
    8. The Last Romance
    9. Sublimation
    10. You Can Be Everything
    11. The Muse Inside Me
    12. Stay Close Until We Reach The End
    13. The Dream
    14. Conflation
    15. Outro
    Bike For Three!
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    Forever (Box Set)


    Limited Edition 4 LP Box Set


    Includes Additional Bonus 12" Single Of William Orbit Mix Of "Let Me In Your Heart Again"


    Having in the three months since its original release already provided Queen with their twenty fifth top ten album and twenty sixth UK gold album, Queen's current best selling compilation package Queen Forever is to receive a special limited edition vinyl release coming this spring.


    The original 36 track 2 CD Queen Forever release will now be made available as a strictly limited 4 LP vinyl box set which includes an additional 12" single bonus disc exclusive to the set featuring a special William Orbit mix of the only recently heard Freddie Mercury track "Let Me In Your Heart Again".


    The Orbit mix was held back from the Forever CD release and only surfaced for a limited period to support the Coca-Cola (RED) AIDS awareness campaign mounted at the tail end of last year.


    The B side of the 12" single has a further bonus feature exclusive to this box set - a laser etching of the box set cover illustration.


    Distinguishing itself as the first Queen album to feature new Freddie Mercury led tracks since the band's 1995 Made In Heaven album, Queen Forever brings out into the light the long anticipated track from Queen and Michael Jackson, 'There Must Be More to Life Than This', an unfinished Mercury-Queen track 'Let Me In Your Heart Again' originating from the band's The Works album recording sessions (featured on this vinyl package in a newly available William Orbit mix) and a new ballad version of Mercury's first solo hit, his Giorgio Moroder collaboration, 'Love Kills', which is currently being heavily played at UK and European radio.


    The rest of the package mixes Queen hits, classic tracks and celebrates the extraordinary musical path of one of the world's greatest rock bands. Reaching back as far as 1974 with fan favourite Nevermore, a Freddie Mercury song originally included on Queen II, Queen Forever progresses to feature songs that spotlight the band's songwriting prowess, studio experimentation and remarkable development, and is completed with latter-day Queen hits, including '91's no. 1 These Are The Days Of Our Lives and '95's Too Much Love Will Kill You, together with the poignant A Winter's Tale, recorded during Freddie Mercury's final Queen recording sessions in Montreux in 1991.


    Queen Forever is a thrilling showcase for exclusive new Queen recordings but equally as much a paean to the extraordinary musical achievements of John Deacon, Brian May, Roger Taylor and the late Freddie Mercury, whose singular talent we again get to marvel at through this meticulously presented 36 track collection.

    LP 1
    1. Let Me In Your Heart Again
    2. Love Kills - the ballad
    3. There Must Be More To Life Than This (William Orbit Mix)
    4. Play The Game
    5. Dear Friends
    6. You're My Best Friend
    7. Love Of My Life
    8. Drowse
    9. You Take My Breath Away
    10. Spread Your Wings


    LP 2
    1. Long Away
    2. Lily Of The Valley
    3. Don't Try So Hard
    4. Bijou
    5. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
    6. Nevermore
    7. Las Palabras De Amor
    8. Who Wants To Live Forever
    9. I Was Born To Love You


    LP 3
    1. Somebody To Love
    2. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    3. Friends Will Be Friends
    4. Jealousy
    5. One Year of Love
    6. A Winter's Tale
    7. '39
    8. Mother Love


    LP 4
    1. It's A Hard Life
    2. Save Me
    3. Made In Heaven
    4. Too Much Love Will Kill You
    5. Sail Away Sweet Sister
    6. The Miracle
    7. Is This The World We Created ?
    8. In The Lap Of The Gods Revisited
    9. Forever


    Bonus 12" Single
    1. Let Me In Your Heart Again (William Orbit Mix)
    Queen Forever Etching

    Queen
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    End Is Forever

    Following up their breakthrough 1999 release Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits, Kris Roe and his band, the Ataris, offered up the dynamic, dangerously non-punk End Is Forever in early 2001. Along with singer/guitarist Roe, Chris Knapp (drums), Marco Pena (guitars), and bassist Mike Davenport wind their way through an expanse of post-grunge alternative and emocore more musical than anything the Ataris had previously released. Listeners familiar with the group's earlier recordings probably won't be too surprised by End Is Forever as Roe's quickly developing, gifted writing had always been the outfit's defining factor, making the transition away from punk's noisier elements predestined. Purists already dismissive of the entire emo genre will be mortified by Roe's polished heart-tugging trilogy Giving Up on Love, Summer Wind Was Always Our Song, and I.O.U. One Galaxy that opens the disc. Things degenerate further for credibility-obsessed punk fans when Roe and Co. kick out some old-fashioned big rock on tracks like Road Signs and Rock Songs. Listeners anxious about the Ataris unavoidable flight to the punk genre suburbs won't have to read between any lines to figure where the band was heading when they produced this 2001 release. After End Is Forever, all that remained to be seen is just how far the quartet's undeniable mainstream appeal would take them.


    - Vincent Jeffries (All Music Guide)

    1. Giving Up on Love
    2. Summer Wind Was Always Our Song
    3. I.O.U. One Galaxy
    4. Bad Case of Broken Heart
    5. Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
    6. Road Signs and Rock Songs
    7. If You Really Wanna Hear About It
    8. Fast Times at Drop-out High
    9. Song for a Mix Tape
    10. You Need a Hug
    11. How I Spent My Summer Vacation
    12. Teenage Riot
    13. Song #13
    14. Hello and Goodbye
    The Ataris
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    For Emma, Forever Ago

    Pronounced "bohn eevair; French for "good winter" and spelled wrong deliberately. This debut is centered around a particular aesthetic; Justin Vernon, the primary force behind Bon Iver, moved to a remote cabin in the woods of Northwestern Wisconsin at the onset of winter, alone for three months. This solitary time fed a bold, uninhibited new musical focus. All his personal trouble, lack of perspective, heartache, longing, love, loss, and guilt that had been stockpiled over the past six years was suddenly purged into song. The NY Times called this record "irresistible", and it was given a "Recommeded" rating by Pitchfork. RIYL: Iron & Wine, M. Ward, and Elliott Smith.
    1.Flume

    2.Lump Sum

    3.Skinny Love

    4.The Wolves (Act I and II)

    5.Blindsided

    6.Creature Fear

    7.Team

    8.For Emma

    9.Re: Stacks
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    Love

    Love was a seminal psychedelic folk rock band from Los Angeles, active from 1966 until the mid seventies. Their eponymous debut album contained a diverse set of wonderful tunes, most of which were penned by Love's mastermind Arthur Lee. Especially the songs My Little Red Book, Mushroom Clouds and Signed D.C. are outstanding tracks. It proved to be a stepping stone to the equally excellent follow up albums Da Capo and Forever Changes (both in 1967). However the band never gained mainstream popularity like their peers The Byrds, Love's music remains a gem of the wild sixties which will prove to resonate with music lovers for decades to come.
    1. My Little Red Book
    2. Can't Explain
    3. A Message To Pretty
    4. My Flash On You
    5. Softly To Me
    6. No Matter What You Do
    7. Emotions
    8. You I'll Be Following
    9. Gazing
    10. Hey Joe
    11. Signed D.C.
    12. Colored Balls Falling
    13. Mushroom Clouds
    14. And More
    Love
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    Best Of Love

    First Time Audiophile Vinyl Release Of Their Historic Elektra Records Era


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso From The Original Elektra Records Stereo Tapes


    The legendary underground rock superstars Love fronted by the brilliant Arthur Lee and his fellow
    rockers Bryan MacLean, Alban Pfisterer, Johnny Echols, Ken Forsi, John Fleckenstein and Michael Stuart set the music world on fire back in the mid to late sixties with their hypnotic brand of rock 'n roll. With major exposure on L.A.'s Sunset Strip, along with fellow mega bands The Byrds and The Doors, Love's eclectic songs, master showmanship and stellar music abilities made them one of the few premiere bands who helped architect the fusion of acid and garage rock, which is still heard in alternative rock of today. Love to this day are still revered and loved by their continual growing legion of fans worldwide.


    In 1980, Rhino and Elektra Records honored these hugely popular rockers with their stellar anthology
    album simply titled Best Of Love. Filled with a treasure trove of 16 charting singles, deep Elektra Records album tracks, as well as rare b-sides, this incredible LP brought newfound acclaim to the band who were now influencing a whole new legion of fans.


    No stone is left unturned, as this 16-track masterpiece is loaded with hit singles like My Little Red Book,She Comes In Colors, 7 And 7 Is, Hey Joe plus selections from their most loved album Forever Changes with the masterpieces Along Again Or and Andmoreagain.


    As one of the more rare albums in their catalog, Best Of Love has been out of print for years, making
    it an instant collector's item, which hasn't seen the light of day for over four decades that is until now!


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Best Of Love. Mastered impeccably from the original Elektra Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Love/The Monkees/The Byrds) at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records with Ron McMaster, this amazing rock classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Long time unearthed vinyl mixes of their classic hit singles and solid album tracks like Stephanie Knows Who, Can't Explain, and Signed D.C. truly resonate as you remember them from years ago.


    To enhance your limited edition album, we have also included the historic album cover artwork elements as well as superior rare liner notes including those from the sorely missed Arthur Lee himself!


    Welcome back your friends and my friends .Love and their amazing Best Of Love First Time on Audiophile Vinyl exclusively from your friends at Friday Music.


    I think that people are the greatest fun

    1. My Little Red Book
    2. Can't Explain
    3. Hey Joe
    4. Signed D.C.
    5. Stephanie Knows Who
    6. She Comes in Colors

    7. Your Mind and We Belong Together
    8. Your Friend and Mine - Neil's Song
    9. Seven & Seven Is
    10. Alone Again Or
    11. Andmoreagain
    12. íQue Vida!
    13. Robert Montgomery
    14. Orange Skies
    15. Laughing Stock
    16. Number 14
    Love
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    Kids In Love

    Love is all you need. It's been said many times and many ways of course, but it's truer now than ever.


    When The Mowgli's first landed on the scene, their message of positivity and love resonated with audiences everywhere. The group's 2013 major label debut, Waiting for the Dawn [Photo Finish], debuted at #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and yielded the hit "San Francisco". Following its release, the seven-piece-Colin Louis Dieden [vocals, guitar], Katie Jayne Earl [vocals, percussion], Dave Appelbaum [keyboards], Josh Hogan [guitar, vocals], Matthew Di Panni [bass], Spencer Trent [guitar, vocals], and Andy Warren [drums]-performed on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CONAN, Watch What Happens Live, and more. Between headline tours and runs supporting everybody from Walk The Moon to Manchester Orchestra, they even cut a song for the Relativity Media hit film Earth To Echo. Along the way, their interpretation of love became even clearer, and it defines their sophomore outing, Kids In Love.


    "Our first album essentially said, 'What's up everyone? We're The Mowgli's, and we believe love can change the world," explains Katie. "Over the past couple of years, we really came to terms with who we are as a band. With Kids In Love we're exploring the intricacies of love. It's such a broad concept. This time around, we get into intimate love, personal love, as well as universal love. We've found art is the best vehicle to ponder what this really means."


    "Before, the concept was painted in very broad strokes," Colin goes on. "Our intention was to start a movement and a culture around what we do. We put all of that under a microscope on this album and talked about personal experiences and stories, the lack of love, and finding it again."


    "We've learned so much about the business, ourselves, and this message," adds Josh. "We've become more direct. It's a little wiser."


    In order to properly convey that sentiment, the group teamed up with producer Tony Hoffer [The Kooks, Silversun Pickups, Fitz & The Tantrums] in his Los Angeles studio during the summer of 2014. With Hoffer at the helm, they fine-tuned their sound into an elegant amalgam of influences. Additionally, they recorded with prior collaborators Captain Cuts [Smallpools, Tove Lo] - a production team that includes Ryan Rabin of Grouplove, and worked with Matt Radosevich [Walk The Moon, One Direction] on two additional tracks. "We wanted to create songs that we knew we would enjoy playing live, songs we hoped that speak to people's personal experiences with love and life and loss and everything that comes with being a kid - or really anyone - in love," Katie explains.


    "We've been on tour incessantly, and this album was really written all over the country," Colin recalls. "It was composed in green rooms, hotels, parking lots, and everywhere in between. I went to Nashville for a week on a whim and tried to learn how to write country music. I was so lucky to work with some of the best in the business. I wanted to bring some of those storytelling elements into the music too. We really grew up, and the songs reflect that journey."


    The first released track "Through The Dark" builds from a shimmering acoustic guitar into an unshakable harmony between Josh and Colin. It shines its own kind of musical light.


    "Everybody goes through dark times," Josh asserts. "We're trying to put a positive spin on that though, and show you can get through that darkness no matter what."


    Colin continues, "In a weird way, it feels like the answer to Waiting for the Dawn. It's a hopeful and encouraging song."


    Then, there's the first single "I'm Good." It begins with a sun-soaked clean guitar and resounding percussion before snapping into a delightful refrain that's undeniably unforgettable. You'll feel good after one listen


    Elsewhere on the album, "Whatever Forever" is augmented by driving handclaps and a group chorus that proves infectious. Lyrically, it stemmed from some shared ink within the band. "Colin and I both got a tattoo of that phrase a few years ago in a hotel bar during Hurricane Sandy," smiles Josh. "We'd seen it on the wall of a bar, and it felt like the perfect new life motto. We're not worried about anything; we're just going for it."


    "That's a personal favorite," concurs Colin. "After one show, I had a girl walk up to me and say, 'I've been dealing with so much and hurting so badly. I adopted 'Whatever Forever' as my mantra. I needed that.' Sometimes, you need to distance yourself from what hurts."


    Ultimately, The Mowgli's open up their hearts once more, and the results are nothing short of inspiring. "We just want people to feel good," Katie concludes. "It's a domino effect. If someone leaves a show feeling great, maybe they pay it forward. If we can contribute a little bit of joy, companionship, and happiness, we're doing our part to make the world a little brighter."


    "I want them to feel inspired to do something positive," Josh agrees. "It's all about sharing that." Colin leaves off, "I want this to be a positive transformative experience. It's almost like falling in love. When you're in a good mood, you tend to react positively. I hope it adds more positivity and love to the world."

    1. You're Not Alone
    2. I'm Good
    3. Bad Dream
    4. What's Going On
    5. Through the Dark
    6. Whatever Forever
    7. Make It Right
    8. Love Me Anyway
    9. Shake Me Up
    10. Home To You
    11. Kids In Love
    12. Sunlight
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    Late Love (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    Wolves Like Us are without a doubt one of the most exciting bands of the moment at the forefront of the burgeoning Oslo music scene. Although barely a year in, they have already established themselves on the live circuit with a showcase at last year's legendary OYA Festival and recent touring with Kvelertak, Gallows, Purified In Blood and Blood Command.


    With ex-members from such notable Norwegian acts as Amulet, Infidels Forever, JR Ewing and Silver, the band is no stranger to dedicated hard work. Drawing influences from artists such as Planes Mistaken For Stars, Drive Like Jehu, Hot Water Music and the Afghan Whigs, the mission is clear: Wolves Like Us are here to purvey the urgent, powerful music they love.


    Wolves Like Us signed with Prosthetic Records at the beginning of 2011 and immediately began recording Late Love in Oslo with Ruben Willem (Haust/Caliban Studios). Mastering was handled by studio maestro Dave Collins (Soundgarden, Jane's Addiction) and acclaimed illustrator Justin Bartlett (Sunn O))), Kvelertak, Anti-Sweden Jeans) beautifully crafted the artwork.

    1. Burns Like A Paper Rose
    2. Deathless
    3. Sin After Sin
    4. Old Dirty Paranoia
    5. Secret Handshakes
    6. Shiver In The Heat
    7. We Speak In Tongues
    8. Gone To Dust
    9. My Enemy
    10. To Whore With Foreign Gods
    Wolves Like Us
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  • Loving You (Awaiting Repress) Loving You (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Loving You (Awaiting Repress)

    Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the great depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early '50s, and as a struggling young truck driver, he cut some demos at Sun Studios as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys. These initial songs, of which he had only paid a few dollars to record, would become the catalyst that would kick-start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide superstar unlike the world has ever known.


    Elvis had the unmatchable skill of combining his vocals to resemble both R&B and country. This with the persona and choreography of a Hollywood movie star on stage, the young Elvis Presley was soon touring, and over the year achieved a number of regional hit singles, electrifying audiences into frenzies wherever he performed.


    The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly bought out his contract and signed the legend to a long term deal, and his first RCA single Heartbreak Hotel forever etched "The King Of Rock And Roll" trademark to his name.


    In 1957 after two chart topping albums and a bevy of #1 singles, more incredible fame followed as the Loving You movie starring Elvis Presley became a box office smash. The soundtrack album also was a blockbuster as it topped the charts for over two months, making this his third smash #1 album. Loving You truly proved once again that his career was unlike any other in music history.


    Filled with more hits than a jukebox, the Loving You album takes off with two smashes in a row, the classic rocker Mean Woman Blues and the chart topping single (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear. More soundtrack treasures follow with the beautiful ballad Loving You and the rockin' Party, which truly made the album a treasure trove of hits that seem like a Greatest Hits collection. The album also features a nice helping of solid interpretations of Elvis' own favorites like the Fats Domino classic Blueberry Hill and the timeless Cole Porter hit True Love. In total, the album showcases twelve important Elvis Presley recordings which have truly gone on to become international classics.


    In honor of the man, the music, the legend, the King Of Rock And Roll, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the RCA Victor classic Loving You by Elvis Presley. As a second installment in their exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, they are very pleased to present this masterwork in all its high fidelity glory. Mastered impeccably from the original monophonic RCA Victor Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray and manufactured at R.T.I., this edition of Loving You will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!


    For this exclusive presentation, Friday is also including the first time ever gatefold artwork which includes the groundbreaking original LP cover elements as well as more rare visuals from this historic Elvis Presley movie and platinum plus soundtrack. Also enclosed is a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your Elvis vinyl in mint shape. An audiophile vinyl dream come true!

    1. Mean Woman Blues
    2. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
    3. Loving You
    4. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!
    5. Lonesome Cowboy
    6. Hot Dog
    7. Party
    8. Blueberry Hill
    9. True Love
    10. Don't Leave Me Now
    11. Have I Told You Lately That
    12. I Love You
    13. I Need You So
    Elvis Presley
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  • Genius Loves Company (10th Anniversary) Genius Loves Company (10th Anniversary) Quick View

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    Genius Loves Company (10th Anniversary)

    Upon its release in 2004, few could have predicted the extraordinary, game-changing effect that Ray Charles' final recording would have on both his career and the industry as a whole. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the legend's milestone recording, Concord/Hear Music will release a special 2LP, 45RPM, 180-gram Vinyl Edition.


    One of Charles' most inspirational and historically significant albums, Genius Loves Company captures the genius of the music icon in his last studio recording pairing him with legendary guest artists including Norah Jones, Diana Krall, James Taylor, Elton John, Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt to name a few. The album went on to receive an astounding 8 GRAMMY® Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. To help launch a then-groundbreaking consumer marketing campaign, Genius Loves Company was tapped as the first original release through the Starbucks Hear Music imprint in conjunction with Concord Music Group. Since its release on August 31st, 2004, Genius Loves Company has been certified multi-platinum with worldwide sales in excess of 5 million copies.


    Produced by John Burk, Concord Music Group's chief creative officer, and co-produced by the legendary Phil Ramone, Genius Loves Company garnered critical acclaim upon its release. NPR All Things Considered hailed, "It's got flashes of fire you wouldn't expect from such a setting, gems of phrasing that remind you how Ray Charles transformed the wreckage of heartbreak into poignant sound," and Rolling Stone added, "the tone is reverential and warm, as the Genius sings "


    "Ray was shocked that these people wanted to sing with him," recalls Ray Charles Foundation president Valerie Ervin. "He just didn't understand the magnitude of where he was in the industry. As weak as he became he made sure he gave his best for every artist that was there for him."


    "Ray Charles was one of those rare artists who, throughout his incredible career, had far-reaching impact that forever changed the conventions of popular music as well as the music business," said Concord Music Group chief creative officer John Burk. "Looking back at the last 10 years, it's clear that this album was certainly no exception. We are humbled, honored and blessed to have had the opportunity to work with such a musical giant, and we are eternally grateful to Ray for elevating both Concord Records and Hear Music to new heights, far beyond our wildest dreams ten years ago."

    1. Here We Go Again with Norah Jones
    2. Sweet Potato Pie with James Taylor
    3. You Don't Know Me with Diana Krall
    4. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word with Elton John
    5. Fever with Natalie Cole
    6. Do I Ever Cross Your Mind? with Bonnie Raitt
    7. It Was A Very Good Year with Willie Nelson
    8. Hey Girl with Michael McDonald
    9. Sinner's Prayer with B.B. King
    10. Heaven Help Us All with Gladys Knight
    11. Over The Rainbow with Johnny Mathis
    12. Crazy Love with Van Morrison
    Ray Charles
    $34.99
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    Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980


    Recorded over 30 years ago while Marley was touring in support of his album Uprising, Live Forever is Bob Marley's last recorded concert. This never before released audio collection offers an incredible snapshot of one of music's most influential performers.



    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Live Forever: The Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh, PA September 23, 1980 (UMe/Tuff Gong International) is a 2 CD/3LP/Digital collection that features many of Bob's most cherished songs, and is available for the first time. This unforgettable concert contains unique performances of No Woman No Cry, Jammin', and Is This Love, to name a few, and depicts a musical innovator and inspiration to many cultures and generations. This spectacular audio documentary Live Forever, also immortalizes the last song Marley ever performed live in concert, Get Up Stand Up his rally cry for equality.



    Bob's music has always conveyed a message of hope, unity and love. It has brought countless people together as it did that night 30 years ago in Pittsburgh. To hear that music today and to be able to share it with a new generation shows that Bob is as relevant today as he was 30 years ago. says Rita Marley



    The momentous occasion captured on Live Forever is now available on 2 CD/3LP/Digital, for the benefit of all who missed their first opportunity to attend that magical evening. Marley's influence on today's musical landscape and his continuous worldwide appeal is still evident today. His legacy and message carry on.



    Uprising's most notable song, Redemption Song, is featured on this extraordinary release and has been covered by everyone from Rihanna and The Dave Matthews Band to Stevie Wonder and Chris Cornell. His hits compilation, Legend, has also spent an astonishing 1,000 weeks on the Billboard catalog chart sitting at #1 for 110 of those weeks. The celebration of Marley's work continues as Legend get the video game treatment and is available to download as part of the best-selling Rock Band series. The Marley family also plans to commemorate Bob Marley and his legacy with other celebratory events through the year in 2011.

    LP 1
    Side 1



    1 Greetings
    2 Natural Mystic
    3 Positive Vibration
    4 Burnin' & Lootin'



    LP 1
    Side 2


    1 Them Belly Full

    2 The Heathen
    3 Running Away
    4 Crazy Baldhead



    LP 2
    Side 1


    1 War / No More Trouble
    2 Zimbabwe
    3 Zion Train



    LP 2
    Side 2


    1 No Woman No Cry
    2 Jamming
    3 Exodus



    LP 3
    Side 1


    1 Redemption Song
    2 Coming In From The Cold
    3 Could You Be Loved



    LP 3
    Side 2


    1 Is This Love
    2 Work
    3 Get Up Stand Up



    CD 1


    1 Greetings
    2 Natural Mystic
    3 Positive Vibration
    4 Burnin' & Lootin'
    5 Them Belly Full
    6 The Heathen
    11 Zion Train
    12 No Woman No Cry



    CD 2


    1 Jamming
    2 Exodus
    4 Coming In From The Cold
    5 Could You Be Loved
    6 Is This Love
    7 Work
    8 Get Up Stand Up


    Bob Marley & The Wailers
    $79.99
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    Transference

    Produced by the band, Transference is made up of 11 new gems that honor the Spoon tradition while pushing the envelope of the band's sound ever further. Before Destruction opens proceedings with a transfixing air of foreboding before Is Love Forever? and The Mystery Zone kick in the door with the hooks that the band has made its name on. Who Makes Your Money and first single Written In Reverse will be familiar to Spoon fans who witnessed the band playing prototypical live versions at select dates in 2008, as will Got Nuffin, the title track of the EP released by the band earlier this year.


    Since the band's 1994 inception in Austin TX, Spoon has amassed one of the most loyal and steadily growing followings in indie rock, with classic albums like Telephono (1996), A Series of Sneaks (1998) Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill The Moonlight (2002) and Gimme Fiction (2005) each doubling their predecessors' sales.

    1. Before Destruction
    2. Is Love Forever?
    3. The Mystery Zone
    4. Who Makes Your Money
    5. Written In Reverse
    6. I Saw The Light
    7. Trouble Comes Running
    8. Goodnight Laura
    9. Out Go The Lights
    10. Got Nuffin
    11. Nobody Gets Me But You
    Spoon
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    Behind The Sun

    Produced by Phil Collins and featuring guest appearances by Lindsey Buckingham and Steve Lukather, 1985's Behind the Sun was the follow-up to Eric Clapton's Warner Bros. debut, Money and Cigarettes, which was his first to fall below gold-records status. Features the titles Forever Man and See What Love Can Do.

    1. She's Waiting

    2. See What Love Can Do

    3. Same Old Blues

    4. Knock On Wood

    5. Something's Happening

    6. Forever Man

    7. It All Depends

    8. Tangled In Love

    9. Never Make You Cry

    10. Just Like A Prisoner

    11. Behind The Sun

    Eric Clapton
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    She Haunts My Dreams

    Clear Vinyl


    Limited Edition - 1000 Copies


    Spain's 1999 sophomore LP, She Haunts My Dreams, found the band headlining large venues across Europe. A song from the album, "Our Love Is Gonna Live Forever," was featured prominently in an episode of the HBO series Six Feet Under.

    Side One:
    1. I'm Leaving You
    2. It's All Over
    3. Before It All Went Wrong
    4. Hoped and Prayed
    5. Waiting For You To Come
    6. Easy Lover


    Side Two:
    1. Bad Woman Blues
    2. Nobody Has To Know
    3. Every Time I Try
    4. Our Love Is Gonna Live Forever

    Spain
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    It's Reggae

    "Rafter Roberts is one of those guys you just can't ignore . .
    . this dude is awesome. "
    ~ Maris Jensen, CMJ


    "Rafter Roberts is quite the musical renaissance man." -
    Cleveland Scene


    "One of the most intense and powerful music nerds you may
    ever meet." - Verbicide Magazine


    Dear Reggae,


    I know it's only been a couple days but I miss you already.
    There's so much about you that I love - the way you approach situations in a relaxed and positive way, the way you
    absorb whatever strange element come at you and you just
    fold it into your nature. I admire you and your ease in the
    world, but it also stirs my anxieties about life - why can't I be
    so cool, relaxed, so positive? I'm always wrapped up in my
    crazy modern brain and life. But then I wonder, are you too? Maybe you're just as conflicted and human, but everyday you make the choice to express yourself in an uplifting and
    unselfconscious way. Can you show me how to do that? I
    love you, Reggae, and I want to learn.


    Love Forever, Rafter

    1. Wedding Ring Modulator
    2. Shudder Lee
    3. Convertible Jeep
    4. Kusterica vs Markovi
    5. Hawaiian Moon
    6. Three Year Love
    7. Christina 1981
    8. Spy Boat to Milan
    9. Computer Chip Cory
    10. Translation : Success
    11. Road to Hana
    12. The Other Side
    Rafter
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    Fever Tree

    Fever Tree's lone hit single, the haunting 1968 tribal anthem San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native), perfectly captured the spirit of the psychedelic era. Although their signature hit led many to assume that they were a Bay Area band, Fever Tree actually hailed from Houston, Texas. San Francisco Girls quickly emerged as a staple of American underground Fm radio, and won the band an international audience after becoming an airplay favorite of influential British DJ John Peel.


    San Francisco Girls is also the centerpiece of Fever Tree's self-titled first LP, one of the period's most distinctive debut efforts. As the album demonstrates, the quintet was adept at incorporating jazz and classical influences, ambitious song structures and resourceful production touches. Such memorable numbers as The Sun Also Rises and Come with Me (Rainsong benefit from Dennis Keller's hypnotic vocals, Michael Knust's dynamic guitar work and Rob Landes' inventive keyboard textures. Also included is a memorable medley of the Beatles' Day Tripper and We Can Work It Out, and a unique interpretation of the Neil Young/Buffalo Springfield nugget Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing. Fever Tree's expansive musical settings also feature key contributions from a pair of noted arrangers: David Angel, renowned for his work of Love's Forever Changes and Gene Page, whose resume includes work with the likes of Phil Spector and Marvin Gaye.


    Fever Tree would release three more well-received albums, before disbanding at the dawn of the 1970s. Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in the band's vintage work, and this one-of-a-kind debut album remains a deeply compelling sonic artifact.


    The vinyl edition of this vintage gem is mastered from the original analog tapes, features complete original cover art and is pressed on high quality, high-definition vinyl, the better to recapture the original magic of this timeless album.

    1. Imitation Situation 1 (Toccata and Fugue)
    2. Where Do You Go?
    3. San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native)
    4. Ninety-Nine and One Half
    5. Man Who Paints the Pictures
    6. Filigree & Shadow
    7. The Sun Also Rises
    8. Day Tripper-We Can Work It Out
    9. Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing
    10. Unlock My Door
    11. Come with Me (Rainsong)
    Fever Tree
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    Child Is The Father To The Man

    Ranked 264/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Although they would go on to become one of the most commercially successful acts of the 1970s, most observers agree that Blood, Sweat & Tears 1968 debut effort Child Is Father to the Man remains the ambitious ensembles finest and most enduring musical statement. The bands only album under the leadership of legendary singer / keyboardist Al Kooper, Child Is Father to the Man stands with such late-60s art-pop landmarks as the Zombies Odessey and Oracle and Loves Forever Changes in capturing the periods seemingly limitless creative possibilities.
    Child Is Father to the Man is a brilliant reflection of the desire of Koopera former member of the seminal Blues Project and a key collaborator in Bob Dylans early electric workto use an expanded instrumental lineup to explore a broader range of sounds, styles and compositional approaches. Towards that end, he launched Blood, Sweat & Tears, recruiting a stellar assortment of players from the worlds of rock and jazz, including ex-Blues Project guitarist Steve Katz, former Buffalo Springfield/Mothers of Invention bassist Jim Fielder, jazz drummer Bobby Colomby and noted jazz horn players Randy Brecker, Dick Halligan, Fred Lipsius and Jerry Weiss.


    The resulting album (produced by fabled studio genius John Simon) was a seamlessly eclectic psychedelic-rock-jazz-classical fusion, with such diverse tracks as Koopers gritty compositions I Cant Quit Her and I Love You More Than Youll Ever Know, as well as his playfully arty House in the Country and The Modern Adventures of Plato, Diogenes and Freud, along with stirring readings of Tim Buckleys Morning Glory, Harry Nilssons Without Her and Randy Newmans Just One Smile.


    Koopers expansive musical vision may have been a bit too far ahead of its time. Although it was a favorite of early FM album-rock DJs, Child Is Father to the Man barely scraped the Billboard Top 50 and failed to produce a hit single. However, in the years since, the album has been widely recognized for its expressiveness and originality, and embraced by successive generations of listeners. For instance, it received a prominent placement in Rolling Stones 2003 ranking of the 500 greatest albums of all time.


    Now, Child Is Father to the Man is back in its original vinyl format with Sundazeds definitive new LP edition. With meticulously reproduced original cover art, this vintage musical landmark has been remastered from the original analog master tapes and is pressed on high-quality, high-definition vinyl.

    1. Overture
    2. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
    3. Morning Glory
    4. My Days Are Numbered
    5. Without Her
    6. Just One Smile
    7. I Can't Quit Her
    8. Meagan's Gypsy Eyes
    9. Somethin' Goin' On
    10. House In The Country
    11. The Modern Adventures Of Plato, Diogenes And Freud
    12. So Much Love/Underture
    Blood, Sweat And Tears
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    Black Beauty

    28-page, full-color book (11" x 11")


    Extensive essay by Ben Edmonds (Creem, Rolling Stone, Mojo) featuring all-new interviews


    Abundant, never-before-seen photographs by Herbert Worthington (Fleetwood Mac's Rumours)


    Brilliantly mastered by multi-GRAMMY® nominee Dan Hersch (Paul Simon, Kinks, Cars,The Band)


    Mastered for vinyl by multi-GRAMMY® winner Doug Sax (The Who, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd)


    Black Beauty, the never-before-released masterpiece by Arthur Lee's legendary psychedelic rock band Love, is available on 180-gram vinyl LP. Recorded in 1973 for the ambitious new label Buffalo Records,
    the album remained unreleased when the company folded. Finally, after 39 years High Moon Records is honored to fulfill Arthur Lee's wish that Black Beauty be heard by music fans worldwide. Black Beauty is making its first-ever official release
    in any format, anywhere! With unparalelled sound and state-of-the-art packaging, critics are hailing Black Beauty as an instant classic. Black Beauty is that rarest of rock artifacts: an unreleased,
    full-length studio album, from an undisputed musical
    genius. Black Beauty is the missing link in a catalog that includes Forever Changes, the classic 1967 Love album the New York Times called "one of the most affecting and beguiling albums of all time. With Black Beauty, Arthur Lee manages to combine searing 70's-rock with gorgeous melodies and stellar songwriting - topped off by his most distinctive, snarling, soulful vocals ever. With its wonderfully eclectic collection of songs, the
    album offers Love fans a rare glimpse into a previously undocumented phase of Arthur Lee's fabled career, while shining a light for new fans to discover the unique genius that is the music of Arthur Lee and Love.



    It's tempting to play what-if with Love's lost labor, Black Beauty, which was recorded in 1973 but shelved for nearly four decades. What if Buffalo Records hadn't gone out of business just prior to the album's release? What if Black Beauty had actually hit stores? What if it hadn't languished in limbo until years after Arthur Lee's death? Would it have stopped Love's slide into obscurity? Would it have signaled a comeback for the man who masterminded Forever Changes, still one of the most complex and compelling artifacts of 1960s Los Angeles? Would his life and career have played out any differently? Would we think of him today as something other than a cult artist, inspired as well as damned by his era?


    It's difficult to imagine any answers to those questions, but it says a lot about Lee that the album even raises these what-ifs and coulda-beens. The very qualities that made him such a fascinating voice-- restlessness, excitability, paranoia, perfectionism, single-mindedness-- may have doomed any commercial prospects more than his notorious fear of travel ever did. After recording Forever Changes, he fired the band and hired new musicians to take their places. Every subsequent album featured a different line-up, although the changes seem based more on personality than on musical direction or ability. Never stagnant, Love was in constant flux, always in a state of development but never quite arriving. So the operative question becomes: Was this the version of Love that Lee had been working toward?


    For Black Beauty-- which is finally seeing release via High Moon Records, although the reissue has been delayed for two years-- Lee assembled guitarist Melvan Whittington, bass player Robert Rozelle, and drummer Joe Blocker. This may be the hardiest and most muscular of Love's post-Changes rosters, with remarkable force and range. With crisp production by Paul Rothchild, best known for his work with the Doors, Love build from a potent blues rock foundation not dissimilar to that of Jimi Hendrix, but without the distracting shamanistic persona and guitar pyrotechnics. "Walk Right In" struts into country rock territory, rewriting Cannon's Jug Stompers 1929 hit into a plea for empathy, and "Beep Beep" attempts a sort of pop reggae, albeit not entirely convincingly.


    On the whole, this particular line-up sounds perfectly rough and unrehearsed, generating a tense energy on "Skid" and "Stay Away" even as they suggest a band still figuring out exactly what they can do together. It's a strong album, but it's not another Forever Changes, whose accomplishments in retrospect were unrepeatable, or even another Four Sail. On the other hand, Lee wasn't aiming to craft something in that vein. Still, especially considering the professional setbacks he had faced in the years leading up to Black Beauty-- which includes being dropped by Elektra and shuffling through a series of independent labels-- Lee sounds engaged and invigorated, forgoing the bitterness that had rankled the band for a slightly more hopeful outlook. On stand-out "Can't Find It", he sings, "Every time I cry my heart out, and every time I play the fool, but there's gotta be something in this lonely world for me." The confession is all the more bittersweet for being capped with the line, "but I can't find it without you." It's ostensibly a love song, but could just as easily be addressed to his audience. His creative satisfaction relies on having a listener to complete the circuit, which makes this album's long shelf life all the sadder.

    -Stephen M. Deusner (Pitchfork, May 15, 2013)

    1. Young & Able
    2. Midnight Sun
    3. Can't Find It
    4. Walk Right In
    5. Skid
    6. Beep Beep
    7. Stay Away
    8. Lonely Pigs
    9. See Myself In You
    10. Product Of The Times
    Love
    $26.99
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    The Valley

    The 25-year-old Australian-born and Los Angeles-based pop star is hoping that 2017 keeps her busy after she broke out with the dance-pop hit Somebody Loves You in 2014 and spent most of last year on the road. Since then, Who (real name: Jess Newham) has moved to Los Angeles, gotten into a serious relationship and experienced the personal growth that she says naturally comes when you enter your mid-20s. On this album, there's still grieving about my last relationship, or talking about friendships that have fallen apart over the past couple of years due to the nature of my job -- but I also think it's much more self-assured. The difference between who you are when you're 22 and who you are when you're 25 is not just some casual difference. I feel like I'm just this completely different person. Who has released two songs this year: a warm, electronic cover of Donna Lewis' I Love You Always Forever and, more recently, the dynamic dance track Human Touch, which will be included on her sophomore album, The Valley.
    1. The Valley
    2. Some Kinda Wonderful
    3. You Can Cry Tomorrow
    4. Mama Say
    5. Human Touch
    6. Free To Fly (feat. Warren G)
    7. Wanna Be
    8. Pretend You're Missing Me
    9. Blue Heaven Midnight Crush
    10. Make You Memories
    11. Reunion
    12. Beautiful (feat. Superfruit)
    13. I Love You Always Forever
    Betty Who
    $21.99
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    Silver Apples


    New 24 Bit /96 kHz Transfer Taken From The Original Master Tapes


    Deluxe Silver Foil Jacket (Tip-On)


    Limited Blue Sky Colored Vinyl


    Formed in 1967 as a psychedelic electronic duo featuring Dan Taylor on drums and Simeon on a homemade synthesizer consisting of 12 oscillators (and an assortment of sound filters, telegraph keys, radio parts, lab gear and a variety of second hand electronic junk), Silver Apples quickly gained a reputations New York's leading underground musical expression.


    Their pulsating rhythmic beats with the use of electronics laid the groundwork for what would become "Krautrock."


    Silver Apples was released in 1968 and still remains an innovative and revolutionary album. Their highly influential sound has influenced countless bands from Stereolab, Beastie Boys, Blur and more.


    The first remarkable trait of Lazy Smoke's sound is the lead vocal's similarity to John Lennon. Upon digging just a little deeper below the surface, we instead find a darker tone and a patient, eerie feeling resonating through the songs.


    While bands like The Beatles and Love were singing about love, lament and hallucinated travel experiences, the songs on Corridor of Faces get sincerely dark right away.


    Even the seemingly-light teenage love-themed "Sarah Saturday" shares an undercurrent of on-the-edge uncertainty. It's this undercurrent that calls to mind comparisons to Forever Changes era Love. Originally privately pressed in MA in an edition of only 500 copies in 1968. Now repressed again in 2016 on Blue Sky Colored Vinyl.

    1. Oscillations
    2. Seagreen Serenades
    3. Lovefingers
    4. Program
    5. Velvet Cave
    6. Whirly-Bird
    7. Dust
    8. Dancing Gods
    9. Misty Mountain
    Silver Apples
    $19.99
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