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  • Made In Japan Made In Japan Quick View

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    Made In Japan

    As their extensive Deep Purple 180 Gram Audiophile Series continues, Friday Music announces the amazing limited edition release of their mega-platinum live album Made In Japan. Featuring the original Mark II line-up of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice, Ian Gillan, Jon Lord and Roger Glover, this deluxe two album set rocketed to the top of the charts and continues to be one of the most important rock albums of all time! Featuring extensive live workouts of Smoke OnThe Water, Strange Kind Of Woman and Space Truckin, this historic document truly represents the band in their absolute prime.


    For this special occasion, Friday Music's Joe Reagoso (Deep Purple/Jeff Beck/Yes) has mastered the masterpiece from the original Warner Bros. tapes, and includes the original art elements of the original gatefold cover. The album also comes packaged with a poly cover as well as two-poly lined sleeves for each album.

    1. Highway Star
    2. Child In Time
    3. Smoke On The Water
    4. The Mule
    5. Strange Kind Of Woman
    6. Lazy
    7. Space Truckin'
    Deep Purple
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    Born In America


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    The long-lived New York-based heavy metal band Riot was formed in 1976 by guitarist/songwriter Mark Reale, who in time recruited vocalist Guy Speranza, guitarist L.A. Kouvaris, bassist Jimmy Iommi and drummer Peter Bitelli. After debuting in 1977 with Rock City, Kouvaris was replaced by guitarist Rick Ventura, and the group returned in 1979 with Narita; Iommi and Bitelli were the next to exit, and with the recruitment of bassist Kip Leming and drummer Sandy Slavin the classic Riot line-up was in place. Tours in support of AC/DC and Molly Hatchet followed before the release of 1981's Fire Down Under, considered by fans the band's creative peak; with the departure of frontman Speranza, however, Riot suffered a major blow from which they never fully recovered. New vocalist Rhett Forrester made his debut on 1982's Restless Breed, but after issuing Made in America a year later. Reale announced the band's dissolution; after forming a new group, the Mark Reale Project, he reformed Riot in late 1986 with vocalist Tony Moore, bassist Don VanStavern and drummer Bobby Jarzombek. The new line-up's comeback effort, Thundersteel, appeared in 1988, followed two years later by The Privilege of Power; after adding second guitarist Mike Flyntz and replacing VanStavern with bassist Pete Perez, the group toured the Far East, yielding the LP Riot in Japan Live !!! in 1992. After 1994's Nightbreaker, Jarzombek quit Riot, and was replaced by drummer John Macaluso for 1996's The Brethren of the Long House; Jarzombek returned to the fold to release Inishmore two years later, with Sons of Society following in 1999. - Jason Ankeny (All Music Guide)

    1. Born In America
    2. You Burn In Me
    3. Wings Of Fire
    4. Running From The Law
    5. Devil Woman
    6. Vigilante Killer
    7. Heavy Metal Machine
    8. Where Soldiers Rule
    9. Gunfighter
    10. Promised Land
    Riot
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    Take It All In

    Austin's own The Steps will release Take It All In, produced by Chris 'Frenchie' Smith (JET, Dandy Warhols, Explosions in the Sky). The EP distills the band's '60s influenced garage rock to its most potent and frenetic form.


    Formed in 2005 while still in high school, The Steps first achieved international success with releases and tours in the U.K. and Japan. Launched by a strong Texas following, the band has shared the stage with Bob Dylan, The Raconteurs, and the Black Keys.


    Born under the influence of classic rock in the Live Music Capital of the World, The Steps chisel through modern rock with '60s sensibilities. The band made their recording debut with a 7 vinyl single brought by Young and Lost Club Records (U.K.), followed by a tour of London. Their eponymous full length, produced by Chris 'Frenchie' Smith (Jet, Dandy Warhols) set up a short tour of Japan, where the band made several television and radio appearances.

    The Steps
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  • Sing In Japanese Sing In Japanese Quick View

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    Sing In Japanese

    In keeping with the theme of their last release, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes decided to tackle the proud musical tradition of another country, rather than a specific genre. This time they set their sights on the land of the rising sun, Japan, the birthplace of Karaoke. The fact that the Gimme Gimmes are one of the most renowned cover bands around makes this a match made in heaven.


    Spike's sweet crooning is universally pleasing, as he proves by deftly belting out the 6 tracks on Sing In Japanese in the dialect in which they were originally written. The boys ply their fun-loving, punk rock style to these Japanese classics, resulting in 6 up-tempo sing-alongs peppered with guitar riffs hotter than wasabi.

    1. Hero

    2. Kokoro No Tabi

    3. Kekkon Shiyoyo

    4. C-C-C

    5. 22 Sai No Wakare

    6. Linda Linda
    Me First & The Gimme Gimmes
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    Hard Attack

    The 70's were the golden era of rock music. Especially in 1972 albums such as Deep Purple's Machine Head, Jethro Tull's Thick as a Brick, David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, Uriah Heep's Demons and Wizards, Black Sabbath's Vol. 4, and of course the colossal live Made in Japan were released. In addition to their undeniable historical value, these albums were released by British artists that dominated the rock scene back then. On the other side of the Atlantic, 3 teens from the US were forming a short-lived band that released only two albums but had a strong impact on a small nucleus of fans that recognized something different in the sound of Dust. The sound of Hard Attack, the band's second and final release, that we now call proto-metal is influenced by the likes of Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Black Sabbath, the Who and even Cream. So, what we have here is an American band that sounds as if it consists of British musicians. The band members however were not strangers to the world of rock. Drummer Marc Bell became known as Marky Ramone, while singer and guitarist Richie Wise went on to produce the first two KISS albums along with Kenny Kerner who wrote the lyrics of Hard Attack. Nevertheless, bass player Kenny Aaronson is the one who shines mostly throughout the album with his amazing musicianship.


    As a result, the fact that the album sounds like a fusion of the aforementioned bands is not accidental. In addition, the listener can recognize elements of KISS from the very beginning with excellent riffs, heavy rock attitude but most notably huge chugging bass lines. But it's not just speed and heaviness that this band has to offer. The combination of acoustic and electric guitar showcases the band's ability to create more melodic passages along with their proto-metal sound. The song Suicide is the pinnacle of the whole album as one can listen to the band's Sabbathian sound accompanied by drum fills reminiscent of Ginger Baker. Bear in mind that in this release Marc Bell (aka Marky Ramone) is just 16 years old. Additionally, one can listen to melodic brakes in the middle of some songs that remind Uriah Heep and psychedelic influences from the likes of the Beatles. Moreover, the band sounds even more interesting when they add strings and organ to a mellow song with lyrics such as "Angry angels cried, Satan yearning cast a spell on us, Cherubim with wings that cannot fly, Dancing demons fill the sky". An additional sample of proto-metal can be heard in the speedy instrumental Ivory with its catchy riffs, cool bass licks, and Paice-like drumming. As you may have guessed, Dust is not your typical 70's hard rock band. Yes, they do incorporate elements from several bands but they add their own style in order to produce a rather exciting outcome, that we now call proto-metal.


    - manosg (Sputnik Music)

    1. Pull Away/So Many Times
    2. Walk In The Soft Rain
    3. Thusly Spoken
    4. Learning To Die
    5. All In All
    6. I Been Thinkin
    7. Ivory
    8. How Many Horses
    9. Suicide
    Dust
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    On Stage

    Green Colored Vinyl


    Pressed At RTI


    "I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. We must be over the rainbow!" The famous Wizard of Oz introduction sets the
    mood for the thrills, imagination, and aural adventurous that is Rainbow's classic double live album On Stage. Recorded in late
    1976, approximately one year before front man Ronnie James Dio's departure from the band, the set stands as one of the decade's
    pivotal concert records. On par with Kiss' Alive, UFO's Strangers in the Night, and Deep Purple's Made In Japan, the effort teems
    with blistering performances and unfettered energy.


    Freed from the confines of the studio, Dio and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore instill passionate bravado and swagger to every
    song they attack. At the peak of his powers, Dio sings with leather-lunged gusto and theatrical purpose, hitting seemingly
    impossible highs and reaching down to bring dark overtones to the lows. His melancholic showing on a cover of Deep Purple's
    "Mistreated" blows away the original. As a perfect foil, Blackmore takes the opportunity to stretch out solos and indulge in bluesy
    improvisations, turning "Man on the Silver Mountain" into a multi-part medley and the slowly building, fantasy-themed "Catch
    the Rainbow" into an epic workout.


    Rainbow's rhythm section is equally inspired. Drummer Cozy Powell jump-starts high-voltage passages with urgent beats and
    timely playing. In sync with the irreplaceable contributions of organist/keyboardist Tony Carey, bassist Jimmy Bain supplies a taut
    foundation. On Stage is in effect a document of a vital hard-rock band pushing itself to the maximum and succeeding in taking its
    audiences on an unforgettable journey. Blackmore's inventive passages and colorful tones are alone worth the price of admission.


    Martin Birch's steady, lively production puts it over the top. Unlike many heavily edited albums from the era, Powell is heard front
    and center, the drums given as much space and presence as Blackmore's humming guitar, Dio's inimitable singing, and Carey's
    howling organ. You're given an invitation to stand onstage with the quintet.


    Pressed on green-colored vinyl at RTI, America's best pressing plant, and presented in a faithful reproduction of the original
    gatefold sleeve, Wax Cathedral's deluxe reissue of this live scorcher renders the music in the highest fidelity it's ever enjoyed.
    Always meant to be heard since its original release in 1977, On Stage is restored to all its glory.

    1. Intro: Over the Rainbow
    2. Kill the King
    3. Catch the Rainbow
    4. Mistreated
    5. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
    6. Still I'm Sad
    Rainbow
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  • White Lightnin' - The Solo Box White Lightnin' - The Solo Box Quick View

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    White Lightnin' - The Solo Box

    This box contains all four solo albums by Bill Wyman, the first Rolling Stone to release a solo record. The first two (from 1974 and 1976, both issued on Rolling Stones Records) were made the help of a galaxy of musical friends like Lowell George, Dr John, Joe Walsh, Van Morrison, the Pointer Sisters, Danny Kortchmar, Dallas Taylor, Leon Russell, Bob Welch and Nicky Hopkins. The eponymous third album was home to Bill's 1981 big hit single (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star as well as follow-up hits Come Back Suzanne, A New Fashion and Visions, while fourth album Stuff appeared in 1992, originally in Japan only.


    The albums are now issued on vinyl for the first time since their original release (and 'Stuff' on vinyl for the first time ever), gathered together in a beautiful rigid slipcase. The new inner sleeves feature all the lyrics and the musician credits.

    LP 1: Monkey Grip
    1. I Wanna Get Me A Gun
    2. Crazy Woman
    3. Pussy
    4. Mighty Fine Time
    5. Monkey Grip Glue
    6. What A Blow
    7. White Lightnin'
    8. I'll Pull You Thro'
    9. It's A Wonder


    LP 2: Stone Alone
    1. A Quarter To Three
    2. Gimme Just One Chance
    3. Soul Satisfying
    4. Apache Woman
    5. Every Sixty Seconds
    6. Get It On
    7. Feet
    8. Peanut Butter Time
    9. Wine And Wimmen
    10. If You Wanna Be Happy
    11. What's The Point
    12. No More Foolin'


    LP 3: Bill Wyman
    1. Ride On Baby
    2. A New Fashion
    3. Nuclear Reactions
    4. Visions
    5. Jump Up
    6. Come Back Suzanne
    7. Rio De Janeiro
    8. Girls
    9. Seventeen
    10. (Si, Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star


    LP 4: Stuff
    1. If I Was A Doo Doo Doo
    2. Like A Knife
    3. Stuff (Can't Get Enough)
    4. Leave Your Hat On
    5. This Strange Effect
    6. Mama Rap
    7. She Danced
    8. Fear Of Flying
    9. Affected By The Towns
    10. Blue Murder (lies)

    Bill Wyman
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  • Trying To Live My Life Without You Trying To Live My Life Without You Quick View

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    Trying To Live My Life Without You

    Otis Clay is one of the premier deep soul and gospel singers working today. His raw, fiery vocals drive an energetic and danceable blend of soul, r&b and blues in the tradition of such deep soul singers as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke.


    A master showman, Otis Clay stays in demand for festival and concert appearances in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Noteworthy recent appearances include headlining The 2006 Japan Blues and Soul Festival Tour, headlining the opening night and being Honorary President of The 2006 Blues Passions Festival in Cognac, France a special guest appearance at The Chicago Emmy Awards in Nov., 2006 and the 2007 Chicago Gospel Music Festival.


    Born in Waxhaw, Mississippi, Clay began his career in gospel singing with groups such as The Pilgrim Harmonizers, The Gospel Songbirds and the legendary Sensational Nightingales. His recording of When The Gates Swing Open was a hit in the mid-80's and is included on The Gospel Truth cd released on Blind Pig Records. Both When The Gates Swing Open and The Gospel Truth remain staples on gospel radio today. As a singer and producer, Otis Clay remains very active in gospel. Walk A Mile In My Shoes, a new cd featuring Otis' version of this classic song has been released on his own Echo Records label.


    Clay launched and established his career as a deep soul singer with his first recordings made in the mid-60s for George Leaner's One-derful label in Chicago. A series of hit singles including Trying To Live My Life Without You produced by Willie Mitchell in Memphis for Hi Records followed in the '70's. Otis has also recorded for the Cotillion, Kayvette, Elka and Rounder labels as well as his own Echo Records. The intensity and passion of his live shows are captured on Soul Man: Live in Japan (Rounder) and Respect Yourself (Blind Pig) recorded live at The Lucerne Blues Festival in Switzerland.


    A long time resident of Chicago's West Side, Otis Clay is actively involved as a board member of People For New Direction, a community-based non-profit creating economic initiatives to address a number of issues on the West Side. People For New Direction consists of West Side businessmen and women, doctors, ministers and others who believe strongly in giving something back to the community where they live and work.


    As Chairman of The Board of the non-profit Tobacco Road, Inc. (TRI, Inc.), Otis was heavily involved in the extensive planning, fundraising and development of The Harold Washington Cultural Center at 47th and King Drive which has served as the cornerstone for the revitalization and redevelopment of the historic Bronzeville neighborhood. The Cultural Center, which includes the state-of-the-art 1,000 seat Com-Ed Performing Arts Theatre, is built on the former site of The Regal Theatre, the legendary venue for national and Chicago-based r&b/soul, blues, jazz and comedy stars.


    Whether bringing audiences around the globe to their feet with his fiery brand of soul and gospel or working tirelessly with community and church leaders to provide better economic and cultural opportunities for West and South Side Chicago residents, Otis Clay has proven himself to be a national treasure.

    1. Trying To Live My Life Without You
    2. I Die A Little Each Day
    3. Holding On To A Dying Love
    4. I Can't Make It Alone
    5. That's How It Is
    6. I Love You I Need You
    7. You Can't Keep Running From My Love
    8. Precious Precious
    9. Home Is Where The Heart Is
    10. Too Many Hands
    Otis Clay
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    Restless Breed


    Fluorescent Orange Colored Vinyl


    Limited To 1000 Copies


    The long-lived New York-based heavy metal band Riot was formed in 1976 by guitarist/songwriter Mark Reale, who in time recruited vocalist Guy Speranza, guitarist L.A. Kouvaris, bassist Jimmy Iommi and drummer Peter Bitelli. After debuting in 1977 with Rock City, Kouvaris was replaced by guitarist Rick Ventura, and the group returned in 1979 with Narita; Iommi and Bitelli were the next to exit, and with the recruitment of bassist Kip Leming and drummer Sandy Slavin the classic Riot line-up was in place. Tours in support of AC/DC and Molly Hatchet followed before the release of 1981's Fire Down Under, considered by fans the band's creative peak; with the departure of frontman Speranza, however, Riot suffered a major blow from which they never fully recovered. New vocalist Rhett Forrester made his debut on 1982's Restless Breed, but after issuing Made in America a year later. Reale announced the band's dissolution; after forming a new group, the Mark Reale Project, he reformed Riot in late 1986 with vocalist Tony Moore, bassist Don VanStavern and drummer Bobby Jarzombek. The new line-up's comeback effort, Thundersteel, appeared in 1988, followed two years later by The Privilege of Power; after adding second guitarist Mike Flyntz and replacing VanStavern with bassist Pete Perez, the group toured the Far East, yielding the LP Riot in Japan Live !!! in 1992. After 1994's Nightbreaker, Jarzombek quit Riot, and was replaced by drummer John Macaluso for 1996's The Brethren of the Long House; Jarzombek returned to the fold to release Inishmore two years later, with Sons of Society following in 1999. - Jason Ankeny (All Music Guide)

    1. Hard Lovin' Man
    2. C.I.A.
    3. Restless Breed
    4. When I Was Young
    5. Loanshark
    6. Loved By You
    7. Over To You
    8. Showdown
    9. Dream Away
    10. Violent Crimes
    Riot
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  • Rock City Rock City Quick View

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    Rock City


    Coke Bottle Clear Colored Vinyl


    Limited To 1000 Copies


    The long-lived New York-based heavy metal band Riot was formed in 1976 by guitarist/songwriter Mark Reale, who in time recruited vocalist Guy Speranza, guitarist L.A. Kouvaris, bassist Jimmy Iommi and drummer Peter Bitelli. After debuting in 1977 with Rock City, Kouvaris was replaced by guitarist Rick Ventura, and the group returned in 1979 with Narita; Iommi and Bitelli were the next to exit, and with the recruitment of bassist Kip Leming and drummer Sandy Slavin the classic Riot line-up was in place. Tours in support of AC/DC and Molly Hatchet followed before the release of 1981's Fire Down Under, considered by fans the band's creative peak; with the departure of frontman Speranza, however, Riot suffered a major blow from which they never fully recovered. New vocalist Rhett Forrester made his debut on 1982's Restless Breed, but after issuing Made in America a year later. Reale announced the band's dissolution; after forming a new group, the Mark Reale Project, he reformed Riot in late 1986 with vocalist Tony Moore, bassist Don VanStavern and drummer Bobby Jarzombek. The new line-up's comeback effort, Thundersteel, appeared in 1988, followed two years later by The Privilege of Power; after adding second guitarist Mike Flyntz and replacing VanStavern with bassist Pete Perez, the group toured the Far East, yielding the LP Riot in Japan Live !!! in 1992. After 1994's Nightbreaker, Jarzombek quit Riot, and was replaced by drummer John Macaluso for 1996's The Brethren of the Long House; Jarzombek returned to the fold to release Inishmore two years later, with Sons of Society following in 1999. - Jason Ankeny (All Music Guide)

    1. Desperation
    2. Warrior
    3. Rock City
    4. Overdrive
    5. Angel
    6. Tokyo Rose
    7. Heart Of Fire
    8. Gypsy Queen
    9. This Is What I Get
    Riot
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  • Live On Tour Switzerland Live On Tour Switzerland Quick View

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    Live On Tour Switzerland

    All the excitement of a live concert. One of the best big bands in jazz history, the Jones-
    Lewis Orchestra. This live date catches them in their prime.


    They debuted at the Village Vanguard in New York in 1966, and were quickly noticed by
    jazz insiders for their originality and virtuoso skills. Sonny Lester signed and produced
    their recordings from their beginning.


    The band had its own unique style, along the lines of big band swing, Bebop and Hard
    bop. The sound was powerful, fast, intellectual and fun to listen to. Their pieces required
    a high degree of skill to play. Thad Jones, an improvisational genius on the trumpet, led
    the group. Mel Lewis, co-leader, produced a drum style with the band that was unique
    for big bands; the extent in which he was able to incorporate the loose, open approach
    of small group playing was a major innovation. His cymbal work added a texture and
    richness that is one of the hallmarks of the band. Every big band drummer after Lewis
    has been influenced by him to some degree.


    The orchestra was the most influential Big Band since the swing era. It was also an
    unusual band; creating new styles, succeeding in an era where big bands were out of
    favor, and remaining integrated during racially tense periods. The band initially was
    made of all-stars, but over time endeavored to showcase new talent (Jon Faddis). Thad's
    arrangements proved to be highly influential upon modern composers such as Maria
    Schneider, Bob Brookmeyer (who is also an alumnus), and Bill Kirchner. His songs built
    upon the innovations previously pioneered by Jazz composition figures such as Duke
    Ellington and Charles Mingus.


    The band carried its message to Japan and all of key venues in Europe. To this day their
    recordings become more sought after as the years go by. The excellence of the musicians
    and the music they played has endured.

    Second Race
    Don't Ever Leave Me
    The Waltz You Swang For Me
    A- That's Freedom
    Come Sunday
    Don't Get Sassy
    Bible Story
    Groove Merchant
    Thad Jones and Mel Lewis
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  • The Times (Discontinued) (On Sale) The Times (Discontinued) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    The Times (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    180 gram LP version. Although post-Group Scene band Flowers were gaining increasing popularity in late '60s Tokyo, founder and guiding light Yuya Uchida was becoming increasingly frustrated that cult status was not translating into commercial success. Watching a rehearsal for the Tokyo version of the hit U.S. musical Hair, Uchida's wily gaze fell upon the Afro-sporting cast member Yamanaka Akira aka Joe. Uchida liked what he saw and heard so much, that he invited Joe to sing guest lead vocals at the next Flowers gig, and so impressed was he with the audience's response to the singer's opening number, that he knew a direction-changing discovery had been made. Gone was Flowers and in its place, Flower Travellin' Band emerged with a whole new sound and a charismatic and talented front man leading the charge, a relentless process that would see the singer become the sound of FTB with his career ascending as the fortunes of the band decreased. Eventually, the inevitable happened and Uchida disbanded FTB in 1975, after which the band's record label, Atlantic, offered the world one final, posthumous release in a greatest hits package, The Times, with the artist as Joe With The Flower Travellin' Band becoming the band's epitaph. Sadly, Joe died of cancer in August 2011, but he will long be remembered as the voice of Japan's most successful and enduring musical ensembles, Flower Travellin' Band. Features the original LP artwork and includes the original Japanese insert.
    1. Satori Part II 07:06
    2. Satori Part I 05:17
    3. Shadows Of Lost Days 04:50
    4. Hiroshima 05:15
    5. Make Up 03:05
    6. Look At My Window 11:47
    7. Spasms 05:23
    8. I Wanna See You 04:52
    Joe With The Flower Travellin' Band
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  • Mayday Mayday Quick View

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    Mayday

    He's the techno punk, the unboxable nomad: Berlin DJ and producer BOYS NOIZE will release his 4th solo album MAYDAY via Boysnoize Records. The third track off the new album, "Starchild", features Channy Leaneagh of Poliça, and has been chosen as the world record by Zane Lowe on his BEATS 1 show.


    Alex Ridha, better known as BOYS NOIZE, made his DJ debut at the age of 15, taking a teenager´s love of house and techno to a global scale. Accolades have been bestowed by Rolling Stone, who named him one of the "Top 10 DJ's Who Rule The World" and Beatport, who elected him "Best Electronic Act" 3 years in a row. He´s rocked the world's biggest stages, lit up Coachella three times, took Lollapalooza by storm, and headlined festivals and clubs on every continent - from Berlin techno temple Berghain to Fuji Rock in Japan to Justin Vernon's Eaux Claires Festival in the woods of Wisconsin.


    As an artist and producer, Ridha has created a sound and a vision that's peerless, uncompromising, and enduring - respected in the scene, banging from underground to mainstream, it flies in the face of convention at every turn. He's remixed Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, David Lynch, Feist and Nine Inch Nails, collaborated with Snoop Dogg, Erol Alkan, and Jarvis Cocker, worked on Mark Ronson's "Uptown Special" and most recently on the soundtrack for upcoming Oliver Stone's Snowden, and released group projects with genius pianist Chilly Gonzales (Octave Minds), Skrillex (Dog Blood), and Mr. Oizo (Handbraekes). The list of names alone speak volumes about Ridha's multifaceted approach.


    Now BOYS NOIZE is back with MAYDAY, his most dynamic album to date. Infectiously energetic, fusing the energy and spirit of punk with the raw power of modern techno and the early days of rave, MAYDAY exists as a new expression entirely, transporting the innocence of a bygone era into the here and now without ever sounding anachronistic or nostalgic. Collaborations with POLIÇA, HUDSON MOHAWKE, BENGA, REMY BANKS, SPANK ROCK, and some special secret guests (the liner notes are worth a read) broaden the range further than ever. "I always try to challenge myself as a producer and a musician," says Ridha. "Keeping the purity of electronic music but taking it somewhere new is the most difficult, and most motivating. MAYDAY is me taking the music I love to the future, no matter how uncertain the future seems."


    MAYDAY speaks for a generation that no longer gives a damn about boundaries. Walls are for breaking down. MAYDAY's for tearing them to shreds.

    LP 1
    1. Overthrow
    2. Mayday
    3. Revolt
    4. Euphoria (feat. Remy Banks)
    5. Rock The Bells
    6. 2 Live


    LP 2
    1. Would You Listen
    2. Starchild (POLICA)
    3. Midnight
    4. Los Ninos
    5. Hardkotzen
    6. Birthday (feat. Hudson Mohawke & Spank Rock)

    Boys Noize
    $29.99
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  • George Harrison Pro-Ject Turntable George Harrison Pro-Ject Turntable Quick View

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    George Harrison Pro-Ject Turntable


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    EXTREMELY LIMITED!!! Only 500 Made!


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems have teamed up with the estate of legendary musician George Harrison to produce a special turntable, coinciding with the release of George Harrison - The Vinyl Collection LP box-set from USM.


    The limited edition Pro-Ject George Harrison record player boasts an entirely unique appearance created by design specialists, Studio Number One. Studio Number One was founded by Shepard Fairey, and the Pro-Ject George Harrison record player makes use of an image taken from the world-famous artist's work.


    The turntable itself is based on Pro-Ject Audio Systems' coveted Essential III design with an Acryl-IT E platter. The Essential III benefits from a sturdy MDF plinth mounted on anti-vibration feet. Supplied with an acrylic platter, high-quality tonearm and Ortofon OM 10 cartridge, the sound performance puts the turntable in a class of its own when compared to rival products.


    The Pro-Ject George Harrison turntable is the perfect product for any George Harrison fan who takes their sound quality seriously. It's also the ideal companion to the new vinyl box set, which features all twelve of Harrison's studio albums as well as the classic live album Live In Japan (2LP) and two 12" single picture discs of When We Was Fab and Got My Mind Set On You.


    Released to commemorate George Harrison's birthday (February 25th), the whole vinyl box set has been pressed onto high-quality 180g heavyweight vinyl with re-masters taken from the original analogue master tapes and newly cut at the legendary Capitol studios. With such a high-quality vinyl collection, it's essential that you play these iconic tracks on a good record player, and the Pro-Ject George Harrison is just the player you need.


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  • Bad Blood Bad Blood Quick View

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    Bad Blood

    US Version Includes Three Bonus Tracks


    Bad Blood, the full-length debut from Bastilleis released by Virgin Records. Bastille is the top-selling debut act of 2013 in the U.K., where Bad Blood entered the albums chart at No. 1 earlier this year and has remained in the Top 20 ever since.


    The U.S. version of the album will include three bonus tracks - "The Silence," "Weight of Living, PT. I" and "Laughter Lines."


    Bastille will made its U.S. television debut on "Conan" July 24. The U.K. band played a sold-out show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles and will return to the States in the fall of 2013 for its first North American tour.


    Haunt, Bastille's four-song EP debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart after being released digitally. "Pompeii," the lead single, is already Top 20 at Modern Rock, and has been added by numerous stations, including KROQ-Los Angeles, 98/7-Los Angeles, Live 105-San Francisco, Q877-Chicago, KTCL-Denver, WRFF-Philadelphia, KTBZ-Houston, DC101-Washington DC and SiriusXM's Alt Nation. The "Pompeii" video has more than 30 million views.


    Dan Smith, the founder of Bastille, envisioned the "Pompeii" clip as the novel I Am Legend if it were shot by the director of Drive, which hints at how inextricably intertwined music, film and literature are in his creative process. Rounding out Bastille's lineup are Will Farquarson, Kyle Simmons and Chris "Woody" Wood. The four musicians have been playing and touring together for more than two years and while each has his main role in Bastille, they effortlessly trade places on vocals, keyboards and percussion. The band's spring 2013 U.K. headline tour sold out immediately, with all 44,000 tickets gone in a day, and they are playing major festivals in the U.K, Europe and Japan this summer. Bastille's performance of "Pompeii" at Glastonbury can be seen here.


    While Bad Blood sounds lush, it was actually recorded in a tiny room on limited equipment - apart from a day spent recording strings in the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Smith, working with producer Mark Crew, aimed to approach each song differently.


    "I wanted each to be its own story with its own atmosphere which brings in different sounds and elements of production, incorporating aspects of the different genres and styles that I love: hip hop, indie, pop and folk," he explains. "Film soundtracks can be broad and varied, but tied together by the film itself. I hope the album will be something like that, but held together by my voice and the songwriting, each song a scene or part of a bigger picture."


    "Pompeii" is an epic in miniature, a conversation between two charred bodies, frozen in time, caught in the ash that engulfed the Roman city of sin while songs like the title track and "Things We Lost in Fire" touch on the changing dynamics of relationships. "'Bad Blood' is an album crafted in one of modern pop's greatest refineries," observed Artrocker, awarding it five stars, while BBC Music said, "Bastille really deliver." Q named "Overjoyed" as "Track of the Day," noting, "[Bastille's] bewitching mixture of softly delivered vocals and glitchy tracks creates an impressive atmosphere."

    1. Pompeii
    2. Things We Lost in the Fire
    3. Bad Blood
    4. Overjoyed
    5. These Streets
    6. Weight of Living, Pt. II
    7. Icarus
    8. Oblivion
    9. Flaws
    10. Daniel in the Den
    11. Laura Palmer
    12. Get Home


    Bonus Tracks
    13. The Silence
    14. Weight of Living, PT. I
    15. Laughter Lines

    Bastille
    $29.99
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  • Moody Coup Moody Coup Quick View

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    Moody Coup

    Co La is the primary project of musician and producer Matt Papich, whose
    explorations of sample-based electronic music have culminated in Moody
    Coup.


    The emotional palette of Moody Coup, Papich's second album and rst for
    Software Recording Co., is more complex than its exuberant predecessor
    Daydream Repeater (NNA Tapes 2011). Where that record's relentlessly
    bucolic tone drew from the saccharine core of reggae, exotica, and 60s girl
    groups, the bedrock of Moody Coup is elusive and abstract.
    The various genre coinages that have been tagged to Co La's music before
    - new exotica, Avant-luxury, furniture music, etc. - fail to accommodate the
    brainier obsessions behind Moody Coup's genesis. A new brand of alchemy
    occurs in the album, where cryptic sources are enhanced and embellished
    to a point of transcendence. This departure is the brilliant process o of Co
    La's unpredictable electronic music.


    Highlights of Moody Coup include Remarkable Features, which
    consolidates the prior seismic scope of Daydream Repeater into a dance
    oor standout. Deaf Christian transforms a Neil Sedaka doo-wopper into
    a mesmerizingly dark House cut, complete with synth chasms and haunting
    voice chants (supplied here and throughout the record by Angel
    Deradoorian). The meticulously crafted Suspicious ventures into more
    calming pastures -- an extra dimensional, dubbed-out take on the Psychic
    TV gem by the same name.


    At the outset of Moody Coup, Sukiyaki (To Die For) melodically alludes
    to the Kyu Sakamoto song Sukiyaki." The original was penned as a
    mournful assessment of post-war Japan's relationship to the US, albeit
    dressed by Sakamoto as a love song. Ironically, Sukiyaki became a hit
    oversees in the US and was later covered by A Taste of Honey. Rather than
    translating the lyrics, A Taste of Honey set new words to the original
    melody. (Stranger still, the word Sukiyaki itself refers to a Japanese hot
    dish.)


    It's important to note that the wide range of reference sources does not
    serve Moody Coup as a supercial demonstration of Papich's eclectic taste.
    Instead, all of the micro pieces function mosaically, creating an impression
    at a macro level that is extremely potent as music as well as concept. Co
    La's intellectual obsessions are rooted in questions about how music is
    dilated by the cultures who created it and the power structures that shape
    those cultures (see Sukiyaki), while his musical obsessions are always
    rooted in the sensual, the beautiful and the immediate.


    Papich describes the working Co La method on Moody Coup as
    "employing the hegemony of delete." He likes to be interrupted, and is
    fond of working in places where domestic concerns are on equal terms with
    studio practice. Much of Moody Coup was made in the kitchen of Papich's
    Baltimore home -- a place where he describes having the "best
    interruptions." Assistant to Papich's production was friend Joe Williams,
    who programmed and performed all synths. Tracks were additionally
    consolidated from eld recordings, samples and composed in Ableton Live
    and mixed in Brooklyn at Gary's Electric Studio, located at the Software HQ.

    1. Sukiyaki To Die For
    2. Melter's Delight
    3. Remarkable Features
    4. Deaf Christian
    5. Un
    6. Suspicious (Sandman Fix)
    7. Baby's Breath
    8. Head in Hole in Space
    9. Sympathy Flinch
    10. Make it Slay (Barbershop Solo)
    Co La
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  • Grime 2.0 Grime 2.0 Quick View

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    Grime 2.0

    Not "nu grime", "post-grime", "grimestep", "funky grime" or "retro grime." Just grime. Somehow, where other sounds died or dissolved, this grassroots electronic music movement has grown organically for over ten years now. In an era when information acceleration was supposed to grind any new idea up in the hype machine before it had time to find its feet, grime resisted all appropriation, retaining the qualities that made it exciting, fresh and subversive in the first place.


    It wasn't easy by any means, and it's survived a lot in that time. It has seen its own MCs become superstars, frequently eclipsing the genre that raised them, then watched as its suburban first cousin dubstep snuck out from the shadows to world domination. It's been through beefs, bans and brawls; been held back by internal and external politics; struggled for recognition while flimsier, flightier sounds have been hyped to oblivion.


    Through all that, though, throbbed the warped beats, hollow-sounding bass and preset synth sounds of the scene's uniquely inventive producers, in many ways the keepers of the true flame, while its vocalists searched for as many ways to sell out as they could find. Sometimes as sparse, freaky and out-there as anything else in the electronic continuum, sometimes so far up in your face that you feel like you're going to be spitting teeth. Sucking up influences from garage, techno, jungle, dirty south hip hop, funky house, trance, and anything else that stumbles into its path, but bending it all into its own contorted shapes, grime production remains a brilliantly uncompromising and bloody-minded strand in British underground music - and further abroad too. Journalist and talent scout Joe Muggs, who compiled the CD with Big Dada's Will Ashon, has been working with a number of grime producers on their own digital labels, and began to realize there was a vast untapped reservoir of talent.


    So here we are with grime still alive and very much kicking. And here is the most comprehensive survey of grime production the scene has ever had - thirty five exclusive tracks from across the world and across the spectrum of grime, demonstrating it to be some of the most powerful and brilliant electronic music in the world today. We've got new tracks from the originators (the godfather Wiley, Manchester's dubstep/grime originator MRK1, the elusive Youngstar whose 'Pulse X' was the first ever released grime record). We've got the new stars of the scene (Royal T, Preditah, Faze Miyake), and the up-and-comers snapping at their heels (Midlanders Swifta Beater and TC4, Brighton's Moony, Southeast Londoner Mr. Mitch). We've got tracks from Japan (Prettybwoy), Australia (Juzlo), the Netherlands (Gumnaam), Ireland (Major Grave), the US (Starkey and Matt Shadetek) and Canada (Tre Mission). We've got bangers and bubblers, haunting melodies and psychotic grooves, dead-eyed threat and cantankerous joy - and all the way through we've got evidence that this is a scene whose creativity can't be held back and shows no signs of stopping.

    1. Oh My Gosh - Footsie
    2. Dollar Bill - Tre Mission
    3. Rum and Coke - Teeza
    4. Dem Times - Visionist
    5. 5000 - Faze Miyake
    6. Cartwheel - TRC
    7. Logan's Mind - Chaos & Order
    8. Vinyls VIP - Preditah
    9. Loop 29 - Youngstar
    10. Codeine and Dragon Stout - Chimpo
    11. Bend - DECiBEL
    12. 927 - Shy One
    13. L-O-K - Inkke
    14. Shotta Krew - J Beatz
    15. Battery Charge - Matt Shadetek
    16. Nail Thrower - Juzlo
    17. Like A G - Major Grave
    18. Trojan - Darq E Freaker
    19. Winner - Moony
    20. Frosty Lake - Mr SnoWman
    21. Viking - Mr Mitch
    22. Logic Pro - Wiley
    23. Smash It Up Hard - MRK1
    24. Kissin U - Prettybwoy
    25. Numb VIP - Swifta Beater
    26. Mongrel - SNK
    27. Space Cowboy VIP - Royal-T
    28. Machine Molester - Stenchman
    29. Arcane - Sinden
    30. Spray - Slackk
    31. Moonlight - Spooky
    32. Tunnel - Starkey
    33. Lazer Riddem - TC4
    34. Desi Bullet - Gumnaam
    35. Emergency - Threnody
    Various Artists
    $28.99
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    Bosnian Rainbows

    Bosnian Rainbows is a new band featuring Omar Rodriguez Lopez (The Mars Volta, At the Drive-In), Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes), Nicci Kasper (Kudu, KRS-ONE) and Deantoni Parks (John Cale, The Mars Volta).


    Since forming in the Summer of 2012, they have toured extensively in North America, Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. They made their U.S. festival debut at last September's Fun Fun Fun Fest, and appeared at Festival Vive Latino at Mexico City's Foro Sol Stadium in March 2013.

    1. Eli
    2. Worthless
    3. Dig Right In Me
    4. The Eye Fell In Love
    5. Cry For You
    6. Morning Sickness
    7. Torn Maps
    8. Turtle Neck
    9. Always On The Run
    10. Red
    11. Mother, Father, Set Us Free
    Bosnian Rainbows
    $23.99
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  • Porcupine Meat Porcupine Meat Quick View

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    Porcupine Meat

    Naming one's album after a song titled "Porcupine Meat" may seem a little unusual - unless, of course, you're Bobby Rush, who earned his first gold record in 1971 with a hit entitled "Chicken Heads." He elaborates on his recent composition: "If a lady won't treat me right, but she doesn't want anyone else to have me, that is hard to digest." Hence the lyric, "too fat to eat, too lean to throw away."


    Porcupine Meat is Rush's debut release for Rounder Records, and one of the best recordings of his astonishing 60-plus year career. The album is due out September 16, 2016.
    Rush estimates that he has cut over 300 songs since he first began making music. He has been honored with three Grammy nominations, as well as ten Blues Music Awards and 41 nominations. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2006.


    Make no mistake: Rush is not your typical octogenarian. At age 82, he exudes the energy of a 20-year-old, on the road for more than 200 dates a year. His hectic tour schedule has earned him the affectionate title King of the Chitlin' Circuit. Rush has traveled the globe including Japan and Beirut. In 2007, he earned the distinction of being the first blues artist to play at the Great Wall of China. His renowned stage act features his famed shake dancers, who personify his funky blues and the ribald humor that he has cultivated during the course of his storied career.


    Born Emmet Ellis, Jr. in Homer, Louisiana, he adopted the stage name Bobby Rush out of respect for his father, a pastor. According to Rush, his parents never talked about the blues being the devil's music. "My daddy never told me to sing the blues, but he also didn't tell me to not sing the blues. I took that as a green light."


    Rush built his first guitar when he was a youngster. "I didn't know where to buy one, even if I had the money. I was a country boy," he says. After seeing a picture of a guitar in a magazine, he decided to make one by attaching the top wire of a broom to a wall and fretting it with a bottle. He also got some harmonica lessons from his father He eventually acquired a real guitar, and started playing in juke joints as a teenager, when his family briefly relocated to Little Rock, Arkansas. The fake moustache Rush wore made club owners believe he was old enough to gain entry into their establishments. While he was living in Little Rock, Rush's band, which featured Elmore James, had a residency at a nightspot called Jackrabbit.


    During the mid-1950s, Rush relocated to Chicago to pursue his musical career and make a better life for himself. It was there that he started to work with Earl Hooker, Luther Allison, and Freddie King, and sat in with many of his musical heroes, such as Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, and Little Walter. Rush eventually began leading his own band in the 1960s. He also started to craft his own distinct style of funky blues, and recorded a succession of singles for a various small labels. It wasn't until the early 1970s that Rush finally scored a hit with "Chicken Heads." More recordings followed, including an album for Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff's Philadelphia International Label.
    Rush relocated one final time, to Jackson, Miss. in the early 1980s. He was tired of the cold up north, and he realized that setting up his base of operations directly in the center of the South would make it easier to perform in nearby cities on weekends. More indie label recordings followed. Songs like "Sue, A Man Can Give (But He Sure Can't Take It)," "What's Good For The Goose Is Good For The Gander Too," and" I Ain't Studdin' You" became regional jukebox favorites in juke joints throughout the region, and many of those songs are still fan favorites that are an integral part of his live repertoire.


    Since 2003, Rush has self-released the majority of his work (including the critically acclaimed Folk Funk album) on his Deep Rush label, but recently, he came to the realization that having a bigger record company behind him would be beneficial. "I outgrew myself," he says. "I need someone to help in doing the things I can't do. When you are wearing all the hats, you can't be everywhere at once."


    Enter esteemed producer and two-time Grammy winner Scott Billington, Rounder Records' longtime VP of A&R. Billington first met Rush at a Recording Academy meeting 25 years ago, and they became fast friends. He has wanted to work with Rush ever since. "He is the most vital bluesman of his generation," says Billington. He continues, "There are many people who still don't know Bobby Rush, even though he is a hero in the parallel universe of the Chitlin' Circuit - fans stop him on the street in Memphis and Helena and Little Rock."


    Porcupine Meat will not only please Rush's older fans, but is likely to win over many new ones. Billington reflects, "We wanted to come up with something fresh, while staying 100% true to Bobby."


    The album was recorded in New Orleans, and Rush was pleased and proud to be given the opportunity to make an album in his home state for the very first time. His impassioned vocals and in-the-pocket harmonica playing are among the best performances of his career. Unlike most of his recent releases, these sessions only feature real instruments and no synthesizers. All of the rhythm tracks were cut live in the studio, often edited down from jams that on several occasions ran close to ten minutes.


    For the project, Billington assembled some of the best Louisiana musicians, including Shane Theriot, David Torkanowsky, Jeffrey "Jellybean" Alexander, Kirk Joseph, Cornell Williams, and others. Rush brought along his old friend and longtime collaborator, guitarist Vasti Jackson, who worked with Bobby and Scott on getting the songs ready for the studio. Guitar greats Dave Alvin, Keb' Mo', and Joe Bonamassa all make guest appearances on the album.


    Rush has always been a prolific and clever songwriter. The songs he penned for Porcupine Meat such as "Dress Too Short," "I Don't Want Nobody Hanging Around," "Me, Myself And I," "Nighttime Gardener," "It's Your Move," and the title selection, all equal or rival his best material. "Funk O' De Funk" delivers exactly what the title suggests and what Rush has always done the best, which is putting the funk into the blues. While "Got Me Accused" is inspired by events from Rush's own life, the lyrics tell an all-too-familiar tale about the rampant racial injustice that afflicts our society. Producer Billington and his wife Johnette Downing (the well known New Orleans songwriter and children's musician) co-wrote a couple of fine selections, "Catfish Stew" and "Snake In The Grass."


    Bobby Rush is the greatest bluesman currently performing. Porcupine Meat is a testament to his brilliance, which presents him at his very best, and doesn't try to be anything that he is not. "I just try to record good music and stories," he humbly states. With this recording, he has more than accomplished his goal, and has produced one of the finest contemporary blues albums in recent times.

    1. I Don't Want Nobody Hanging Around
    2. Porcupine Meat
    3. Got Me Accused
    4. Snake in the Grass
    5. Funk O' De Funk
    6. Me, Myself and I (feat. Joe Bonamassa)
    7. Catfish Stew
    8. It's Your Move (feat. Dave Alvin)
    9. Nighttime Gardener (feat. Keb Mo)
    10. I Think Your Dress Is Too Short
    11. Standing on Shaky Ground
    12. I'm Tired (Tangle Eye Mix)
    Bobby Rush
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    Oriental Beat

    Pressed On 140-Gram Clear Vinyl


    Oriental Beat is the second studio album by the Finnish glam punk band Hanoi Rocks, recorded in London and released in 1982. Oriental Beat also opened markets in the UK and Japan, where Hanoi eventually became very popular. The album finds Hanoi Rocks bringing the glam sound and look of the New York Dolls into the '80s. It is full of big singalong choruses and catchy riffs that would have made the band big(ger) players either five years earlier or later. The band shows its punk and glam influences not only with its look on the cover of the album but also with the music performed on the album as well.

    1. Motorvatin'
    2. Don't Follow Me
    3. Visitor
    4. Teenangels Outsiders
    5. Sweet Home Suburbia
    6. M.C. Baby
    7. No Law or Order
    8. Oriental Beat
    9. Devil Woman
    10. Lightning Bar Blues
    11. Fallen Star
    Hanoi Rocks
    $32.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Ortofon Reference Interconnect Cables - Black RCA OR XLR Ortofon Reference Interconnect Cables - Black Quick View

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    Ortofon Reference Interconnect Cables - Black

    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    The new Ortofon Reference Interconnect cables Series is designed and manufactured by Ortofon Japan.


    The Reference Black is a new generation reference audio cable par excellence with a well-balanced, neutral and precise sound.


    Signal conductors are made of PCUHD (Pure Copper Ultra High Durability) in combination with 6N High Purity Copper and 4N HiFC (High performance pure copper). The result is a well-balanced, neutral and precise sound.


    Two bundles, each of 4 different kinds of conductors run in parallel and are orientated in such a way that their internal structure are kept asymmetric with respect to each other.


    A personification of lossless transmission line, Reference Black model is a high-end masterpiece.


    • Cable capacity: 270 pF/m
    • Cable length: 1.0 m
    • Terminal: RCA or XLR
    • 2 pieces per set
    Ortofon
    $1,049.00
    Interconnect Cable (Pair) - RCA or XLR
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  • Longhena Longhena Quick View

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    Longhena

    I remember when we were in love/but time has taken that from us.


    The end game, the final unit. The last Gridlink record. Recorded over five days in Kyoto, Japan, 'Longhena,' is a twenty-three minute grindcore opus made real through the emotional ferocity and painstaking calculation of Jon Chang (Discordance Axis), Bryan Fajardo (Phobia, PLF), Takafumi Matsubara (Discordance Axis, Hayaino Daisuki) and Teddy Patterson (Burnt by the Sun, Human Remains, Hayaino Daisuki).


    Awe-inspiring musicianship, landscapes of shred, atonal and melodic at once, blast-beat hyper-mania and vocals screamed from the bottom of a personal and illustrated hell. This is the one you've been waiting for. The one that makes the body ache.


    'Longhena,' is for anyone sick with melancholy, and those who wish to obliterate the world with music.


    I have the pictures of who we once were, that life is over. Grind 2.0.


    Featuring guest vocals from Paul Pavlovich of AssÜck.

    1. Constant Autumn
    2. The Last Raven
    3. Thirst Watcher
    4. Stay Without Me
    5. Taibas
    6. Retract Perdition
    7. The Dodonpachi
    8. Black Prairie
    9. Island Sun
    10. Chalk Maple
    11. Wartime Exception Law 205
    12. Ketsui
    13. Longhena
    14. Look to Windward
    Gridlink
    $22.99
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  • Flood (Speakers Corner) Flood (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Flood (Speakers Corner)

    In the summer of 1975, the Herbie Hancock Sextet made a hugely successful tour of Japan, which made people aware of a 'new' Hancock. The last LP that the keyboard virtuoso had recorded, Thrust, was already one year old, and the film music for the Charles Bronson classic Death Wish was received negatively by his fans. At his concerts in Tokyo, Herbie Hancock reached back to his hits: Maiden Voyage, Chameleon, and the famous, soulful Watermelon Man made the fans at his concert hall and open-air appearances go wild with enthusiasm. Forty years later I have the courage to confess that I couldn't have cared less about this music at the time; in Europe there was enough that was new and exciting to see and listen to. However, this re-release in its original format has given me the opportunity to check out whether this music has withstood the test of time. And I must say: it has passed the test! Just listen to Herbie at his best!
    Dr. Michael Frohne



    Musicians:



    • Herbie Hancock (keyboard)

    • Bennie Maupin (saxophone, clarinet, flute, percussion)

    • Blackbird McKnight (guitar)

    • Paul Jackson (bass)

    • Mike Clark (drums)

    • Bill Summers (conga, percussion)




    Recording: June and July 1975 at Shibuja Kohkaido and Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, by Tomoo Suzuki
    Production: David Rubinson




    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.



    Herbie Hancock
    $64.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    California 37

    Includes Bonus CD With LP Tracks


    California 37 is the newest release from the Grammy Award-winning band Train and follow-up to the band's multi-platinum 2009 album Save Me, San Francisco and its smash single "Hey Soul Sister." Train recorded the new album in San Francisco and Los Angeles with Butch Walker and Espionage producing the record.


    The first single from California 37, "Drive By," has been rocketing up the sales and radio charts, with almost 180,000 singles sold in the first month. The song has been most added at multiple formats for several weeks in a row and is already charting at Top 40, Hot AC and AAA radio. Internationally "Drive By" has been embraced in the UK, Canada, Japan, France, Australia, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands and Switzerland among others.


    The multi-platinum band Train made its mark on music history with their Grammy-Award-winning song "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" and chart-topping singles "Meet Virginia" and "Calling All Angels." Train earned their third Grammy in 2011 for the worldwide smash "Hey Soul Sister" from Save Me, San Francisco. "Hey Soul Sister" was the biggest selling single of 2010 and hit #1 at radio in the US and in 15 countries abroad. Save Me, San Francisco has sold over one million albums worldwide and over ten million tracks.

    1. This'll Be My Year
    2. Drive By
    3. Feels Good At First
    4. Bruises (ft. Ashley Monroe)
    5. 50 Ways to Say Goodbye
    6. You Can Finally Meet My Mom
    7. Sing Together
    8. Mermaid
    9. California 37
    10. We Were Made For This
    11. When the Fog Rolls In
    Train
    $29.99
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