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  • Ice Cream Man Ice Cream Man Quick View

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    Ice Cream Man

    Master P took his music to a new level of quality on Ice Cream Man, which is his first to feature the production stable known as Beats by the Pound (i.e., KLC, Mo B. Dick, DJ Daryl, Carlos Stephens, Ken Franklin, Craig B). Themes of drugs, violence, and ghetto life are prevalent and well exploited. Ice Cream Man was Master P's best-selling album to date, and it created a significant buzz in the hardcore rap underground, setting the stage for his chart-topping follow-up, Ghetto D (1997).

    - Jason Birchmeier (AllMusic)

    *Tracklist & Cover Art are subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. Intro
    2. Mr. Ice Cream Man (feat. Silkk The Shocker)
    3. Time For A 187
    4. 1/2 On A Bag Of Dank
    5. Break 'Em Off Somethin' (feat. UGK)
    6. How G's Ride (feat. Big Ed, Silkk The Shocker)
    7. No More Tears (feat Mo B. Dick)
    8. The Ghetto Won't Change (feat. Mo B. Dick)
    9. Commercial 1
    10. Playa From Around The Way (Feat. Silkk The Shocker & Mo B. Dick)
    11. Sellin' Ice Cream (feat. Mo B. Dick)


    LP 2
    1. Time To Check My Crackhouse
    2. Bout It, Bout It II (feat. Mia X)
    3. Back Up Off Me
    4. Never Ending Game
    5. Watch Dees Hoes (feat. Mr. Serv-On, Silkk The Shocker, Tre-8)
    6. Bout That Drama (feat. Silkk The Shocker)
    7. Killer Pussy
    8. Things Ain't What They Used To Be
    9. My Ghetto Heroes (feat. Skull Duggery)

    Master P
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  • Blues Jam At Chess (Pure Pleasure) Blues Jam At Chess (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Blues Jam At Chess (Pure Pleasure)

    No introduction needed for this fabulous release. Arguably one of the greatest blues recordings laid down in the last 40 years! Just checking out the personnel above says it all. Originally released on Mike Vernon's highly collectable and revered Blue Horizon label in 1969, this pressing will become a must for all serious collectors and muso's alike!




    Musicians:



    • Fleetwood Mac

    • Otis Spann

    • Willie Dixon

    • Shakey Horton

    • J.T. Brown

    • Guitar Buddy

    • Honey Boy Edwards

    • S.P. Leary




    Recording: January 1969 at Chess Ter-Mar Studios, Chicago

    Production: Mike Vernon and Marshall Chess



    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    Side One

    1. Watch Out

    2. South Indiana - Take 1

    3. South Indiana - Take 2

    4. Last Night

    5. Red Hot Jam



    Side Two

    6. I'm Worried

    7. I Held My Baby Last Night

    8. Madison Blues

    9. I Can't Hold

    10. I Need Your Love

    11. I Got the Blues



    Side Three

    12. World's in a Tangle

    13. Talk with You

    14. Like it This Way

    15. Someday Soon Baby

    16. Hungry Country Girl



    Side Four

    17. Black Jack Blues

    18. Everyday I Have the Blues

    19. Rockin' Boogie

    20. Sugar Mama

    21. Homework

    Fleetwood Mac
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  • Ghetto D (Pre-Order) Ghetto D (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Ghetto D (Pre-Order)

    Ghetto D is the sixth studio album by American rapper Master P, originally released on September 2, 1997, via No Limit Records in the United States.
    LP 1
    1. Ghetto D (feat. C-Murder, Silkk The Shocker)
    2. Let's Get Em (feat. Mystikal, Silkk The Shocker)
    3. I Miss My Homies (feat. Pimp-C, Silkk The Shocker, Mo B. Dick, Odell)
    4. We Riders (feat. Mac)
    5. Throw 'Em Up (feat. Kane & Abel)
    6. Tryin' 2 Do Something (feat. Fiend, Mac, Mo B. Dick)
    7. Plan B (feat. Mia X)
    8. Weed & Money (feat. Silkk The Shocker)
    9. Captain Kirk (feat. Fiend, Silkk The Shocker, Mystikal)


    LP 2
    1. Stop Hatin' (feat. Fiend, Silkk The Shocker, Mo B. Dick, Odell)
    2. Eyes On Your Enemies (feat. Silkk The Shocker, Mo B. Dick, Odell)
    3. Make 'Em Say Uhh! (feat. Fiend, Silkk The Shocker, Mia X, Mystikal)
    4. Going Through Somethangs (feat. Big Ed, Mr. Serv-On)
    5. Only Time Will Tell (feat. Mac, Sons of Funk)
    6. After Dollars, No Cents (feat. Silkk The Shocker)
    7. Gangstas Need Love (feat. Silkk The Shocker)
    8. Pass Me Da Green
    9. Come and Get Some (feat. C-Murder, Prime Suspects)
    10. Bourbons and Lacs (feat. Silkk The Shocker, Lil Gotti, Mo B. Dick)

    Master P
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  • Made Man (Pre-Order) Made Man (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Made Man (Pre-Order)

    Made Man is the third studio album by American rapper Silkk the Shocker, originally released on January 19, 1999, via No Limit Records. Production for the album was handled by hip hop producers Master P and Beats By the Pound and features guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Mýa, and Jay-Z.
    LP 1
    1. The Day I Was Made
    2. Somebody Like Me (feat. Mýa)
    3. It Ain't My Fault Pt. 2 (feat. Mystikal)
    4. Ghetto Rain (feat. Master P & Odell (producer))
    5. This Is 4 My (feat. Short Circuit)
    6. Commercial One
    7. You Know What We Bout (feat. Master P & Jay-Z)
    8. I Want to Be with You (feat. Odell producer)
    9. All Because of You (feat. Mia X)
    10. No Limit (feat. Fiend & Mystikal)


    LP 2
    1. End of the Road (feat. Sons of Funk)
    2. We Won't Stop (feat. Master P & C-Murder)
    3. Mr. '99
    4. It Takes More (feat. Ghetto Commission)
    5. If It Don't Make $
    6. It's Going Around Outside (feat. Rico of Sons of Funk)
    7. Put It on Something (feat. Mia X)
    8. Commercial Two (feat. Fiend)
    9. Southside Niggas (feat. C-Murder)
    10. Get It Up (feat. Snoop Dogg)

    Master P
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  • E.S.P. (Awaiting Repress) E.S.P. (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    E.S.P. (Awaiting Repress)


    Available For The First Time On 180 Gram Vinyl


    All-Tube/All-Analog Mastering By Chris Bellman At Bernie Grundman Mastering


    Faithfully Reproduced Jacket And Labels


    Individually Numbered And Strictly Limited To 3,000


    ESP marks the beginning of a revitalization for Miles Davis, as his second classic quintet -- saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams -- gels, establishing what would become their signature adventurous hard bop. Miles had been moving toward this direction in the two years preceding the release of ESP and he had recorded with everyone outside of Shorter prior to this record, but his addition galvanizes the group, pushing them toward music that was recognizably bop but as adventurous as jazz's avant-garde. Outwardly, this music doesn't take as many risks as Coltrane or Ornette Coleman's recordings of the mid-'60s, but by borrowing some of the same theories -- a de-emphasis of composition in favor of sheer improvisation, elastic definitions of tonality -- they created a unique sound that came to define the very sound of modern jazz. Certainly, many musicians have returned to this group for inspiration, but their recordings remain fresh, because they exist at this fine dividing line between standard bop and avant. On ESP, they tilt a bit toward conventional hard bop (something that's apparent toward the end of the record), largely because this is their first effort, but the fact is, this difference between this album and hard bop from the early '60s is remarkable. This is exploratory music, whether it's rushing by in a flurry of notes or elegantly reclining in Hancock's calm yet complex chords. The compositions are brilliantly structured as well, encouraging such free-form exploration with their elliptical yet memorable themes. This quintet may have cut more adventurous records, but ESP remains one of their very best albums.


    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)

    1. E.S.P.
    2. Eighty-One
    3. Little One
    4. R.J.
    5. Agitation
    6. Iris
    7. Mood
    Miles Davis
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  • E.S.P. (On Sale) E.S.P. (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    E.S.P. (On Sale)

    Numbered, Limited Edition


    Pressed At RTI


    A landmark recording and masterful symphony of performance, composition, and execution, Miles Davis' E.S.P. established the template jazz would follow for the following decade. The 1965 record splits the gap between accessible hard-bop and the cutting-edge approach Davis increasingly pursued into the 1970s. Adventurous, sophisticated, and yet altogether cohesive, E.S.P. stands out not only due to its elastic compositions but via its chemistry, interplay, and feeling attained by the instrumentalists. The first album Davis' classic second quintet made together, it's also very arguably the group's best. Never before has the effort been experienced in such transformational sound.


    Pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP set of E.S.P. treats each phrase and every note as sacred communication. This meticulously restored audiophile version renders the music's dynamics, pitch, colors, and textures with lifelike realism and proper scale. Reference-caliber separation, wall-to-wall soundstages, and distinct images magnify the intensity and beauty of Davis and Co.'s creations. Whether it's the distinctive snap of Tony Williams' drum sticks against the snare head, air moving through Davis' trumpet, acoustic thrum of Ron Carter's bass, or upper register of Herbie Hancock's piano, the sound is better than you'd even hear in the most intimate jazz clubs. Prepare to be swayed on every level.


    For many, E.S.P. looms among the decade's best albums if only because of the significance of Davis' lineup. While Hancock, Williams, and Carter are holdovers that began playing with one another on 1963's Seven Steps to Heaven, Wayne Shorter functions as the secret weapon and key addition responsible for this ensemble hitting a new peak. Indeed, the saxophonist helped pen two of the seven compositions here - notably, E.S.P. is entirely comprised originals and clocked in as one of the longest-running jazz LPs issued at the time - and, more importantly, grants Davis the confidence and leeway necessary for the eruption of enigma, steadiness, and tension.


    As he did with John Coltrane year earlier, Davis hangs back and picks his moments to solo, with Shorter stepping up to supply the churn. Their bandmates respond in kind, itching to take off into new stratospheres all the while keeping their improvisations grounded and connected to the piece at hand. Guided by Davis' visions and inspired by current boundary-pushing works by the likes of Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, and Coltrane, the magnificent results spark with variation, harmony, emotion, energy, and brilliant movement.


    Interlocking lines drive Little One, alternating rhythms pulse through the funky Eighty-One, melodies soar on the balladic Iris, the aptly titled Mood broods over minor-key structures, and Agitation - goosed by a two-minute percussive introduction by Williams - delivers on its promise. No record - and no group of musicians - have ever balanced coherent themes and exploratory playing in better fashion than Davis' quintet on E.S.P. It's the avant-garde record even jazz traditionalists love, and essential on every level.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. E.S.P.
    2. Eighty-One
    3. Little One
    4. R.J.
    5. Agitation
    6. Iris
    7. Mood
    Miles Davis
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  • Tha Last Meal (Pre-Order) Tha Last Meal (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Tha Last Meal (Pre-Order)

    Tha Last Meal is the fifth studio album from Snoop Dogg. It was his third and final studio album released on No Limit Records and his first album on his newly founded label Doggystyle Records. The album was produced mostly by Master P and Dr. Dre along with Timbaland and Soopafly. The album topped the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for four consecutive weeks.

    Continuing with its vinyl reissue campaign UMe will be reissuing this classic on standard weight black vinyl for the first time in 15 years.

    LP 1
    1. Intro
    2. Hennesey N Buddah
    3. Snoop Dogg (What's My Name Pt. 2)
    4. True Lies
    5. Wrong Idea
    6. Go Away
    7. Set It Off
    8. Stacey Adams
    9. Lay Low


    LP 2
    1. Bring It On
    2. Game Court (Skit)
    3. Issues
    4. Brake Fluid (Biiitch Pump Yo Breaks)
    5. Ready 2 Ryde
    6. Loosen' Control
    7. I Can't Swim
    8. Leave Me Alone
    9. Back Up Off Me
    10. Y'all Gone Miss Me

    Snoop Dogg
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  • The World Became The World (On Sale) The World Became The World (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    The World Became The World (On Sale)

    Import



    Premiata Forneria Marconi, better known in English speaking countries as P.F.M., were arguably the finest Italian Progressive rock band of the 1970s and certainly one of the most well known. A successful act in their home land, they came to international attention when they signed to Emerson, Lake and Palmer's label MANTICORE in 1973. They recorded the album The World Became The World in 1974. With English lyrics, some penned by ELP and King Crimson lyricist Pete Sinfield, this edition of PFMs second album for Manticore has been re-mastered from the analogue tapes. Includes lyrics and fully restored artwork.

    1. The Mountain
    2. Just Look Away
    3. The World Became The World
    4. Four Holes In The Ground
    5. Is My Face On Straight
    6. Have Your Cake And Beat It
    Premiata Forneria Marconi
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  • The Girl From Bossa Nova The Girl From Bossa Nova Quick View

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    The Girl From Bossa Nova

    Jacintha picks up the tempo in her first bossa nova session. Featuring a program of some of the most well known classics of the genre including several Jobim favorites like So Nice, Desafinado, Dindi, Corcovado, as well as less familiar tunes like O Ganso and So Danco Samba, The Girl From Bossa Nova is a striking change of pace for Jacintha that will enthrall all of her fans. With superb solos from tenor Harry Allen and acoustic guitar from John Pisano (ex-Diane Krall), the album is given the supreme finishing touch by the magical playing of Brazilian master percussionist P. D Costa who's recorded and performed with all the legends - Jobim, J Gilberto, Gilberto Gil, Astrid etc. His contribution truly gives the entire album it's authentic bossa nova vibe. And yes, there are a couple of classic Jacintha ballads done bossa style -- This Masquerade and Dindi. A must buy for Jacintha fans and all bossa nova lovers.
    1. O Ganso
    2. So Danco Samba

    3. Dindi

    4. Once I Loved

    5. Desafinado

    6. So Nice

    7. Wave

    8. How Insensitive

    9. Corcovado

    10.Waters Of March
    Jacintha
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    The Unissued Capitol Album

    Jim Ford's previously unissued second album and follow-up to the country-soul classic Harlan County, as it was intended to be heard, restored and re-mastered from the original master tapes in magnificent full stereo high-fidelity sound. Jim Ford was Sly Stone's best friend and Nick Lowe's biggest musical influence. Aretha Franklin, Bobby Womack and The Temptations have all recorded his songs. But after just one mythical album, Harlan County, in 1969, he disappeared. Many tried to find Jim Ford without any success, until Swedish music journalist and devoted fan L-P Anderson found him living in a northern California trailer park in 2006. Ford's modest residence contained a mountain of old master tapes and demos. Anderson befriended Ford and heard a story that even Hollywood scriptwriters would have said was too impossible to be true. Before leaving California, Anderson promised he'd get some of the tapes out on record. A compilation, The Sounds Of Our Time, appeared on Bear Family Records in 2007 and became a big success. The record spent four weeks on the Swedish charts and received worldwide critical acclaim. Ford was overwhelmed with the positive response but unfortunately he passed away in November of 2007 at the age of 66, just before the launch of Bear Family's second Jim Ford compilation, Point Of No Return.


    This self titled album was originally meant to be released by Capitol Records in October of 1970, but Ford fell out with the company's executives before the project was manufactured. Apparently, he got $20,000 and the master tapes. He also got strict orders never to show his face inside the Capitol building again. And now for the first time, here's Jim Ford's second album on 180g Import Vinyl LP.

    1. The Sounds Of Our Time
    2. Big Moth USA
    3. Chain Gang
    4. Thirty Six Inches High
    5. Wonder What They'll Do With Today
    6. Point Of No Return
    7. Harry Hippy
    8. Go Through Sunday
    9. You Just-A
    10. Rising Sign
    Jim Ford
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    Wildwood Flower


    180 Gram Clear Vinyl


    We lost an American treasure on May 15, 2003
    with the passing of June Carter Cash. We are proud
    to offer for the first time on vinyl, June Carter
    Cash's final multi-GRAMMY winning recording,
    Wildwood Flower. The album has been entirely
    re-mastered for vinyl and is offered on premium
    180 gram, clear wax.


    A complete document of the Carter Family legacy, Wildwood Flower brings
    June full circle back to her musical beginnings. Recorded from October 2002
    to March 2003 in Mother Maybelle's childhood home in Mace's Springs, Virginia. June is joined by Johnny Cash and A.P. & Sarah Carter's children Joe and Janette Carter, daughter Carlene Carter and grandchildren Laura Cash and Tiffiany Carter Lowe. The songs are a combination of Carter family classics and
    originals penned by June and are lovingly produced by June and Johnny Cash's
    son, John Carter Cash. Wildwood Flower contains the last ever recorded duets between June Carter and Johnny Cash and is a Carter/Cash family experience that reminds us why they are country music royalty.

    1. Keep On The Sunny Side
    2. The Road To Kaintuck
    3. (Carter Girls Intro) Kneeling Drunkard's Plea
    4. Storms Are On The Ocean
    5. (Little Junie Intro) Temptation
    6. Big Yellow Peaches
    7. Alcatraz
    8. Sinking In The Lonesome Sea
    9. Church In The Wildwood / Lonesome Valley
    10. Cannonball Blues
    11. Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?
    12. Anchored In Love
    13. Wildwood Flower
    June Carter Cash
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  • The Biggest Thing Since Colossus (Pure Pleasure) The Biggest Thing Since Colossus (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Biggest Thing Since Colossus (Pure Pleasure)

    During the sixties, there was the British blues boom, containing many blues bands, one of the finest being Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. In January of 1969 Fleetwood Mac were at Chess Studios, Chicago, jamming with the likes of Willie Dixon, S.P.Leary, Honeyboy Edwards, J.T.Brown and longtime Muddy Waters pianist Otis Spann. The end result of those sessions was the classic double album "Blues Jam At Chess".
    The rapport between the Mac and Otis Spann was such that they recorded another whole album together, " Colossus".



    Otis Spann is his usual emotive and exciting self, feeling totally relaxed alongside his regular drummer, S.P.Leary. This coupled with Peter Green's guitar playing, which is probably at it's peak on these recordings, makes for a blues album of substance.
    "The Biggest Thing Since Colossus" is probably one of the most underrated blues albums. Long out of print on vinyl and now re-mastered from the original 1/4-inch tapes this album is a must buy for all.




    Musicians:



    • Otis Spann (vocal, piano)

    • Peter Green (guitar)

    • Danny Kirwen (guitar)

    • John McVie (bass)

    • S. P. Leary (drums)




    Recording: January 1969 at Tempo Sound Studios, New York City



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. My Love Depends on You
    2. Walkin'
    3. It Was a Big Thing
    4. Temperature Is Rising (100. 2 F)
    5. Dig You
    6. No More Doggin'
    7. Ain't Nobody's Business
    8. She Needs Some Loving

    9. I Need Some Air
    10. Someday Baby
    Otis Spann
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    Frames

    The debut Brian Haas & Matt Chamberlain album Frames features 11 instrumental compositions that spiral through the tempered scale. A through-composed work for piano and percussion, it was written entirely by Haas, the internationally renowned pianist and founder of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. Now based in Santa Fe, Haas wrote Frames as a suite, equally influenced by stride piano masters Earl Hines, James P. Johnson and Fats Waller; the early minimalist works of Philip Glass and Steve Reich; and the lush aesthetic of modernists James Blake, Flying Lotus and Nigel Godrich. The music is pastoral, intensely melodic and tells the story of an imagined human life.


    "After several years of non-stop touring with my band Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey I felt completely drained," explains Haas. "I was pulled to move to the high desert and mountains of Sante Fe; the space/distance from the road, the unearthly view from my house and the strange hum of my new surroundings inspired this music. What started as an exercise in all 12 keys turned into Frames."


    Brian Haas has recorded 21 albums and toured the world for two decades with Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, a band he started while a student at The University of Tulsa. Grammy Award-winning drummer Matt Chamberlain is one of the most revered musicians of his time having toured and recorded with the likes of Brad Mehldau, Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians, Critters Buggin, Tori Amos, Bill Frisell and Frank Ocean among others.

    1. Birth
    2. Open Windows
    3. Death: An Introduction
    4. Prism
    5. Of Many, One
    6. Niche
    7. Drive
    8. Death: An Observation
    9. Closing Window
    10. An Empty House
    11. From Nothing, Infinite
    Brian Haas & Matt Chamberlain
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  • T.O.B.E. / At Seattle's Doubletree Inn (Discontinued) (On Sale) T.O.B.E. / At Seattle's Doubletree Inn (Discontinued) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    T.O.B.E. / At Seattle's Doubletree Inn (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    Double release LP featuring 2 of Overton Berrys highly sought after recordings

    Limited quantity vinly only (1,000 copies) reissue with fully re-mastered audio and tip-on gatefold hand-numbered jackets

    New liner notes about history behind these coveted titles, presented with never before seen artist photos

    Includes download card with 3 previously unreleased tracks.


    Despite its non-central location, the Doubletree was once the Pacific Northwest hotspot with line-ups around the block. The reason? The Overton Berry Trio, who ably filled the lounge with sounds of jazz, soul, and pop over clanking drinks and decadent dinners. While local music lovers, dedicated crate-diggers, and diehard funk heads will have heard of the classy pianist (often compared to his better-known peer, Ramsey Lewis), its finally time to let the world in on our little secret. At the dawn of the 1970s, Berry and company recorded 2 long player albums: The Overton Berry Trio At Seattles Doubletree Inn (1970) and T.O.B.E. (1972). Both take the listener to a time long forgotten, a place where music engaged, invited dialogue, and struck chords deep in ones soul. In celebration of this still relevant sonic legacy, Light In The Attic Records will re-release the original At Seattles Doubletree Inn and T.O.B.E. (The Overton Berry Ensemble) albums in a lovingly packaged double vinyl-only reissue.


    Prominently featured on both of Light In The Attics Wheedles Groove releases and director Jennifer Maas Wheedles Groove documentary, the Overton Berry Trio and their transcendental interpretation of The Beatles Hey Jude (from At Seattles Doubletree Inn) is notorious amongst forward thinking DJs and record collectors the world-over. The T.O.B.E. album (especially the break-beat heavy Jesus Christ Superstar) has also piqued the radar of many a tastemaker and original copies are virtually extinct and prohibitively priced when available in record dealers crates or offered for sale on the web. Now with lovingly remastered audio, extensive liner notes, and unpublished photos, this double L.P. set gives you both of the aforementioned rarities and the best of Overton Berry that is, if you havent had the good fortune of seeing the man play live. Still performing his trademark blend of standards, thoughtful interpretations, and original compositions weekly in-and-around Seattle, if you find yourself music hungry in the Pacific Northwest, you just might have a chance. Berry is still doing his thing with the utmost respect and dedication to his craft.



    T.O.B.E.

    1. Compared To What

    2. A Child Is Born

    3. Black Bottom

    4. Color My World

    5. Jesus Christ Superstar Medly; Heaven On Their Minds; Everthing's Alright; I Don't Know How To Love Him; The Last Supper; Superstar

    6. Eglise


    At Seattle's Doubletree Inn

    7. Feeling Good

    8. And I Love Her

    9. MB Blues

    10. Waterboy

    11. Hey Jude

    12. Oden

    13. Here There and Everywhere

    14. Guacamolian Shuffle

    15. Aquarious

    Overton Berry Ensemble
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    Melodestra


    P-Funk Keyboard Master Bernie Worrell


    Here at last! After 6 years, Bernie Worrell's melodica album, MELODESTRA is finally complete! Experience also the rare chemistry of 2 songs remixed by John McEntire (Tortoise/ The Sea and Cake)! Bernie Worrell was the founding key member of the Parliament-Funkadelic known as the genius keyboard wizard creating outrageous and innovative sounds that blew the minds away of the music fans.

    1.MELODESTRA (vocal)
    2.MELODESTRA (instrumental)
    3.MELODESTRA (remix by John McEntire)
    4.Skip Hop Stumble
    5.Skip Hop Stumble (remix by John McEntire)
    6.Tree fore
    Bernie Worrell
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    Live And In Living Color


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl! 40th Anniversary Edition!


    Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music & Capitol Mastering, Hollywood, CA


    For over four decades, Tower Of Power have been the one of the premier soul, funk and rock bands of our time. Captivating audiences all over the world, the mighty Bay Area ensemble continues to tour extensively and release great music as proven with their 1976 smash "Live And In Living Color."


    "Live And In Living Color" reigns as one of the most notable live albums in funk history. With six super long jams from the pens of founders Emilio Castillo (alto sax/vocals) and Stephen Kupka (baritone sax/vocals), the Lp did well on the r&b radio formats as well as rock and jazz outlets across the country. Especially with the incredible live version of their top charting smash What Is Hip? which is currently featured in the hit HBO tv show Vinyl.


    Further T.O.P. champions like "Knock Yourself Out", "Down To The Nightclub" and the soulful ballad grooves of You're Still A Young Man" and "Sparkling In The Sand" made this album truly memorable.


    Long time member David Garibaldi kicks out his awesome TOP drum sound on this masterwork, along with the incredible horn attack of Castillo and Kupka, with the late great Mic Gillette. Check out Chester Thompson's thrilling keyboard stylings along side the solid vocal artistry of Hubert Tubbs....truly a winning sound from these Oakland superstars.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the soulful and funk sounds of the legendary superstars Tower Of Power. Therefore it is with much honor to continue our Tower Of Power/Friday Music Original Master Series with their smash concert album "Live And In Living Color." Impeccably mastered from the Warner Bros. tapes by Joe Reagoso (Tower Of Power/The Isley Brothers), we've also included the original Lp cover graphics to further enhance your Tower Of Power experience.


    What Is Hip!!!!

    1. Down To The Nightclub (Bump City)
    2. You're Still A Young Man
    3. What Is Hip?
    4. Sparkling In The Sand
    5. Knock Yourself Out
    Tower Of Power
    $31.99
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    Grieg: Music For Peer Gynt

    This classic early stereo recording (1955-1957) has been cut at EMI's Abbey Road Studios from the original EMI master tapes and pressed on 180-gram vinyl on original EMI presses at The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England. It features the original album artwork. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at it's finest.



    I like the amplitude and keen, spicy attack of the R.P.O. sound even more on the H.M.V. record. - Gramophone, 1959


    When we try to show our grandchildren why Beecham was for us so godlike a musician...we shall certainly pull this record from the rack. - Gramophone, 1959


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Wedding March
    2. Ingrid's lament
    3. In the Hall of the Mountain King
    4. Morning
    5. Ase's Death
    6. 1st Arabian Dance
    7. Solveig's Song

    8. Anitra's Dance
    9. Return of Peer Gynt (Storm Scene)
    10. Wiegenlied
    Sir Thomas Beecham
    $34.99
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    Presents The Holy Strangers (Pre-Order)

    Micah P. Hinson's new album Presents The Holy Strangers is described by the artist as being a modern folk opera. Telling the story of a war time family, going from birth to love, to marriage and children, to war and betrayal, murder to suicide - spanning all of the strange and glorious places life can lead. We follow their story, we see their decisions, we see their faults and their beauty. We live with them, we die with them.

    Two years in the making, Micah wrote and recorded The Holy Strangers in Denison, Texas, incorporating ancient reel to reels, analogue keyboards, old Tascam and Yamaha desks. The recording only entered the digital realm once pre-mastering took place.

    Split across two pieces of the vinyl, the 14 tracks which make up The Holy Strangers are at times sparse and haunting; at other times luscious, maybe even euphoric. From the Johnny Cash-style country single Lover's Lane, to the album's broad, spoken-word centrepiece Micah Book One The Holy Strangers covers a lot of ground over the course of its hour long running time, appealing to both long-time fans and new ones alike.

    1. The Temptation
    2. The Great Void
    3. Lover's Lane
    4. The Years Tire On
    5. Oh, Spaceman
    6. The Holy Strangers
    7. Micah Book One
    8. The War
    9. The Darling
    10. The Awakening
    11. The Last Song
    12. The Memorial Day Massacre
    13. The Lady From Abilene
    14. Come By Here
    Micah P. Hinson
    $29.99
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    Drone Machines (On Sale)

    What started out as the design and build of his Master's thesis at the University of California, San Diego, the DRONE MACHINES soon become the subject matter of Tristan Shone's third album.


    For those unaware, AUTHOR & PUNISHER is an industrial doom metal, one man band utilizing primarily custom designed and fabricated machines and speakers. The devices draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation and robotics, focusing on the eroticism of interaction with machine. The machines are designed to require significant force from the performer, aligning he or she with the plodding doom influenced sounds that are created.


    "DRONE MACHINES" is the heaviest of the A&P albums and also the longest at around 70 minutes.

    1. Doppler
    2. Burrow Below
    3. Throttle and Hymn
    4. Sand, Wind and Carcass
    5. Beginning of End
    6. Skies O'er
    7. NTG Part 1 - Time
    8. NTG Part 2 - Pressure
    9. Lust for Scales
    10. Blue Flame
    11. Final Hours
    Author & Punisher
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    Is That All There Is? (Pure Pleasure)

    When Peggy Lee became well-known in the 1940s, swing and jazz-influenced pop dominated the musical landscape. In the 1960s, however, it was a whole new world in popular music. The British Invasion and Motown - not big bands - were mainstream, and to the Baby Boomer youths of the 1960s, Lee was part of 'our parents' music'. But the singer had a major hit with 1969's Is That All There Is?, one of the best-selling albums of her career. While this isn't a rock album per se - Lee's foundation was still jazz-influenced pop - it acknowledges pop-rock tastes of the 1960s without being unfaithful to her history. Everything on this LP is a gem, and that includes a moody remake of Lee's 1940s hit Don't Smoke in Bed as well as classic arrangements of George Harrison's Something, Neil Diamond's Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show, Leiber & Stoller's I'm a Woman, and Randy Newman's Love Story. The LP's centerpiece, however, is Newman's hit arrangement of Leiber & Stoller's title song, which was covered by P.J. Harvey in the 1990s. Influenced by German cabaret, this half-spoken, half-sung treasure is as hauntingly soulful as it is maudlin. The song's outlook is far from optimistic; essentially, it's saying that we might as well grab our moments of pleasure and enjoyment where we can find them because ultimately, life is nothing more than a meaningless series of disappointments. But there's nothing disappointing about Is That All There Is?, an LP that is most certainly among Lee's finest accomplishments.



    Musicians:



    • Peggy Lee (vocal), and orchestra





    Recording: November 1962, January / February / April / October 1969 at Capitol Tower, Hollywood, CA

    Production: Lieber & Stoller / Phil Wright / David Cavanaugh




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Is That All There Is?
    2. Love Story
    3. Me and My Shadow
    4. My Old Flame
    5. I'm a Woman
    6. Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show

    7. Something
    8. Whistle for Happiness

    9. Johnny (Linda)
    10. Don't Smoke in Bed
    Peggy Lee
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    Stand Back (Pure Pleasure)

    Vanguard may have spelled his name wrong (he prefers Charlie or Charles), but the word was out as soon as this solo debut was released: Here was a harpist every bit as authentic, as emotional, in some ways as adventuresome, as Paul Butterfield. Similarly leading a Chicago band with a veteran Black rhythm section (Fred Below on drums, Bob Anderson on bass) and rock-influenced soloists (keyboardist Barry Goldberg, guitarist Harvey Mandel), Musselwhite played with a depth that belied his age - only 22 when this was cut! His gruff vocals were considerably more affected than they would become later (clearer, more relaxed), but his renditions of Help Me, Early in the Morning, and his own Strange Land stand the test of time. He let his harmonica speak even more authoritatively on instrumentals like 39th and Indiana (essentially It Hurts Me Too sans lyrics) and Cha Cha the Blues, and his version of jazz arranger Duke Pearson's gospel-tinged Cristo Redentor has become his signature song - associated with Musselwhite probably more so than with trumpeter Donald Byrd, who originally recorded the song for Blue Note. Goldberg is in fine form (particularly on organ), but Mandel's snakey, stuttering style really stands out - notably on Help Me, his quirky original 4 P.M., and Chicken Shack, where he truly makes you think your record is skipping




    Musicians:



    • Charley Musselwhite (harmonica, vocal)

    • Harvey Mandel (guitar)

    • Barry Goldberg (piano, organ)

    • Bob Anderson (bass)

    • Fred Below Jr. (drums)




    Production: Samuel Charters




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Baby Will You Please Help Me
    2. No More Lonely Nights
    3. Cha Cha The Blues
    4. Christo Redemptor
    5. Help Me
    6. Chicken Shack
    7. Strange Land
    8. 39th And Indiana
    9. My Baby
    10. Early In The Morning
    11. 4 P. M.
    12. Sad Day
    Charley Musselwhite's Southside Blues Band
    $34.99
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    New York Tendaberry (Pure Pleasure)

    Dirt and grit, sweetness and sorrow, this is New York Tendaberry, Laura Nyro's masterpiece. This tapestry of great beauty and painful images is not for the pop-oriented crowd who only are familiar with the aurally digestible versions of Save the Country and Time and Love sung by other people. Laura herself had a voice both comforting and full of despair, and both those songs are woven into this complex journey. I always imagine it as twenty-four hours in the life of this street-wise, New Yorker, where she is both observer and subject. She wakens as her man leaves (You Don't Love Me When I Cry), yanks us by the hand to follow her down to the subway to sing joyful harmonies which echo and blend to the sound of trains (Mercy on Broadway), and then to Gibsom Street. If you are soft, then you will shiver, they hang the alley cats on Gibsom Street. Finally, in the languid, deep night, a brief celebration from her terrace as firecrackers break, dust, and skate. But the reality of her world takes over as she gazes below on humanity which joins for life through silver tears (New York Tendaberry).



    Listen to the final song, New York Tendaberry. Laura Nyro's incredible vocals and imagery are of this time, now. It was of that time, and will be forever treasured by those who love and be willing to listen to this exceptional artist.




    Musicians:



    • Laura Nyro (voc, p, arr)




    Recording: Roy Halee

    Production: Laura Nyro and Roy Halee




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. You Don't Love Me When I Cry
    2. Captain For Dark Mornings
    3. Tom Cat Goodby
    4. Mercy On Broadway
    5. Save The Country
    6. Gibsom Street
    7. Time And Love
    8. The Man Who Sends Me Home
    9. Sweet Lovin' Baby
    10. Captain Saint Lucifer
    11. New York Tendaberry
    Laura Nyro
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    Breakfast At Tiffany's (Speakers Corner)

    Long nights, dizzy parties, a variety of men-friends, and breakfast standing before the window display of the famed jewellery company govern the life of the dazzling Holly Golightly, who has in reality a very ordinary name and poverty-stricken background. All the more rich is the musical carpet that Henry Mancini lays beneath the feet of the exotic, wealthy-husband-seeking socialite. The tender, plaintive worldwide hit Moon River apart, Mancini and his Hollywood musicians mix a sugar-sweet sound with enough acrid elements to glaze over the capricious lady's character. The cool big band sound is spiced with a bold trumpet solo (The Big Blow Out) and mellow violins with a suspiciously tame male choir (Breakfast At Tiffany's). As is well known, there is a great deal of dancing in the film, including a number with a Latin-American rhythm (Latin Golightly), and a grooving mambo (Loose Caboose). At the end of the film even the Moon River swells to become a bubbling cha-cha, as though to say that a 'happy end' must in no way sound sentimental.



    A further Mancini mix -The Pink Panther soundtrack (RCA LSP 2795) - is also available from Speakers Corner.



    Musicians:



    • Henry Mancini (arranger, conductor, p) & orchestra



    Recording: 1961

    Production: Dick Pierce





    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Moon River
    2. Something for Cat
    3. Sallys Tomato
    4. Mr Yunioshi
    5. The Big Blow Out
    6. Hub Caps and Tail Lights
    7. Breakfast at Tiffanys
    8. Latin Golightly
    9. Holly
    10. Loose Caboose
    11. The Big Heist
    12. Moon River Cha Cha
    Henry Mancini
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    The Pink Panther (Speakers Corner)

    The film director Blake Edwards brought into existence what is probably the best opening sequence to his comic crime film when he commissioned a young enterprising company to produce an animated Pink Panther cartoon film. The creative team came up with the idea of giving the cold, glittering diamond the guise of a cool, pink panther, which leads a bungling detective on a merry dance to the slinky sound of the Panther theme.



    Mancini would not be Mancini if he did not bathe the film location - the skiing resort Cortina d'Ampezzo -in highly varied musical colours and genres. His well-known love for dance music finds itself in the samba (It Had Better Be Tonight), the shuffle (Champagne And Quail), and the cha-cha (Something For Sellers). But also the ballad, sung by a muted trumpet and saxophone (Royal Blue), or the simple combination of keyboard and strings (Piano And Strings) are all woven into the story. One of the most memorable and delightful sounds is that of the accordion, whose melodies evoke an atmosphere that is filled with the Bohème, Paris and the sound of the musette. This music is never gaudy, but subtle, just like a panther padding quietly along. And if your appetite is now whetted for more, there is an extra portion of Mancini to be found in Breakfast At Tiffany's (RCA LSP 2362).



    Musicians:



    • Henry Mancini (arranger, conductor, p) & orchestra



    Recording: September 1963 at RCA Victor's Music Center of the World, Hollywood, by Jim Malloy

    Production: Joe Reisman



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. The Pink Panther Theme
    2. It Had Better Be Tonight (Instrumental)
    3. Royal Blue
    4. Champagne and Quail
    5. The Village Inn
    6. The Tiber Twist
    7. It Had Better Be Tonight
    8. Cortina
    9. The Lonely Princess
    10. Something for Sellers
    11. Piano and Strings
    12. Shades of Sennett
    Henry Mancini
    $34.99
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