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  • Business As Usual (Pre-Order) Business As Usual (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Business As Usual (Pre-Order)

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Includes Insert


    Featuring The Classic Hit Singles Down Under And Who Can It Be Now?


    Original Black And White (Australian) Jacket


    Business As Usual is the debut album of Australian new wave band Men at Work, which was originally released in 1981 and became one of the most successful albums internationally by an Australian group. It spent an unprecedented 15 weeks at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 from late 1982 to early 1983; and five weeks at No. 1 in the United Kingdom Albums Chart in early 1983.


    Business As Usual was also one of the highest selling Australian albums in the early 80s, with 6 million copies sold in the US and 15 million sold worldwide.


    The first single Who Can It Be Now? was a strong top 3 hit single, but the second single Down Under became a monster hit and reached the number 1 spot in several charts around the globe.


    The high-quality re-issue by Music On Vinyl has the original black and white (Australian) jacket artwork.

    1. Who Can It Be Now?
    2. I Can See It In Your Eyes
    3. Down Under
    4. Underground
    5. Helpless Automation
    6. People Just Love To Play With Words
    7. Be Good Johnny
    8. Touching The Untouchables
    9. Catch A Star
    10. Down By The Sea
    Men At Work
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    Business As Usual

    1982 Set Shattered Records for Most Weeks Spent at Top of Charts by a Debut


    Contains Smash Hits Who Can It Be Now? and Down Under


    Get in the Groove: Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI


    New-Wave Classic Tinted With Quirky Rhythms, Guitar Hooks, Brassy Saxophones


    They came from the land down under. And they conquered the charts like no band before or since, with a 1983 debut that shattered records by staying for 15 consecutive weeks at the pole position on the Billboard Top 100. They were Men at Work, a quirky bunch led by a Scottish-born vocalist whose humor, style, and distinguished singing helped the quintet become one of the 1980s definitive new-wave acts. And it all started with the irresistible Business As Usual.


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys world-renowned mastering system at pressed at RTI, this LP retrieves an immeasurable amount of previously concealed details from the music. For the first time, the bands percolating rhythms, pulsating guitars, brassy horns, and whimsical beats come to fore without interference from congested mixes and a flat perspective. Spaciousness and imaging are restored, as is the rebirth of palpable dynamic contrast and instrumental separation. Above all, the record is more fun than ever before.


    Anchored by two ubiquitous singles, Who Can It Be Now? and Down Under, both still FM radio staples, Business As Usual signified a changing of the guard on the new-wave landscape. With leader Colin Hays vocals bearing a passing resemblance to those of Sting, and his mates supplying what seems like a constant stream of keening pop-rock hooks, dance-baiting grooves, and brassy rejoinders, the record transcends any limitations and showcases a creative depth that extends to the album cuts. No wonder Men at Work soon shared stages with the likes of the Clash.


    Further separating the group from the pack is its wit. Playful, carefree, and exuberant, the songs resonate with a looseness and joyousness with which the decade is forever associated. No deep thinking or profound analysisjust as the best pop tends to be!


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    1. Who Can It Be Now?
    2. I Can See It In Your Eyes
    3. Down Under
    4. Underground
    5. Helpless Automation
    6. People Just Love to Play With Words
    7. Be Good Johnny
    8. Touching the Untouchables
    9. Catch a Star
    10. Down By the Sea
    Men At Work
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    Cargo

    A New-Wave Touchstone: 1983 Sophomore Album Picks Up on Momentum of Band's Debut


    Contains Top 10 Hits "It's A Mistake" and "Overkill"


    Spectacular Sonics: Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI


    Men at Work already had an album in the Top Ten when the Australian ensemble released Cargo, which continued the momentum gained by its record-setting debut. As ambitious and even more diversified than its initial salvo, the 1983 effort firmly established the band as new-wave pioneers-a group whose goofy playfulness, sharp hooks, brass accents, and memorable choruses helped define the decade's landscape. Any doubts about Men At Work's quirky sensibility were promptly answered by the iconic cover art gracing this multi-platinum set.


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this LP not only brings the artwork back into full-scale glory but also takes the enjoyably melodic pop-rock to new sonic heights courtesy of improved imaging, separation, and balance. Previously obscured details jump to the surface, and leader Colin Hay's unique voice takes on life-like dimensions that hover between the speakers.


    While remaining true to the approach that garnered them a Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Men at Work expands the creative palette on Cargo by giving guitars a more prominent role and increasing the rhythmic textures. With the sweeping ballad "Overkill" and politically savvy cynicism of "It's a Mistake," the band furthered their radio domination and extended their run of Top 10 singles. A third hit, "Dr. Heckyll and Mr. Jive," cracked the Top 30. Well-tailored melodies and whimsical imagination definitely had a place in the public's consciousness, and no group understood this more.


    As the final album captured by the original lineup, Cargo remains an indelible piece of the 1980s audio terrain and a reminder of the era's endless fun. Bolstered by lively saxophone solos, self-effacing humor, and instantly catchy refrains, the album is as good as excuse as any to turn on the stereo, sit down, forget your worries, and dance to leisurely pursuits so perfectly captured by this beloved group.


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    1. Dr. Heckyll and Mr. Jive
    2. Overkill
    3. Settle Down My Boy
    4. Upstairs In My House
    5. No Sign of Yesterday
    6. It's a Mistake
    7. High Wire
    8. Blue for You
    9. I Like To
    10. No Restrictions
    Men At Work
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  • Nina At Town Hall Nina At Town Hall Quick View

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    Nina At Town Hall

    One of Nina Simone's finest recordings, this 1959 Colpix LP features the unique singer/pianist performing classic versions of 'Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair,' 'The Other Woman,' and 'Wild Is the Wind.' With supportive work from bassist Jimmy Bond and drummer Al 'Tootie' Heath, she also sounds fine on a few instrumentals. 'Summertime' is performed twice, once as a vocal. From the start of her career, Nina Simone carved out her own unique niche, meshing together her classical piano technique with folk singing, civil rights protest lyrics and jazz. All of those elements are in evidence on this highly recommended set. Original artwork.
    1. Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair
    2. Exactly Like You
    3. The Other Woman
    4. Under the Lowest
    5. You Can Have Him
    6. Summertime
    7. Summertime
    8. Cotten Eyed Joe
    9. Return Home
    10. Wild is the Wind
    11. Fine and Mellow
    Nina Simone
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  • Maggot Brain (Colored Vinyl) Maggot Brain (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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    Maggot Brain (Colored Vinyl)

    Ranked 486/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Limited Edition Of 1,000 Purple Vinyl In A Deluxe Classic Style Gatefold Sleeve


    1971's Maggot Brain is Funkadelic's all-out masterpiece. Absolutely no one working in soul and funk at the time had the scope, or vision, to pull off the kind of record that George Clinton and his collaborators have made here. Eccentric funk jams are book ended by two of the heaviest tracks (Maggot Brain and Wars Of Armageddon) ever committed to tape. The title track, and album opener, is nothing short of mind-blowing, Eddie Hazel's guitar is a revolution brought on by Clinton asking him to play "as if your mother just died". An essential classic and the deepest album to come out of the Parliament-Funkadelic camp.

    1. Maggot Brain
    2. Can You Get To That
    3. Hit It and Quit It
    4. You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks
    5. Super Stupid
    6. Back In Our Minds
    7. Wars of Armageddon
    Funkadelic
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  • Pocket Full Of Kryptonite (On Sale) Pocket Full Of Kryptonite (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Pocket Full Of Kryptonite (On Sale)

    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl


    Pocket Full of Kryptonite, originally pressed in 1991 sold over six million copies worldwide and was on Billboard's popchart for an incredible 115 straight weeks.


    This reissue of Pocket Full Of Kryptonite by SoundStageDirect is a special project for both the band and Seth Frank, President and founder of SoundStageDirect. Seth's passion for vinyl started at the young age of 11 when he began working at the Princeton Record Exchange. It was in that very record store where a friendship between Seth and Chris Barron, the lead singer of the Spin Doctors solidified over a mutual love of music.


    As the legend goes, Chris Barron went in to the Princeton Record Exchange in Princeton, N.J., when he was about 13 years old. He met 15-year-old Seth who at the time worked at the store which Chris thought was really cool. With $3 of hard-earned allowance in his pocket, Chris asked Seth, 'What's a really good album that's like, cheap?' Seth said, "Dude, 'Live At Leeds,' It's a killer album." And so Chris bought his first vinyl album for 99 cents, and walked out with enough money left over for a slice of pizza and a soda.


    The two teenagers who bonded over their passion for music and vinyl records in particular are still friends today, coming full circle with the limited edition 180 gram vinyl release of Pocket Full Of Kryptonite. It's very clear both men still share the same excitement about bringing music to people, each in their own way.


    The Spin Doctors are currently on tour with all of the original members (Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Aaron Comess & Mark White).


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    1. Jimmy Olsen's Blues
    2. What Time Is It?
    3. Little Miss Can't Be Wrong
    4. Forty or Fifty
    5. Refrigerator Car
    6. More Than She Knows
    7. Two Princes
    8. Off My Line
    9. How Could You Want Him (When You Know You Could Have Me?)
    10. Shinbone Alley / Hard to Exist
    Spin Doctors
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  • Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful Quick View

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    Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful

    180 Gram R.T.I. Vinyl Pressing


    From the Original Kama Sutra Mono Masters


    Greenwich Village, 1964: While the folk boom is still in progress, other musics began seeping into the corners and clubs of lower Manhattan. Rock, once down for the count, came back with a vengeance, largely thanks to a klatch of young British bands. Roots music, especially blues, grew rapidly in popularity as folk enthusiasts expanded their horizons. In this intoxicating milieu, John Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky, Joe Butler and Steve Boone united to form the Lovin' Spoonful. Originally a jug band with folk roots, they readily incorporated the sounds they heard all around them. Combining British Invasion jangle with the blues' growl and folk's attention to lyrical detail, they forged a sound completely their own. Accomplished musicians all, they had two secret weapons: the guitar virtuosity of Zal Yanovsky and the rising songwriting talent of John Sebastian.


    The first Spoonful single, "Do You Believe in Magic," took AM radio by storm in June of that year, reaching #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. Featuring an irrepressible melody, a chiming autoharp and Yanovsky's tasteful fills, it was an audacious debut. Their inaugural Kama Sutra LP, also titled Do You Believe in Magic, followed in November 1965. Containing three other Sebastian originals and one song credited to the band, the balance of the LP contained traditional blues covers and songs by contemporary writers. Reaching #32 on the Billboard Top 200, it established the band as one of country's brightest new talents.


    By the release of their second album, Daydream, in March 1966, the band's songwriting chops had fully blossomed, particularly Sebastian's, who wrote or co-wrote all but one of the songs. The album's first single, "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" reached #10 on the Hot 100 and married a signature Yanovsky riff with a galloping piano part to form an indelible hook. The title track, a mid-tempo reverie with an ace whistling solo, did even better, soaring to #2. Skipping ahead a few decades, the album cut "Butchie's Tune" was used to great effect in season five of Mad Men.


    The band soon returned with Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful. Consciously working in different styles, the band essayed country ("Nashville Cats"), folk balladry ("Rain on the Roof") and psych- tinged rock ("Summer in the City"), among other sounds. This time, all the songs were originals and it was the last full album recorded by the original quartet. It stands as a triumphant ending to one of the most exciting chapters in the American rock story of the 1960s, a perfect encapsulation of a time when it seemed anything was possible in music. Sourced from the original Kama Sutra mono masters, these masterpieces are pressed at RTI on 180gm vinyl.

    1. Lovin You
    2. Bes' Friends
    3. Voodoo In My Basement
    4. Darlin' Companion
    5. Henry Thomas
    6. Full Measure
    7. Rain On The Roof
    8. Coconut Grove
    9. Nashville Cats
    10. Four Eyes
    11. Summer In The City
    Lovin' Spoonful
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  • Where Greater Men Have Fallen (On Sale) Where Greater Men Have Fallen (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Where Greater Men Have Fallen (On Sale)

    Comments singer A.A. Nemtheanga on Where Greater Men Have Fallen: Some time at the end of 2013 we sat and began to plot a course for album number eight. We moved camp to a new rehearsal room and the ideas began to take shape. We felt it was time to try a new studio and engineer so we went to grouse lodge deep in the middle of Ireland and employed Gomez (Cathedral, Angelwitch, Grave Miasma) to come over and work on the new album. The band's idea was, of course, to keep the PRIMORDIAL trademarks but add a more live sound, broader and heavier. In 2014, we stand at the brink of releasing album number eight and, according to Nemtheanga: we feel revitalized, the hunger never left and we are ready for another chapter to be written in our history!
    1. Where Greater Men Have Fallen
    2. Babel's Tower
    3. Come the Flood
    4. The Seed of Tyrants
    5. Ghosts of the Charnel House
    6. The Alchemist's Head
    7. Born to Night
    8. Wield Lightning to Split the Sun
    Primordial
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  • Gathering Mercury Gathering Mercury Quick View

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    Gathering Mercury

    Colin Hay may be best known as the lead singer for Men At Work, the platinum selling Australian band that topped worldwide charts in the 80s with anthems like "Down Under," "Overkill," and "Who Can It Be Now?" Hay's justifiably proud of his place in pop history, but since moving to Los Angeles in 1989, he's made 11 solo albums and is confident that Gathering Mercury is the best of the lot.


    "These are some of the strongest songs I've ever written," Hay says from his home studio in the hills of Topanga Canyon. "The loss of my father last year brought an unavoidable emotional contingent to writing and recording. I don't have a definitive belief in an afterlife, but I do feel like I had his help when I was working on this album, especially alone late at night, in the studio."


    Hay recorded and produced the ten songs on Gathering Mercury in his home studio, with the help of drummer Randy Cooke, bassist Joe Karnes, and guitarist Sean Woostenhulme, from his touring band and friends like bass player Jimmy Earl and pianist Jeff Babko from Jimmy Kimmel's band, drummer Charlie Paxson, Cuban percussionist Luis Conte (Madonna, Ray Charles) and his wife Cecilia Noel on backing vocals. The arrangements feature Hay's quizzical, instantly recognizable tenor supported by acoustic instruments and melodic electric guitar accents. The album was beautifully mixed by long time friend and composer/producer Chad Fischer.


    "Send Somebody," the album's first single, was co-written with guitarist/songwriter Michael Georgiades, who provides not only the main chord structure, but the understated solo that sets up the song's touching bridge. The hypnotic pop melody is augmented by Fisher's work on piano, xylophone and drums. The tune was inspired by a late night phone conversation. "You call tech support one night around midnight and actually get a human being on the line," Hay explains. "The unexpected connection with a stranger is often easier to make than one with people you know. It brings up the longing for connection we all feel.


    "Dear Father" is a poignant celtic folk-like tune with Hay's 12-string guitar and melancholy vocal taking center stage. Cellist Oliver Kraus overdubbed the burnished string section. "This song was written and recorded almost instantaneously, a gift from beyond, if you will. The night my father died, I was in Glasgow on the river Clyde, about 20 streets away from where he was born. There's some kind of bleak poetry in that, very bleak."


    "Far From Home" has the reggae lilt of a contemporary Men At Work tune. Jeff Babko's Hammond B3, Cook's inspired drum part, and Hay's rhythm guitar add to the melody's hypnotic feel. "I don't know if it's reggae as such," Hay says. "But when I play electric guitar, the rhythm I feel is on the offbeat. It's my natural default."


    Other standouts include Michael Georgiades' "Half a Million Angels," with sublime performances by all; the darkly humorous "A Simple Song," which deals with the complexities of long term relationships with Hay on mandola and the buoyant vaudeville tune "Where the Sky Is Blue," a song Hay imagined his father singing to his mother before they married.


    The tunes on Gathering Mercury are deeply affecting, but never maudlin. Despite the often serious subject matter, they're full of optimism. "It's not a conscious thing and may have to do with the Scottish mentality. We deal with darkness by shining a light on it. It doesn't diminish the charge of the feeling, it just makes it easier to deal with."

    1. Send Somebody
    2. Family Man
    3. Invisible
    4. Dear Father
    5. Gathering Mercury
    6. Half A Million
    7. Far From Home
    8. Where The Sky Is Blue
    9. A Simple Song
    10. Goodnight Rom
    Colin Hay
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  • La Dusseldorf La Dusseldorf Quick View

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    La Dusseldorf

    Upon the breakup of legendary Krautrock duo Neu!, drummer Klaus Dinger formed La DÜsseldorf with his brother Thomas and keyboard player Hans Lampe. This, their self-titled debut, was recorded in 1975 and is a staggering mix of Dinger's trademark motorik rhythms, glammy synths, pulsing organs and urgent guitar work that altogether creates a sound that, at times, predates both punk and post-punk, no small feat. Featuring their European hit single Silver Cloud, La DÜsseldorf's debut record is classic Krautrock on par with the best offerings of Neu!, Kraftwerk and Can.
    1. DÜsseldorf
    2. La DÜsseldorf
    3. Silver Cloud
    4. Time
    La Dusseldorf
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  • Tomorrow's Hits Tomorrow's Hits Quick View

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    Tomorrow's Hits

    After spending much of 2011 and 2012 on the road, including a trip upstate to
    write and record New Moon, their fourth full-length in as many years, The Men
    needed a break. They decided to take the winter of 2012 off to work on new
    material in Brooklyn. The converted founding member Mark Perro's bedroom
    in Bushwick into a practice space and rehearsed there nearly every day for three
    months, cutting more than 40 demos. By the end of that winter, the Men had
    pared that crop of songs down to 13. With their plans to take a break foiled by
    their own work ethic, they decided to record those songs before New Moon came
    out. They booked two days at Brooklyn's Strange Weather studios, clocked in,
    and tracked all 13 songs entirely live, even including a horn section.


    Eight songs from those sessions made the final cut for The Men's new LP,
    Tomorrow's Hits. This is their first album recorded in a high-end studio and,
    appropriately, the result is their most high fidelity album to date. That being said,
    it is still an incredibly straightforward record. Tomorrow's Hits is a concise
    collection of songs that nonetheless expands the band's ever-evolving musical
    palette. It's full of genre-bending risks, but it reinforces the overarching theme
    that has come to define its makers: The Men are a great rock band.

    1. Dark Waltz
    2. Get What You Give
    3. Another Night
    4. Different Days
    5. Sleepless
    6. Pearly Gates
    7. Settle Me Down
    8. Going Down
    The Men
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  • Maggot Brain (Chocofunkalatte Vinyl) Maggot Brain (Chocofunkalatte Vinyl) Quick View

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    Maggot Brain (Chocofunkalatte Vinyl)

    Ranked 486/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Limited Edition Of 1,000 Chocofunkalatte Colored Vinyl In A Deluxe Classic Style Gatefold Sleeve


    1971's Maggot Brain is Funkadelic's all-out masterpiece. Absolutely no one working in soul and funk at the time had the scope, or vision, to pull off the kind of record that George Clinton and his collaborators have made here. Eccentric funk jams are book ended by two of the heaviest tracks (Maggot Brain and Wars Of Armageddon) ever committed to tape. The title track, and album opener, is nothing short of mind-blowing, Eddie Hazel's guitar is a revolution brought on by Clinton asking him to play "as if your mother just died". An essential classic and the deepest album to come out of the Parliament-Funkadelic camp.

    1. Maggot Brain
    2. Can You Get To That
    3. Hit It and Quit It
    4. You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks
    5. Super Stupid
    6. Back In Our Minds
    7. Wars of Armageddon
    Funkadelic
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    The Big Huge

    Wee Tam and The Big Huge were originally released in 1968 as both a double LP in the UK, and individually as two separate albums in the US. They mark a creative high point for the band that is only matched by their other 1968 masterpiece, The Hangmans Beautiful Daughter.


    Produced, as always, by the legendary Joe Boyd, these albums feature some of the bands best, and most accessible song writing. While Hangmans and The 5000 Spirits may have been considered more revolutionary at the time, Wee Tam and The Big Huge have aged considerably better and many considered them to be the bands finest work. Reissued here in their original US form as individual LPs on 180g vinyl with a deluxe tip-on jacket.

    1. Maya

    2. Greatest Friend
    3. The Son Of Noah's Brother
    4. Lordly Nightshade
    5. The Mountain Of God
    6. Cousin Caterpillar
    7. The Iron Stone
    8. Douglas Traherne Harding
    9. The Circle Is Unbroken
    Incredible String Band
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  • Wee Tam Wee Tam Quick View

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    Wee Tam

    Wee Tam and The Big Huge were originally released in 1968 as both a double LP in the UK, and individually as two separate albums in the US. They mark a creative high point for the band that is only matched by their other 1968 masterpiece, The Hangmans Beautiful Daughter.


    Produced, as always, by the legendary Joe Boyd, these albums feature some of the bands best, and most accessible song writing. While Hangmans and The 5000 Spirits may have been considered more revolutionary at the time, Wee Tam and The Big Huge have aged considerably better and many considered them to be the bands finest work. Reissued here in their original US form as individual LPs on 180g vinyl with a deluxe tip-on jacket.


    1. Job's Tears

    2. Puppies
    3. Beyond The Sea
    4. The Yellow Snake
    5. Log Cabin Home In The Sky
    6. You Get Brighter
    7. The Half -Remarkable Question
    8. Air
    9. Ducks On A Pond

    Incredible String Band
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  • Hatari! Soundtrack Hatari! Soundtrack Quick View

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    Hatari! Soundtrack

    First Pressing Of 500 Individually Numbered Copies On Yellow Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    PVC Protective Sleeve


    Music Composed By Henry Mancini (The Pink Panther, Breakfast At Tiffany's, Peter Gunn, Charade)


    If the recognition of one's peers is the true measure of success, then few men are as successful as composer, arranger, and conductor Henry Mancini. In a career that spanned 40 years, writing for film and television, Mancini won four Oscars and twenty Grammys, the all-time record for a pop artist. Plus he received a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995.


    Mancini's best-known works include the jazz-idiom theme to The Pink Panther film series (The Pink Panther Theme), his Moon River to Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the theme to the Peter Gunn television series. The Peter Gunn Theme won the first Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Mancini also had a long collaboration on film scores with the film director Blake Edwards.


    Henry Mancini produced the score for the Howard Hawks-directed, John Wayne-starring safari comedy Hatari! which included the well-known Baby Elephant Walk. This is at first a fun blend of jazz and Afro-exotica, jungle drums mixed with a classic bop combo. Elsewhere, however, the soundtrack opts for some pleasant, but very Western jazz, only stopping for the African instrument-sampler The Sounds of Hatari, which features some nice treated piano.


    The American Film Institute nominated the score from Hatari! as one of the greatest film scores of all time.

    1. Theme From "Hatari!"
    2. Baby Elephant Walk
    3. Just For Tonight

    4. Your Father's Feathers
    5. Night Side
    6. Big Band Bwana

    7. The Sounds Of Hatari

    8. The Soft Touch

    9. Crocodile, Go Home!
    Henry Mancini
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  • Maggot Brain Maggot Brain Quick View

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    Maggot Brain

    Ranked 486/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    Maggot Brain, released in 1971, is Funkadelic's all-out masterpiece. Absolutely no one working in soul and funk at the time had the scope, vision and, let's be honest, sheer lunacy to pull off the kind of record that George Clinton and his collaborators have made here. Eccentric funk jams are bookended with tracks like Maggot Brain and Wars Of Armageddon, which are some of the heaviest tracks ever committed to tape. The title track and album opener are nothing short of mind-blowing. An essential classic and the deepest album to come out of the Parliament-Funkadelic canon.

    1. Maggot Brain
    2. Can You Get To That
    3. Hit It and Quit It
    4. You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks
    5. Super Stupid
    6. Back In Our Minds
    7. Wars of Armageddon
    Funkadelic
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  • Khun Narin's Electric Phin Band Khun Narin's Electric Phin Band Quick View

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    Khun Narin's Electric Phin Band

    It all started over a year ago with the caption "MINDBLOWING PSYCHEDELIA FROM THAILAND"-the Youtube video that accompanied this headline on the Dangerous Minds Blog was exactly that. Here was a group of Thai
    musicians being filmed parading through a remote village hundreds of miles
    away from Bangkok playing some of the heaviest Psych known to mankind out
    of a crazy homemade soundsystem. Who were these men and how on earth was
    this not some unearthed archived footage from the '60s or '70s?! The Youtube
    clip quickly made its rounds amongst music enthusiasts leaving many in the
    Western hemisphere to question who this group of contemporary Thai villagers
    (loosely named Khun Narin's Electric Phin Band) was.


    Six months after that first encounter with Khun Narin's Electric Phin Band, a
    Los Angeles music producer named Josh Marcy used Facebook and some unlikely interpreters at his local Thai restaurant to get in contact with the band and
    inquire whether they'd be interested in having him travel to their town to record
    their music for a global audience. At first the band was naturally suspicious, but
    through subsequent interactions the group's leader and namesake Khun Narin
    (also known simply as "Rin") warmed to the idea of having Marcy come visit.
    And so began the journey of uncovering who these mysterious men from an
    obscure blog post actually were.


    Khun Narin's Electric Phin Band's membership is always in rotation and spans
    several generations, from high school kids to men well into their 60s. A standard
    engagement has the band setting up at the hosting household during the morning rituals, playing several low-key sets from the comfort of plastic lawn chairs
    occasionally working in a cover version of a foreign classic (The Cranberries
    'Zombie' is a recent favorite) while the beer and whiskey flow freely. After a
    mid-day banquet, they start up the generator and lead a parade through the community to the local temple, picking up more and more partiers along the way

    1. Lam Phu Thai #1

    2. Lam Phu Thai #2

    3. Lai Sing

    4. Sut Sanaen #2

    5. Show Wong Khun Narin #1

    6. Show Wong Khun Narin #2

    7. Show Wong Khun Narin #3
    Khun Narin
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    In 2007, guitarist and rock electronics innovator Richard Pinhas performed in Tokyo and then performed a duo concert with notorious 'noise' artist Merzbow. Both men were so excited by the duo concert, they immediately booked studio time to make the recordings that became their first duo release Keio Line. The duo continue to perform together; this concert performance and recording was their first meeting together after Keio Line. It was recorded at Les Instants ChavirÉs in Paris on November 12, 2008. Even though they had only worked together for a very short time the year before, the duo had already established a recognizable sound with Richard's metronic and spacey guitar figures being worked over by Merzbow's electronic mayhem in a glorious, psychedelic death spiral.
    1. Paris One
    2. Paris Two
    3. Paris Three
    Richard Pinhas & Merzbow
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    Super Session (1968) was conceived by Al Kooper and features the work of guitarists Mike Bloomfield and Stephen Stills. Kooper and Bloomfield had previously worked together on the sessions for the ground-breaking classic Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan. For Super Session, Kooper recruited keyboardist Barry Goldberg and bassist Harvey Brooks, both members of the Electric Flag, along with well-known session drummer "Fast" Eddie Hoh.


    On the second day of recording, with the tapes ready to roll, Bloomfield did not show up. Kooper hastily called upon Stephen Stills, also in the process of leaving his band Buffalo Springfield. Regrouping behind Stills, Kooper's session men cut mostly vocal tracks, including "It Takes A Lot to Laugh, It Takes A Train to Cry" from Highway 61 and a lengthy and atmospheric take of "Season of the Witch" by Donovan.


    The album peaked at #12 on the Billboard 200, and has been certified a Gold record. The success of this record opened the door for the "supergroup" concept of the late 1960s and 1970s - Blind Faith, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and the like.

    1. Albert's Shuffle
    2. Stop
    3. Man's Temptation
    4. His Holy Modal Majesty
    5. Really
    6. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
    7. Season Of The Witch
    8. You Don't Love Me
    9. Harvey's Tune
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    If 2005's Shallow was Pissed Jeans coping with moving out of their parents' homes, and 2007's Hope for Men their initial reaction to the mechanical lifestyle of a wage-earner, King of Jeans is their formal and uneasy acceptance of adulthood, by way of one hell of a rock record. Working with renowned producer Alex Newport (At the Drive-In, The Locust and Sepultura), Pissed Jeans have pushed further into the raw, minimal core of heavy rock music with King of Jeans. Masters of the mundane, beasts of the banal, high priests of the humdrum: these four, white, male high school graduates hardly look further than their own appendages for artistic inspiration, content to execute their own brand of brash and heavy punk music in the Joe Carducci-approved standard rock formation of guitar, bass, drums and vocals. From simple minds and simple fabrics comes the King of Jeans.
    1. False Jesii Part 2
    2. Half Idiot
    3. Dream Smotherer
    4. Pleasure Race
    5. She Is Science Fiction
    6. Request for Masseuse
    7. Human Upskirt
    8. Lip Ring
    9. Spent
    10. R-Rated Movie
    11. Dominate Yourself
    12. Goodbye (Hair)
    Pissed Jeans
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    It was in 1996 that Jay-Jay Johanson, a young man from a cold climate, fascinated by the Bristol sound they called trip-hop and Portishead in particular, first tapped delicately on our eardrums. In only a few songs he revealed a family tree that spread its roots far and wide: on one branch Chet Baker and Lee Hazelwood, on the other John Coltrane with Johnny Hartman, and in between a whole army of jazz or symphonic recordings sampled from everywhere imaginable. Almost 20 years later he has returned with an incredible new album called Opium. It contains the very essence of Johanson's music: an ease with inventing melodies, a voice that gently caresses, and the jacked up, heady rhythms that lift and carry the songs. From the peaceful harmonica opening of Drowsy / Too Young To Say Good Night to the smoke-wreathed love song I Don't Know Much About Loving, via titles with a sporadic and light groove (NDE, Alone Too Long), Opium is a courageous offering. Johanson opens his heart with fearlessness and modesty, gracefully lowering his guard and evoking the questions that torment men of his age: love, solitude, fatherhood, immaturity. The songwriting is unerving, the words have a suppressed poetry. This new Jay-Jay Johanson is the work of a guy who has survived the avalanches, who is no longer looking for answers and is content to sketch out the perspectives in as many songs. Some titles are serious (Harakiri), but others immediately take up the reins casting a more gentle, peaceful light, like Scarecrow, a collaboration with Robin Guthrie that would not have sounded out of place on a Cocteau Twins album, or of the strange positivity of Be Yourself or I Love Him So. The strength of Opium is that it asks questions that don't necessarily have an answer; it offers a collection of songs freed from any certitude but which convince through their modesty, through their precision. In short, Jay-Jay Johanson at his best.
    1. Drowsy / Too Young To Say Good Night
    2. Moonshine
    3. Be Yourself
    4. I Love Him So
    5. NDE
    6. I Don't Know Much About Loving
    7. Scarecrow
    8. I Can Count On You
    9. Alone Too Long
    10. Celebrate The Wonders
    Jay-Jay Johanson
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    Roots Manuva's brand new studio album, '4everevolution,' via Big Dada/Banana Klan, is just a few seconds under an hour long, consists of seventeen tracks and covers every style from wonky reggae through pop-funk, street spitting, straight up hip hop, sung ballads and epic death-disco. We think it's his very best work since Run Come Save Me. We're wondering (whisper it) whether it might be his best album... (sshh) ever.


    The album mainly revolves around Roots' own production and voice, with contributions from Banana Klan stalwarts including Ricky Ranking, DJ MK and Daddy Kope. In addition, on three tracks Mr Manuva introduces talented young singer Rokhsan. Other guests include Skin and Cass Lewis from Skunk Anansie, Elan Tamara and Spikey T. Production, meanwhile, comes from as far afield as Australia, Rodney Smith's travels allowing him to meet beatmakers and producers all over the world.


    Overall, though, the vision remains that of one man. Roots Manuva has honed his craft across four previous studio albums, picking up a MOBO, plus Brit and Mercury nominations along the way. This record, though, represents some of his freshest, most urgent work. Whether castigating politicians or himself, joking about girls or men in love with their computers, ruminating on the void at the heart of urban music or bigging himself up, crooning an apology or growling about loins, Roots Manuva remains one of the foremost lyricists and musicians of his generation.


    The first taste from this epic is already out and about in the form of Watch Me Dance. A dirty little funk ditty with its origins in Ricky Ranking's earliest live performances with the Manuva band, Rodney demoed the track 18 months or so ago and then gave the parts to Toddla T to see what he could do with them. They both agreed that the results sounded more like a Toddla T track than a Roots Manuva track, so that version gave Toddla's new album its name, but Rodney's own version is also out and about. To get the world at large in the mood for the record to follow, we're offering the chance to download Roots Manuva's version of Watch Me Dance for free. The download link is here: bigdada.com/rootsmanuva.


    Is Watch Me Dance typical of the album that follows? No, it isn't. This record is so varied that we couldn't really pick a track to represent it. Just treat is as representing one facet of the many facets of a great recording artist...

    1. First Growth
    2. Here We Go Again
    3. Skid Valley
    4. Who Goes There?
    5. Watch Me Dance
    6. Revelation
    7. Wha' Mek?
    8. Takes Time To
    9. Beyond This World
    10. Go Champ
    11. Get The Get
    12. Crow Bars
    13. In The Throes Of It
    14. Noddy
    15. Much Too Plush
    16. The Path
    17. Banana Skank
    Roots Manuva
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    Songs For Rounders

    The late 50s. A time of crushing conformity. Of well-manicured lawns, white picket fences, and men in grey flannel suits. Not in Hank Thompsons world. With its tales of drunkenness, prostitution , drug abuse, gambling and vagrancynot to mention one of the most notorious album covers in the history not just of country music, but of all popular musicThompsons 1959 LP Songs for Rounders remains one of countrys most essential albums. It all started
    when Thompson brought Ken Nelson, Capitols head of country A&R at the time, a song he often featured in his live performances called Cocaine Blues. Nelson told him there was no way the song would ever get any airplay as a single, but suggested it might work as part of an album concept.
    Thompson then proceeded to round up a collection of tunes taken from every walk of American popular song and every walk of American lifelike the walk taken in Dallas red light district in Deep Elm. The spirit of the album even extended to the photo shoot. After the cover shots were taken in the morning, Thompson spent the rest of the day in the studio recording. He then went down the street to a bar and found one of the women who had posed with him. She had been drinking since the shoot had ended. She didnt even remember him. This Real Gone vinyl reissue offers the optimum way to experience this landmark album. Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York, cut by Peter Black at FM Mastering, and and manufactured on 160-gram vinyl at Bill Smith Custom Records, this release features the stereo mix of Songs for Rounders, as this record was not only Hanks first stereo recording but also one of the earliest country albums to be released in stereo (just wait til you hear some of those sparkling Merle Travis leads)!


    And, we have included an album-size insert with a full-color reproduction of the album cover suitable for framing on one side and notes from Grammy®-winning liner note writer Colin Escott on the other. Essential American music released in its original format, with improved packaging to boot.

    1. Three Times Seven
    2. I'll Be a Bachelor Till I Die
    3. Drunkard's Blues
    4. Teach 'Em How to Swim
    5. Dry Bread
    6. Cocaine Blues
    7. Deep Elm
    8. Bummin' Around
    9. Little Blossom
    10. Rovin' Gambler
    11. Left My Gal in the Mountains
    12. May I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight Mister?
    Hank Thompson
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    Empathy

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound


    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011


    This album came about through a fortuitous convergence of circumstances. Shelly Manne & His Men were appearing at New York's Village Vanguard, sharing the bill with the Bill Evans Trio. Getting Riverside's permission to let the pianist participate, Creed Taylor set up a session at Rudy Van Gelder's studio with Evans and Manne sharing top billing. Manne's bass player, Monty Budwig, made up the trio. This was a busman's holiday for Evans, who was freed from the musical parameters he had set for his then-current trio. The result is that his playing seemed lighter, freer, and more relaxed than it had for a while. The album kicks off with a jaunty version of Irving Berlin's The Washington Twist from the unsuccessful Mr. President with Budwig sharing the honors with Evans as much as Manne. Manne spends most of his time driving Evans into more diminished and sharper playing than was usually Evans' wont. Another relatively unfamiliar Berlin work, Let's Go Back to the Waltz, gives full reign to Evans' lyricism. The longest tune on the set is an audacious, almost lampooned version of With a Song in My Heart with light chordal phrasing that pretty much characterized much of the tone coming from this session.


    Recorded in 1962.


    Bill Evans, piano

    Shelly Manne, drums

    Monty Budwig, bass

    1. The Washington Twist
    2. Danny Boy
    3. Let's Go Back To Te Waltz
    4. With A Song In My Heart
    5. Goodbye
    6. I Believe In You
    Shelly Manne & Bill Evans
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