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  • Midnight Sugar Midnight Sugar Quick View

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    Midnight Sugar

    180 Gram 45 RPM Vinyl Double LP Pressed At RTI


    Mastered By Tohru Kotetsu


    Mastered by Tohru Kotetsu and pressed at RTI, this 45rpm LP will live up to and surpass your most demanding judgments. Midnight Sugar is one of the most sought-after titles from the acclaimed Three Blind Mice catalog.


    On "Midnight Sugar" the Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio plays two of Tsuyoshi's own blues improvisations followed by jazz ballads that became standards for the Trio. The combination of these titles is nothing but exceptional.


    The Yamamoto Trio's Midnight Sugar was recorded March 1, 1974, at Aoi Studio, Tokyo. It earned the Best Engineering Award and Jazz Disc Award of Swing Journal in 1974. It is Yamamoto's unmistakable skill and his jazz feeling which adds that certain touch of liveliness and spontaneity and makes Midnight Sugar a unique experience. This Piano Trio will mesmerize you with this great collection of standards, superb musicianship, and awesome sonics. You are sure to listen to this one over and over.


    Musicians:

    Tsuyoshi Yamamoto - piano

    Isoo Fukui - bass

    Tetsujiro Obara - drums

    LP 1
    1. Midnight Sugar
    2. I'm A Fool To Want You


    LP 2
    1. The Nearness of You
    2. It Could Happen To You
    2. Sweet Georgia Blues

    Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio
    $59.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    The Three Blind Mice

    Numbered, Limited Edition


    Limited To 3000 Copies


    Mastered By Tohru Kotetsu (Misty, Midnight Sugar) And Kevin Gray (Blow Up)


    Pressed At R.T.I.


    Finally returning after a long and mysterious absence, Impex's new pressing of the highly collectible Three Blind Mice 45 Box has been improved in almost every way: newly rendered LP jackets with improved clarity and color, a deluxe four-color insert with session photos and brand new notes by radio personality and audiophile Tom Schnabel (Rhythm Planet/KCRW Los Angeles). Mastered by Tohru Kotetsu (Misty, Midnight Sugar) and Kevin Gray (Blow Up) and pressed at RTI, this limited edition (3,000) set will live up to surpass all of your most demanding judgments. Just another way Impex Records is redefining definitive.

    Blow Up
    Agua Marine
    Everything Happens To Me
    Blow Up
    Like It Is
    I Can't Get Started
    Low Flight


    Midnight Sugar
    Midnight Sugar
    I'm A Fool To Want You
    The Nearness Of You
    It Could Happen To You
    Sweet Georgia Blues


    Misty
    Misty
    Blues
    Yesterdays
    Honey Suckle Rose
    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
    I Didn't Know What Time It Was
    Angel Eyes

    Various Artists
    $179.99
    Vinyl LP 45RPM - 6 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Sugar (Pure Pleasure) Sugar (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Sugar (Pure Pleasure)

    If ever there were a record that both fit perfectly and stood outside the CTI Records' stable sound, it is Sugar by Stanley Turrentine. Turrentine, a veteran of the soul-jazz scene since the '50s, was accompanied by a who's who of groove players, including guitarist George Benson, Lonnie Liston Smith on electric piano, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, bassist Ron Carter, organist Butch Cornell, and drummer Billy Kaye, among others. The title track is a deep soul blues workout with a swinging backbeat and the rhythm section fluidly streaming through fours and eights as Benson, Hubbard, and Turrentine begin slowly and crank up the heat, making the pace and stride of the cut simmer then pop - especially in Hubbard's solo. This is truly midnight blue, and the party's at the point of getting really serious or about to break up. By the time Benson picks up his break, full of slick, shiny, warm arpeggios, the seams are bursting and couples are edging into corners. Butch Cornell's Sunshine Alley is a solid, funky groover, paced by organ and double fours by Kaye. Turrentine and Hubbard stride into the melody and keep the vamp in the pocket, riding out past the blues line into a tag that just revs the thing up even further. But the big surprise is in the final track, one of the most solidly swinging, from-the-gut emotional rides of John Coltrane's Impressions ever taken. Turrentine is deep inside his horn, ringing out in legato with everything he has - and it is considerable. Ron Carter's bass playing flows through the modal interludes, creating a basis for some beautifully intervallic invention by Benson and Smith by building a series of harmonic bridges through the mode to solos. It's hard to believe this is Turrentine, yet is could be no one else. If jazz fans are interested in Turrentine beyond the Blue Note period - and they should be - this is a heck of a place to listen for satisfaction.



    Musicians:



    • Freddie Hubbard (trumpet)

    • Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone)

    • Lonnie Liston Smith (electric piano)

    • Butch Cornell (organ)

    • George Benson (guitar), Ron Carter (bass), Billy Kaye (drums)

    • Richard Pablo Landrum (conga)




    Recording: November 1970 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA

    Production: Creed Taylor



    Format: 1LP 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.



    1. Sugar
    2. Sunshine Alley
    3. Impressions
    4. Sugar (previously unreleased, live, bonus track)
    Stanley Turrentine
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Sticky Fingers Sticky Fingers Quick View

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    Sticky Fingers

    Remastered


    Regarded as one of The Rolling Stones' all-time great albums, 'Sticky Fingers' captured the bands trademark combination of swagger and tenderness in a superb collection. The classic album features timeless songs such as 'Brown Sugar,' 'Wild Horses,' 'Bitch,' 'Sister Morphine' and 'Dead Flowers' and showcases the inventive song writing of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and formidable guitar licks from Mick Taylor. All Deluxe and Super Deluxe formats will feature a generous selection of previously unavailable material. These include the alternative version of the chart-topping single 'Brown Sugar' featuring Eric Clapton; unreleased interpretations of 'Bitch,' 'Can't You Hear Me Knocking' and 'Dead Flowers'; an acoustic take on the anthemic 'Wild Horses', and five tracks recorded live at The Roundhouse in 1971 including 'Honky Tonk Women' and 'Midnight Rambler.'

    1. Brown Sugar
    2. Sway
    3. Wild Horses
    4. Can't You Hear Me Knocking
    5. You Gotta Move
    6. Bitch
    7. I Got The Blues
    8. Sister Morphine
    9. Dead Flowers
    10. Moonlight Mile
    The Rolling Stones
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Sweet Summer Sun-Hyde Park Live Sweet Summer Sun-Hyde Park Live Quick View

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    Sweet Summer Sun-Hyde Park Live

    This summer, over 100,000 delirious fans packed into Hyde Park for two spectacular outdoor concerts to see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood do what they do best. The Stones delivered a five star performance packed full of hits such as 'Start Me Up', 'Brown Sugar', 'Jumpin' Jack Flash', 'Miss You', 'It's Only Rock 'N' Roll', 'Gimme Shelter', 'Doom And Gloom' and 'Sympathy For The Devil', as well as one or two surprises.


    Mick Jagger said: "It was a great gig It was beautiful with the sun going down over Hyde Park. I can't think of a better way celebrate the Rolling Stones' 50 than doing it on our home patch in front of 100,000 people on a glorious summer night enjoy it we certainly did."


    Keith Richards commented: "Coming back to Hyde Park was like a full circle being drawn, and the band were in top form. We thought what could be more appropriate than having a great summer in London!"


    From the second the Rolling Stones stepped out onto the stage each night, through to the dazzling firework and pyrotechnic display that heralded the end of the concert, fans old and new were treated to a non-stop, hit after hit performance, which took them through the Stones' huge back catalogue. Keith Richards wowed the crowds by weaving his charismatic guitar licks with Ronnie Wood's immense solos, Mick Jagger was on spectacular form, his boundless energy on stage matched by a number of stunning outfit changes, and Charlie Watts the unflappable heartbeat of the band, driving the band on through the set.


    Former guitarist Mick Taylor - whose live debut with the Stones took place at the original 1969 Hyde Park concert - joined the band on stage to guest on the bluesy 'Midnight Rambler' and on closing track 'Satisfaction', whilst long-term live band members Lisa Fischer, Darryl Jones, Chuck Leavell, Bernard Fowler, Bobby Keys and Tim Ries all added their inimitable flair and finesse.


    The Rolling Stones Sweet Summer Sun - Hyde Park Live is the perfect way for concert-goers to relive their favourite memories from the gigs, and for their fans to see the band back where they truly belong: live on the stage in their hometown.

    LP 1
    1. Start Me Up
    2. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
    3. Tumbling Dice
    4. Emotional Rescue
    5. Street Fighting Man
    6. Ruby Tuesday
    7. Doom And Gloom
    8. Paint It Black

    LP 2
    1. Honky Tonk Women
    2. You Got The Silver
    3. Before They Make Me Run
    4. Miss You
    5. Midnight Rambler
    6. Gimme Shelter

    LP 3
    1. Jumpin' Jack Flash
    2. Sympathy For The Devil
    3. Brown Sugar
    4. You Can't Always Get What You Want
    5. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

    DVD
    1. Start Me Up
    2. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
    3. Street Fighting Man
    4. Ruby Tuesday
    5. Doom And Gloom
    6. Honky Tonk Women
    7. You Got The Silver
    8. Happy
    9. Miss You
    10. Midnight Rambler
    11. Gimme Shelter
    12. Jumpin' Jack Flash
    13. Sympathy For The Devil
    14. Brown Sugar
    15. You Can't Always Get What You Want
    16. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
    The Rolling Stones
    $59.99
    Vinyl LP + DVD - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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