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    The fifth studio album by Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band. It contains material which was recorded in 1967 for Buddah Records, and which was originally intended for release as part of an abandoned project entitled It Comes to You in a Plain Brown Wrapper. Much of the material from this project was subsequently re-recorded and released through a different label as Strictly Personal (1968). The tapes from the original sessions, however, remained under the care of Buddah, who took four of the unissued tunes and released them as Mirror Man in 1971. The record sleeve features an erroneous claim that it had been recorded one night in Los Angeles in 1965.
    The album is dominated by three long, blues-rooted jams featuring uncharacteristically sparse lyrical accompaniment from Beefheart. A fourth tune, the eight-minute Kandy Korn, is an earlier version of a track that appears on Strictly Personal. In 1999, Buddha Records issued an expanded version of the album entitled The Mirror Man Sessions, which features five additional tracks taken from the abandoned tapes
    1. Tarotplane 19:00
    2. Kandy Korn 8:00
    3. 25th Century Quaker 9:50
    4. Mirror Man 15:38
    Captain Beefheart
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    Mirror Man


    Captain Beefheart/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!


    The Return Of The Iconic Mirror Man Album!


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl & Smashed Mirror Die-Cut LP Gatefold Cover


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Authorized Buddah Records Tapes


    Captain Beefheart will be forever known as one of the first
    originators of art rock, prog-rock and punk rock all rolled into
    one. With his Howlin' Wolfesque growl and blazing harmonica
    blues wailing, Don Van Vilet a/k/a/ Captain Beefheart truly
    delivered the goods with his legendary Mirror Man album.
    Originally recorded between 1965 and 1967, The Captain
    and his Magic Band created some of the most masterful funk
    and progressive rock ever waxed with this stellar session.


    Consisting of lengthy jam packed champions like his classic
    Tarotplane and 25th Century Quaker, Beefheart continues to
    rock further with the international title track hit Mirror Man and
    the funkified rocker Kandy Korn.


    Friday Music is very proud to announce the authorized 180
    Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of Captain Beefheart's classic
    Mirror Man. Mastered from the authorized Buddah Records
    tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol
    Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach sonic
    heights in the audiophile vinyl domain.


    For a very short time, we are also including the super
    rare psychedelic die-cut gatefold LP cover artwork not seen in
    decades, to further enhance your listening pleasure, plus three
    poems on the back cover from the pen of Don Van Vilet.


    Enjoy!

    1. Tarotplane 19:00
    2. Kandy Korn 8:00
    3. 25th Century Quaker 9:50
    4. Mirror Man 15:38
    Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
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    Mirror Man

    The fifth studio album by Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band. It contains material which was recorded in 1967 for Buddah Records, and which was originally intended for release as part of an abandoned project entitled It Comes to You in a Plain Brown Wrapper. Much of the material from this project was subsequently re-recorded and released through a different label as Strictly Personal (1968). The tapes from the original sessions, however, remained under the care of Buddah, who took four of the unissued tunes and released them as Mirror Man in 1971. The record sleeve features an erroneous claim that it had been recorded one night in Los Angeles in 1965.
    The album is dominated by three long, blues-rooted jams featuring uncharacteristically sparse lyrical accompaniment from Beefheart. A fourth tune, the eight-minute Kandy Korn, is an earlier version of a track that appears on Strictly Personal. In 1999, Buddha Records issued an expanded version of the album entitled The Mirror Man Sessions, which features five additional tracks taken from the abandoned tapes
    1. Tarotplane 19:00
    2. Kandy Korn 8:00
    3. 25th Century Quaker 9:50
    4. Mirror Man 15:38
    Captain Beefheart
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    Mirror Man

    The fifth studio album by Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band. It contains material which was recorded in 1967 for Buddah Records, and which was originally intended for release as part of an abandoned project entitled It Comes to You in a Plain Brown Wrapper. Much of the material from this project was subsequently re-recorded and released through a different label as Strictly Personal (1968). The tapes from the original sessions, however, remained under the care of Buddah, who took four of the unissued tunes and released them as Mirror Man in 1971. The record sleeve features an erroneous claim that it had been recorded one night in Los Angeles in 1965.
    The album is dominated by three long, blues-rooted jams featuring uncharacteristically sparse lyrical accompaniment from Beefheart. A fourth tune, the eight-minute Kandy Korn, is an earlier version of a track that appears on Strictly Personal. In 1999, Buddha Records issued an expanded version of the album entitled The Mirror Man Sessions, which features five additional tracks taken from the abandoned tapes


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    1. Tarotplane 19:00
    2. Kandy Korn 8:00
    3. 25th Century Quaker 9:50
    4. Mirror Man 15:38
    Captain Beefheart
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    Mirror Man

    1979's, Can (aka Inner Space), the band's last proper album, was less experimental than its previous releases, with Michael Karoli doing more straightforward vocals and guitar. Having spent the previous decade taking elements of the classical avant-garde (i.e. Karlheinz Stockhausen) and underground rock (i.e Velvet Underground) to create a kind of genre-less new musicand influencing countless bands in the processCan had reached the natural end of its journey. Although founding members Irmin Schmidt (keyboards) and Jaki Liebezeit (drums) can still be heard, Rebop Kwaku Baah and Rosko Gee of Traffic fame have been added to the mix, with former bassist Holger Czukay doing the editing.
    1. All Gates Open
    2. Safe
    3. Sunday Jam
    4. Sodom
    5. Aspectacle
    6. Ethnological Forger Series No. 99 Can Can
    7. Ping Pong
    8. Can Be
    Can
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    Mirror Man Sessions

    When Captain Beefheart went into the studio in late 1967 to record the follow-up to their debut album 'Safe as Milk', which had been released earlier that year, it was with the intention of producing a double album.
    Three of the tracks they recorded were long, psychedelic blues jams. These were intended to fill one of the set's two LPs.


    This concept, however, was at some point abandoned, and many of the tracks from the sessions were left unfinished and without any vocals.


    A number of the abandoned tracks were re-recorded in 1968, and released as 'Strictly Personal'.
    The original session tapes, however, remained the property of Buddha Records, who released them under the title 'Mirror Man' in 1971.
    In 1999, Buddha Records issued an expanded version of the album entitled 'The Mirror Man Sessions', which features five additional tracks taken from the abandoned tapes.



    Music On Vinyl is proud to pay homage to the late Don Van Vliet by re-releasing these Mirrorman Sessions as a double album on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.

    LP 1
    1. Tarotplane
    2. 25th Century Quaker
    3. Mirror Man
    4. Kandy Korn 8:00


    LP 2
    1. Trust Us (Take 6)
    2. Safe as Milk (Take 12)
    3. Beatle Bones n' Smokin' Stones
    4. Moody Liz (Take 8)

    5. Gimme Dat Harp Boy

    Captain Beefheart
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    Hyphenated-Man

    Hyphenated-man is the name of my third opera, Contemplating The Engine Room (1997) being the first one and The Secondman's Middle Stand (2004) being the second. Whereas Engine Room dealt with my pop's life in the navy as a metaphor for the story of the minutemen and Middle Stand was a parallel to Dante's comedia dealing with an illness that almost killed me in 2000, this third opera is quite different in that it has no standard narrative (libretto!) meaning no regular beginning-middle-end and is as it were simultaneous in the way a mirror from just inside my head, right in this middle-age moment of mine, was then shattered into thirty pieces and then each piece stuffed in the head to show a piece of my state of mind (or out-of-mind) as of now. Thirty tunes? Yes, they're little ones, actually they're thirty parts of one big tune.



    It was kind of trippy how this piece was actually made. I wrote all thirty parts on one of D. Boon's telecasters, the black one he got in Kent, Ohio in 1984. Now I'm not a very good guitarist but Tom Watson was quite the righteous man in his patience and determination to take the palsy demos I gave him and bring them to the piece. - Mike Watt

    1. Arrow-Pierced-Egg-Man
    2. Beak-Holding-Letter-Man
    3. Hammering-Castle-Bird-Man
    4. Bird-in-the-Helmet-Man
    5. Belly-Stabbed-Man
    6. Stuffed-in-the-Drum-Man
    7. Baby-Cradling-Tree-Man
    8. Hollowed-Out-Man
    9. Finger-Pointing-Man
    10. Own-Horn-Blowing-Man
    11. Fryingpan-Man
    12. Head-and-Feet-Only-Man
    13. Shield-Shouldered-Man
    14. Cherry-Head-Lover-Man
    15. Mouse-Headed-Man
    16. Antlered-Man
    17. Pinned-to-the-Table-Man
    18. Confused-Parts-Man
    19. Bell-Rung-Man
    20. Boot-Wearing-Fish-Man
    21. Thistle-Headed-Man
    22. Funnel-Capped-Man
    23. Blowing-It-Out-Both-Ends-Man
    24. Jug-Footed-Man
    25. Lute-and-Dagger-Man
    26. Mockery-Robed-Man
    27. Hill-Man
    28. Hell-Building-Man
    29. Man-Shitting-Man
    30. Wheel-Bound-Man
    Mike Watt
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  • You Are Always On Our Minds (On Sale) You Are Always On Our Minds (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    You Are Always On Our Minds (On Sale)

    Colored Vinyl


    Features legendary Mike Watt (Minutemen, firehose, Stooges) on bass, Thollem McDonas (Nels Cline, Tsigoti, etc ad infinitum) on keyboards/piano, John Dieterich (Deerhoof, Natural Dreamers) on guitar, and Tim Barnes (Silver Jews, Jim O'Rourke) on Drums. Veering between the tightly woven and the completely unhinged, trading deep gulfs of ponderous melancholy with gentle, fractured pop fairytales, this release keeps the listener guessing without ever abandoning their own special brand of earthy hall-of-mirrors music. Cover artwork by Rachel Carns (The Need, King Cobra, Kicking Giant).

    1. Forces Conspiring
    2. Before Our Eyes Arrived
    3. We Learned The Unreasoning
    4. Thinks This
    5. Buoy Buoy
    6. They Pretty Right
    7. First Shallows
    8. Occasional Cracker
    9. All Us Conked
    10. Forces Perspiring
    11. Semina System
    12. The Down Moveables
    13. Voice Thrower
    14. Be The Same
    15. Thin Incision Split Decision
    16. Slow Choirds
    17. We've Got A Long Ways To Go, We're Almost There
    The Hand To Man Band
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    Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 (On Sale)

    JACK WHITE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS 1998-2016 collects 26 acoustic songs from throughout White's wide-ranging musical career, spanning album tracks, B-sides, remixes, alternate versions, and previously unreleased tracks. The album, arranged in chronological order, includes acoustic songs made famous by The White Stripes, beginning with ''Sugar Never Tasted So Good'' (originally found on The White Stripes' second-ever 7-inch single) and then lighting upon favorites like ''Apple Blossom'' and ''I'm Bound To Pack It Up'' (remixed here from the original recordings on 2000's DE STIJL), ''Hotel Yorba'' and ''We're Going To Be Friends'' (from 2001's WHITE BLOOD CELLS), ''You've Got Her In Your Pocket'' and ''Well It's True That We Love One Another'' (from 2003's GRAMMY® Award-winning ELEPHANT), ''Forever For Her (Is Over For Me),'' ''White Moon'' and ''As Ugly As I Seem'' (from 2005's GET BEHIND ME SATAN) ''Effect & Cause'' (from 2007's ICKY THUMP), and the Beck-produced ''Honey, We Can't Afford To Look This Cheap,'' first found on the B-side to The White Stripes' final single, 2007's ''Conquest.''


    ''City Lights'' (below) was written for The White Stripes' GET BEHIND ME SATAN but then forgotten until White revisited the 2005 album for Third Man's Record Store Day 2015 vinyl reissue and finished the recording in 2016. The track is the first new, worldwide commercially released White Stripes song since 2008.


    Also featured are ''Never Far Away'' (recorded for 2003's COLD MOUNTAIN: MUSIC FROM THE MIRAMAX MOTION PICTURE) and ''Love Is The Truth'' (written and recorded for Coca-Cola's 2006 What Goes Around campaign) as well as the Bluegrass Version of ''Top Yourself'' and an acoustic mix of the epic murder ballad, ''Carolina Drama,'' both written by White and Brendan Benson for The Raconteurs' GRAMMY® Award-winning 2008 album, CONSOLERS OF THE LONELY. White's two chart-topping solo albums, 2012's BLUNDERBUSS and 2014's LAZARETTO, are represented by a remarkably diverse range of material including ''Love Interruption,'' ''On And On And On,'' ''Blunderbuss,'' ''Entitlement,'' ''Want And Able,'' and alternative mixes of ''Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy,'' ''Just One Drink,'' ''I Guess I Should Go To Sleep,'' and B-side, ''Machine Gun Silhouette.''


    ''This, like (Son House's) 'Grinnin' In Your Face,' is mirror-music,'' writes renowned music journalist Greil Marcus of ''City Lights'' in the album's exclusive liner notes, ''the singer talking to himself, trying to tell himself the truth, which he's going to need if he's going to step out of his door, walk into the world, and fool himself, for just a second, that he's ready to take it on. As you listen, it's no surprise at all that it took most of White's music-making life to bring the song home.''


    The 26 tracks featured on JACK WHITE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS 1998-2016 were remastered by Andrew Mendelson at Nashville, TN's Georgetown Masters. All songs were written and produced exclusively by Jack White, except ''Never Far Away'' (produced by T Bone Burnett), ''Honey, We Can't Afford To Look This Cheap'' (produced by Beck), ''Top Yourself (Bluegrass Version)'' and ''Carolina Drama'' (written & produced by White & Brendan Benson), and ''Machine Gun Silhouette'' (written by White & Rob Jones).

    LP 1
    1. Sugar Never Tasted So Good
    2. Apple Blossom (Remixed)
    3. I'm Bound To Pack It Up (Remixed)
    4. Hotel Yorba
    5. We're Going To Be Friends
    6. You've Got Her In Your Pocket
    7. Well It's True That We Love One Another
    8. Never Far Away
    9. Forever For Her (Is Over For Me)
    10. White Moon
    11. As Ugly As I Seem
    12. City Lights (Previously Unreleased White Stripes Track)
    13. Honey, We Can't Afford To Look This Cheap
    14. Effect & Cause


    LP 2
    1. Love Is The Truth (Acoustic Mix)
    2. Top Yourself (Bluegrass Version)
    3. Carolina Drama (Acoustic Mix)
    4. Love Interruption
    5. On And On And On
    6. Machine Gun Silhouette (Acoustic Mix)
    7. Blunderbuss
    8. Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy (Alternate Mix)
    9. I Guess I Should Go To Sleep (Alternate Mix)
    10. Just One Drink (Acoustic Mix)
    11. Entitlement
    12. Want And Able

    Jack White
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    The Open Road

    Looking at life through the rearview mirror was the inspiration for John Hiatt's 2010 New West Records album, The Open Road. The blues driven rock set is the legendary songwriter's 19th studio release and first since 2008's critically acclaimed Same Old Man. Backed by his touring band (Kenny Blevins/drums, Patrick O'Hearn/bass and Doug Lancio/guitars), the songs here are inspired by life on the road, but this time he isn't looking back. All the other years, my songs are about coming home, Hiatt says. But within these 11 new songs, home is never the destination. Hiatt produced The Open Road himself after recording with his band in his garage-turned-studio in Nashville, TN.
    1. The Open Road
    2. Haulin
    3. Go Down Swingin
    4. Like A Freight Train
    5. My Baby
    6. Homeland
    7. Wonder of Love
    8. What Kind Of Man
    9. Movin On
    10. Fireball Roberts
    11. Carry You Back Home
    John Hiatt
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    Woke Up Alone

    Swiss-American psychiatrist and author Elisabeth KÜbler-Ross first hypothesized the five stages of grief in her 1969 book, On Death and Dying. When faced with death or its corporeal equivalent, an individual often moves through turbulent emotional stages of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Nearly a half-century after the theory's introduction, Saskatonian super-producer Factor has assembled an all-star cast of Fake Four family and friends to explore the phenomenon through the tale of a man losing his wife and attempting to raise her from the dead.


    Woke Up Alone, a necromancing play told in five scenes, begins with our grieving protagonist, played by Kirby Dominant of Paranoid Castle, struggling to grasp the grim meathook reality of a dead wife. Four lush and mournful instrumental interludes woven throughout and bookending Woke Up Alone capture the emotions of the widower as he speaks with his wife's ghost, a false prophet, a doctor, a psychiatrist, a medicine man, his own conscience and the devil.


    Following the success of Factor's compilations Chandelier and Lawson Graham, the beatsmith embarked on a concept record in the vein of A Prince Among Thieves and wound up with the melodic, complex symphony of Woke Up Alone, mixed by Factor himself at his home studio and featuring roles played by Ceschi, Open Mike Eagle, Onry Ozzborn, Myka 9 and Astronautalis. Factor's relatable allegory, scored by swirling synths, samples and live instrumentation, extends well beyond necromancy, as multitudes upon multitudes have gazed haphazardly in the rear view mirror and tried to resuscitate that which is irreparably gone.

    1. Woke Up Alone
    2. The Empire Has Fallen (feat. Kirby Dominant)
    3. After the Service
    4. Raise the Dead (feat. Ceschi)
    5. Alive Tomorrow (feat. Nomad)
    6. Stone Cold (feat. Open Mike Eagle)
    7. Long Hallways
    8. In Sickness & In Health (feat. Onry Ozzborn)
    9. Don't Give Up (feat. Jeans Boots & Kirby Dominant)
    10. Denied (feat. Myka 9)
    11. Devil's Call (feat. Evil Ebeneezer)
    12. Carry Over (feat. Jeans Boots)
    13. Let It Go (feat. Astronautalis)
    14. Give Up (feat. Gregory Pepper & Kirby Dominant)
    15. The Grave (Burial)
    Factor
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    Sleep Forever (Awaiting Repress)

    Last year Brandon Welchez and Chuck Rowell released their acclaimed debut album, Summer of Hate as Crocodiles. Straddling vast sonic terrains from the jagged guitar stabs of street-strutting lead single Neon Jesus, to throbbing kraut rock, expansive shoegaze and irresistibly danceable disco-punk jams, Summer Of Hate drew comparisons with The Velvet Underground and Primal Scream.


    Significantly, it also caught the ear of James Ford, Simian Mobile Disco man and producer of the Arctic Monkeys, Klaxons and Florence and the Machine amongst others. Together, all three headed into the desert in early 2010 to create Summer Of Hate's psychedelic, hyptonic and anthemic follow-up. An album that would later be christened Sleep Forever.


    Raw it may be, but Sleep Forever is still an unmistakingly more refined beast than its predecessor. Drums and organ whirls envelope you on tracks like Mirrors and Sleep Forever, which nod to Ladies and Gentelman era Spiritualized as much as they do Neu! and The Velvet Undergound.

    1. Mirrors
    2. Stoned To Death
    3. Hollow Hollow Eyes
    4. Girl In Black
    5. Sleep Forever
    6. Billy Speed
    7. Hearts Of Love
    8. All My Hate And My Hexes Are For You
    Crocodiles
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    Pipes Of Peace

    Perhaps it isn't surprising that McCartney's grip on the pop charts started to slip with Pipes of Peace, since it was released after his 40th birthday -- and most rockers do not mature particularly gracefully. Although it's rather fascinating that the album didn't reach the Top Ten, despite a blockbuster duet with Michael Jackson in Say Say Say, Pipes of Peace bewilders in other ways, particularly in its allusions to Tug of War. It often seems as if this album was constructed as a deliberate mirror image of its predecessor; it is also produced by George Martin, also contains two duets with an African-American superstar (Jackson here, Stevie Wonder there), also acknowledges an old bandmate (a Lennon tribute there, a Ringo cameo here), and even contains Tug of Peace, a deliberate answer song to its predecessor. If only it were nearly as adventurous as Tug of War! Instead of dabbling in all his myriad musical personas, McCartney settles back into a soft rock groove, tempered somewhat by a desire to be contemporary (which means a heavy reliance on drum machines and synthesizers). Instead of sounding modern, McCartney winds up sounding like an aging rocker desperately trying to keep up with the time, but that in turn means that Pipes of Peace can often reveal what the early '80s were like for aging rockers -- he does embrace technology, but he winds up with immaculate productions that are decidedly of their time. Still, at its best, Pipes of Peace is ingratiating soft rock. In particular, the first side is close to irresistible, with the title track being a mid-tempo mini-epic, Say Say Say being fine pop-funk, So Bad being so sickly sweet that it's alluring, The Man being an effervescent Jackson duet, and The Other Me scoring with its square dance beats and winning McCartney vocal. Not enough to add up to a latter-day triumph from McCartney, but it still contains better songs than its blockbuster mid-'70s counterparts, and even if it's a little lightweight, it has more flair in its craft and more style in its sound than other McCartney albums, which is enough to make it a minor musical success, despite its disappointing chart performance.
    1. Pieces Of Peace
    2. Say Say Say
    3. The Other Me
    4. Keep Under Cover
    5. So Bad
    6. The Man
    7. Sweetest Little Show
    8. Average Person
    9. Hey Hey
    10. Tug Of Peace
    11. Through Our Love
    12. Average Person
    13. Keep Under Cover
    14. Sweetest Little Show
    15. It's Not On
    16. Simple As That
    17. Say Say Say
    18. Ode To A Koala Bear
    19. Twice In A Lifetime
    20. Christian Bop
    Paul McCartney
    $34.99
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  • Life. Love. Flesh. Blood Life. Love. Flesh. Blood Quick View

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    Life. Love. Flesh. Blood

    Imelda May's fifth studio record, entitled Life. Love. Flesh. Blood, is set for release via Verve Records.


    It is clear that one of Ireland's biggest exports has found a new groove, here presenting the most personal and intimately autobiographical album she has ever written. The album is produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett, who said of Imelda: "When I first happened onto her music, she was a punky Irish Rockabilly singer with a great band. When I ran across her several years later, she had gone through a change of lives and was writing about it with a wild intensity and singing about it in the most open-hearted way."


    The album marks a new direction for May who, in the time since her 2014 release Tribal, ended her marriage of eighteen years. Imelda May's new sound sits firmly outside of any sharply defined genre box, widely spanning blues, rock, soul, gospel and jazz. Life, Love, Flesh, Blood breathes new life into a classic sound, with Imelda's powerhouse vocal as distinctive as ever, cementing her position as one of the strongest vocalists of her generation. The singer herself describes the record as her most "honest" yet. Imelda's life changed considerably in the run-up to recording, and this is documented in the only way she knew how. Imelda explains, "It's therapy, like keeping a diary that a lot of people read. Some of my favorite songs don't say much, but they reveal everything."


    Recorded over seven days in Los Angeles, the album features musical contributions from guitar hero Jeff Beck ("Black Tears"), piano legend Jools Holland ("When It's My Time") and an accomplished group of backing musicians including the core trio of guitarist Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello), drummer Jay Bellerose (Elton John & Leon Russell, Ray Lamontagne) and bassist Zach Dawes (The Last Shadow Puppets, Mini Mansions), the same band that recorded Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' Raising Sand.


    First single "Black Tears" is a personal and heart-wrenching ballad, it features a distinctive slide guitar part, coupled with a unique picking and guitar tone that could be the handiwork of only one man - the legendary Jeff Beck. Jeff Beck says of Imelda, "I knew it from the start you cannot ignore talent this unique."


    Imelda showcases her raw yet restrained breathtaking lead vocal, complimented by rich backing vocals and a super tight rhythm section. Written with Angelo Petragalia (Kings of Leon), the inspiration for the song's visual and poignant lyrics was inspired by a very personal moment for Imelda: "I wrote Black Tears with Angelo Petraglia after a heart-wrenchingly difficult goodbye. I closed my door and caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror with black tears rolling down my face. It's a sight and situation most women have unfortunately seen ourselves in at some point in life. Angelo had a beautiful guitar piece that fit the mood perfectly."


    Imelda May, born and raised in The Liberties area of Dublin, has become one of Ireland's most celebrated female artists in history. Discovered by Jools Holland, who asked Imelda to support him on tour, Imelda has gone on to perform alongside legendary artists including Lou Reed, Bono, and Smokey Robinson.

    1. Call Me
    2. Black Tears (feat. Jeff Beck)
    3. Should've Been You
    4. Sixth Sense
    5. Human
    6. How Bad Can A Good Girl Be
    7. Bad Habit
    8. Levitate
    9. When It's My Time (feat. Jools Holland)
    10. Leave Me Lonely
    11. The Girl I Used To Be
    Imelda May
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  • Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me Soundtrack Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me Soundtrack Quick View

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    Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me Soundtrack

    Honored in 2012 with the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award, Country Music Hall of Fame member Glen Campbell has recorded his last song.
    I'm Not Gonna Miss You was written by Campbell and Julian Raymond specifically for a new documentary titled GLEN CAMPBELL: I LL BE ME. Produced by Raymond, the song was recorded in the Los Angeles-based Sunset Sound Factory and East West Recording Studios.


    With a mere handful of piano chords, then a swell of harmonies, I m Not Gonna Miss You opens into the poignant, yet clear-eyed revelation of the things Alzheimer s steals. Almost lumbering through the melody, Campbell s weathered tenor confesses the painful truths of what is lost, the cost and the reality that it will all be lost to him, the man who can t remember. Pedal steel weeps, strings bathe the melody that rises against drums and an electric guitar that mirrors the unbreakable passage of life and time.


    GLEN CAMPBELL: I LL BE ME is an epic human drama that intimately showcases the man and his music throughout Campbell s struggle with Alzheimer s. Chronicling the story of love, laughter, resilience and power of song, this film shows how against all odds, America s greatest country star would not give up. Directed and produced by James Keach (producer of Walk The Line) and produced by Trevor Albert (Groundhog Day).


    Big Machine Records will proudly release a soundtrack for the film that also features The Band Perry, who previously paid tribute to Campbell during the 2012 GRAMMY Awards. The project also features Campbell s daughter Ashley who performs an original song.


    We are so honored to not only release Glen Campbell s final recording, but to be associated with such a profound film that will help raise awareness of those suffering from Alzheimer s and spotlight the important role of those who care for them, remarked Big Machine Label Group President & CEO Scott Borchetta who serves as the project s Executive Producer with Keach.


    Additionally, several of today s biggest musical stars appear in the film to pay tribute to the legend including Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton, The Edge (from U2), Paul McCartney, Jay Leno, Vince Gill, Jimmy Webb, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Steve Martin, Chad Smith, and The Band Perry.

    1. I'm Not Gonna Miss You - Glen Campbell and The Wrecking Crew
    2. Gentle on My Mind (Documentary Version) - The Band Perry
    3. Remembering - Ashley Campbell
    4. All I Need Is You - Glen Campbell
    5. The Long Walk Home - Glen Campbell
    6. Wichita Lineman (Live from Ryman Auditorium) - Glen Campbell
    7. A Better Place (Live from Ryman Auditorium) - Glen Campbell
    8. Gentle on My Mind (Single Version) - The Band Perry
    9. Home Again - Ashley Campbell
    10. I'm Not Gonna Miss You (Single Version) - Glen Campbell
    Glen Campbell & The Band Perry
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    Kenny Dennis III

    This is the second Kenny Dennis LP, and the third installment of Serengeti's
    foray into the guise of Kenny Dennis. It furthers Serengeti's hilarious, absurdist, and
    subtly humane saga of a Chicago-born man with a Mike Ditka mustache,
    whose lovable delusions and diehard loyalty fall somewhere between
    Homer Simpson and a Bill Swerski Superfan.


    "Kenny's rapping the only way that he knows how. He's not really
    current with what's happening in the game. This is his take on rap and
    everything that influences him on his day-to-day life schedule,"
    Serengeti says. "He's a man rapping because he loves to rap and he
    cares for people, wants to spread wisdom. He's not preaching; he's
    just calling it the way he sees it.


    Kenny Dennis might be "normal," but Serengeti's creativity is
    unrivaled. As bizarre as it is brilliant, it's like the deranged comic
    vision of an imaginary super group comprised of Andy Kauffman, Mellow
    Gold-era Beck, and MF Doom.


    Interspersed with the songs is the narrative between Kenny and Ders,
    who he met around 1988 at the Sharper Image on Michigan Ave. While
    futilely attempting to return a non-fogging shaving mirror, Kenny
    noticed the young Ders and generously bestowed him with a shower radio
    ("a good piece of merchandise.") Kenny Dennis III takes a few tracks to
    chronicle the duo's attempt to start a rap group called Perfecto. Though they
    tour the midwest playing malls and winning battle of the band contests
    things eventually fall apart.

    LP 1
    1. No Beginner
    2. Off / On
    3. Shidoshi
    4. Win Big

    5. Perfecto
    6. On The Road
    7. @ The Mall
    8. Buddy Guy
    9. Tanya T
    10. Damn DZ


    LP 2
    1. Big Betty
    2. DZ Goes On
    3. Mr. Drummond
    4. Ain't No Joke
    5. Get Back To Rap
    6. Parkour
    7. Lose Big
    8. Need Clarity
    9. Tickled Pink

    Serengeti
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    Aretha's Gold (On Sale)


    Astonishing Collection of The Queen of Soul's Greatest Songs for Atlantic Records: Aretha's Gold Includes Nine Top Ten Hits: Respect, Chain of Fools, and Think Among Them


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Pressed at RTI: Breathtaking Sonics on Mobile Fidelity 180g 45RPM 2LP of Aretha's Gold Get to the Heart of Franklin's Range, Emotions, Expressiveness


    Aretha Franklin made her Hall of Fame reputation at Atlantic Records between 1967-1968. This astonishing two-year period witnessed the singer score nine Top 10 hits and define soul music, a era chronicled on Aretha's Gold. Pairing with producer Jerry Wexler and a flawless Muscle Shoals studio band, Franklin unleashed bolder sides of her artistry kept under wraps during her tenure at Columbia. The rest is history - a history that, until now, has never been in heard in true audiophile sound. And if there's any voice you want to experience to the most realistic extent, it's that of the vocalist Rolling Stone crowned the Greatest Singer of All Time.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP of Aretha's Gold presents Franklin's most seminal early Atlantic songs with reference-standard sonics. Finally, hear the full range of the Queen of Soul's depth, reach, and expressiveness. Complementing her timeless classics with tremendous dynamics, restored balances, and stunning clarity, this collectible analog set sheds new light on Franklin's power and technique, honesty and confidence, enunciation and directness.


    Hear why Franklin is even better than you likely think or remember. You just haven't been able to hear the Detroit native on a format that mirrors exactly what went down in the studios when she recorded songs that, to this day, remain the bar by which all other singers are measured. The same goes for Franklin's backing band, known as the Swampers, whose instrumental savvy, feel, and textures are so unique, the group is credited with creating its own style: The Muscle Shoals Sound. On this vinyl edition of Aretha's Gold, experience every picked guitar note, brushed snare, and fluid bass line. Seldom has a band and vocalist ever made a more formidable, memorable, and emotional combination.


    The evidence plays out across these 14 songs, each a soul landmark, each unforgettable thanks to Franklin's impassioned performances and empowering attitude. The Sweet Impressions (Franklin's backing vocalists) and sweeping string arrangements bolster the foundation, but the material belongs to Franklin. A veritable hit parade, the track listing on Aretha's Gold reads like a dictionary of soul.


    I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Loved You), Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Chain of Fools, Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby), Think, The House That Jack Built, I Say a Little Prayer, Baby I Love You: All Top 10 hits. Plus five more tunes, including a riveting cover of Sam Cooke's You Send Me, that charted.


    You know the songs by heart. You know the voice by memory. But you've never quite known them so intimately. Aretha's Gold on Mobile Fidelity gives the Queen the royal treatment she deserves.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
    2. Do Right Woman-Do Right Man
    3. Respect
    4. Dr. Feelgood
    5. Baby, I Love You
    6. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
    7. Chain of Fools
    8. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
    9. Ain't No Way
    10. Think
    11. You Send Me
    12. The House That Jack Built
    13. I Say a Little Prayer
    14. See Saw
    Aretha Franklin
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  • Stiff Stiff Quick View

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    Stiff

    Three years on from their critically acclaimed "barbeque" record Corsicana Lemonade, White Denim are back with more than just a new album to commemorate. Their sixth record, Stiff - out 25 March 2016 via Downtown/Sony Red - is a return to the Austin quartet's frenetic rock band roots, and is both a jubilant thrill ride and joyous celebration of their past ten years. Heading into the studio with an external producer to oversee a whole album for the first time - and even writing a tune with Cass McCombs ('Thank You') - the band teamed up with the legendary Ethan Johns (Paul McCartney, Laura Marling, The Staves) to produce their first truly live record, one teeming with a cool '70s undertow, tumultuous riffs and a feverish energy that's resulted in arguably some of their biggest and brawniest songs to date.


    With drummer Joshua Block and guitarist Austin Jenkins now pursuing other production ventures, vocalist/guitarist James Petralli and bassist Steve Terebecki spent a long time reassessing exactly what White Denim meant to them. "The big thing for Steve and I was trying to define what made us want to keep going," Petralli explains of the album's early days. "What's our partnership about? What's cool about this? We learnt a lot making D and Corsicana Lemonade. We wanted to take some of those lessons and apply it back to our original mission statement. We were trying to get back to some of the things that made us excited about the band in the first place."


    Opener 'Had 2 Know (Personal)' is the embodiment of that mission statement. Described by Petralli as "a reassertion of our initial intent to make songs that satisfy our urge to play fast", it sets the tone brilliantly for the bulk of Stiff, right from its idiosyncratic, Red Krayola-sampling beginning to its huge, golden era chorus. While it remains distinctively White Denim, there's a reinvigoration permeating through its riffs via new guitarist Jonathan Horne and a beefed-up rhythm section thanks to the work of new drummer Jeffrey Olson. Every single high octane turn - from the tremendously fun 'Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)' to the outrageously shredding 'Holda You (I'm Psycho)' - sounds like a band re-energised and revitalised, resulting in what Petralli describes as a "high heat, high energy, good times record". Having previously sold out Shepherd's Bush Empire and having toured with Tame Impala and Arctic Monkeys, Stiff is full to the brim with songs that sound ready to now lift White Denim to similar heights.


    For the most part, Stiff is an album crammed with adrenaline-fuelled sing-alongs that show off the band's staple technical abilities. But it's also one that sees some new shades that they've developed along the way, too. Citing new wave and the razor-sharp pop punk of Buzzcocks as influences this time round, there's an addictive Elvis Costello circa This Year's Model quality to 'Real Deal Momma', a tune that highlights the band's love for hummable synthesisers and curious, affecting oddities. Then there's the cow bell calm and backing vocals laden brilliance of 'I'm The One (Big Big Fun)', that along with 'Take It Easy (Ever After Lasting Love)' (a song Petralli says "wants to be on a collection of doo wop songs written in 2016") shows a softer and more intricate side to the band while fully emphasising Petralli's vocal excellence.


    Of the artwork - which was created by collagist Eugenia Loli - was inspired and worked from the band's previous album covers and videos as a visual template. Ultimately, it's a fleeting visit to a place the band have been before, with the covers of Workout Holiday and D being collages too. Stiff was even originally stylised 'Stif', which when spelt backwards spells out the title of their second full-length Fits. Then there's 'Mirrored In Reverse', a nod to the Fits track 'Mirrored And Reverse'. "I mean, we're ten!" Petralli says in disbelief while explaining all of the record's throwbacks. "We did think about naming this record Ten and referencing the Pearl Jam cover!"


    Recorded with nothing but equipment that Petralli describes as being "past a certain point in the '70s", he explains that Stiff is an album made "entirely the old way". "It was tracked live to 16-track tape with very little overdubs," he says. "It was very hardcore record making - traditional in every aspect." Recorded with Ethan Johns in Asheville, North Carolina over a twenty-day period, Petralli and the band had an intense but deeply educational time with Johns. "It was really cool. The guy had these stories that were just unbelievable. He started talking about playing with Jimmy Page when he was a kid, and he lived in the studio where The Rolling Stones and The Faces would just hang out. Having Ethan in the room pushing us really made it more of an 'in the moment' and a visual thing. Capturing live performances is what he does really well."


    To make things even more celebratory, there was an extra ten day stint spent with go-to White Denim man Jim Vollentine, who Petralli describes as "my guy, man". He continues: "we've made a lot of records together now. When we left the studio in Asheville with Ethan, we thought we gotta work on this record some more, you know? Though it was really just mixing, which we did with respect to Ethan's arrangements and his recording. I feel like I really haven't made anything like this before."


    Ultimately, Stiff is the sound of a band finding their feet again and having the time of their lives. It's a record that refuses to buckle under the pressures of life, instead offering up a soundtrack to sing, dance, shout and scream along to. As a White Denim album, it's a joyride through the past ten years of the band's idiosyncratic catalogue while simultaneously pushing things further forward into new territories. "It's similar to our first record [Workout Holiday] in that we found the initial energy and just went with that," Petralli says of the initial studio spark that started it all. "We thought, what's the fundamental thing that made us want to get into a van and quit our terrible jobs and start this whole thing in the first place? And it was loud, fast-playing, rock and roll."

    1. Had 2 Know (Personal)
    2. Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)
    3. Holda You (I'm Psycho)
    4. There's a Brain in My Head
    5. Take It Easy (Ever After Lasting Love)
    6. (I'm the One) Big Big Fun
    7. Real Deal Momma
    8. Mirrored in Reverse
    9. Thank You
    White Denim
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    Roadhouse Sun

    With a writing style that echoes the working-man sympathy anthems of Woody Guthrie combined with the folky nature of Bob Dylan and a voice that mirrors Bruce Springsteen's, Ryan Bingham is quickly making a name for himself as one of the up and coming Texas bred songwriters. Born in Hobbs, New Mexico, and raised in rural Texas towns like Spring and Stephenville, Bingham made his living as a bullrider on the Texas rodeo circuit. He entertained his rodeo buddies with songs while selling his self-produced records at small clubs and rodeos along the way. His songwriting and voice soon got him noticed by idol and mentor Joe Ely along with Terry Allen, Guy Clark and other Texas legends. His major label debut, 2007's Mescalito, bears the hardscrabble marking of someone accustomed to the tough life. It veers from campfire balladry to ragged roots rock that bristles with roadhouse energy, wrote No Depression. Bingham's major label follow-up Roadhouse Sun is set for release in May of 2009 from Lost Highway Records.
    1. Day Is Done
    2. Dylan's Hard Rain
    3. Tell My Mother I Miss Her So
    4. Country Roads
    5. Bluebird
    6. Snake Eyes
    7. Endless Ways
    8. Change Is
    9. Rollin' Highway Blues
    10. Hey Hey Hurray
    11. Roadhouse Blues
    12. Wishing Well
    Ryan Bingham And The Dead Horses
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    Absolute Zero

    Absolute Zero is the debut album by Irish quintet, Little Green Cars. Absolute Zero's 48 minutes, crafted in unabashed earnestness with the aid of seasoned epic-producer Markus Dravs (Mumford and Sons' Sigh No More and Babel, Arcade Fire's Neon Bible and The Suburbs, Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto), acts as a soul-bearing report, as guileless as the young five-piece themselves, on the act of simply growing up; a process that requires, at once, so little and so much effort it could explode you from the inside at any moment.


    "This record constantly jumps between two contrasting perspectives: the beauty of a reckless youth and the fear and confusion caused by our ever-pending adulthood," Appleby explains. "It's a hopeful and naïve look at love and life in general, which gives the album its bright days - but also deals with isolation, unrequited love and madness. We wanted to express both a feeling of strength and vulnerability, so the work had to encompass both the light and dark."


    "These are all feelings we've had, as a group or as individuals. We hope this is something people can relate to. That's always been why music has been written; it's a voice for people who don't have a voice. Hopefully someone can find some sort of comfort or solace in this. "


    The band -a group of 20-year-old friends with a habit of waxing deadly serious about their ever-expanding ambitions - convened in 2008 in a bungalow in Stevie Appleby's parents' backyard for as ordinary a reason as any: as the frontman admits sheepishly, they wanted to win a battle of the bands competition. With guitarist Adam O'Regan and bassist Donagh O'Leary friends since primary school, and the rest having met in secondary, the five rehearsed for the gig, at which they promptly lost out to another local band.


    The defeat, however, was surprisingly fuel enough. It inspired them to work harder, to work through their remaining two years of school, during which they produced a massive catalog of demo recordings, blending acoustic and electronic, classical and punk, djembe drums and synth strings. Then, in 2010, not long before graduation, then-rising manager Daniel Ryan found them at one of their sparse live gigs. With just one client already under his wing, he approached the young band with a terrifying, yet exhilarating ultimatum: Do you want to go to university, or do you want to really be in a band?


    "That was the first time we considered looking that far ahead," says guitarist/vocalist/primary songwriter Faye O'Rourke. "We were trying to avoid thinking about the future because of the prospect of college, but " The choice became obvious. And like that, they dove in. For two years they redoubled their efforts, crafting a wide-eyed musical narrative that mirrored their evolution as an ensemble until, inevitably, label suitors began to knock. Since 2011 they've been quietly boiling down those demos into an album - the first they've ever recorded.


    "The main thing I want to hear out of an artist I admire is the truth," says Appleby. "How they really felt. If I'm going to say something, it may as well be the truth." The lengths to which Appleby, O'Rourke and the rest of the band will go to tell that truth have yet to reveal their depth, but a full-steam-ahead debut record is a good place to start. Finally, five years' worth of backyard Garage Band tracks have a name: Absolute Zero.


    The songs of Absolute Zero have only begun to see the light of day, because, as Appleby puts it, "we've always been more interested in recording and writing and experimenting with everything than in touring. [The past five years] was time spent finding our sound, finding ourselves. We've gone through everything, from acoustic guitars to electronic music. We needed the time to grow up as people and as musicians."


    In other words, this is a debut that is a sum total of its creators' ascent to this moment. It is a desperate, under-pillow diary; a painstakingly lettered love note dropped in a locker; a collective, yet very personal, dissertation. On the record's debut single The John Wayne, a fierce paean to the ones who so easily break our hearts, the lot of them proclaim, "It's easy to fall in love with you/It's easy to be alone/It's easy to hate yourself when all your love is inside someone else." On "My Love Took Me Down To The River To Silence Me," O'Rourke is torn between the heartbreak and the healing that comes from being heartbroken, "But my heart burned out til it was no more/still I wait on the ground, I don't know what for/There is a heart in you/where is the heart in me?/This love's killing me, but I want it to." And by its early-morning close, when Appleby asks, "And who will write and who will fight for this man/I know I am?/And if you're running out of space/Please don't erase your time with me," it becomes clear that it's not just love Little Green Cars are grasping at: even amidst an ex-lover's plea for acknowledgement, the search has grown far beyond that.

    1. Harper Lee
    2. Angel Owl
    3. My Love Took Me Down to The River to Silence Me
    4. The Consequences of Not Sleeping
    5. Big Red Dragon
    6. Red and Blue
    7. The Kitchen Floor
    8. The John Wayne
    9. Please
    10. Them
    11. Goodbye Blue Monday
    Little Green Cars
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    Ape School (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    Michael Johnson arrived in Philadelphia a swamp-ape from the Florida panhandle to lead music technology studies at a downtown arts university. Instead, he discovered in its hallowed halls the derelict crown-jewel of archaic analog electronics with which he would forge his image of the Ape School. Armed with the Moog Modular synthesizer he helped revive-- just the fourth born and installed by the hands of Robert Moog 40 years earlier in 1965-- Johnson conjures original songs from beyond his prior tenures in Kurt Heasley's Lilys, and Sub Pop's Holopaw, using the Modular to weave lush motorik dreamsound throughout dynamic instrumentation and his distinct croon.


    This second one-man-does-all album by Johnson--the first to use the animistic moniker-- marries primitive songs with incorporeal sound: glamatic pop explorations, navigated by studio light, coalesced over time, wine, fallouts, and Rundgren-style self-control.


    From the resounding onset of Wail to God, to the song's oscillator outro barely two minutes later, the tonal breadth and sonic fluidity of Ape School is clear. A song like Did What I Did flirts with pop sensibility, but coheres in subtle feedback when repetition would normally devolve it to redundance. Elsewhere, as on My Intention and Deathstomp, Johnson commits to full mechanical shredding and focused romps of analog rock glory awash in system buzz. Other, more spacious moments like That's OK, It's Over, and The Underground reveal the songs' subtle instrumental basis, and bare the accidentally clever, eloquent lyrics of his elastic tenor.


    Mixed in Jamaican Brooklyn with Michael Pecchio in a bath of reverb, delay, tape echo, smoke, mirrors, orange juice, and cayenne pepper, Ape School has finally congealed. Upon graduation from Primate U, this album, initially intended for release by co-conspirator Alfred Daedelus Darlington, finds a home at Ninja Tune's Counter Records.


    With a band of student human musicians rescued from the confines of musical education, Ape School has opened its doors to limited faculty enrollment. Composed of previous cohorts in Lilys, Holopaw, Human Television, and beyond, the live Ape School incarnation takes one monkey's primordial creations on summer vacation to civilization. Evidently basted nightly.

    1. Wail To God
    2. That's OK
    3. Did What I Did
    4. My Intention
    5. Be An Encore
    6. It's Over
    7. Caveman Vs. Canary
    8. The Underground
    9. Deathstomp
    10. Floridian Grime
    11. In Time You Are
    12. Rip Together, Rip Apart
    13. No Shame
    Ape School
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  • After The Gold Rush (Out Of Stock) After The Gold Rush (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    After The Gold Rush (Out Of Stock)

    Ranked 71/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The second of three consecutive masterpieces Neil Young recorded between 1969 and 1972, After the Gold Rush captures the vibes, emotions, and cautious optimism of the era better than any album of its time. Moreover, it contains a host of impeccably written and performed songs that transcend the period and stand as an inextricable part of the American conscious.


    Recorded at Youngs Topanga Canyon Ranch and featuring backing from the legendary Crazy Horse, the then-unknown prodigy Nils Lofgren, and several other friends, the 1970 album embraces many of the seemingly artistic contradictions and eccentric diversity that have made Young so peerless. The title track, a devastatingly gorgeous balladic meditation on the '60s and a warning of what may come in the 1970s, proved prophetic. Every other song is equally spectacular and significant.


    The bristling whip-crack of Southern Man furthered Youngs no-holds-barred political commentary and prompted a response song in the form of Lynyrd Skynyrds Sweet Home Alabama, an anthem that its target praised. The country heartache of Oh, Lonesome Me simultaneously plays off and into the romantic spirit of the uplifting Dont Let It Bring You Down and the exuberant romp of When You Dance You Can Really Love. In one swoop, Young and company traverse the Heartland, Southern plantations, Appalachian valleys, and Los Angeles hills.


    Having languished for decades, this masterwork (named as one of the '100 Best Albums of All-Time' by Rolling Stone) has finally received the long-overdue sonic treatment its deserved. Remastered from the original tapes by Youngs expert team and overseen by the artist himself, After the Gold Rush now sounds better than ever. Young has never sounded so immediate, detailed, rich, or present on a studio album.


    The record joins 1968's Neil Young, 1969s Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, and 1972s Harvest as part of the initial batch of Young recordings pristinely mastered from the original tapes, pressed on high-quality audiophile-grade LP, and packaged in sleeves that faithfully mirror those of the originals.


    1. Tell Me Why
    2. After The Gold Rush
    3. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
    4. Southern Man
    5. Till The Morning Comes
    6. Oh Lonesome Me
    7. Don't Let It Bring You Down
    8. Birds
    9. When You Dance, I Can Really Love
    10. I Believe In You
    11. Cripple Creek Ferry
    Neil Young
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