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  • Younger Than Yesterday (MONO) Younger Than Yesterday (MONO) Quick View

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    Younger Than Yesterday (MONO)

    Ranked 124/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Younger Than Yesterday, the Byrds' fourth albumand in some people's eyes, the pinnacle of their artwastes no time, bursting out of the gates with still another national smash, So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star. Spotlighting the jazzy trumpet of Hugh Masekela, this paean to outrageous rock stardom was a highlight of the Byrds' appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival, possibly the most thrilling gathering of the musical tribes, ever. Every bit as exciting was Have You Seen Her Face, the album's second radio hit. A return to space-rock, C.T.A.-102, should have been nominated for a Hugo, the annual prize for the best work in science fiction. The standout track ofYesterday, nevertheless, is My Back Pages, a good bet as the best-ever blend of lush Byrds harmonies and jangling guitar with Bob Dylan at his Finnegan's Wake lyrical best.


    Unavailable for over 40 years, we're proud to present the first ever reissue of this monumental recording in its original, highly-sought-after mono incarnation, cut directly from the original Columbia Recordings analog mono masters, with perfect artwork restoration and meticulously faithful mastering.

    1. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
    2. Have You Seen Her Face

    3. C.T.A. - 102
    4. Renaissance Fair
    5. Time Between
    6. Everybody's Been Burned
    7. Thoughts And Words
    8. Mind Gardens
    9. My Back Pages
    10. The Girl With No Name
    11. Why
    The Byrds
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    The Association - Greatest Hits


    First Time Authorized Audiophile Vinyl Release Of The Association 1968 Greatest Hits Album


    Mastered Impeccably From The Original Valiant Records & Warner Bros


    Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music & Capitol Mastering


    The legendary L.A. pop rockers The Association set the record charts on fire in the sixties and beyond with
    their superstar brand of harmony driven vocal rock and pop music. The band included the stellar musicianship
    of Jules Alexander, Terry Kirkman, Jim Yester, Larry Ramos, Russ Giguere, Brian Cole and Ted Bluechel Jr. They
    would soon go on to sell multiple millions of records with their first two chart topping hits with the controversial
    Along Comes Mary and of course the ultimate #1 love song of 1966, Cherish.


    With a dazzling number of chart topping singles and LP's already under their belts, fortune would continue
    for the band as they kicked off the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, which helped launch their hipness factor to
    a whole new generation, as more smash hits like Windy and Never My Love filled the airwaves throughout the
    Summer Of Love and beyond.


    With superstar producers like Bones Howe, Curt Boettcher and Jerry Yester on the mixing boards, The
    Association truly delivered a plethora of powerful albums like "Along Come The Association," "Insight Out" and
    "Birthday." These recordings would take the band to the top of all the popular music charts and would become
    some of the finest top 40 and rock radio hits of all time. With their massive radio airplay and an amazing string
    of hit records, The Association to this day are still revered and loved by their continual growing legion of fans
    worldwide.


    After delivering a plethora of hits in rapid succession for Warner Bros. Records, the label honored this
    hugely popular band with their incredible greatest hits album simply titled "The Association Greatest Hits."
    Filled with a treasure trove of chart topping singles and hit album tracks from their smash albums, this
    incredible 1968 effort awarded these rock legends with one of the best selling greatest hits albums ever released.
    All your favorites are here, as this masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with smash singles like Time For
    Livin', Everything That Touches You, Like Always, No Fair At All and the album only version of the sixties classic Six
    Man Band. All in all, a collection of songs which took the fans by storm, forever associating the title superstars to
    The Association brand.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time ever on audiophile vinyl "The Association
    Greatest Hits." Mastered impeccably from the original Valiant Records and Warner Bros. tapes by Joe Reagoso at
    Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain.
    To further enhance your stellar listening experience, this newly mastered limited edition masterpiece also
    includes the original psychedelic album cover artwork and lyrics not seen in decades.
    Look out for more solid smashes from The Association as Friday Music will continue to release their classic
    hit catalog both on 180 Gram Vinyl and compact discs soon.


    Welcome back the amazing The Association Greatest Hits an audiophile first time vinyl dream release,
    only from your friends at Friday Music.


    And then Along Comes Mary

    1. The Time It Is Today
    2. Everything That Touches You
    3. Like Always
    4. Never My Love
    5. Requiem For The Masses
    6. Along Comes Mary
    7. Enter The Young
    8. No Fair At All
    9. Time For Livin'
    10. We Love Us
    11. Cherish
    12. Windy
    13. Six Man Band
    The Association
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  • Are You Experienced? (Music On Vinyl) (Mono - UK Cover) Are You Experienced? (Music On Vinyl) (Mono - UK Cover) Quick View

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    Are You Experienced? (Music On Vinyl) (Mono - UK Cover)

    Ranked 15/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Ex The Animals musician & entrepreneur Chas Chandler had brought Hendrix to the UK, teaming him up with drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding. Recordings for Are You Experienced had begun in late October 1966, producing a string of singles preceding the illustrious first album by the world's most famous guitarist. While recording, the future working relationship between engineer Eddie Kramer and Hendrix was forged. The debut album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience was initially issued in mono and then 'enhanced stereo' on later issues.


    The UK cover photography was by Bruce Flemming. Releases in Europe had the words Jimi Hendrix placed above the title. These later issues were 'enhanced stereo', with tracks listed on the back.


    The USA & Canadian issues were released after the band appeared at the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967, along with The Who. Its art was directed by Ed Thrasher, using a Karl Ferris infra-red fish-eye photo. There is a key difference to the tracks on this album, with some removed and replaced by the earlier singles, plus a change to the running order. The spelling Foxey Lady appears in some of these issues, and has been adopted for the Music On Vinyl mono reissue.

    1. Foxy Lady
    2. Manic Depression
    3. Red House
    4. Can You See Me
    5. Love or Confusion
    6. I Don't Live Today
    7. May This Be Love
    8. Fire
    9. Third Stone from the Sun
    10. Remember
    11. Are You Experienced?
    Jimi Hendrix
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  • Live At Monterey Live At Monterey Quick View

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    Live At Monterey

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience's mythic US debut performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, pressed on 200 gram audiophile grade vinyl by QRP, with all analogue mastering by Bernie Grundman. This edition includes an essay by Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell.
    1. Introduction By Brian Jones (Live At Monterey)
    2. Killing Floor (Live At Monterey)
    3. Foxey Lady (Live At Monterey)
    4. Like A Rolling Stone (Live At Monterey)
    5. Rock Me Baby (Live At Monterey)
    6. Hey Joe (Live At Monterey)
    7. Can You See Me (Live At Monterey)
    8. The Wind Cries Mary (Live At Monterey)
    9. Purple Haze (Live At Monterey)
    10. Wild Thing (Live At Monterey)
    Jimi Hendrix
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  • Miami Pop Festival Miami Pop Festival Quick View

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    Miami Pop Festival


    All Analog Cut By Bernie Grundman & Pressed At QRP On 200 Gram Vinyl.


    First-Ever Release of One Of The Guitar Virtuoso's Most Sought-After Performances, As Originally Recorded On Site By Hendrix's Long Term Sound Engineer, Eddie Kramer.


    Jimi Hendrix Experience: Miami Pop Festival introduces the first recorded stage performances of Hear My Train A Comin' and Tax Free while showcasing definitive live takes on such classics as Fire, Hey Joe, I Don't Live Today and Purple Haze. The package includes never before published photos taken at the festival and an essay by award-winning music journalist and Grammy Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli.


    The first ever major rock festival staged on the East Coast, the May 1968 Miami Pop Festival was the first event promoted by Michael Lang--who would organize Woodstock, the biggest pop culture event of the decade, fifteen months later--and Ric O'Barry, who had been the dolphin trainer for the popular television program Flipper. Lang and O'Barry had been inspired by the June 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, the groundbreaking gathering where Jimi Hendrix, making his US debut, famously set fire to his guitar at the conclusion of his performance. Lang staged the festival at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida, securing the Jimi Hendrix Experience as the headline act for the two-day festival.

    LP 1
    1. Introduction
    2. Hey Joe
    3. Foxey Lady
    4. Tax Free
    5. Fire
    6. Hear My Train a Comin'
    7. I Don't Live Today

    LP 2
    1. Red House
    2. Purple Haze
    3. Fire (Afternoon Show)
    4. Foxey Lady (Afternoon Show)
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience
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  • Miami Pop Festival Miami Pop Festival Quick View

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    Miami Pop Festival

    Gatefold Sleeve


    Numbered Edition


    Includes 8-Page Booklet


    Miami Pop Festival by the Jimi Hendrix Experience is the first-ever release of one of the guitar virtuoso's most sought-after performances, as originally recorded on site by Hendrix's long term sound engineer, Eddie Kramer. The live recording introduces the first recorded stage performances of Hear My Train A Comin' and Tax Free while showcasing definitive live takes on such classics as Fire, Hey Joe, I Don't Live Today and Purple Haze.


    The first ever major rock festival staged on the East Coast, the May 1968 Miami Pop Festival was the first event promoted by Michael Lang--who would organize Woodstock, the biggest pop culture event of the decade, fifteen months later--and Ric O'Barry, who had been the dolphin trainer for the popular television program Flipper. Lang and O'Barry had been inspired by the June 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, the groundbreaking gathering where Jimi Hendrix, making his US debut, famously set fire to his guitar at the conclusion of his performance. Lang staged the festival at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida, securing the Jimi Hendrix Experience as the headline act for the two-day festival.


    This lavish double LP package includes an 8-page booklet containing never before published photos taken at the festival and an essay by award-winning music journalist and Grammy Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli.

    LP1
    1. Introduction
    2. Hey Joe
    3. Foxey Lady
    4. Tax Free
    5. Fire
    6. Hear My Train a Comin'
    7. I Don't Live Today


    LP2
    1. Red House
    2. Purple Haze
    3. Fire (Afternoon Show)
    4. Foxey Lady (Afternoon Show)

    Jimi Hendrix
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  • Big Brother & The Holding Company Big Brother & The Holding Company Quick View

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    Big Brother & The Holding Company

    Six months before becoming an overnight sensation following a blistering set at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, Big Brother and the Holding Company was an unknown group from San Francisco playing a month-long Chicago club engagement. Mutual freind, Chet Helms introduced the band to singer, Janis Joplin and after their gig was cut short, Big Brother and Janis avoided returning to California, signed with the small, struggling jazz label Mainstream Records and cut the three-day recording session that makes up this, their self-titled debut in December of 1966. The set mostly consisted of original songs, with the exception of New York City street musician, Moondog's All Is Loneliness and a more secular arrangement of the gospel standard Down on Me. Despite Joplin's fiery singing style, Big Brother was still the kind of democracy in which Joplin shared vocals with Sam Andrew on the trippy Light Is Faster Than Sound and the more soulful duet Call on Me. Most of the record features Joplin reaching back and channeling her hero, Big Maybelle on songs like the brassy Women Is Losers and the no-nonsense Intruder.
    1. Bye, Bye Baby
    2. Easy Rider
    3. Intruder
    4. Light Is Faster Than Sound
    5. Call on Me
    6. Women Is Losers
    7. Blindman
    8. Down on Me
    9. Caterpillar
    10. All Is Loneliness
    Big Brother & The Holding Company feat. Janis Joplin
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  • Are You Experienced? (Music On Vinyl) (Mono) Are You Experienced? (Music On Vinyl) (Mono) Quick View

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    Are You Experienced? (Music On Vinyl) (Mono)

    Ranked 15/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Recordings for Are You Experienced had begun in late October 1966, producing a string of singles preceding the illustrious first album by the world's most famous guitarist. While recording, the future working relationship between engineer Eddie Kramer and Hendrix was forged. The debut album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience was initially issued in mono and then 'enhanced stereo' on later issues.


    The UK cover photography was by Bruce Flemming. Releases in Europe had the words Jimi Hendrix placed above the title. These later issues were 'enhanced stereo', with tracks listed on the back.


    The USA & Canadian issues were released after the band appeared at the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967, along with The Who. Its art was directed by Ed Thrasher, using a Karl Ferris infra-red fish-eye photo. There is a key difference to the tracks on this album, with some removed and replaced by the earlier singles, plus a change to the running order. The spelling Foxey Lady appears in some of these issues, and has been adopted for the Music On Vinyl mono reissue.

    1. Purple Haze
    2. Manic Depression
    3. Hey Joe
    4. Love Or Confusion
    5. May This Be Love
    6. I Don't Live Today
    7. The Wind Cries Mary
    8. Fire
    9. Third Stone From The Sun
    10. Foxey Lady
    11. Are You Experienced
    Jimi Hendrix
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  • Winds Of Change Winds Of Change Quick View

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    Winds Of Change

    Reeling from poor management decisions and inter-band strife, The Animals fell apart toward the end of 1966. Seeking a rebirth, lead vocalist Eric Burdon relocated from London to California. There, Burdon assembled a new Animals lineup, retaining only drummer Barry Jenkins from the previous incarnation. Now known as Eric Burdon and The Animals, the group immersed themselves in the psychedelic culture of San Francisco and their sound followed suit. Informed by his inaugural acid trip, Burdon led his bandmates through a fresh, decidedly lysergic interpretation of American blues. While the original group had largely performed songs written by others, The New Animals began composing as a group.


    The prophetically titled Winds of Change, released in September 1967, offered ten stellar examples of this new songwriting approach, along with a heavy cover of The Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black." Lead single "San Franciscan Nights" encapsulated the Summer of Love in what became a top ten hit for the new band (and helped get them on the bill for the seminal Monterey Pop Festival).

    1. Winds Of Change
    2. Poem By The Sea
    3. Paint It Black
    4. The Black Plague
    5. Yes I Am Experienced
    6. San Franciscan Nights
    7. Man-Woman
    8. Hotel Hell
    9. Good Times
    10. Anything
    11. It's All Meat
    Eric Burdon & The Animals
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  • Canned Heat (MONO) Canned Heat (MONO) Quick View

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    Canned Heat (MONO)

    Of all the American rock bands that embraced the blues in the 1960s, none took their musical mission more seriously than Canned Heat. The California quintet, led by vocalists Alan Blind Owl Wilson and Bob The Bear Hite and featuring the brilliant guitarist Henry Vestine, combined fiery instrumental chops with a vast knowledge of blues history. Canned Heat quickly carved out a unique niche in that heady era, making high-profile appearances at Woodstock and other notable rock festivals, and managing to break into the pop singles charts without diluting their sound.



    Canned Heat's eponymous 1967 debut LP, released shortly after their attention-getting performance at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, introduced the band's audacious synthesis of blues tradition and electrified boogie. The 11-song album features raw, fiercely soulful interpretations of material by such blues masters as Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Sonny Boy Williamson, powered by Wilson and Hite's contrasting vocal styles and Vestine's explosive fretwork. The result is one of the most distinctive and dynamic blues-rock recordings of the '60s, and the album that launched Canned Heat's five-decade musical journey.



    This new vinyl edition of this landmark debut effort has been sourced from the original mono masters and pressed on 180-gram vinyl, and features a meticulous reproduction of the LP's original cover art.

    1. Rollin' and Tumblin'
    2. Bullfrog Blues
    3. Evil Is Going On
    4. Goin' Down Slow
    5. Catfish Blues
    6. Dust My Broom
    7. Help Me
    8. Big Road Blues
    9. The Story of My Life
    10. The Road Song
    11. Rich Woman
    Canned Heat
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  • Vintage Vintage Quick View

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    Vintage

    Of all the American rock bands that embraced the blues in the 1960s, none took their musical mission more seriously than Canned Heat. The California quintet, led by vocalists Alan Blind Owl Wilson and Bob The Bear Hite and featuring the brilliant guitarist Henry Vestine, combined fiery instrumental chops with a vast knowledge of blues history. Canned Heat quickly carved out a unique niche in that heady era, making high-profile appearances at Woodstock and other notable rock festivals, and managing to break into the pop singles charts without diluting their sound.



    Canned Heat's eponymous 1967 debut LP, released shortly after their attention-getting performance at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, introduced the band's audacious synthesis of blues tradition and electrified boogie. The 11-song album features raw, fiercely soulful interpretations of material by such blues masters as Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Sonny Boy Williamson, powered by Wilson and Hite's contrasting vocal styles and Vestine's explosive fretwork. The result is one of the most distinctive and dynamic blues-rock recordings of the '60s, and the album that launched Canned Heat's five-decade musical journey.



    This new vinyl edition of this landmark debut effort has been sourced from the original mono masters and pressed on 180-gram vinyl, and features a meticulous reproduction of the LP's original cover art.

    1. Spoonful
    2. Big Road Blues
    3. Rolling & Tumbling
    4. Got My Mojo Working
    5. Pretty Thing
    6. Louise
    7. Dimples
    8. Can't Hold On Much Longer
    9. Straight Ahead
    10. Rollin' And Tumblin' (with Harmonica)
    Canned Heat
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  • Cold World Cold World Quick View

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    Cold World

    In the six years since the release of their last full-length record, Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens have toured extensively, playing main stages at some of the most prestigious festivals in the world, including Bonnaroo, The Monterey Jazz Festival, Montreal Pop, and The Ottawa Blues Festival. Though seasoned veterans, these years of touring played a major role in the creation of the twelve songs that we are so delighted to offer to you, our beloved Daptone Family. Presenting: Cold World. With Gabriel (Bosco Mann) Roth at the helm, Naomi and company went into the studio, and cut onto t ape what can only be described as bonafide Soul Excitement of the highest order.
    1. Sinner
    2. Movin'
    3. Heaven Is Mine
    4. Bound for the Promised Land
    5. It's a Cold, Cold World
    6. I Don't Know
    7. Get Up, Child
    8. One Day
    9. I Earned Mine
    10. Humble Me
    11. Thank You, Lord
    12. Everybody Knows (River Song)
    Naomi Shelton And The Gospel Queens
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  • Live Live Quick View

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    Live

    Sundazed Music is proud to present a genuine psychedelic landmark: Live by Moby Grape, the first official collection of concert recordings by the legendary San Francisco band at its blazing late-Sixties peak. At that time, in rock's hippest city, there was no other band like the original Grape: Jerry Miller, Skip Spence, Bob Mosley, Peter Lewis and Don Stevenson. Their Columbia debut LP, Moby Grape, issued in June 1967, is still acclaimed as one of the greatest rock albums evera thrilling union of blues, soul, country, surf twang and day-glo garage rock, packed into original killer-pop songwriting. Even as extreme Columbia hype, devastating business hassles and Spence's tragic mental collapse threatened to blow up the band, the Grape continued to make immortal albums, including 1968's Wow and the magnificent Moby Grape '69.


    But the records told only half of the tale. Moby Grape, in their prime, were also one of the Bay Area'sand America'sbest stage bands, like the Beatles and Rolling Stones in one, with a breathtaking triple-guitar attack and stunning vocal harmonies.


    Live is the long-awaited proof. It features more than an hour of dynamite performances from soundboard and broadcast tapes, including tracks from the Avalon Ballroom in 1967 and the band's complete long-lost set at the Monterey Pop Festival, just a week after Moby Grape came out. There are live versions of the great rare Grape songs Rounder and Looper and five tracks from a famous Dutch radio show featuring the hard-charging '69 lineup of Miller, Mosley, Lewis and Stevenson.


    And Live climaxes with the historic first-ever release of Spence's acid-guitar masterpiece Dark Magicnever recorded in the studio by the original band but presented here in an epic 17-minute performance at the Avalon, on New Year's Eve 1966. Moby Grape were the hottest band in town that night, with the whole rock & roll world ahead of them. And they sound like it. These four-decade-old recordings have been spectacularly mastered, in you-are-there fidelity, and this album comes with sumptuous packaging and rare photos, in true Sundazed style, plus liner notes by Rolling Stone writer and Moby Grape authority David Fricke. Live presents, at last, the untold part of Moby Grape's incredible story. It is San Francisco psychedelia at its zenith and the best historical rock release of the year.

    1. Ain't No Use (Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 1967)
    2. Rounder (Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 1967)
    3. Looper (Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 1967)
    4. Bitter Wind (Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 1967)
    5. Changes (Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 1967)
    6. Indifference (Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 1967)
    7. Someday (Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 1967)
    8. Introduction (Monterey International Pop Festival, 1967)
    9. Indifference (Monterey International Pop Festival, 1967)
    10. Mr. Blues (Monterey International Pop Festival, 1967)
    11. Sitting by the Window (Monterey International Pop Festival, 1967)
    12. Omaha (Monterey International Pop Festival, 1967)
    13. Sweet Little Angel (San Francisco, 1967)
    14. Murder in My Heart for the Judge (RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1969)
    15. I Am Not Willing (RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1969)
    16. Trucking Man (RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1969)
    17. Fall on You (RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1969)
    18. Omaha (RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1969)
    19. Dark Magic (Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 1966)
    Moby Grape
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  • Cheap Thrills (On Sale) Cheap Thrills (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Cheap Thrills (On Sale)

    Ranked 338/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Quintessential 1968 Record a Potent Mix of Psychedelia, Blues, Folk, and Rock: Janis Joplin Delivers Cathartic Vocal Performance on Major-Label Debut That Includes Powerhouse Piece of My Heart


    Mobile Fidelity 45RPM Vinyl Pressing Touts Superb Spaciousness, Punchiness, Dynamics, and Texture: Cheap Thrills Sounds As Close to Live as Music Gets and Features Robert Crumb Artwork


    In many facets, Big Brother and the Holding Company's Cheap Thrills is the quintessential album to spring from the outcome of the Summer of Love. Best known as Janis Joplin's major-label debut, the 1968 set arrived when the countercultural movement was in full swing and before co-optation, drugs, and violence signaled the fall of the era. Ranked #338 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, it puts a female singer in the prominent position traditionally given to a male and showcases a band pouring a potent cocktail of fiery psychedelic, blues, and folk sounds that informed the unfettered creativity of the San Francisco scene. Produced by John Simon, Cheap Thrills also features one of the most iconic and elaborate album covers in history. Now, thanks to Mobile Fidelity, the instantly identifiable effort also possesses sonics equivalent to its visual and musical status.


    Cut at 45RPM and pressed on dead-quiet vinyl at RTI, the iconic audiophile label's analog reissue intensifies the quintet's storied sophomore effort. Due to the wider grooves, this pressing benefits from increased spaciousness, punchiness, energy, pacing, and dynamics. Joplin's hurricane-force singing reverberates with texture, grittiness, and volume. An arresting array of instrumental colors and tones comes on with clearer separation and depth. While previous pressings find the band and Joplin's voice in competition with one another for room, both emerge as distinct entities. Always noted for its rawness, Cheap Thrills sounds as close to live as it gets, an unadulterated portrait of nervy rock n' roll delivered with exuberant enthusiasm and all-out determination. This is music at is most visceral.


    Having drawn national attention for their legendary performance at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967, Big Brother and Joplin faced huge expectations to deliver a studio set that would convey their onstage vibrancy and potency. Cheap Thrills does this and more, becoming one of 1968's most commercially successful releases that remained on the charts the week Joplin announced her separation from the ensemble. Contrary to popular belief, only one of the album's songs, Ball and Chain, was recorded live. Everything else owes to the unhinged, spirit-elevating performances and true collaboration between vocalist and band that manifests itself throughout the record's 37-minute-plus running time. Merging biker-babe ruggedness with wounded-bird poignancy, Joplin's expressive belting, mega-watt moaning, and sensitive crooning take center stage. Yet her bandmates match every step with explosive rhythms, heavy guitar-driven blues, and assertive solos that take inspiration from free-form jazz.


    Indeed, Cheap Thrills still exhilarates not only due to Joplin's almighty singing but because of boundary-shredding arrangements that reflect the period's anything-is-possible mindset. More so than any other musicians Joplin encountered, the members of Big Brother pushed limits on convention via soirees into acid-dipped psychedelia and its orbiting sonic galaxies. Together, they aim and achieve an aural mythos that makes a permanent connection between artist and audience by way of eliminating traditional divisions. Such communal power is evident on the mind-bending version of Big Mama Thornton's Ball and Chain and insistent, sinewy I Need a Man to Love. It's also obvious during quieter moments, whether the tripped-out, twisted, and curvaceous contours of George and Ira Gershwin's Summertime or restrained, throwback acoustic blues of Turtle Blues.


    Yes, Joplin presents - and rallies against - loneliness and desperation in a cathartic language few had heard before or since. What's even more significant is the fearlessness, toughness, synergy, and sexual danger pulsing through every song, including the take-on-all-comers challenge Piece of My Heart, which the collective attacks with career-making ferocity. Like Robert Crumb's daring pop-art illustrations that grace the cover, they simultaneously lure and dare the listener to enter a space where outsiders run free and where outlaws are heard above the mainstream din.


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    1. Combination of the Two
    2. I Need a Man to Love
    3. Summertime
    4. Piece of My Heart
    5. Turtle Blues
    6. Oh, Sweet Mary
    7. Ball and Chain
    Big Brother & The Holding Company feat. Janis Joplin
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    Forest Flower (Speakers Corner)

    It was a clever move by George Avakian, producer at Atlantic Records, to record live the Charles Lloyd Quartet during their appearance in Monterey, and to release the LP under the title Forest Flower. Although the hippy flower-power movement tended towards a rather different musical genre at the end of the Sixties, they were blown away by this music. The four artists attracted masses of people and ensured that every seat was taken and all standing room filled at jazz festivals such as Newport, Molde (Norway), Antibes (France) and the Fillmore East and West. The super group also appeared in Monterey, 120 Km south of San Francisco, the centre of the hippy movement, on 18 September 1966.


    On the LP we have the almost 18-minute-long title piece and the standard work East Of The Sun, which were recorded at the festival. The disc is complemented by a Keith Jarrett composition and one by Cecil McBee, both of which were recorded in the studio ten days before the festival.
    Of particular note is the rich interplay, the energy that is palpable throughout, the perfect harmony in each and every change of mood, and the intensity. Even 50 years later, it is quite clear that Charles Lloyd managed to break down the barriers between pop and jazz.


    Charles Lloyd is committed to this objective to this very day! All four musicians are still active, although they no longer appear together as a group. Such a special treat for the ears is offered by this newly mastered disc only

    Musicians:



    • Charles Lloyd (tenor saxophone, flute)
    • Keith Jarrett (piano)
    • Cecil McBee (bass)
    • Jack DeJohnette (drums)



    Recording: September 1966 live at Monterey Jazz Festival by Wally Heider

    Production: George Avakian




    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



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



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



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


    1. Forest Flower - Sunrise
    2. Forest Flower - Sunset
    3. Sorcery
    4. Song Of Her
    5. East Of The Sun
    Charles Lloyd
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Who: The Studio Albums (Box Set) The Who: The Studio Albums (Box Set) Quick View

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    The Who: The Studio Albums (Box Set)

    A Quick One Ranked 383/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.


    The most explosive live act ever to appear on stage, The Who stands alone in rock music. Propelled by the most staggeringly brilliant rhythm section in all popular music, layered with deafening power chords and thunderous vocal fury, The Who transcended its original billing as "Maximum R&B" to become the most musically inventive and structurally innovative band of all time. 

     

    Together, the four divergent personalities of The Who produced a hurricane. Each member of the group was a pioneer. Wildman drummer Keith Moon beat his kit with a chaotic elegance; stoic bassist John Entwistle held down the center with the melodic virtuosity of a solo guitarist; raging intellectual Pete Townshend punctuated the epic universality of his songs with the windmill slamming of his fingers across his guitar strings; and Roger Daltrey roared above it all with an impossibly virile macho swagger.

     

    They exploded conventional rhythm and blues structures, challenged pop music conventions, and redefined what was possible on stage, in the recording studio, and on vinyl. Never before or since has spiritual and intellectual brilliance sounded so gloriously furious!

     

    Alone among the great bands, The Who has found itself at the center of every major rock event from Monterey, Woodstock, and the Isle of Wight to the Concert for Kampuchea, Live Aid, and the Concert for NYC. In any era, The Who is a true touchstone for rock and roll greatness. They have sold over 100 million albums and won every award including Grammys, Brit Awards and Lifetime Achievement and have been inducted into both the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and UK Music Hall of Fame!

     

    Features:

    • Limited Edition Box Set

    • 11 studio albums (14 LPs in all), spanning from 1965 through 2006

    • Mastered by Jon Astley and Miles Showell at Close to the Edge and Metropolis Studios

    • All Original LP Artwork with Posters, Inserts & More!

     

    This title is not eligible for discount.

     


     

    My Generation (1965)

    1.  Out In the Street

    2.  I Don't Mind

    3.  The Good's Gone

    4.  La-La-La-Lies

    5.  Much Too Much

    6.  My Generation

    7.  The Kids Are Alright

    8.  Please, Please, Please

    9.  It's Not True

    10. I'm A Man

    11. A Legal Matter

    12. The Ox

     

    A Quick One (1966)

    1.  Run Run Run

    2.  Boris the Spider

    3.  I Need You

    4.  Whiskey Man

    5.  Heat Wave 

    6.  Cobwebs and Strange

    7.  Don't Look Away

    8.  See My Way

    9.  So Sad About Us

    10. A Quick One, While He's Away

     

    The Who Sell Out (1967)

    1.  Armenia City in the Sky 

    2.  Heinz Baked Beans 

    3.  Mary Anne with the Shaky Hand  

    4.  Odorono  

    5.  Tattoo  

    6.  Our Love Was  

    7.  I Can See for Miles  

    8.  I Can't Reach You  

    9.  Medac  

    10. Relax  

    11. Silas Stingy  

    12. Sunrise 

    13. Rael  

     

    Tommy (1969) (2LP)

    LP 1

    1.  Overture

    2.  It's A Boy

    3.  1921

    4.  Amazing Journey

    5.  Sparks

    6.  Eyesight To the Blind

    7.  Christmas

    8.  Cousin Kevin

    9.  The Acid Queen

    10. Underture

    LP 2

    1.  Do You Think It's Alright?

    2.  Fiddle About

    3.  Pinball Wizard

    4.  There's A Doctor

    5.  Go To the Mirror!

    6.  Tommy Can You Hear Me?

    7.  Smash the Mirror

    8.  Sensation

    9.  Miracle Cure

    10. Sally Simpson

    11. I'm Free

    12. Welcome

    13. Tommy's Holiday Camp

    14. We're Not Gonna Take It

     

    Who's Next (1971)

    1.  Baba O'Riley

    2.  Bargain

    3.  Love Ain't For Keeping

    4.  My Wife

    5.  The Song Is Over

    6.  Getting In Tune

    7.  Going Mobile

    8.  Behind Blue Eyes

    9.  Won't Get Fooled Again

     

    Quadrophenia (1973) (2LP)

    LP 1

    1.  I Am the Sea

    2.  The Real Me

    3.  Quadrophenia

    4.  Cut My Hair

    5.  The Punk and the Godfather

    6.  I'm One

    7.  The Dirty Jobs

    8.  Helpless Dancer

    9.  Is It In My Head?

    10. I"ve Had Enough

    LP 2

    1.  5.15

    2.  Sea and Sand

    3.  Drowned

    4.  Bell Boy

    5.  Doctor Jimmy

    6.  The Rock

    7.  Love, Reign O'er Me

     

    The Who By Numbers (1975)

    1.  Slip Kid

    2.  However Much I Booze

    3.  Squeeze Box

    4.  Dreaming From the Waist

    5.  Imagine A Man

    6.  Success Story

    7.  They Are All In Love

    8.  Blue, Red and Grey

    9.  How Many Friends

    10. In A Hand or A Face

     

    Who Are You (1978)

    1.  New Song

    2.  Had Enough

    3.  905

    4.  Sister Disco

    5.  Music Must Change

    6.  Trick of the Light

    7.  Guitar and Pen

    8.  Love Is Coming Down

    9.  Who Are You

     

    Face Dances (1981)

    1.  You Better You Bet

    2.  Don't Let Go the Coat

    3.  Cache Cache

    4.  The Quiet One

    5.  Did You Steal My Money

    6.  How Can You Do It Alone

    7.  Daily Records

    8.  You

    9.  Another Tricky Day

     

    It's Hard (1982)

    1.  Athena

    2.  It's Your Turn

    3.  Cooks County

    4.  It's Hard

    5.  Dangerous

    6.  Eminence Front

    7.  I've Known No War

    8.  One Life's Enough

    9.  One At A Time

    10. Why Did I Fall For That?

    11. A Man Is A Man

    12. Cry If You Want

     

    Endless Wire (2006) (2LP)

    LP1

    1.  Fragments

    2.  A Man In a Purple Dress

    3.  Mike Post Theme

    4.  In the Ether

    5.  Black Widow's Eyes

    6.  Two Thousand Years

    7.  God Speaks of Marty Robbins

    8.  It's Not Enough

    9.  You Stand By Me

    LP2

    1.  Sound Round

    2.  Pick Up the Peace

    3.  Unholy Trinity

    4.  Trilby's PIano

    5.  Endless Wire

    6.  Fragments of Fragments

    7.  We Got a Hit

    8.  They Made My Dream Come True

    9.  Mirror Door

    10. Tea & Theatre 

    The Who
    $399.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 14 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Great Chicago Fire (Out of Stock) Great Chicago Fire (Out of Stock) Quick View

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    Great Chicago Fire (Out of Stock)

    A Chicago band known for its muddy work boots, anarchic stage shows and fondness for committing musical "pure butchery" (the New York Times' words, not ours) may seem an odd match for the stylish craft and classicism of a Nashville songwriting treasure, but that's just what came to be on the Great Chicago Fire.


    Great Chicago Fire is a happy collaboration borne out of label mates, Paul Burch, a progenitor of the '90s Nashville Lower Broad scene, and the Waco Brothers, the Lenin-esque statue in the Square where the avenues of punk, country and rock 'n' roll intersect, sharing pitchers of Guerro's margaritas in Austin, TX at SXSW. Maybe it was the salt, maybe it was the heat, maybe it was the parade of cowboy boot shoppers and industry moguls passing before their eyes on South Congress Avenue, but two distinct creative energies decided to explore what music they could make together. Sharing songwriting, performing and production credits, it's the Wacos' first new material since 2005's Freedom and Weep and puts Paul's voice at the front and center of their mighty sonic assault; it's a willing collision of energy and ideas, of different voices, possibilities and permutations.


    It turns out that the spit of the Waco Brothers, so at home in the blue collar and punk rock dives of Chicago, share an emotional camaraderie with the polish of the traditionally minded and archetypal stories and songs Nashville's Paul Burch has skillfully produced in his career, with both styles benefiting in surprising ways. The anthemic bluster of the Wacos, exemplified on the title song, with the whiff of T. Rex in its grooves, adds muscle to the thoughtful eloquence of the Burch penned "Monterey" and the galloping "Transfusion Blues," while the Appalachian echoes in "Up On The Mountain" move from the holler to the pub.


    On the flipside, Jon Langford's jittery first-wave punk urgency on "Cannonball" is tempered by Burch's deft touch with the piano and hand jive percussion; don't even get us waxing about the tremolo guitar and those saucy sweet backing vocals by Tawney Newsome and Bethany Thomas. With Burch's inborn pop leanings as a polestar, the Wacos show they not be all fistfight energy, as with their closing time wistfulness on the gorgeous and lush "Flight to Spain." Similarly, Deano's meaty hooks and rust belt lyricism on "Give In" and "On The Sly" would fit right in at the Nashville watering hole shrine Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. Wrapping it all up with the sun's about to come up and it's time to go home giddiness of a night spent jamming with friends is a bleary and joyful singalong version of Bob Dylan's "Hard Rain's Gonna Fall."

    1. Great Chicago Fire
    2. Give In
    3. Wrong Side of Love
    4. Flight to Spain
    5. Cannonball
    6. Monterey
    7. Someone That You Know
    8. Transfusion Blues
    9. On The Sly
    10. Up On The Mountain
    11. Hard Rain's Gonna Fall
    Waco Brothers & Paul Burch
    $16.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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