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    My Generation


    180-gram Vinyl, Remastered In 24/96 Format


    Includes The Original Artwork


    This 1965 debut heralded a rock revolution with incendiary anthems like My Generation; The Kids Are Alright , and Out in the Street . An utterly explosive all-time classic!

    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
    The Who
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    My Generation (50th Anniversary / Super Deluxe)


    Limited Edition 50th Anniversary 3LP-Set


    Includes The Original Mono Album


    Features Mono Bonus Tracks & 11 Of Pete Townshend's Demos From Before The Album's Original Release


    In the half century since its release The Who's debut album MY GENERATION has lost none of it's raw visceral power and still stands as the ultimate musical declaration of teenage rebellion. The title track alone has been covered innumerable times by the likes of Oasis, Green Day, Patti Smith, Billy Joel, Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden amongst many more.


    Back in 1965 the band were considered to be so dangerous that the tailors tasked with turning a Union Jack into a pop art mod jacket for the cover feared that they would be jailed for desecration of the nation's flag.


    The Who's surly demeanor that day in 1965 at London's Surrey Docks and the brazen appropriation of the symbol of state is the best advert possible for MY GENERATION It's an album that sounds like it looks: terse, confrontational and full of youthful angst and energy.


    Brunswick Records first issued MY GENERATION in the UK in December 1965, and later in the US, under the title THE WHO SINGS MY GENERATION, in April 1966. It was produced by Shel Talmy who shot to fame with his work with The Kinks, a group that the teenage Pete Townshend admired greatly.


    During a break in touring in 2015 Pete Townshend discovered tapes in his audio archive featuring previously unheard demos for the album which also included three totally unreleased songs that the other members of The Who hadn't ever even heard, 'The Girls I Could Have Had', 'As Children We Grew'and 'My Own Love'.

    LP 1: Original LP - Mono mixes
    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


    LP 2: Mono Bonus Tracks
    1. I Can't Explain
    2. Bald Headed Woman
    3. Daddy Rolling Stone
    4. Leaving Here
    5. Lubie, Come Back Home
    6. Shout And Shimmy
    7. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
    8. Motoring
    9. Anytime You Want Me
    10. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
    11. Instant Party Mixture
    12. Circles


    LP 3: Primal Scoop - The Demos
    1. My Generation (V 3)
    2. My Generation (V 2 - fragment)
    3. The Girls I Could've Had
    4. It's Not True
    5. As Children We Grew
    6. Legal Matter
    7. Sunrise (V 1)
    8. Much Too Much
    9. My Own Love
    10. La-La-La- Lies
    11. The Good's Gone

    The Who
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  • New York Before The War New York Before The War Quick View

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    New York Before The War

    Jesse Malin returns in the New Year with a brand new album: New York Before The War, preceded by a single, Addicted.


    Arriving almost five years on from his last record (2010's Love It to Life), Jesse's artistic ambitions for New York Before the War, were high: he knew he had to make it count. "I wanted to make a record that encompassed everything I've done, since I started with my hardcore band, Heart Attack, when I was twelve or or thirteen through bands like D Generation and then my solo career, but I also wanted to challenge the listeners who have been with me - and challenge myself."


    Pared down from close to forty songs, New York Before the War album more than matches that ambition: A soundtrack to a life lived with meaning. "This is an era when music is so disposable," Malin worries. "People talk about the death of the album and even the death of rock & roll. But this is not just a shuffle of songs. There is a cinematic thread, a story."


    Sessions for the album began in Virginia, Nashville before moving on to New York, finishing up at the Magic Shop in Soho. Players include such downtown New York all-stars as guitarist Derek Cruz, bassist Catherine Popper and drummer Randy Schrager. Don Dilego produced early sessions for the album in Virginia, and Malin and Cruz co-produced in New York. Brian Thorn, who worked on David Bowie's The Next Day, engineered and mixed the album.


    Opening with The Dreamers, a haunting ballad that evokes both the alienation and the sense of deep connection that travel can bring (and very nearly became the album's title track), the album moves on through darker meditations like She's So Dangerous and Bar Life. Elsewhere, taut, upbeat rockers like Freeway (which features a blistering solo by the MC5's Wayne Kramer) and Turn Up the Mains (with Alejandro Escovedo on backing vocals) dictate the pace and Peter Buck contributes a vintage R.E.M.-style guitar part to I Would Do It For You, a tale of personal loyalty filled with longing and an aching sense of conviction.

    1. The Dreamers

    2. Addicted
    3. Turn Up The Mains
    4. Oh Sheena
    5. She's So Dangerous
    6. The Year That I Was Born
    7. Boots of Immigration
    8. Freeway
    9. Bent Up
    10. She Don't Love Me Now
    11. Death Star
    12. I Would Do It For You
    13. Bar Life
    Jesse Malin
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  • The Association -  Greatest Hits The Association - Greatest Hits Quick View

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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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  • Come My Fanatics Come My Fanatics Quick View

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    Come My Fanatics

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    What a difference two years can make ... Between their self-titled debut and this follow-up, Electric Wizard beefed up and distorted their sound and polished their song-writing and the result has taken them light years beyond what the first album achieved. For this reason alone, anyone interested in the band's history and how a young group can progress in leaps and bounds, these two albums are worth seeking out and hearing. The most obvious improvement in the band's style is the overall sound: thick and grimy textures in slower-than-slow guitar chords and riffs, accompanied by basic drum rhythms and a washed-out wailing vocal singing lyrics of despair at the present world and conjuring avenues of escape from the social and political oppression in our society.


    We dive straight into the deep end with Return Trip, a crusty doom sludge song if ever there was one, with black grime peeling off riffs to expose a raw layer that quickly changes to hard and dark and bleeds off in turn. The song sticks to the straight and narrow: even an extended instrumental passage doesn't attract a wiggly guitar solo, and it's only towards the end the song acquires layers of melody and riffing to suggest the vocalist's increasing mental derangement. Jus Oborn's singing isn't great - it's more like chanting or shouting sometimes - but his voice has a rough, anguished edge suited to the lyrical content. Real life is cold, hard, tyrannical, unjust and abusive and for many people the only way to stay sane is to escape into one's own world through the portal of hallucinogenic drugs. Wizard in Black and Doom-Mantia take up where Return Trip leaves off: these are epic tracks that extend the sludge / stoner doom trip out further into the realms of psychedelia, the latter track featuring treated vocals and multi-tracked voices (or so they sound).


    Ivixor B / Phase Inducer is a wonderfully trippy mindfuck of a piece featuring a seemingly endless loop of female chanting with bubbly guitar effects and lazy bass rhythm followed by an abstract spacey tone piece that probably fell from an old pre-Autobahn Kraftwerk album and needed a home, so why not here. The atmosphere is spooky without appearing sinister. The two separate passages of the track are combined in a way that suggests a breakdown in a spaceship's communications with Earth while the astronauts are overcome by strange cosmic forces that can't be understood by rational people. Very original and quite ingenious!


    The remaining tracks on the album suffer for being footnotes to the instrumental track and the strong first half of the album. Son of Nothing is hardcore melodic rock with metal trimmings in style and its post-apocalyptic / sci-fi lyrics embody both hope and fear as the remnants of humanity flee a scorched Earth to find a new home. Solarian 13 brings up the rear with a mix of gently buoyant and seesawing grime-thickened guitar rhythms around which trippy ambient effects swirl and tease.


    The album draws its strength from a more streamlined musical approach in which music serves to enhance each song and its subject rather than fill out empty spaces with frills or show off individual musicians' dexterity and master of their instruments; and also from powerful lyrical themes of alienation, global destruction and flight to new worlds whether internally in one's head as a form of escape or externally for survival. Fantasy, the apocalypse and its aftermath, and science fiction elements of space travel through drugs and spaceships, and human migration to new worlds combine with doom, stoner and sludge metal to generate an original piece of work in Come My Fanatics .... It's on this album that EW find their calling.


    - NausikaDalazBlindaz (The Metal Archives)

    1. Return Trip
    2. Wizard in Black
    3. Doom-Mantia
    4. Ivixor B / Phase Inducer
    5. Son of Nothing
    6. Solarian 13
    7. Demon Lung
    10. Return to the Son of Nothingness
    Electric Wizard
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  • Tomorrow Is My Turn Tomorrow Is My Turn Quick View

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    Tomorrow Is My Turn

    Rhiannon Giddens, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and founding member of Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, makes her solo recording debut with Tomorrow Is My Turn, due out on Nonesuch Records. (The vinyl will follow on March 3.) The album was produced by T Bone Burnett.


    Burnett first worked with Giddens when she performed last fall at a concert he curated at New York City's Town Hall that was later broadcast on Showtime: Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of "Inside Llewyn Davis." Backstage, Burnett was immediately moved to ask if he could produce a record with her. "It was clear the first time I heard her at rehearsal that Rhiannon is next in a long line of singers that include Marian Anderson, Odetta, Mahalia Jackson, Rosetta Tharpe," Burnett says. "We need that person in our culture."


    For her first solo disc, Giddens chose a broad range of songs from genres as diverse as gospel, jazz, blues, and country. In addition to the traditional "Black Is the Color," tracks include Hank Cochran's "She's Got You," made famous by Patsy Cline; Dolly Parton's "Don't Let It Trouble Your Mind"; "O Love Is Teasin'," popularized by the Kentucky-reared "mother of folk" Jean Ritchie; and Elizabeth Cotton's "Shake Sugaree."


    "I had already started putting together a list of songs that didn't really fit into the Chocolate Drops world," Giddens explains. "At the top was 'Tomorrow Is My Turn' [immortalized by Nina Simone]. Seeing Nina do it on YouTube was revelatory. I knew she'd gone through a lot of hard times, as so many people did in that time period. Watching her sing this song, with the words 'tomorrow is my turn,' I began to think about the struggle of her and women like her." The significance of this song led Giddens to make it the title of the album as well. "Other songs started getting on my list and they were all by women or interpreted by women," she says.


    Tomorrow Is My Turn was recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville, with a multi-generational group of players whom Burnett assembled. Among them are fiddle player Gabe Witcher and double bassist Paul Kowert of label-mates Punch Brothers; percussionist Jack Ashford of Motown's renowned Funk Brothers; drummer Jay Bellerose; guitarist Colin Linden; legendary backup singer Tata Vega; veteran Nashville session bassist Dennis Crouch; and Giddens' Drops touring band-mates, multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins and beat-boxer Adam Matta.


    Tomorrow Is My Turn follows Giddens' work with Elvis Costello, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James, and Marcus Mumford on Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes, an album also produced by Burnett that was released in November 2014. Her contribution was hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as the "showstopper evoking antebellum blues with a magnificent voice that interrogates the myths stirred up at Big Pink." The New York Times agreed, saying "On lead vocals she's the album's revelation, singing melodies that hark back to Celtic modes with a decisive presence and a haunting grace."

    1. Last Kind Words
    2. Don't Let It Trouble Your Mind
    3. Waterboy
    4. She's Got You
    5. Up Above My Head
    6. Tomorrow is My Turn
    7. Black Is the Color
    8. Round About the Mountain
    9. Shake Sugaree
    10. O Love Is Teasin'
    11. Angel City
    Rhiannon Giddens
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  • Burn My Eyes (Awaiting Repress) Burn My Eyes (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Burn My Eyes (Awaiting Repress)


    180 Gram Gold Colored Vinyl


    Limited To 1500


    Released to massive European acclaim, Machine Head's full-length debut, Burn My Eyes, successfully bridges the gap between second-generation Bay Area thrash (Testament, Death Angel, etc.) and the modern-day Pantera school of hard knocks. Produced by underground stalwart Colin Richardson, Burn My Eyes is a bone-shattering exercise in brutality that gives Pantera's classic, Vulgar Display of Power, a good run for its money. A veteran of the Bay Area thrash scene, guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn emerges as Machine Head's anchor. As guitar player of the riff-heavy yet vocally challenged band Vio-Lence, Flynn had already distinguished himself as a riff-making machine on tracks like Serial Killer and Kill on Command. Interestingly, with the release of Burn My Eyes, every effort was made to cover up Flynn's involvement with his ex-bandmates. Looking back at it, it's easy to understand why. Because of the quick word of mouth in the underground metal community, comparisons to his ex-bandmates would have limited the impact of the record, possibly thwarting its merits. If Vio-Lence held promise, Machine Head was a different proposition all together. Anthems like Davidian are monstrous slabs of metal that, by far, eclipse anything Flynn had previously done. Nevertheless, Burn My Eyes is a classic debut and one that helped launch a huge European groundswell for the band that would result in a tour as Slayer's support act. A few months later, the Head would return and headline the very same venues in which they'd opened for Slayer.


    - John Franck (All Music Guide)

    1. Davidian
    2. Old
    3. A Thousand Lies
    4. None But My Own
    5. The Rage to Overcome
    6. Death Church
    7. A Nation on Fire
    8. Blood for Blood
    9. I'm Your God Now
    10. Real Eyes, Realize, Real Lies
    11. Block
    Machine Head
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    My Favorite Picture Of You

    As one of the most revered songwriters of his generation, Clark embodies the term "songwriter's songwriter." The simplicity of the recording shines brightly while capturing Clark's beautifully understated and road worn vocals. Clark co-wrote 10 of the 11 tracks on My Favorite Picture Of You and dug very deep for each performance on this truly inspired collection.


    The album's heartfelt title track was written for Susanna Clark, Guy's wife of 40 years, and a successful songwriter in her own right, who passed away in 2012. If a picture says a thousand words, then the cover photo of My Favorite Picture Of You declares an entire life. The cover depicts Clark, slightly blurred in the background, holding up an old photo of his beloved from the 1970s. According to Clark, Susanna walked in and found he and friend, the late Townes Van Zandt drunk, again. She stormed out of the house, which is when the Polaroid was taken.


    The song is a loving tribute that melts your heart while making you smile. As a master songwriter, Guy Clark has always made us smile by infusing his wry wit into thoughtful storytelling.
    Clark's vocals on My Favorite Picture Of You exude truth, wisdom and warmth, only touching on the insight he has gained from an extraordinary life. From the delicate sweetness of "Cornmeal Waltz" to the poignant story of the veteran returned a changed man in "Heroes" to the determined "Hell Bent On A Heartache," Clark delivers a standout album in a four-decade career overflowing with high points.


    In 2004, Guy Clark was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He received the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and in 2013, he received the Academy of Country Music's Poet's Award, along with Hank Williams. However, Clark's multiple Grammy Award nominations and accolades merely hint at the immeasurable impact his songs and recordings have had. He has been a mentor to artists such as Steve Earle and Rodney Crowell and his songs have been covered by a multitude of artists, including Johnny Cash, Brad Paisley, David Allen Coe, Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffet, Asleep At The Wheel and many others. After 40 years of songwriting, Guy Clark continues to be lauded and admired by his peers, critics and artists young and old from different genres...and he is not done yet.

    1. Cornmeal Waltz
    2. My Favorite Picture Of You
    3. Hell Bent On A Heartache
    4. El Coyote
    5. Heroes
    6. Rain In Durango
    7. Good Advice
    8. The Death Of Sis Draper
    9. The Waltzing Fool
    10. The High Price Of Inspiration
    11. I'll Show Me
    Guy Clark
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  • Who Are You: An All-Star Tribute to the Who Who Are You: An All-Star Tribute to the Who Quick View

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    Who Are You: An All-Star Tribute to the Who

    Stars of Progressive Rock, Classic Rock, Punk Rock, and Country gather together to pay tribute to one of the most successful and influential bands of all-time, The Who.


    Featuring performances by Iggy Pop, The Raveonettes, Sweet, Todd Rundgren, and Gretchen Wilson plus members of The Kinks, Asia, Def Leppard, Judas Priest, Deep Purple, Dream Theater, Cream, King Crimson, MC5, Herman's Hermits, Yes, The Vibrators, The Damned, and more.


    Brilliant cover versions of the band's best loved anthems including "Baba O'Riley," "My Generation," "Who Are You," "Won't Get Fooled Again" and lots more.

    LP1
    1. Eminence Front - John Wetton (Asia), K.K. Downing (Judas Priest), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater)
    2. Baba O'Riley - Nektar, Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
    3. I Can See For Miles - Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & the Raiders), Wayne Kramer (MC5)
    4. Love Reign O'er Me - Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Rick Wakeman (Yes), Huw Lloyd-Langton (Hawkwind), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge)
    5. My Generation - Knox (The Vibrators), Dave Davies (The Kinks)
    6. The Kids Are Alright - The Raveonettes
    7. Won't Get Fooled Again - Sweet
    8. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere - Todd Rundgren, Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge)


    LP2
    1. I Can't Explain - Iggy Pop

    2. Behind Blue Eyes - Pat Travers

    3. Magic Bus - Peter Noone (Herman s Hermits), Peter Banks (Yes), Ginger Baker (Cream)
    4. Who Are You - Gretchen Wilson, Randy Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
    5. Pinball Wizard - Terry Reid, Mike Pinera (Blues Image), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger)
    6. Squeeze Box - John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), David Cross (King Crimson)
    7. Bargain - 38 Special, Ted Turner (Wishbone Ash), Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
    8. The Seeker - Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Leslie West (Mountain)

    Various Artists
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  • The Brunswick Singles (On Sale) The Brunswick Singles (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    The Brunswick Singles (On Sale)

    The Brunswick Singles Box is the first of four limited edition box sets covering the four labels The Who released music through.


    Containing seven 7" singles from the start of the band's career pressed on heavyweight vinyl with paper sleeves (reproducing the period graphics front and back with die-cut centre holes) in rigid 'lid-and-tray' outer box + 7" sized color booklet featuring liner notes for each release.


    Includes 'I Can't Explain', 'Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere', 'My Generation' as well as unreleased single - 'Circles' backed with 'Instant Party Mixture'


    Also includes bonus 7" which features the band's first single, as the High Numbers - 'Zoot Suit' b/w 'I'm The Face'


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. I Can't Explain' b/w Bald Headed Woman (Released 15 January 15, 1965)
    2. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere b/w Daddy Rolling Stone (Released May 21, 1965)
    3. My Generation b/w Shout and Shimmy (Released October 25, 1965)
    4. Circles b/w Instant Party Mixture (Unreleased at the time)
    5. A Legal Matter b/w Instant Party aka Circles (Released March 7, 1966)
    6. The Kids Are Alright b/w The Ox (Released August 12, 1966)
    7. La-La-La Lies b/w The Good's Gone (Released November 11, 1966)
    8. Zoot Suit b/w I'm The Face (The High Numbers) (Released July 3, 1964)
    The Who
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  • Sung Tongs (Pre-Order) Sung Tongs (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Sung Tongs (Pre-Order)

    Animal Collective's 2004 critical breakthrough, Sung Tongs, is being re-released on the band's own label, My Animal Home. Sung Tongs generated critical acclaim upon its release and was featured in year end best-of lists of the decade. They continue their pursuit of a new psychedelia. Their wild path has taken them from cramped concrete basement shows and forest floor sing-alongs to immersive installations at the Guggenheim and performances to millions on national television.
    LP 1
    1. Leaf House
    2. Who Would Win a Rabbit
    3. The Softest Voice
    4. Winter's Love
    5. Kids on Holiday
    6. Sweet Road


    LP 2
    1. Visiting Friends
    2. College
    3. We Tigers
    4. Mouth Wooed Her
    5. Good Lovin Outside
    6. Whaddit I Done

    Animal Collective
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  • Remember When Things Were Better Tomorrow Remember When Things Were Better Tomorrow Quick View

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    Remember When Things Were Better Tomorrow

    Nostalgia can seem comforting, but I think it should be incredibly unsettling.... maybe that's what I should''ve titled the album," says Brooklyn based baritone saxophonist, Jonah Parzen-Johnson, of his first album-lengthed collection of songs for solo saxophone and analog synthesizer. He thinks a lot about titles. "I wrote these songs around the idea that the best period in my generation's lifespan was gone, but after a few nights on the road, looking people in the eye with that idea in mind, I saw how lazy I was being. It doesn''t feel good to be devoting so much time to counting the ways we''ve failed, and ignoring the hundreds of little ways I could be fixing this mess. I''ve had the same conversation all over the country. It's time to stop drowning in nostalgia, and start finding ways to make our lives about repairing our broken systems. That''s what I was thinking about when I was getting ready to play these songs in the studio."
    1. I Keep Thinking Sit Down
    2. If You Can't Sleep, Just Shut Your Eyes
    3. Never Stop Counting
    4. Eyes Like Paddles
    5. I Wrote A Story About You, Without You
    6. Stay There, I'll Come To You
    7. On The Way Home (Neil Young Cover)
    Jonah Parzen-Johnson
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  • Live At The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 Live At The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 Quick View

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    Live At The Isle of Wight Festival 1970

    White Colored Vinyl


    Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 is a 3 LP live album by The Who, recorded at the Isle of Wight Festival on 29 August 1970, and released by Sony in 1996. The Who were one year and three months into their Tommy tour when they played their second engagement at the Isle of Wight Festival. As in 1969, they played most of their famous rock opera, which by this time was quite familiar to the festival crowd. Huge spotlights bathed the audience of some 600,000 attendees, and as The Who's tour manager John Woolf recalls, attracted every moth and flying nocturnal animal on the island. By August 1970, Pete Townshend was already introducing new songs to the setlist including Water, I Don't Even Know Myself and Naked Eye. These songs, which were being recorded at the time of the festival, were intended for an upcoming project known as Lifehouse. Although Lifehouse was eventually abandoned, the sessions paved the way to the Who's classic album Who's Next. The Who also performed some live staples such as Heaven and Hell, Substitute, My Generation, Magic Bus, I Can't Explain, and the perennial covers of Shakin' All Over and Summertime Blues.

    LP1
    1. Heaven And Hell
    2. I can't explain
    3. Young Man Blues
    4. I Don't Even Know Myself
    5. Water
    6. Overture- It's A Boy


    LP2
    1. 1921
    2. Amazing Journey
    3. Sparks
    4. Eyesight To The Blind
    5. Christmas
    6. The Acid Queen
    7. Pinball Wizard
    8. Do You Think It's Alright?
    9. Fiddle About
    10. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
    11. There's A Doctor
    12. Go To The Mirror!
    13. Smash The Mirror
    14. Miracle Cure
    15. I'm Free
    16. Tommy's Holiday Camp


    LP3
    1. We're Not Gonna Take It
    2. Summertime Blues
    3. Shakin All Over/Spoonful/ Twist & Shout
    4. My Generation
    5. Naked Eye
    6. Magic Bus

    The Who
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    Dance This Mess Around (Best Of)


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Limited Edition Of 1000 Numbered Copies On Red Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    The Best of the B-52's: Dance This Mess Around is an excellent summation of the group's late-'70s/early-'80s heyday, featuring such staples as Wig, Give Me Back My Man, Song For A Future Generation, 52 Girls, Private Idaho, Strobe Light, Devil in My Car, Planet Claire and Rock Lobster.


    It is arguably the best compilation of the group's work. Dance This Mess Around is a first-rate survey of the band's best (and most groundbreaking) years.

    1. Party Out Of Bounds
    2. Devil In My Car
    3. Dirty Back Road
    4. 6060-842
    5. Wig
    6. Rock Lobster
    7. Strobe Light
    8. Give Me Back My Man
    9. Song For A Future Generation
    10. Planet Claire
    11. 52 Girls
    12. Private Idaho
    The B-52s
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    Songs From The Garage (Pink Vinyl)

    Pink Colored Vinyl


    Features AC/DC Lead Vocalist Brian Johnson


    Guitars And Production Duties Handled By Rob Caggiano (Anthrax, Volbeat, Bleeding Through, Cradle Of Filth And More)



    Whether it's Spinal Tap gloriously losing the plot, the escapades of Tenacious D getting them into trouble, or the phenomenon that is Dethklok tearing up the album charts, comedy and heavy music have long made for great bedfellows. Jim Breuer is a man who understands this, and with Songs From The Garage, his first full-length with longtime backing band The Regulators, he delivers both in his inimitable style. "I basically want the crowd to have a blast, and I write what I feel that I would love if I was in the crowd. So, going into the record the music had to be killer and have great hooks, that was most important, and I wanted to balance that with something that's funny," he enthuses. "I wanted to bring the smile back to hard rock that has a nice punch to it - and in doing so hopefully bridge the gap so my generation and their kids will come see this live together!"


    In realizing this, Breuer has delivered a record that is pure, unadulterated fun, and yes, it rocks. From crunchy opening romp "Thrash" through the swaggering "Who Better Than Us?" to the gloriously deranged excitement suffusing "Sugar Rush", his exuberance is infectious, and he challenges you to keep your ass from shaking and the corners of your mouth twitching while it thunders from the speakers. Throughout, his influences bleed through, comfortably blurring the line between hard rock and metal while every anthemic chorus lodges irrevocably in the hippocampus. While a great many 'comedy rock' records are ultimately pretty throwaway and last as long as the joke stays funny, this is not the case with Songs From The Garage. True to his game plan, Breuer has made great songs, ones that persistently draw a smile and will fit comfortably when shuffled among the likes of Megadeth, AC/DC, Judas Priest and more contemporary bands, such as Avenged Sevenfold and Halestorm.


    Having finally made the album that has been burning to get out of him since his teens, Breuer couldn't be happier with the result. Though he has fulfilled one rock and roll dream with its completion, it certainly does not mean he's about to kick back and leave it at that. "I plan on making great, funny videos for every song and have videos up during the concerts. I want pure entertainment when you come see this live, and now my rock and roll dream is to play this not only here in America, but anywhere else in the world that will accept it! I'm taking it one day at a time, living the dream."

    1. Thrash
    2. Raising Teenage Girls
    3. Old School
    4. Be a Dick 2nite
    5. My Rock n Roll Dream
    6. Mr. Rock n Roll
    7. Who's Better Than Us?!
    8. Family Warrior
    9. Sugar Rush
    10. Wannabe
    11. The Unexplained
    Jim Breuer And The Loud & Rowdy
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    Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia

    As a leading icon of the British music revolution of the 1960s, Pete Townshend made his name by creating the power chord, smashing guitars onstage, and penning anthems of teenage rebellion like My Generation.


    Now, at almost 70 years old and half a century after he penned the archetypal rock lyric Hope I die before I get old , Townshend has created a classical version of one of The Who s landmark albums Quadrophenia for a symphony orchestra, opera singer and choir.


    The new symphonised version of Quadrophenia, an album originally released by The Who in 1973, was orchestrated by Rachel Fuller, a professional composer, orchestrator and singer-songwriter in her own right and also the partner of Pete Townshend.


    It will be released by the Deutsche Grammophon label, internationally renowned for its repertoire of classical and opera music, and launched next summer with a world premiere concert at the Royal Albert Hall, performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and London Oriana Choir.


    The project is the latest chapter in Townshend s lifelong mission to break the three-minute mould of the traditional pop song and take rock music to a higher artistic level. In the 1960s he defined the concept of the rock opera with Tommy, taking it a stage further with Quadrophenia.
    Conceived and written by Townshend in 1973, Quadrophenia went on to become a feature film and a theatre production, and was performed in its entirety on The Who s most recent live tour. For the last three years Townshend has worked closely with Rachel Fuller on brand-new arrangements for orchestra, soloists and choir.


    Recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in October 2014 at London s legendary Air Studios, the new incarnation of this classic rock opera is conducted by Robert Ziegler and features popular British tenor Alfie Boe on vocals, with Townshend himself on electric guitar and performing cameo vocal roles. Townshend will reprise his roles at the live world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 5 July 2015, alongside the RPO, Ziegler, Boe and other star guests.


    The rock superstar began work on the project as part of his plan to leave a legacy of all his work arranged for orchestra as sheet music, for future generations to enjoy. Townshend hopes the new work will go on to become a regular part of the orchestral repertoire and boost attendance at classical concerts.


    A lot of major symphony orchestras are in trouble because their audience is getting old and the younger audiences prefer softer stuff, such as film soundtrack music, he explains. I think that Quadrophenia would reinvigorate their audiences and bring in people who might not otherwise go to see a symphony orchestra perform without lights and fireworks and a movie screen.


    Rachel Fuller, who was born in the year Quadrophenia was first released, admits she had never heard The Who s album until several years after she first met Townshend in a London recording studio, while he was rehearsing for The Who s 1996 tour of that album and she was working with Ute Lemper.


    I loved it as soon as I heard it about ten years ago, she says. For me it's been an act of love to orchestrate it for Pete. It's also been a joy to work on because it is very orchestral by nature, even as a rock album, so it was very easy to arrange for an orchestra. And I've remained really faithful to the original tracks because he's the composer and I want to honour his work.

    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
    11. 5:15
    12. Sea And Sand
    13. Drowned
    14. Bell Boy
    15. Doctor Jimmy
    16. The Rock
    17. Love Reign O'er Me
    Pete Townshend
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    The New Face Of Smiling

    The third album by New Zealand's Bevan Smith under his Signer nom de electronique continues the artful blending of folkish acoustic guitars, glitchy electronic beats, and slightly mournful minor-key indie pop tunes that have been Smith's raison d'etre all along. This time, Smith has slightly rounded the edges of his electronics, adding judicious amounts of reverb and phasing to soften the occasionally harsh sounds; on tracks like Komputa Ga Bukowarera, the results sound rather like My Bloody Valentine's guitar-centric soundscapes updated for the laptop generation.
    1. Low Light Sleep
    2. Hurricane Or Sunshine?

    3. I Was Dressed As The Ant, You Dressed Up As A Beehive
    4. Machines At Low Tide
    5. Frozen Cut Grass
    6. You're Killing Us Helen
    7. That Sinking Feeling As Key Metal Hits Thigh Flesh
    8. Komputa Ga Bukowarera
    9. The Overwhelming Power Of Friendship
    10. Your Ears Across The Fences
    Signer
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    That's It!

    Preservation Hall Jazz Band and its music continue to evolve
    as they embrace tradition and history while inspiring a new
    generation. Preservation Hall Jazz Band and My Morning Jacket
    rst met a few years ago and also performed together on tour
    and in New Orleans. As their support for each other has grown,
    Jim James (My Morning Jacket) decided to take on the role
    as co-producer with Ben Jaffe on what is the rst release of
    original music from Preservation Hall Jazz Band. With songs
    co-written with Dan Wilson, Chris Stapleton and the legendary
    Paul Williams, these new recordings have a fresh approach but
    still capture the classic feel of what has kept Preservation Hall
    Jazz Band relevant over the past 50 years.
    1. That's It!
    2. Dear Lord (Give Me The Strength)
    3. Come With Me
    4. Sugar Plum
    5. Rattlin' Bones
    6. I Think I Love You
    7. August Nights
    8. Halfway Right, Halfway Wrong
    9. Yellow Moon
    10. The Darker It Gets
    11. Emmalena's Lullaby
    Preservation Hall Jazz Band
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    25 Miles

    Edwin Starr's second album is an assortment of riches, soaring lyricism mated to a pounding, emphatic beat that won't let the listener go. Released in April 1969, 25 Miles was actually comprised, in part, of single sides, some going back as far as 1967. It embraced many of the changes that started to overtake Motown Records for the better as the 1960s came to a close, and it got a lot of what it did just right. The topical ballad I'm Still a Struggling Man, featured one of Starr's most moving vocal performances, and in its lyric was the distant precursor to the musical/social vision that would burst forward full-force on Marvin Gaye's What's Going On -- it's still a love song, but is laced with bitter images and a social awareness that makes it all the more poignant. Aside from jewels like that, and the killer Starr original 24 Hours (To Find My Baby), the album is also one of Starr's most rewarding vocal showcases, from the rough-hewn passion of Backyard Lovin' Man, across the tender vulnerability of If My Heart Could Tell the Story, to the soaring falsetto he generates on He Who Picks a Rose.
    1. Twenty-Five Miles
    2. I'm Still A Struggling Man
    3. Backyard Lovin' Man
    4. He Who Picks A Rose
    5. Soul City (Open Your Arms To Me)
    6. You Beat Me To THe Punch
    7. Gonna Keep On Tryin Till I Win Your Love
    8. Pretty Little Angel
    9. If My Heart Could Tell The Story
    10. Who Cares If You're Happy Or Not (I Do)
    11. 24 Hours (To Find My Baby)
    12. Mighty Good Lovin'
    Edwin Starr
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    Reflection

    Reflection is the latest work in a long series. It started (as far as record releases are concerned) with Discreet Music in 1975 ( - or did it start with the first Fripp and Eno album in 1973? Or did it start with the first original piece of music I ever made, at Ipswich Art School in 1965 - recordings of a metal lampshade slowed down to half and quarter speed, all overlaid?)


    Anyway, it's the music that I later called 'Ambient'. I don't think I understand what that term stands for anymore - it seems to have swollen to accommodate some quite unexpected bedfellows - but I still use it to distinguish it from pieces of music that have fixed duration and rhythmically connected, locked together elements.


    The pedigree of this piece includes Thursday Afternoon, Neroli (whose subtitle is Thinking Music IV) and LUX. I've made a lot of thinking music, but most of it I've kept for myself. Now I notice that people are using some of those earlier records in the way that I use them - as provocative spaces for thinking - so I feel more inclined to make them public.


    Pieces like this have another name: they're GENERATIVE. By that I mean they make themselves. My job as a composer is to set in place a group of sounds and phrases, and then some rules which decide what happens to them. I then set the whole system playing and see what it does, adjusting the sounds and the phrases and the rules until I get something I'm happy with. Because those rules are probabilistic ( - often taking the form 'perform operation x, y percent of the time') the piece unfolds differently every time it is activated. What you have here is a recording of one of those unfoldings.

    1. Reflection
    Brian Eno
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    For LP Fans Only (Speakers Corner)

    Along with the album A Date With Elvis (RCA LPM-2011), For LP Fans Only is one of the most important special productions of the young King of Rock'n'Roll. Because Elvis had been conscripted into the US army, no new recordings could take place, and so record producers delved deep into the sound archives and dug out a few singles from his Sun Records days, mixed them with a couple of early RCA songs and a number from the Love Me Tender soundtrack, and, hey presto! a new Elvis LP was born. The overwhelming success of this album is not solely confined to the stylistic homogeneity of this collection of fresh, youthful songs. Far more, it's because for many fans the record offered the only substitution for the highly coveted but rare original singles That's All Right, Mystery Train and My Baby Left Me.



    Not without reason has today's 'bits-and-bytes' generation ignored the words on the cover and produced several re-releases. Which just goes to emphasise the widespread opinion that this is one of Elvis's very best albums and at the same time one of the most important in the whole of rock'n'roll - especially in the present vinyl pressing.





    Musicians:



    • Elvis Presley (guitar, vocal)

    • Various Bands







    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. That's All Right

    2. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy

    3. Mystery Train

    4. Playing For Keeps

    5. Poor Boy

    6. My Baby Left Me

    7. I Was The One

    8. Shake, Rattle And Roll

    9. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone

    10. You're A Heartbreaker
    Elvis Presley
    $34.99
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    Live North America 2016

    Back when music was only available on a vinyl album, the pure excitement captured on a live album was considered the ultimate document coveted by hardcore music fans. Clark continues this tradition by bringing the live album to a younger generation of music fans. Live North America 2016 was recorded absolutely live, with no overdubs. What you hear is how it went down.


    The album includes all new and unreleased live recordings from Gary Clark Jr's 2016 tour in support of his internationally acclaimed 2015 album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. It features several songs from that album, including The Healing, Grinder, Our Love, Cold-Blooded, and Shake, featuring Leon Bridges and his saxophonist Jeff Dazey. The set is characterized by raw soul and funk, classic solo and blues performances, and several lengthy, tour de force guitar jams. It includes two previously unreleased covers, Jimmy Reed's Honest I Do and Elmore James' My Baby's Gone as well as You Saved Me and When My Train Pulls In - fan favorites from Clark's Warner Bros. Records critically praised debut Blak and Blu.


    Clark's incendiary performances were also beautifully captured on Gary Clark Jr. Live, which was released in September 2014 and met with tremendous critical and commercial acclaim. Both live albums chronicle Clark's evolution on stage as his songs expand and find new life beyond the studio recordings. Much like the great blues, jazz, and soul legends of past, these recordings are lightening in a bottle - historical moments in time for an artist who is ever-morphing and one of the truly great improvisers of his generation and our time.

    LP 1
    1. Grinder (Live)
    2. The Healing (Live)
    3. Our Love (Live)
    4. Cold Blooded (Live)
    5. When My Train Pulls In (Live)


    LP 2
    1. Down to Ride (Live)
    2. You Saved Me (Live)
    3. Shake (feat. Leon Bridges with Jeff Dazey) [Live]
    4. Church (Live)
    5. Honest I Do (Live)
    6. My Baby's Gone (Live)
    7. Numb (Live)

    Gary Clark Jr.
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    FROOT

    Froot is the upcoming third studio album by Welsh recording artist Marina Diamandis, professionally known as Marina and the Diamonds.


    Welsh by birth, kaleidoscopic by nature, Marina Diamandis is a serial college drop-out who once dressed up as a boy to audition for a reggae boy-band, hoping to amuse the record label into signing her. After further failed auditions (girl bands, musicals), in a fit of ambitious pique, she taught herself piano and created Marina and The Diamonds in 2005 (it's just her, the Diamonds are the audience). She was a MySpace generation D.I.Y powerhouse who hand-made and sold her own CDs to Rough Trade until being signed to Warner Music Group's '679 Recordings' in 2008.


    Acclaimed overnight as an intriguing, confrontational and theatrical amalgam of Kate Bush and PJ Harvey, she was nominated in 2010 for both the Brits Critic's Choice Award and the BBC Sound of 2010. She looks back on her early years, now, with some ambivalence. I experimented with my voice a lot, I was young, amateurish and ambitious she decides. I feel different now. My voice is far more controlled and my writing style has matured. For me, it's a real, coherent step-up. I would love to one day be a great artist.

    1. Happy
    2. Froot
    3. I'm a Ruin
    4. Blue
    5. Forget
    6. Gold
    7. Can't Pin Me Down
    8. Solitaire
    9. Better Than That
    10. Weeds
    11. Savages
    12. Immortal
    Marina and The Diamonds
    $19.99
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    Today!

    Stereo Edition Of Today!, Released On Vinyl For The First Time!


    Today! Stereo Mix Created Between 2005 And 2012 Using The First Generation Basic Tracking Session Multitracks, Synced With The Overdubs That Were Later Added On Second And Third Generation Masters, To Create The First True Stereo Mixes!


    Stereo Mixes Produced By Mark Linett And Alan Boyd / Mixed By Mark Linett


    Audio Production - Mark Linett


    For Brother Records - Elliott Lott


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available


    Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-Gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!


    A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!


    Today! was released in stereo for the first time in 2012. These stereo mixes were created between 2005 and 2012 using the first generation basic tracking session multitracks, synced with the overdubs that were later added on second and third generation masters, to create the first true stereo mixes!


    Apart from Surfin' Safari, which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965. The Beach Boys Today! was the first LP for which they only delivered a mono master.


    The stereo editions of Surfin' USA, Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe, Shut Down Vol. 2, All Summer Long, Beach Boys Christmas Album and Beach Boys Concert were all mixed in stereo by their own preferred engineer, Chuck Britz, ostensibly under the group's supervision.


    Brian may or may not have been present for those mixing sessions - evidence suggests that he trusted Chuck's skills enough to let him prepare those mixes on his own - but the group held onto their multitrack tapes and delivered stereo masters to Capitol, rather than allowing Capitol to prepare their own stereo versions. Later, when Brian was only delivering mono masters, Capitol would prepare the Duophonic pseudo stereo editions for the stereo market, says Alan Boyd, producer and Beach Boys' archivist.


    All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums (The Beach Boys Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), The Beach Boys' Party, Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile) were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys.


    Put simply, this is the Beach Boys at their mid-'60s prime. Ironically, the band's greatest evolutionary leap was spurred by its leader, Brian Wilson, who decided to drop out of the band's live performances after a December 1964 nervous breakdown to concentrate on honing the Beach Boys' studio sound. With Wilson's productions gaining a significant new depth and confidence (note the innovative modulations on 'Dance, Dance, Dance'), the first half of Today seems a logical, upbeat step forward from its predecessors. But it's the album's second act that steals the show, setting the stage for the triumph of Pet Sounds. Indeed, it's easy to imagine gorgeous, introspective tracks such as 'Please Let Me Wonder,' 'She Knows Me Too Well,' and 'In the Back of My Mind' intertwined with the best of Sounds. - Amazon.com

    1. Do You Wanna Dance?
    2. Good To My Baby
    3. Don't Hurt My Little Sister
    4. When I Grow Up
    5. Help Me, Ronda
    6. Dance, Dance, Dance
    7. Please Let Me Wonder
    8. I'm So Young
    9. Kiss Me, Baby
    10. She Knows Me Too Well
    11. In The Back Of My Mind
    12. Bull Sessions With The "Big Daddy"
    Beach Boys
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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