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  • Four Minute Mile Four Minute Mile Quick View

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    Four Minute Mile

    Re-issue of the 1997 album that catapulted the band to indie stardom with its hooky immediacy, catchy lyrics, unique and powerful pop/rock composition, and overall sense of energy. After a decade together, the group parted ways. Bassist Rob Pope is now in Spoon, singer Matt Pryor formed the New Amsterdams. The Get Up Kids' contributions to the emo scene can be heard today in Fall Out Boy and Hellogoodbye. RIYL: Jimmy Eat World, Weezer, Saves The Day.
    1. Coming Clean
    2. Don't Hate Me
    3. Fall Semester
    4. Stay Gold, Ponyboy
    5. Lowercase West Thomas
    6. Washington Square Park
    7. Last Place You Look
    8. Better Half
    9. No Love
    10. Shorty
    11. Michele W/ One 'L'
    The Get Up Kids
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  • ALIVE In Amsterdam ALIVE In Amsterdam Quick View

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    ALIVE In Amsterdam

    On November 28th 2015, Walter Trout took the stage at Amsterdam's Opulent Royal Theater Carre for a captivating live performance that showcased the blues-rock legend at full-throttle. With songs pulled from every era of his five-decade career, the 'ALIVE In Amsterdam' set is potent, From the stinging Luther Allison cover "I'm Back," to the plaintive B.B. King tribute "Say Goodbye To The Blues," which builds from neck-tingling guitar swells to a stunning virtuoso climax. 'Battle Scars' is well-represented by the harmony-bolstered rocker "Almost Gone" and the raucous "Tomorrow Seems So Far Away," while Trout is joined by his son Jon for "Rock Me Baby," and even finds time for a fistful of fan favorites, including "The Love That We Once Knew" and "Marie's Mood."


    'ALIVE In Amsterdam' is the sound of a man announcing his resurrection after a period on the ropes. As Trout's army of international fans are painfully aware, recent times have taken the bandleader to the brink, hollowing a bleak diagnosis of life-threatening liver failure and hepatitis C in 2013. Trout's rebirth began with a successful transplant in may 2014, and gathered speed with 2015's 'Battle Scars': the acclaimed studio album that channeled his near-death experience into raw autobiographical songs.


    Urgent, impassioned, and electrifying, ALIVE In Amsterdam is a live album to treasure. Walter Trout is on tour all this year, stopping off at some of the most prestigious venues such as Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Ryman Auditorium, as well as festivals in the US and Europe including Lead Belly and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festivals. Trout always shows you magic in the studio, but it's on stage where he truly comes alive!

    LP 1
    1. Marie's Introduction
    2. Play The Guitar
    3. Help Me
    4. I'm Back
    5. Say Goodbye To The Blues
    6. Almost Gone


    LP 2
    1. Omaha
    2. Tomorrow Seems So Far Away
    3. Playin' Hideaway
    4. Haunted By The Night
    5. Fly Away
    6. Please Take Me Home


    LP 3
    1. Rock Me Baby
    2. Marie's Mood
    3. Serve Me Right To Suffer
    4. Love That We Once Knew

    Walter Trout
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  • May Day May Day Quick View

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    May Day

    New solo album from Matt Pryor, lead singer of The Get Up Kids & also member of New Amsterdams & Terrible Twos, spawned from an incredibly successful Kickstarter project.
    1. Don't Let The Bastards Get You Down
    2. The Lies Are Keeping Me Here
    3. Where Do We Go From Here
    4. Like A Professional
    5. As If I Could Fall In Love With You Again
    6. Polish The Broken Glass
    7. Unhappy Is The Only Happy That You'll Ever Be
    8. As Lies Go...This One Is Beautiful
    9. Your New Favorite
    10. You Won't Get Any Blood From Me
    11. Was A Witness
    12. What My Tired Eyes Would View
    Matt Pryor
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  • Splendor In The Grass Splendor In The Grass Quick View

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    Splendor In The Grass

    The long-awaited fourth album from the celebrated little orchestra includes several songs in a classic Pink Martini style (Ninna nanna, Ou est ma tete?) alongside excursions into the 1970s (Splendor in the Grass, Ohayoo, Sing), modernist minimalism (New Amsterdam), classic ranchera (Piensa en mi) and swing (But Now I'm Back). Features an array of fabulous guests including Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas, Emilio Delgado a.k.a. Luis from Sesame Street, NPR justice correspondent Ari Shapiro, and Courtney Taylor-Taylor of the Dandy Warhols.
    1. Ninna Nanna
    2. Ohayoo Ohio
    3. Splendor in the Grass
    4. Où est ma tête?
    5. And Then Youre Gone
    6. But Now Im Back
    7. Sunday Table
    8. Over the Valley
    9. Tuca tuca
    10. Bitty Boppy Betty
    11. Sing
    12. Piensa en mi
    13. New Amsterdam
    14. Ninna nanna (Reprise)
    Pink Martini
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  • The ArchAndroid The ArchAndroid Quick View

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    The ArchAndroid

    Wondaland Arts Society/Bad Boy recording artist Janelle Monáe has announced the release of her eagerly awaited debut album, The ArchAndroid. The star-studded featured cast includes the legendary Big Boi of OutKast, renowned poet Saul Williams, psychedelic dance-punk troupe Of Montreal, punk prophets Deep Cotton, and the Wondaland Arch Orchestra.


    The album was recorded at Wondaland Studios in Atlanta, but written all over the world, including but not limited to Moscow, Prague, Istanbul, Berlin, Amsterdam, New York, and the Palace of the Dogs. The ArchAndroid was inspired not only by the energy of these places, but by such revolutionary musicians and artistic visionaries as Salvador Dalí, Walt Disney, OutKast, Stevie Wonder, Octavia Butler, David Bowie, Andy Warhol and John Williams. The album was Executive Produced by Nate Wonder, Chuck Lightning, Janelle Monáe, and Sean Diddy Combs, with Co-Executive Production from Big Boi of OutKast.

    1. Suite II Overture
    2. Dance or Die
    3. Faster
    4. Locked Inside
    5. Sir Greendown
    6. Cold War
    7. Tightrope
    8. Neon Gumbo
    9. Oh, Maker
    10. Come Alive
    11. Mushrooms & Roses
    12. Suite III Overture
    13. Neon Valley Street
    14. Make The Bus
    15. Wondaland
    16. 57821
    17. Say You'll Go
    18. BaBopBye Ya
    Janelle Monae
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  • Electric Monkey Sessions Electric Monkey Sessions Quick View

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    Electric Monkey Sessions

    First Pressing Of 500 Numbered Copies On Orange Transparent Vinyl


    In 1993 saxophonist Benjamin Herman began experimenting with DJ Graham B at nightclub Soul Kitchen in Amsterdam. The combination of playing live to spinning records was still unusual then. But the results worked and ended up evolving into the eight-piece New Cool Collective. The band is now impossible to think away from the nightclubs and festivals of the Netherlands and beyond.


    The line-up of New Cool Collective is made up of saxophonist Benjamin Herman, drummer Joost Kroon, percussionists Frank van Dok and Jos de Haas, pianist Willem Friede, bassist Leslie Lopez, guitarist Rory Ronde and trumpet-player David Rockefeller.


    New Cool Collective's fifteenth album Electric Monkey Sessions refers to the sound studio in Amsterdam where the recordings were made. A new studio for the band, and a new style of recording, which means a whole new vibe compared to previous albums. New Cool Collective has drawn inspiration from Senegalese Orchestra Baobab, as well as psychedelic cumbia, Cape Town, Italian cinema and many major jazz heroes. Electric Monkey Sessions also features two unique tracks recorded at a beach-side studio in Dakar with local musicians the band met on one of their many international adventures.


    This autumn New Cool Collective are on tour. The eight-piece band is well known for the total commitment with which they convey the energy and emotion of their albums live on stage.

    1. Rantanplan
    2. Cumbia Yaya
    3. Cinecittà
    4. Cinquillo
    5. Pasillo
    6. Mono ElÉctrico
    7. Rumbón
    8. Thierno
    9. Sa Jikko Jii
    10. Casa Di Mansa
    New Cool Collective
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  • Europe Live Europe Live Quick View

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    Europe Live

    Europe Live was recorded in venues across Johnson's tour of the continent, with the majority of the album capturing his appearance at Amsterdam's Melkweg along with selections from two dates in Germany at Die Kantine in Köln and Bochum Zeche and the Paris show at New Morning. Each appearance featured a unique set list, offering Johnson the opportunity to cull this track listing from a wealth of repertoire captured.
    1. Intro
    2. Zenland
    3. Austin
    4. Forty Mile Town
    5. Mr. P.C.
    6. Manhattan
    7. Zap
    8. Song For Life
    9. Fatdaddy
    10. Last House On The Block
    11. Interlude
    12. Cliffs Of Dover
    13. Evinrude Fever
    14. Sun Reprise
    Eric Johnson
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  • The Clearing The Clearing Quick View

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    The Clearing

    Rachel Grimes is a pianist, composer, and arranger
    based in Kentucky - most renowned for her work in
    Rachel's, the groundbreaking chamber-rock ensemble
    that introduced an entire generation of underground rock
    fans to the unexpected similarities and appeal of
    neoclassical music. Grimes has toured the world as a
    solo pianist, and as a collaborator with chamber
    ensembles such as Portland Cello Project, astrïd,
    Cicada, the Amsterdam Sinfonietta trio, and Orchestra
    Kandinskij.


    Unhurried, at times fleeting, and stretching into the sky,
    The Clearing is a winding path of transient moments
    exploring personal memory, relationships, and mystery
    from a deeply internal place. The music is a wide
    spectrum of textures in strings, harp, piano, woodwinds,
    and percussion. Featuring an ensemble that includes
    Scott Morgan (LOSCIL), Scott Moore, Kyle Crabtree
    (Shipping News), Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Jacob
    Duncan (Liberation Prophecy), and Helen Money, The
    Clearing reveals a broad new chapter for Rachel
    Grimes.

    1. The Air
    2. The Clearing
    3. The Air of Place
    4. The Herald
    5. The Air in Time
    6. In the Vapor With the Air Underneath
    7. Transverse Plane Vertical
    8. Transverse Plane Horizontal
    9. The Air, Her Heart
    10. Further Foundation
    11. The Air at Night
    Rachel Grimes
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  • Field Of Reeds Field Of Reeds Quick View

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    Field Of Reeds

    With their risky third album, These New Puritans abandoned the angular dance-punk of Beat Pyramid and the gloomy electronic beats of Hidden to reinvent themselves once again for Field of Reeds, a record as indebted to classical scores and avant-garde jazz as rock. Taking a hands-off, live approach to the recording process, and allowing open space and emptiness to take precedence over beats, the music has a disturbing, dystopian feel to it, swinging from detached to nightmarish before resolving into something lovingly tranquil. Some of the best songs, like Fragment 2, V (Island Song), and Spiral (which sounds like a fever-dream version of Björk and Thom Yorke's I've Seen It All duet from the Dancer in the Dark soundtrack), thrive in this push and pull between atonal dissonance and sheer beauty. Even These New Puritans' most stark numbers, while often lacking a concrete backbeat or definitive structure, are bursting with details and ideas. Ambient textures, constructed from melancholic horns and eerie analog synthesizer tones, add a wavering undercurrent that is often hair-raising and haunting. The production is equally unconventional. After writing the material in Essex and Amsterdam, Jack Barnett fleshed out the parts with his brother George and Tom Hein before recording in London, Gloucester, and Berlin with new honey-voiced Portuguese singer Elisa Rodrigues, utilizing an unusual magnetic resonator piano and meticulously detailing the songs with field recordings, including breaking glass and the screaming of an actual hawk. This perfectionism, present in the sonics and in the complex arrangements, makes Field of Reeds the most challenging title in their catalog and also the most groundbreaking.


    - Jason Lymangrover (All Music Guide)

    1. This Guy's In Love With You
    2. Fragment Two
    3. The Light In Your Name
    4. V (Island Song)
    5. Spiral
    6. Organ Eternal
    7. Nothing Else
    8. Dream
    9. Field of Reeds
    These New Puritans
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  • Live In Europe Live In Europe Quick View

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    Live In Europe

    In early 2009, James McMurtry traveled overseas for his first European tour. The guys played for enthusiastic crowds in Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Scotland, and Belgium. Joining McMurtrys band on keyboards for the tour was the legendary Ian McLagan (who also played on McMurtrys latest studio album, JustUs Kids). McMurtry combined the best recordings from the Amsterdam and Geislingen concerts to create Live in Europe.


    The deluxe vinyl version includes inserted copies of the CD and a bonus DVD. Fellow Austin-based songwriter, Jon Dee Graham, opened the shows on the tour and joins the band on a version of his tune, Laredo, on the bonus DVD.


    James McMurtry packs a lot of story into his low-key songs: tales of loners and losers adrift in wideopen spaces. His voice is deadpan, but his characters survive grand struggles. The New York Times

    1. Bayou Tortue
    2. Just Us Kids
    3. Hurricane Party
    4. Youd a Thought (Leonard Cohen Must Die)
    5. FrÄulein O.
    6. Ruby and Carlos
    7. Freeway View
    8. Restless


    Bonus DVD


    1. Choctaw Bingo
    2. Youd a Thought (Leonard Cohen Must Die)
    3. Freeway View
    4. We Cant Make It Here
    5. L aredo (with Jon Dee Graham)
    6. Too Long In The Wasteland

    James McMurtry
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  • Gentle Ben (45 RPM) Gentle Ben (45 RPM) Quick View

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    Gentle Ben (45 RPM)

    That Rich, Humid, Giant Sax Tone Blooms Like On Few Other Webster Recordings


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    200-Gram Gatefold 45 RPM Double LP Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    ...Webster's trademark sensual sound is on full display and, of course, he's backed by Montoliu, an outstanding Spanish piano veteran who accompanied all the great jazz artists passing through Europe...This is one of the first releases by Analogue Productions pressed at their new in-house pressing plant Quality Record Pressings, and the record bears a close resemblance in appearance to records from Pallas - beautiful looking and perfectly quiet...The superb 200-gram LP comes in a rice paper sleeve and jacket of heavy cardboard...Highest Recommendation. Recording = 10/10; Music = 8.5/10 - Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi+, Issue 81


    This recording was made 10 months before Ben Webster's death in 1972. Webster, who had left the United States in 1965 to settle in Europe - first in Copenhagen and then in Amsterdam - was visiting fellow musician and friend Tete Montoliu in Barcelona. Webster and pianist Montoliu went back a ways, having played together regularly in Webster's Copenhagen days. In fact, Montoliu cited Webster and Don Byas as his two chief musical influences. Webster and Montoliu understood each other deeply, and their comfort with on another is palpable in this recording. Their accompaniment of one another is seamless. On board with these two is Montoliu's regular working trio-mates, Eric Peter on bass and Peer Wyboris on drums.


    There's no shortage of Webster's trademark breathy, fat tenor tone here. In fact, given the sparse arrangement, that rich, humid, giant sax blooms like on few other recordings. Highlights include Ben's Blues, Sweet Georgia Brown, The Man I Love and Don't Blame Me.


    LP 1
    1. Ben's Blues

    2. The Man I Love

    3. My Nephew Bent

    4. How Long This Has Been Going On


    LP 2
    1. Sweet Georgia Brown
    2. Don't Blame Me
    3. Did You Call
    4. Barcelona Shout

    Ben Webster
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  • Royal Albert Hall Royal Albert Hall Quick View

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    Royal Albert Hall

    In May 2014 EELS embarked on an ambitious fifty-three show world tour. Starting in Phoenix, Arizona and crossing The United States and Canada before rolling through mainland Europe and Great Britain, the band performed spine-tingling shows at New York's Apollo, Chicago's Vic Theater, Los Angeles' Orpheum Theater, The Montreux Jazz Festival and The Amsterdam Concert Hall among many others. On the night of June 30th EELS returned to London's legendary Royal Albert Hall for the first time in nine years to play a stunning show that was filmed and recorded.


    In sharp contrast to the previous EELS tour that found the band in track suits playing high octane electric rock & roll, this EELS show was a gentlemen's EELS concert, as EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett, aka E, puts it. Filmed by nine cameras in the gorgeously-lit Royal Albert Hall, the new film and album find the EELS dapperly dressed in suits and ties, and all five band members stretching their musical capabilities past new boundaries, playing songs from 2014's critically-acclaimed THE CAUTIONARY TALES OF MARK OLIVER EVERETT for the first time along with songs spanning the EELS' 19 year career. When they played Royal Albert Hall in 2005 they were accompanied by a string section. This time there are only the five core members of the band on stage throughout the concert, splitting their time between guitar, piano, pedal steel guitar, trumpet, upright and bowed bass, melodica, vibraphone, timpani, drums, concert chimes and glockenspiel. And the results are stunning.


    The film features the band backstage preparing for the big night and captures the entire show from start to finish, as it happened, including Everett kissing the spot where John Lennon once stood on the stage, making his way to hug fans all the way around Albert Hall's massive floor, returning for several encores, as well as a surprise phantom encore where Everett's dream of playing the massive Albert Hall pipe organ for some spooky EELS classics finally comes true.


    Perhaps as a result of this fantastic show, EELS were quickly invited back for a second 2014 London show and Everett, once heavily-bearded and mistakenly suspected by London police to be a terrorist (while taking a break from press interviews in Hyde Park), was made an honorary citizen of London in a ceremony granting him Freedom of the City.

    1. Where I'm At
    2. When You Wish Upon a Star
    3. The Morning
    4. Parallels
    5. Addressing the Royal Audience
    6. Mansions of Los Feliz
    7. My Timing Is Off
    8. A Line in the Dirt
    9. Where I'm From
    10. It's a Motherf**ker
    11. Lockdown Hurricane
    12. A Daisy Through Concrete
    13. Introducing the Band
    14. Grace Kelly Blues
    15. Fresh Feeling
    16. I Like Birds
    17. My Beloved Monster
    18. Gentlemen's Choice
    19. Mistakes of My Youth/Wonderful, Glorious
    20. Where I'm Going
    21. I Like the Way This Is Going
    22. Blinking Lights (For Me)
    23. Last Stop: This Town
    24. The Beginning
    25. Can't Help Falling in Love
    26. Turn On Your Radio
    27. Flyswatter
    28. The Sound of Fear
    Eels
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  • Noctunes Noctunes Quick View

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    Noctunes

    Willis Earl Beal was born on the South Side of Chicago. He would never consider it home. An odd kid, he spent a lot of his youth talking with his grandmother, who would entertain his endless questions about the universe and encourage his love of drawing. He developed an obsession with Batman that would last well into his teenage years, when he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a form of vigilante training. Willis Earl Beal died on an army base in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. While in boot camp he was plagued with physical and mental abuse, health complications (which would later require surgery and the removal of large portions of his intestine) forced his discharge. He moved back home. "When that all broke down," Beal says. "I lost a piece of myself." Willis Earl Beal was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After a stint of homelessness there, he worked odd jobs and rented a studio apartment. Though he'd never learned to play any instruments, he began to record raw, lo-fi albums with hand-drawn covers that he'd leave at coffee shops around town alongside flyers seeking a girlfriend with his phone number written on them. Those artifacts would eventually find their way to the cover of Found magazine, then to Jamie-James Medina at XL Recordings. Beal signed with XL's Hot Charity imprint in 2012. Willis Earl Beal died in New York City. Despite the release of two critically well-received albums on XL-Acousmatic Sorcery, a collection of his early home recordings, and a fully orchestrated studio album he recorded in Amsterdam called Nobody Knows-he was a mess. "I'd drink myself into stupors," he says. "I'd walk around in the daytime, crying, then I'd go downtown. The police would bring me home in the morning." Willis Earl Beal was born on a lake twenty miles outside Olympia, Washington. After ending his contract with XL, Beal went to live in the woods, and began an artistic transformation entirely of his own design, from rough-edged outsider-art provocateur to the kind of mysterious crooner one might expect to haunt the outskirts of Twin Peaks. "People had all these ideas about what I was supposed to be," he says. "I had only ever wanted to make lullabies." Beal's development played out over two self-released EPs and a full-length album, and then Beal built the patient, ambient-leaning Noctunes. The album's twelve songs are moving and meditative, thoroughly soaked with mournful synth strings and simple lyricism that Beal says is intentionally minimalistic. "I wanted to create this persona that could say everything perfectly with very little," Beal says. "The record, to me, is a perfect record. I listen to that thing a lot, and it helps me." Willis Earl Beal has yet to be born. Critics and publicists defined him before he'd had a chance to define himself. Their expectations were inextricably linked with race and gender, two concepts Beal thoroughly rejects. Now, two extremely productive years removed from the spotlight, Beal doesn't feel pressure to define himself against anything. His new music is shockingly original, utterly confident, and as ephemeral as Beal himself. He levitates above definition, concerned only with self-discovery and truth-seeking. "I know it sounds falsely altruistic," he says. "But I think a simple voice like mine can serve as an example of some kind of freedom."
    1. Under You
    2. Flying So Low
    3. Like a Box
    4. Lust
    5. No Solution
    6. Stay
    7. Say the Words
    8. Love Is All Around
    9. Able to Wait
    10. Survive
    11. Start Over
    12. 12 Midnight
    Willis Earl Beal
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  • Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection Quick View

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    Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection

    Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection, an innovative new collection of 12 beloved vocal recordings re-experienced through new samba and bossa nova arrangements created by iconic Brazilian musicians and The Berman Brothers.


    Embracing the All In One Rhythm™ Theme of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection blends 12 iconic performances--from Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, Sly & The Family Stone, The Isley Brothers, Mel TormÉ, Nina Simone, Johnny Nash, Dave Brubeck with Carmen McRae, Andy Williams and Sarah Vaughan--with new, samba and bossa nova arrangements and production inspired by the spirit of Brazilian music.


    Working on Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection project, the Berman Brothers sought out the original multi-track masters and utilized an all-new, state-of-the-art separation technology from Science of Sounds to extract exquisitely pristine and detailed vocals. The newly isolated vocals were then melded with brand-new, authentic backing arrangements played by Studio Rio, an all-star cast of Brazilian musical pioneers from the bossa nova and samba genres, including Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Roberto Menescal and Brazilian musical legend Marcos Valle.


    Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection is the latest innovative musical project from the Berman Brothers (Frank and Christian), a production team whose previous work includes Rhythms Del Mundo (2006), a cross-cultural album summit which which fused an all-star cast of Cuban musicians including Ibrahim Ferrer and Omara Portuondo of the Buena Vista Social Club with US and UK artists and superstars such as U2, Coldplay, Sting, Jack Johnson, Maroon5, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs and others. Rhythms del Mundo was released in more than 61 countries and received multiple sales awards worldwide.


    During the past 20 years, the Berman Brothers have received more than 90 gold and platinum awards, two BMI Awards, a Golden Globe nomination, a Grammy nomination (for Love One Another, recorded by Cher) and a place in history for their production and remix of the Baha Men's colossal hit, Who Let the Dogs Out. As producers, writers and publishers, the Bermans have worked with an array of international superstars including Coldplay, Sting, Cher, Real McCoy, Dido, Maroon5, Sophie B Hawkins, Reamonn and members of the legendary Buena Vista Social Club.


    Music is the heart and soul of Brazil, celebrating with syncopated beats and beautifully expressive melodies. It's the life force of the entire culture, wrote the Berman Brothers in their notes for Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection. We have always had a huge appreciation of Brazilian music. Between us, we have a massive collection of bossa nova and samba recordings, new and old, a lot which we found in flea markets in Amsterdam, Paris, and London.... Once you get into this music, there really is no way to stop. It was this joyful and timeless music that inspired the idea for this collection. Our goal was to bring the Brazilian joie de vivre to iconic performances by well-known American artists like Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers, and many others. What would these classic songs sound like had they been recorded in the studios of Rio De Janeiro in the first place, with the best Brazilian musicians and arrangers?"


    "It was an amazing journey-bringing together these American classics and the vibrancy of Brazilian music with the help of so many talented musicians, arrangers and a dedicated production team. We learned many things putting together this music including what was the most important, and least surprising lesson of all: Brazil is the most musical place we have ever been in our lives.

    1. Lovely Day (Studio Rio Version) - Bill Withers with Studio Rio
    2. Walk on By (Studio Rio Version) - Aretha Franklin with Studio Rio
    3. Sexual Healing (Studio Rio Version) - Marvin Gaye with Studio Rio
    4. You've Changed (Rio Music Collective Version) - Billie Holiday with Studio Rio
    5. Family Affair (Rio Music Collective Version) - Sly & The Family Stone with Studio Rio
    6. It's Your Thing (Rio Music Collective Version) - The Isley Brothers with Studio Rio
    7. I've Got You Under My Skin (Studio Rio Version) - Mel TormÉ witb Studio Rio
    8. I Can See Clearly Now (Studio Rio Version) - Johnny Nash with Studio Rio
    9. Take Five (Studio Rio Version) - Dave Brubeck & Carmen McRae with Studio Rio
    10. Music to Watch Girls By (Studio Rio Version) - Andy Williams with Studio Rio
    11. Summertime (Studio Rio Version) - Sarah Vaughan with Studio Rio
    Studio Rio
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  • New, Live & Rare (Out Of Stock) New, Live & Rare (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    New, Live & Rare (Out Of Stock)

    All the material comes from the Mk 2 Deep Purple line up. As we know despite their success on stage little material from the bands live shows was ever released at the time, despite this being the period when the group made their reputation. The tracks span the years 1969 to 1971 and include several unique performances.


    Wring That Neck is a long instrumental from a bootleg of a show in Amsterdam in August 1969, one of the earliest recordings of the famous Mk 2 line-up where they were able to stretch out in proper progressive rock style; Child In Time, the bands anthem in 1970 (originally laid down on the In Rock LP) was recorded live in Manchester in July that year; the version of the single Black Night was specially recorded for TV in September 1970 after becoming a surprise top ten hit; Strange Kind Of Woman comes from a very early American gig at Long Beach Arena in 1971, one of their first there as headliners; Into The Fire and Demons Eye are live recordings from Germany in 1971, tracks not often played live. The CD concludes with two bonus items, ten minute edits of Wring That Neck and Mandrake Root from Holland in August 1969, which feature some really astonishing playing from the band. Quality is pretty good given the sources, and as always restoration has been done but not overdone.

    1. Wring That Neck
    2. Child In Time
    3. Black Night
    4. Strange Kind Of Woman
    5. Into The Fire
    6. Demon's Eye
    7. Wring That Neck (edit)
    8. Mandrake Root (edit)
    Deep Purple
    $42.99
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  • Gentle Ben (Out Of Stock) Gentle Ben (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Gentle Ben (Out Of Stock)

    That rich, humid, giant sax tone blooms like on few other Webster recordings.


    ...Webster's trademark sensual sound is on full display and, of course, he's backed by Montoliu, an outstanding Spanish piano veteran who accompanied all the great jazz artists passing through Europe...This is one of the first releases by Analogue Productions pressed at their new in-house pressing plant Quality Record Pressings, and the record bears a close resemblance in appearance to records from Pallas - beautiful looking and perfectly quiet...The superb 200-gram LP comes in a rice paper sleeve and jacket of heavy cardboard...Highest Recommendation. Recording = 10/10; Music = 8.5/10 - Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi+, Issue 81


    This recording was made 10 months before Ben Webster's death in 1972. Webster, who had left the United States in 1965 to settle in Europe - first in Copenhagen and then in Amsterdam - was visiting fellow musician and friend Tete Montoliu in Barcelona. Webster and pianist Montoliu went back a ways, having played together regularly in Webster's Copenhagen days. In fact, Montoliu cited Webster and Don Byas as his two chief musical influences. Webster and Montoliu understood each other deeply, and their comfort with on another is palpable in this recording. Their accompaniment of one another is seamless. On board with these two is Montoliu's regular working trio-mates, Eric Peter on bass and Peer Wyboris on drums.


    There's no shortage of Webster's trademark breathy, fat tenor tone here. In fact, given the sparse arrangement, that rich, humid, giant sax blooms like on few other recordings. Highlights include Ben's Blues, Sweet Georgia Brown, The Man I Love and Don't Blame Me.



    1. Ben's Blues

    2. The Man I Love

    3. My Nephew Bent

    4. How Long This Has Been Going On

    5. Sweet Georgia Brown
    6. Don't Blame Me
    7. Did You Call
    8. Barcelona Shout

    Ben Webster
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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