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Forbidden Planet Original Soundtrack (Awaiting Repress)Wonderfully Yet Eccentrically Mastered By The Wonderful Norman Blake
Notes By Broadcaster And Electronic Music Enthusiast John Cavanagh
Forbidden Planet's innovative electronic music score (credited as "electronic tonalities" ) was composed by Louis and Bebe Barron. Using ideas and procedures from the book, Cybernetics: Or, Control and Communication in
The Animal and the Machine (1948) Barron constructed his own electronic circuits that he used to generate the "bleeps, blurps, whirs, whines, throbs, hums, and screeches". After recording the basic sounds, the Barrons further manipulated them, adding effects, such as reverberation and delay, and reversing or changing the speeds of certain sounds.1. Main Titles (Overture)
3. Once Around Altair
4. The Landing
5. Flurry of Dust - A Robot Approaches
6. A Shangri-La In The Desert Garden with Cuddly Tiger
7. Graveyard-A Night With Two Moons
8. Robby, Make Me A Gown
9. An Invisible Monster Approaches
10. Robby Arranges Flowers, Zaps Monkey
11. Love At The Swimming Hole
12. Morbius' Study
13. Ancient Krell Music
14. The Mind Booster-Creation Of Matter
15. Krell Shuttle Ride And Power Station
16. Giant Footprints In The Sand
17. Nothing Like This Claw Found In Nature
18. Robby, The Cook, And 60 Gallons Of Booze
19. Battle With Invisible Monster
20. Come Back To Earth With Me
21. The Monster Pursues-Morbius Is Overcome
22. The Homecoming
23. Overture Reprise$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
YesOxblood Colored Vinyl
Two legends, together again. Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake and Half Japanese's Jad Fair have teamed up to bring you their new magnum opus, "Yes". Encompassing all the songwriting eccentricities that have made
these guys famous, this new collaborative album also features some of the most genteel, engagingly catchy, and downright adorable music in recent memory.
Norman Blake and Jad Fair originally collaborated over a decade ago on the Teenage Fanclub and Jad Fair album "Words of Wisdom and Hope" (Domino/Alternative Tentacles). Unlike the simple, aggressive style of
Half Japanese, the 13 new tracks on "Yes" feature refined, guitar-laden power-pop and saccharin-sweet melodies, accompanied by backup singers and layered horn arrangements. Fair's characteristically-manic vocal style is still present, but when coupled with the head-bopping, articulately-layered arrangements of Norman Blake, the result is a potently earnest album that is brimming with positivity.1. Undeletable
2. Two Hearts Together
3. Your Smile
5. Now Is The Time
6. Thank You
7. Add Your Name
8. This Is It
9. The Real Deal
10. Our Motto
11. Have You Heard The News
12. You Are The One$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
EuphoriaTranslucent Blue Colored Vinyl
With Euphoria, Chris Stamey returns to the guitar-driven rock band dynamic to deliver 10 stellar songs rooted in his trademark sound: Strong hooks, expansive production, solid musicianship, wonderful harmonies and unexpected twists. Where his last album, Lovesick Blues, was rooted in slower tempo acoustic chamber pop, Euphoria, hums with upbeat songs, centered around the electric guitar. Focus tracks include, "Invisible," "Where Does the Time Go," and "Universe-sized Arms" a track Ryan Adams wrote and sent to Chris to record. Guests on the album include Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub), Pat Sansone (Wilco, The Autumn Defense), and long-time friend and collaborator Mitch Easter (Let's Active).1. Universe-Sized Arms
2. Where Does the Time Go?
4. Make Up Your Mind
6. Awake in the World
7. Dear Valentine
8. When the Fever Breaks
9. You Are Beautiful
10. Rocketship$19.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Train A Comin'"Train A Comin" the 1995 release by Steve Earle was his first album since the "The Hard Way" five years earlier. Steve returned to basics on this all acoustic record with help from Peter Rowan, Norman Blake, Roy Huskey, and Emmylou Harris. "Train A Comin'" finds Steve mixing some of his older material written decades before, such as "Mercenary Song", with choice covers of the Beatles "I'm Looking Through You", Townes Van Zandt's "Tecumseh Valley" and The Melodians reggae classic "Rivers Of Babylon". A critical and fan favorite "Train A Comin'" is a gem and one of the best albums of Steve's career. Issued for the first time ever on vinyl with a double sided insert.1. Mystery Train Part II
2. Hometown Blues
3. Sometimes She Forgets
4. Mercenary Song
6. Tom Ames' Prayer
7. Nothin' Without You
8. Angel Is The Devil
9. I'm Looking Through You
10. Northern Winds
11. Ben McCulloch
12. Rivers Of Babylon
13. Tecumseh Valley$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
HereIncludes 12 x 24" Poster Insert
The wait is over! Teenage Fanclub have returned with Here, the band's first album in six years.
As ever, song-wise the Fanclub present a textbook representation of democracy in action, the record offering four each by Norman Blake, Gerard Love, and Raymond McGinley. From the almighty chime of opener "I'm In Love" through the ecstatic soul-search of "The First Sight" and the paean to unerring friendship "With You," Here is a collection of twelve songs about the only things that truly matter: life and
As is befitting of a record that took its time to arrive, Here uses reflective space to dazzling effect. "Steady State," with its gorgeous ebb and flow, has echoes of The Notorious Byrd Brothers' astral jangle, while "I Was Beautiful When I Was Alive" unexpectedly curves off from dreamlike beginnings into a semi-acoustic/motorik outro, sonically replacing the steady beat of the German autobahn with the vast open skies of the Pacific Coast Highway.
Not for one second is Here the sound of procrastination or headscratching. It's the effortless work of a band entirely confident in their own craft-the consolidation of nearly three decades of peerless songwriting and almost telepathic musicianship. Here is a record that embraces maturity and experience and hugs them close.1. I'm In Love
2. Thin Air
3. Hold On
4. The Darkest Part Of The Night
5. I Have Nothing More to Say
6. I Was Beautiful When I Was Alive
7. The First Sight
8. Live In The Moment
9. Steady State
10. It's A Sign
11. With You
12. Connected To Life$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sara WatkinsSara Watkins self-titled debut, eagerly anticipated by the significant fan base shes built after nearly two decades as fiddle player and vocalist for Grammy Award-winning trio Nickel Creek, boasts an easygoing virtuosity. The youthful Watkins, who joined Nickel Creek when she was barely in her teens, displays formidable skill as a multi- instrumentalist, playing the guitar and ukelele as well as the fiddle, and is just as versatile, and breathtakingly mature, as a singer. Watkins incorporates folk, country, gospel, and pop into her 14-song set, produced by former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones and recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville. Shes joined by a wide range of old friends and longtime heroes, including alt-country duo Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench, and Elvis Costello drummer Pete Thomas; colleagues from the bluegrass world like Tim OBrien, Punch Brothers Chris Eldridge, Ronnie McCoury, and Rayna Gellert; and Nickel Creek band-mates Chris Thile and Sean Watkins.
Watkins mixes eight of her own songs with tunes by such artists as John Hartford, Tom Waits, and Davíd Garza. Her self-penned fiddle numbers are exuberant, foot-stomping instrumentals, while the songs for which she wrote both music and lyrics have a heart-meltingly lovelorn quality. Watkins knows how to channel in her own work the plaintive emotions of classic country and timeless pop. Theres honesty and empathy on tracks like the sweetly soulful My Friend, the brooding Bygones, and rueful album closer, Where Will You Be. She proves to be as astute as Emmylou Harris or Linda Ronstadt in her choice of covers, segueing gracefully from the aforementioned Waits, Garza and Hartford to the lighthearted country-and-western swing of Jimmie Rodgerss Any Old Time, to the world-weariness and spiritual yearning of Norman Blakes Lord Wont You Help Me, to the romantic wistfulness of Jon Brions Same Mistakes.1. All This Time
2. Long Hot Summer Days
3. My Friend
5. Same Mistakes
6. Any Old Time
8. Lord Wont You Help Me
10. Give Me Jesus
12. Too Much
13. Will We Go
14. Where Will You Be$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Press OnJune Carter Cash has lived a charmed life: as a child member of her name-sake kin, The Carter Family, late-night duets with Elvis Presley, a movie appearance with Robert Duvall, romance with James Dean, and a Grammy Award-winning performing and songwriting career with her husband Johnny Cash.
But, to hear her sing such moving hymns as Diamonds in the Rough is to enjoy the holy, country hospitality of a simple countrywoman of a pure and spiritual heart. On Press On are other such gems as a touching, acoustic version of Ring of Fire, which June co-wrote. Throughout this album, June plays the Autoharp, a type of strummed dulcimer that lends a light, bouncy feel to these pieces that often contain no traditional rhythm section. She displays a worldly sensibility on such folk-rock numbers as the bitter Losin You and humor mixed with wisdom in Tiffany Anastasia Lowe,a song for her granddaughter, the child of daughter Carlene Carter and husband Nick Lowe. June concludes this warm and personal release as she began it, with a moving spiritual rendition of her familys standard, Will the Circle Be Unbroken.
Press On was originally released in 1999 on the tiny Risk Records label. The album immediately garnered tremendous press accolades, culminating with a Grammy award that year. Risk Records went under shortly after release and Press On has been out of print ever since. Dualtone is proud to make this album available on vinyl for the very first time. Press On features guest performances from Johnny Cash, Marty Stuart, Rodney Crowell and Norman Blake.Side 1.
1. Diamonds In The Rough
2. Ring Of Fire
3. The Far Side Banks Of Jordan
4. Losin You
5. Gatsbys Restaurant
6. Wings Of Angels
7. The L&N Dont Stop Here Anymore
1. Once Before I Die
2. I Used To Be Somebody
3. Tall Lover Man
4. Tiffany Anastasia Lowe
5. Meeting In The Air
6. Will The Circle Be Unbroken$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Orange Blossom Special28pt. Gatefold Includes New Archived (Early 1960s Era) Photos Of Johnny Cash
Box Car Numbered Edition
Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio
''Johnny Cash transcends country music...he represents what American Music is all about!''
Known throughout the world as one of the major figures of post-Hank Williams country music, Johnny Cash constantly sought to expand his musical horizons and avoid being pigeonholed. Cash was at his most engagingly eclectic on Orange Blossom Special, recorded in 1964.
For starters, ''The Man In Black'' covered three tunes by Bob Dylan, then the most talked-about young singer-songwriter of the dawning folk-rock era. (''It Ain't Me Babe,'' ''Don't Think Twice, It's Alright,'' and ''Mama, You've Been On My Mind''), The Nashville musical establishment hardly embraced Dylan's mind-blowing lyrics, but Cash, knowing genius when he heard it, was the first major country star to cover Dylan's work. By the same token, he also rendered two numbers by A.P. Carter of the legendary Carter Family, who, along with Jimmy Rodgers, created the musical template that's still the model for ''traditional'' country, bluegrass, and some forms of folk. And Cash's unmistakable, tough-hewn baritone rendered the classic fiddle tune that is the title track, as well as ''Danny Boy'' (with a spoken word intro), the spiritual ''Amen'' and the traditional story-song ''The Long Black Veil.''. Cash's compositions include ''The Wall,'' one of the prison songs for which he is known, and the protest tune ''All Of God's Children Ain't Free.'' Orange Blossom Special (with liner notes by the artist and never-before seen archive photos) finds Cash backed by the Tennessee Two, his outstanding guitar/bass tandem of Luther Perkins and Marshall Grant and guest appearances by such Nashville aces as Boots Randolph on tenor sax, pianists Floyd Cramer and Bill Pursell, guitarist Norman Blake, and harmonica ace Charlie McCoy. And on Johnny Horton's ''When It's Springtime In Alaska (It's Forty Below),'' Cash is accompanied by the now-familiar female voice of June Carter.1. Orange Blossom Special
2. The Long Black Veil
3. It Ain't Me Babe
4. The Wall
5. Don't Think Twice It's All Right
6. You Wild Colorado
7. Mama, You Been On My Mine
8. When It's Springtime In Alaska (It's Forty Below)
9. All Of God's Children Ain't Free
10. Danny Boy
11. Wildwood Flower
12. Amen$29.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Solid Gold HeartThe words and primary voice are those of Jad Fair, that
enduringly idiosyncratic artist revered in discerning pockets of
the global indie rock underground for decades. Danielson's
Daniel Smith has long admired Fair, drawing inspiration from
Half Japanese (the band Fair formed with his brother in the '70s)
on through to his prolific career today. Their discussions of
collaborating finally came to fruition when Joyful Noise
Recordings designated Fair its "Artist In Residence" for 2014
and Danielson was tapped as one of 4 artists (including R. Stevie
Moore; Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake; and Strobe Talbot) to
record separate respective albums with him for a boxed-set
limited release. "Flattered and honored" is how Smith sums up
his feelings about the project -- and grateful to get a game-plan
for what always seemed a complementary pairing.
Sounds Familyre will be doing their own non-limited release of
Solid Gold Heart in June, on CD, digital and gold vinyl. The 11
tracks of sweet collaboration collected under said title sound like
what you might expect, given the respective artists: gleaming
tunes of sincere sing-speak, resplendent with sparkling back-up
vocals and warmly melodic, inventive instrumentation; a
sunshine-bright outlook of positive encouragement to keep
"rockin' on the side of gooood" -- because, after all, "We
deserve chocolate cake/ We deserve apple pie/ Enjoy your life
The collaborative process commenced with Fair sending Smith
his unique vocal demos of recited lyrics with articulated mouth-sound musical qualities (some bits remain in the final mixes).
Smith then wrote music for each chosen track, eventually getting
Fair and drummer Gilles Rieder into his Clarksboro, NJ studio
to record their parts during a few hours break from touring.
Aside from Smith's own guitar-playing and singing throughout
the album, there were contributions made by his brothers David
and Andrew on percussion, and sisters Rachel and Megan along
with wife Elin on vocals. Spicing things up at Fair's behest were
members of Texas art-polka band Brave Combo: Carl Finch on
accordion and keys; Jeffrey Barnes on sax and woodwinds; and
Danny O'Brien on trumpet. Bringing things full-circle was
Kramer (Shockabilly, Bongwater, B.A.L.L. et al.) on bass, who
also co-mixed and mastered the album.
The result is a beguiling blend that builds off each participant's
strengths, truly a fresh sum that is greater than its parts. "The
goal was to make 3-minute pop songs, as accessible and fun and
immediate as possible," notes Smith. And that's what you'll
hear, each track an uplifting, mutually enhanced concoction.
Anyone who ever had a Solid Gold Heart -- wouldn't they want
to turn around and share it? Of course they would. Jad Fair and
Danielson are happy to offer up theirs.1. Go Ahead
2. Rockin On The Good Side
3. Ready Steady
4. Here We Stand
5. Solid Gold Heart
6. With The Knowledge
7. Apple Apple
8. Not No
9. On And On
10. You Got Me In A Spin
11.Here's Our Time$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I Walk The Line180 Gram Translucent Gold Vinyl
Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered In Stellar Monophonic Sound By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music & Capitol Mastering
Features 2 Rare Photos From The Columbia Archives In The Gatefold Art
In 1964 after an amazing run of chart topping albums and a treasure trove of smash country and pop songs, Johnny Cash put together one of his finest albums from the era with his masterpiece "I Walk The Line."
Produced by the great Don Law with Frank Jones, the "Man In Black" revisits heartfelt renditions of his earlier hits like "Hey Porter" and "Give My Love To Rose", while also offering a half dozen new tunes. New top charters like "Bad News" and "Understand Your Man" would quickly propel this album into the number one spot, as "I Walk The Line" would truly become one of the biggest selling albums of his stellar career.
Johnny Cash continues his amazing trek of great interpretations with Flatt and Scruggs' "Troublesome Waters" as well as Gene Autry's classic "Goodbye Little Darlin' Goodbye."
In honor of The Man, the Music, the Legend, The Man In Black, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Gold Vinyl release of the Johnny Cash classic "I Walk The Line."
As another fine limited edition installment in our exciting Johnny Cash 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are very pleased to present this masterwork in all its true audiophile glory. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and manufactured at R.T.I., "I Walk The Line" will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Johnny Cash fans everywhere.
For this exclusive presentation, we are also including the first time ever gatefold artwork which includes the original LP cover elements as well as a two rare photos of the legend in the inside gatefold art from the Columbia Records vaults.
Johnny Cash . "I Walk The Line" .A history making rock n country album from a historic legend, an audiophile dream release . first time gatefold cover ..is now an audiophile Gold vinyl dream come true .From your friends at Friday Music .Stay tuned for more Johnny Cash original Columbia Records audiophile recordings from Friday Music.
"I Walk The Line .."
Featured Musicians: The Carter Family, Norman Blake, Bob Johnston, Jack Clement and Marshall Grant1. I Walk The Line
2. Bad News
3. Folsom Prison Blues
4. Give My Love To Rose
5. Hey Porter
6. I Still Miss Someone
7. Understand Your Man
8. Wreck Of The Old '97
9. Still In Town
10. Big River
11. Goodbye, Little Darlin' Goodbye
12. Troublesome Waters$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
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Nashville Skyline (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale)Relaxed 1969 Album Soothes With Country Sounds and Amicable Simplicity
Hyper-Detailed 45RPM Version Allows You to Experience Dylan's All-Time Cleanest Vocal Performances Like Never Before: Soft, Smooth Croon a Dramatic Change from His Past
Songs Reflect Rustic Charm, Cozy Retreat, Idyllic Satisfaction
Includes Duet With Johnny Cash, Plus Lay Lady Lay and Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
For an artist whose career is flush with enigma, myth, and disguise, Nashville Skyline still surprises more than almost any other Bob Dylan move more four decades after its original release. Distinguished from every other Dylan album by virtue of the smooth vocal performances and simple ease, the 1969 record witnesses the icon's full-on foray into country and trailblazing of the country-rock movement that followed. Cozy, charming, and warm, the rustic set remains for many hardcore fans the Bard's most enjoyable effort. And most inimitable. The result of quitting smoking, Dylan's voice is in pristine shape, nearly unidentifiable from the nasal wheeze and folk accents displayed on prior records.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this restored 45RPM analog version zeroes in on the shocking purity and never-again-replicated croon of Dylan's vocals. Enhanced, too, are the images associated with the calmly strummed and picked acoustic guitars and decay connected to the fading notes. The dimensions and ambience of the Columbia studio translate via subtle echoes and natural blend of instruments melding with one another, akin to honey integrating with tea. Providing comparably soothing effects, relaxing vibes pour forth from this reissue, which affords this masterpiece the fidelity it's always deserved. Wider grooves mean more information reaches your ears.
"Is it rolling, Bob?," Dylan famously queries producer Bob Johnson at the beginning of "To Be Alone With You," indicating the laissez-faire feelings that surrounded the sessions and helped yield the laidback, convivial music defining the album-arguably the most unique in the artist's vast catalog. While he dipped his toes into country waters on the preceding John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline throws its collective arms around the style in bear-hug fashion and drops any obvious folk references. Everything from the songs' moods to the amicable arrangements reacts against the era's turmoil and popular sounds.
This beautiful and beautifully executed effort might stand as Dylan's most effective protest ever, even if many missed the point upon original release. Advocating peace, love, and old-world allure without calling attention to any characteristic in an overly forward manner, Dylan frames the songs as ballads, rags, lullabies, and gentle honky-tonk dances. He adheres to expeditious brevity, keeping the arrangements tight and free of any filler, thus allowing the melodies to immediately work their magic and place hummable memories inside listeners' heads.
Indeed, if any Dylan masterpiece is overlooked, it's Nashville Skyline. In addition to his superb singing and infallible songs, Dylan enjoys backing from a crackerjack assembly of Nashville session musicians including Charlie Daniels, Marshall Grant, W.S. Holland, Charlie McCoy, Ken Buttrey, and Norman Blake. Country pros, and their respective performances, don't come any better.
As much as on any of his records, Dylan resides in a good place, mentally and emotionally. The idyllic, warmhearted environs of Nashville Skyline stand apart now just as they did in the late 1960s. The sincerity conveyed on the inviting "Lay Lady Lay," relief sighed on the romantic "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You," and unlimited promise expressed on the jittery "To Be Alone With You" parallel the lessons-learned yearning and genuine desire found on "One More Night," bracing "I Threw It All Away," and eternal "Girl From the North Country," performed to perfection with Johnny Cash.
This title is not eligible for further discount.1. Girl From the North Country
2. Nashville Skyline Rag
3. To Be Alone With You
4. I Threw It All Away
5. Peggy Day
6. Lay Lady Lay
7. One More Night
8. Tell Me That It Isn't True
9. Country Pie
10. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You$49.99 $44.99 Save $5.00 (10%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now