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    Numbered, Limited Edition


    Tom Waits and Crystal Gale Create Magic Together on Waits' Most Accessible Outing


    Small Combo Band Provides Jazzy and Bluesy Support


    Stupendous Sonics: Music Largely Recorded Live on Studio Floor


    One From the Heart ranks among the best soundtracks in history. Essential for any Tom Waits or Crystal Gayle devotee, it sets an example of what's not only possible, but should be expected and demanded, when two likeminded artists collaborate. Heartstrings are tugged, passions kindled and lost, sentiments exchanged, skeletons dragged out of closets, seasons changed, romantic truisms cited. And its wide-open sound is supreme, the result of most tracks being recorded live in the studio, free of after-effects and interference.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g LP presents the Academy Award-nominated One From the Heart in stunning sonic relief. You'll be able to gauge the signature tones of the guitars and hear inside the cavity of Waits' piano. Perhaps most importantly, Gayle and Waits' voices now sound just feet away, with your room converted into the world's coolest late-night lounge. Spatial cues, background accents, and studio dimensions emerge with striking realism.


    Inspired by a track Waits cut with Bette Midler on his Foreign Affairs effort, One From the Heart overflows with simpatico chemistry, poignant contrast, elegant atmospherics, and awestruck intimacy. On their four vocal duets, Gayle and Waits inhabit the personas of a man and woman breaking apart yet sharing common bonds. Their singing plumbs emotional depths that traverse melancholy, sensuality, and understanding. Made before Waits' baritone turned into a deep, gravel-laden instrument, the songs are more smoke than whiskey, more piano-man empathy than hipster growler.


    Written by Waits, the music occupies a common ground between laidback small-combo jazz, lounge pop, and downbeat blues. Classy string orchestrations abet a crack ensemble comprised of saxophonist Terry Edwards, drummer Shelly Manne, pianist Pete Jolly, bassist Greg Cohen, and others. The arrangements seamlessly melt into both vocalists' leads, allowing every note-every piano clink, acoustic bass ripple, brushed snare drum-to register with utmost magnitude.


    Experienced on stunning soliloquy pieces such as Gayle's mournful ballad "Is There Any Way Out of This Dream?" and back-and-forth collaborative efforts like the breakup take "Picking Up After You," beautiful instrumentation, spacious production, and flawless vocal phrasing take hold. You can picture the broken dreams exiting out the side doors of the dim bars and abandoned houses that pepper the narratives. Renowned for his sad songs, Waits has never been in better form, the goodbye fare clicking with unflinching honesty and personality.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Opening Montage: Tom's Piano Intro/Once Upon a Town
    2. Is There Any Way Out of This Dream?
    3. Picking Up After You
    4. Old Boyfriends
    5. Broken Bicycles
    6. I Beg Your Pardon
    7. Little Boy Blue
    8. Instrumental Montage: The Tango/Circus Girl
    9. You Can't Unring a Bell
    10. This One's From the Heart
    11. Take Me Home
    12. Presents
    Tom Waits
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    One From The Heart

    1. Opening Montage

    2. Is There Any Way Out Of This Dream?
    3. Picking Up After You

    4. Old Boyfriends
    5. Broken Bicycles
    6. I Beg Your Pardon
    7. Little Boy Blue
    8. Instrumental Montage

    9. You Can't Unring A Bell
    10. This One's From The Heart
    11. Take Me Home
    12. Presents
    Tom Waits
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    Heart

    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Release


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso


    First Time Gatefold Cover Artwork


    Ann and Nancy Wilson have been continually hammering out some of the greatest rock recordings over the last several decades. Their staying power is second to none, and their status as one of classic rock's premier icon acts is legendary.


    After a major explosion with their first releases like Dreamboat Annie and Little Queen, Heart roared back to the top of the charts a decade later with their astounding debut Capitol album Heart. The mega-platinum 1985 smash contained their most successful 80's hit singles and rock tracks like the guitar blazing What About Love, the rock belters Nothing At All and Never, plus the acoustic powerhouse classic ballad These Dreams.


    Note for note, song for song, Heart's self-titled masterpiece Heart is recognized as one of the classiest, hippest and equally creative musical affairs ever waxed and continues to be one of their most loved albums in their very long and captivating catalog.


    It is with much respect and honor to continue the Heart /Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl series with the summer release of their incredible masterwork Heart. Impeccably mastered from the original Capitol Records tapes by Joe Reagoso, Heart is truly a classic masterpiece now impeccably revisited in the audiophile domain.


    For this limited edition first time 180 Gram Audiophile vinyl release, we are also including a first time rare gatefold cover, which includes all of the original graphics as you remember them. It's just another special extra to go along with the amazing excitement that this HQ vinyl release delivers.


    Heart by Seattle's favorites Heart .. From your friends at Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl WHAT ABOUT LOVE!

    1. If Looks Could Kill
    2. What About Love
    3. Never
    4. These Dreams
    5. The Wolf
    6. All Eyes
    7. Nobody Home
    8. Nothin' At All
    9. What He Don't Know
    10. Shell Shock
    Heart
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    Straight From The Heart

    Ann Peebles' climb up the career ladder was rather more conventional than spectacular in the tough, rough days of rhythm and blues. She was first discovered when she appeared in Memphis nightclubs, was given a break by the big-band leader Gene 'Bowlegs' Miller, and landed her first top hit with the celebrated song I Can't Stand The Rain.


    Towards the end of the Seventies she made a well-timed retreat just before the outbreak of the highly commercialised disco wave, only to return many years later with a revival of her old songs. Her album from 1972 has certainly not mellowed with age. Her singing is sharp and soulful, and comes right from the heart (Slipped, Tripped And Fell In Love). The beat is powerful, throbbing, young and fresh (What You Laid On Me) or surging and groovy (How Strong Is A Woman?). The arrangements come across as sophisticated and well balanced, yet do not baulk at harsh attacks from the winds nor from the use of Hammond and Hohner keyboards, which were so popular at that time. Melody, singers and big band are airy and finely interwoven (Somebody's On Your Case), while a fusion of soft swing and snappy acerbity (I Pity The Fool) rounds off this album which is filled with pure emotion, heart and soul.

    1. Slipped, Tripped And Fell In Love
    2. Trouble, Heartaches & Sadness
    3. What You Laid On Me
    4. How Strong Is A Woman
    5. Somebody's On Your Case
    6. I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home Tonight
    7. I've Been There Before
    8. I Pity The Fool
    9. 99 Pounds
    10. I Take What I Want
    Ann Peebles
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    Transmissions From The Satellite Heart

    1993's Transmissions From The Satellite Heart is the Flaming Lips' second release for Warner Bros. and first with guitarist Ronald Jones and drummer Steven Drozd. The band's transition from indie noisemakers to pop provocateurs was magnified tenfold here by the out of nowhere smash She Don't Use Jelly, which was not only their first charting radio hit but heavily rotated on MTV. No one trick pony, the ambitious 11-song set balances further pop fare like Turn It On and extended numbers like Moth In The Incubator and Slow Nerve Action, with an acoustic folk cut in Plastic Jesus, all with a post-modern style and grace.
    1. Turn It On
    2. Pilot Can At The Queer Of God
    3. Oh My Pregnant Head
    4. She Don't Use Jelly
    5. Chewin The Apple Of Your Eye
    6. Superhumans
    7. Be My Head
    8. Moth In The Incubator
    9. Plastic Jesus
    10. When Yer Twenty Two
    11. Slow Nerve Action
    The Flaming Lips
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    A Long Way From Your Heart (Pre-Order)

    A Long Way From Your Heart is the fourth release from the fiercely independent outfit whose three previous albums received critical accolades while amassing a massive and highly passionate nationwide fanbase. With his vivid character sketches and blue-collar narratives, Evan Felker continues to solidify his place as one of the finest songwriters to come out of the dustbowl in recent years. Felker's vocals are honest and affecting, combined with his virtuosic band mates - RC Edwards (bass), Kyle Nix (fiddle), Ryan Engleman (guitar), Gabe Pearson (drums) and Hank Early (pedal steel) -Turnpike Troubadours are a force. The band has achieved a rare feat with A Long Way From Your Heart by creating an album that is immediately accessible, yet continues to reveal greater depth upon each listen.
    1. The Housefire
    2. Something To Hold On To
    3. The Winding Stair Mountain Blues
    4. Unrung
    5. A Tornado Warning
    6. Pay No Rent
    7. The Hard Way
    8. Old Time Feeling (Like Before)
    9. Pipe Bomb Dream
    10. Oklahoma Stars
    11. Sunday Morning Paper
    The Turnpike Troubadours
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    Straight From The Heart (Speakers Corner)

    Ann Peebles' climb up the career ladder was rather more conventional than spectacular in the tough, rough days of rhythm and blues. She was first discovered when she appeared in Memphis nightclubs, was given a break by the big-band leader Gene 'Bowlegs' Miller, and landed her first top hit with the celebrated song I Can't Stand The Rain.



    Towards the end of the Seventies she made a well-timed retreat just before the outbreak of the highly commercialised disco wave, only to return many years later with a revival of her old songs.
    Her album from 1972 has certainly not mellowed with age. Her singing is sharp and soulful, and comes right from the heart (Slipped, Tripped And Fell In Love). The beat is powerful, throbbing, young and fresh (What You Laid On Me) or surging and groovy (How Strong Is A Woman?). The arrangements come across as sophisticated and well balanced, yet do not baulk at harsh attacks from the winds nor from the use of Hammond and Hohner keyboards, which were so popular at that time. Melody, singers and big band are airy and finely interwoven (Somebody's On Your Case), while a fusion of soft swing and snappy acerbity (I Pity The Fool) rounds off this album which is filled with pure emotion, heart and soul.



    Musicians:



    • Ann Peebles (vocal)

    • James Mitchell (bassoon)

    • Jack Hale (trombone)

    • Andrew Love, Ed Logan (tenor saxophone, vocals)

    • Charles Hodges (organ, piano)

    • Wayne Jackson (trumpet)

    • Teenie Hodges (guitar)

    • Leroy Hodges (bass)

    • Howard Grimes (drums)



    Recording: August 1971 at Royal Recording Studios, Memphis, TN, by Willie Mitchell

    Production: Willie Mitchell





    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. Slipped, Tripped and Fell In Love
    2. Trouble, Heartaches & Sadness
    3. What You Laid On Me
    4. How Strong Is A Woman
    5. Somebody's On Your Case
    6. I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home Tonight
    7. I've Been There Before
    8. I Pity The Fool
    9. 99 Pounds
    10. I Take What I Want
    Ann Peebles
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    Electra Heart

    Marina and The Diamonds second album, Electra Heart, is not so much a creative leap forward, more an Olympian pole-vault over the bar of talented-newcomer into the global amphitheater of a cultivated Classic.


    Two years on from her top 5 debut The Family Jewels (300,000 copies sold), the self-styled avant-garde D.I.Y artist has detonated her own experimental past and landed feet first in the future with Electra Heart, a stunningly ambitious, seamless, cohesive and confident sonic pulsar spinning between electro-pop euphoria and come-down melancholia. The album is produced by a cache of old school and A-List producers: Dr Luke (Katy Perry) and Liam Howe (Sneaker Pimps) but mostly (9 out of 12 songs) Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Kylie) and Rick Nowels (Madonna, Stevie Nicks, Lykke Li). A hook-packed stunner with the sonic ambition of a one-woman Depeche Mode, her onetime theatrical vocals now effortlessly soar between spectral, commanding and towering power-pop, finding her vocal identity in an album about a loss of it.


    Electra Heart is a thematic riot, a British Eccentric, 21st Century concept caper where the album title represents a series of female archetypes, not so much an alter-ego as a beautifully-constructed prism, through which Marina projects a series of meticulously-realized female characters as a foil for telling her story, the one about mismatched lovers.


    Electra Heart marks the sophomore release from Marina and the Diamonds, aiming to make a big impact in the US as Marina breaks the mold with her Americana-ode to pop music and cultural stereotypes.

    1. Bubblegum Bitch
    2. Primadonna
    3. Lies
    4. Homewrecker
    5. Starring Role
    6. The State Of Dreaming
    7. Power & Control
    8. Sex Yeah
    9. Teen Idle
    10. Valley Of The Dolls

    11. Hypocrates
    12. How To Be A Heartbreaker
    13. Radioactive
    14. Fear and Loathing
    Marina and The Diamonds
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    Stubborn Heart

    Stubborn Heart's self titled debut of stunning and surprisingly poignant electronic soul emotes heartbreak over broken beats and dark, atmospheric space. The clean, ghostly production coalesces with Luca Santucci's mournful vocal to positively ooze a bruised melancholy.


    Equally inspired by 80's and 90's electronic music and 60's and 70's soul, Stubborn Heart never lose their passion for good pop music - everything from Hall & Oates to Timbaland. Recent comparisons have been drawn with the XX, Sbtrkt, James Blake and Four Tet.

    1. Penetrate
    2. Better Than This
    3. Two Times A Maybe
    4. Interpol
    5. It's Not That Easy
    6. Starting Block
    7. Blow
    8. Head On
    9. To Catch A Spark
    10. Need Someone
    Stubborn Heart
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    Empty Heart

    From the original '66 Soma masters, comes the Deacons' blistering cover of Empty Heart plus an unished flip-side!
    1. Empty Heart
    2. Bring It On Home To Me
    The Deacons
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    Dormant Heart

    'Dormant' is not a word that you can associate with Reading's metallers SYLOSIS - the band who have in the past few years alone toured with LAMB OF GOD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, DEVIL DRIVER and TRIVIUM. As well as playing huge festivals across the globe such as Sonisphere, Wacken, Graspop and Pukkelpop.


    Dormant Heart is not a peaceful album, it's a powerful force, unleashing anger against every day injustice and a sleeping society that lets these things wash over them. Frontman Josh Middleton explains: "The title refers to people going through life on autopilot and being one of the herd. How a lot of people simply accept the way things are just because it's 'tradition' as opposed to taking a good look at the world around you and thinking for yourself. Sometimes there are catalysts that happen and change our perspective or consciousness "


    One might take this catalyst as being representative of the driving accident that SYLOSIS had on a US tour with TRIVIUM and DEVIL DRIVER in September 2013. Luckily the band escaped the RV accident without major injuries but had to withdraw from the rest of the American shows. It was a big influence on the writing of their fourth album. This isn't a band that lets the tough gruelling schedule of touring wear them down though and once they'd been patched up and recovered they were back on the road in the UK. The incident did however provide food for thought as to how the band has to some extent a constant element of danger and personal sacrifice.


    SYLOSIS began tracking the album back in March 2014 working away secretly alongside touring commitments. Josh Middleton took a step up on this album producing it himself with the help of engineer Scott Atkins. The album was mastered by TESSERACT guitarist Acle Kahney. Josh says of the recording process "It was great doing some of the recording with Scott again. We've got a good working relationship and he's really dedicated to what he does. We like to strive for a very earthy and organic sound. It adds to the human element and brings out the intensity and vibe in the music."


    Guitars and vocals were recorded at Wizard Sound Studios in the band's hometown Reading. Drums were recorded in May at Monkey Puzzle Studios by original drummer Rob Callard who parted ways with SYLOSIS in September 2014 due to time restraints. BLEED FROM WITHINs Ali Richardson is now drumming for the band permanently after filling in for some live shows on the bands spring 2014 tour.


    Dormant Heart retains the distinctive SYLOSIS sound; a mixture of intense heavy guitar riffs, breakdowns, thudding rhythm and Middleton's growl. It's difficult to tie-down the band into a specific type of metal genre. Stomping opener 'Where The Wolves Come To Die' unleashes an aggressive start whilst 'Leech' provides those breakdowns and epic choruses. 'Mercy' demonstrates the mix of galloping rhythm and melodic guitar riffs whilst Josh fiercely declares 'there's no redemption'. Aptly named closer track 'Quiescent' provides over 9 minutes of solemn prog showing a less forceful side of the band it's ballad like in nature, with lyrics questioning Maybe the flames are all they have?' It's softer in dynamic but the sense of impending doom remains 'Fail to rescue// I can see// Now the line is drawn at our feet'.


    Josh summarises the record as their best work to date. "It's the most pissed off, aggressive and intense album we've done, yet it still retains the epic, progressive and melodic side we're also known for. It's a very gloomy and atmospheric album. We've been through a lot as a band and individuals and we've made our darkest album to date."

    1. Where The Wolves Come To Die
    2. Victims And Pawns
    3. Dormant Heart
    4. To Build A Bomb
    5. Overthrown
    6. Leech
    7. Servitude
    8. Indoctrinated
    9. Harm
    10. Mercy
    11. Callous Souls
    12. Quiescent
    13. Pillars Erode
    14. Zero (Smashing Pumpkins cover)
    Sylosis
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    Atom Heart Mother


    Remastered From The Original Analogue Master Tapes


    Pink Floyd followed their '60s albums with their fifth studio album, Atom Heart Mother in 1970. Featuring the classic lineup of Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason, the LP went on to become the band's first UK #1 record.

    1. If
    2. Fat Old Sun
    3. Atom Heart Mother; Father's Shout\ Breast Milky\ Mother Fore\ Funky Dung\ Mind Your Throats Please\ Remergence
    4. Summer '68
    5. Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast; Rise and Shine\ Sunny Side Up\ Morning Glory
    Pink Floyd
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    Clear Heart Full Eyes

    Clear Heart Full Eyes is the Vagrant Records solo debut album from, Craig Finn, frontman for the critically acclaimed group The Hold Steady. In early 2011, Finn challenged himself to write a new song every day in his Brooklyn, NY apartment. I had written a bunch of songs that were outside of the norm for The Hold Steady, a little quieter and perhaps more narrative, says Finn. I wanted to gain some experience and insight into the process of making a record by working with new people.


    Finn traveled to Austin, Texas in July, removing himself from all familiar surroundings, to record the album with producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Trail of Dead). Of the album's title, Finn says, It's a juxtaposed reference to 'Friday Night Lights,' a TV show that excited and moved me and also happened in Texas. Further, Clear Heart signifies honesty and transparency, and Full Eyes suggests experience.

    1. Apollo Bay
    2. When No Ones Watching
    3. No Future
    4. New Friend Jesus
    5. Jackson
    6. Terrified Eyes
    7. Western Pier
    8. Honolulu Blues
    9. Rented Room
    10. Balcony
    11. Not Much Left Of Us
    Craig Finn
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    Pain In My Heart

    This album works on so many different levels, that it's essential listening for at least three categories of buyer -- fans of Otis Redding and Stax Records (natch), and more general soul listeners, and also anyone serious about their devotion to the work of the Rolling Stones and any other British invasion bands that covered American soul. Pain In My Heart was practically a road map to Mick Jagger and any number of other would-be white soul shouters in the UK, not just on the title track but also numbers like the hard rocking Hey Hey Baby. For someone only 22 years old at the time of these sessions, and just two years past his first 45 rpm record, Redding exudes astonishing power, energy and boldness, though it's all packaged with greater restraint than his subsequent records did. This was the only LP that Redding recorded during the lifetime of his idol, Sam Cooke, and his version of You Send Me is the least stylized of any of his renditions of Cooke's songs -- later on, after Cooke's death, he would throw more of himself into it. The very fact that he was covering Cooke's soul classic shows an essential difference between Redding's and Cooke's early LPs; as Redding was on a soul label, no one tried to make him into a pop singer as that'd done at RCA with Cooke -- thus, he was running on all cylinders right out of the starting gate, though he wouldn't get really interesting or show his full depth until two albums later. But even covering Rufus Thomas's The Dog, Richard Berry's Louie Louie, Little Richard's Lucille, or Ben E. King's Stand By Me, he's already doing 70% of what we came to expect from Otis Redding in the years ahead -- his writing, apart from Security, These Arms Of Mine and That's What My Heart Needs, was still somewhat less than memorable, but this is still a first-rate debut.

    -All Music Guide
    1. Pain In My Heart
    2. The Dog
    3. Stand By Me
    4. Heh Heh Baby
    5. You Send Me
    6. I Need Your Lovin'
    7. These Arms Of Mine
    8. Louie Louie
    9. Something Is Worrying Me
    10. Security
    11. That's What My Heart Needs
    12. Lucille
    Otis Redding
    $34.99
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    Solid Gold Heart

    The 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
    Jad Fair & Danielson
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    Sheer Heart Attack

    Queen II was a breakthrough in terms of power and ambition, but Queen's third album Sheer Heart Attack was where the band started to gel. It followed quickly on the heels of the second record -- just by a matter of months; it was the second album they released in 1974 -- but it feels like it had a longer incubation period, so great is the progress here. Which isn't quite to say that Sheer Heart Attack is flawless -- it still has a tendency to meander, sometimes within a song itself, as when the killer opening Brighton Rock suddenly veers into long stretches of Brian May solo guitar -- but all these detours do not distract from the overall album, they're in many ways the key to the record itself: it's the sound of Queen stretching their wings as they learn how to soar to the clouds. There's a genuine excitement in hearing all the elements to Queen's sound fall into place here, as the music grows grander and catchier without sacrificing their brutal, hard attack. One of the great strengths of the album is how all four members find their voices as songwriters, penning hooks that are big, bold, and insistent and crafting them in songs that work as cohesive entities instead of flourishes of ideas. This is evident not just in Killer Queen -- the first, best flourishing of Freddie Mercury's vaudevillian camp -- but also on the pummeling Stone Cold Crazy, a frenzied piece of jagged metal that's all the more exciting because it has a real melodic hook. Those hooks are threaded throughout the record, on both the ballads and the other rockers, but it isn't just that this is poppier, it's that they're able to execute their drama with flair and style. There are still references to mystical worlds (Lily of the Valley, In the Lap of Gods) but the fantasy does not overwhelm as it did on the first two records; the theatricality is now wielded on everyday affairs, which ironically makes them sound larger than life. And this sense of scale, combined with the heavy guitars, pop hooks, and theatrical style, marks the true unveiling of Queen, making Sheer Heart Attack as the moment where they truly came into their own.

    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music)
    1. Brighton Rock
    2. Killer Queen
    3. Tenement Funster
    4. Flick Of The Wrist
    5. Lily Of The Valley
    6. Now I'm Here
    7. In The Lap Of The Gods
    8. Stone Cold Crazy
    9. Dear Friends
    10. Misfire
    11. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
    12. She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettos)
    13. In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited
    Queen
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    The Sacred Heart Sessions

    The Lowest Pair features the duel banjo picking of Kendl Winter and
    Palmer T. Lee. Draped in Kendl's high lonesome harmonies and Palmer's
    Midwest croon, their debut release, 36¢, (Team Love Records) was
    hailed by many outlets and American Songwriter praised their earnest,
    earthy songcraft. Team Love will release their
    sophomore album, The Sacred Heart Sessions.


    Arkansas-born and now homesteading in Olympia, Washington, Kendl
    Winter sprouts alfalfa beans in mason jars in the back of the tour van and
    spreads her songs across the country Johnny Appleseed style. Kendl
    brings to The Lowest Pair her wonderfully weaving poetry of song, old
    and new, and a voice somewhere between Gillian Welch and Iris DeMent
    with a little Olympia twist. Palmer T. Lee who hails from Minneapolis was
    nineteen years old when he inherited a couple of banjos and discovered
    he could reassemble them into his dream instrument. Former front man
    for the much loved high energy bluegrass band The Boys n' the
    Barrels, Palmer's songs are distilled into the warm sweet sounds of his
    percussive wordplay and the melodic interludes of his own unique style
    played on a pieced together banjo.


    After nearly a year of traveling the country playing clubs, hotels, house
    shows, back yards and street corners, they found their way back up to
    Minnesota, this time to Duluth where they sat down to record the followup
    to 36¢.   Linking up with Tom Fabjance at an old church seemed like
    the perfect way to expand on their sound without diluting their original
    magical formula. The Sacred Heart Sessions is an album that allows the
    listening to enter the space that surrounds its creation. One can virtually
    feel the walls and vaulted ceiling of the old wooden church rising up,
    creating a natural reverb and warming the air.


    Be it Kendl's punk roots, her admiration for the traditional American
    songbook, or the gravitational pull she sensed drawing her to Olympia,
    it's her combining these talents and creative impulses with Palmer's
    Midwestern charm, the long winters spent listening to a steady diet of
    Townes Van Zandt and John Hartford and the strange moment of fate
    that left him with two inherited banjos as a young man; this combination
    has resulted in a uniquely original sound that is The Lowest Pair.

    1. Ruben's Fortune
    2. Howl
    3. Rosie
    4. Fourth Time's A Charm
    5. Minnesota, Mend Me
    6. Shipwright
    7. In The During Of A Moment
    8. Smile And Nod
    9. Hogtied
    10. Scavenger Hunt
    The Lowest Pair
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    Heart On My Sleeve

    Before Mary Lambert achieved "quasi-stardom" (as she puts it in her typical self-deprecating way) for writing and singing the hook on Macklemore & Ryan
    Lewis' marriage equality anthem "Same Love," the Seattle native was an aspiring singer-songwriter who also worked as a brunch waitress and bartender.
    After years of struggling both financially and personally, Lambert suddenly found herself signed to Capitol Records, releasing an EP (Welcome To The
    Age of My Body), nominated for two Grammy Awards (for "Song of the Year" and "Album of The Year"), and making history performing on the Grammy
    telecast with Macklemore, Lewis, and Madonna, while Queen Latifah memorably married 33 couples. "I like to describe Heart On My Sleeve as a pop
    album with a conscience," Lambert says about her debut full-length album. "So I made a list of goals" to: 1. Have fun. 2. Create something catchy. 3.
    Create something that positively impacts the world. 4. Stay true to yourself. 5. Make money. "Is that okay to say?" she asks.


    Written within the past year (with lyrics by Lambert and music co-written by Lambert, co-producers Eric Rosse and Benny Cassette, and songwriter
    MoZella), Heart On My Sleeve is an honest depiction of where Lambert is now. "I can only write about the experiences I've had. I signed to a major label. I
    went through a break-up. I figured out how to be an independent person. I have been terrifyingly honest to the public about traumatic events in my life. I
    met the woman of my dreams. I have been on the road nonstop, away from those I love, but with the opportunity to sing about gay rights to hundreds of
    thousands of people. This album is inspired by the depth of all of that love, and the journey that it takes to get there." "Heart On My Sleeve" is a dusky
    love song that Lambert chose as the title track because she felt it summed up how she approached writing the lyrics on the album. "I've always lived my
    life completely open, both to getting hurt, but also to love," she says. Lambert also spells out her mission on the album's first single, "Secrets," which - set
    to a buoyant pop melody and hand-claps - is meant to encourage vulnerability.

    1. Secrets
    2. So Far Away
    3. Rib Cage ft. K Flay, Angel Haze
    4. Dear One
    5. When You Sleep
    6. Chasing the Moon
    7. Jessie's Girl
    8. Monochromatic
    9. Heart on My Sleeve
    10. Wounded Animal
    11. Sum of Our Parts
    Mary Lambert
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    I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One

    I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One is the eighth studio album by the American indie rock band. It was produced by Roger Moutenot and recorded at House of David in Nashville, Tennessee. The album expands the guitar-based pop of its predecessor Electr-O-Pura to encompass a variety of other music genres, including bossa nova, krautrock, and electronic music. Most of the songs on the album deal with melancholy emotions and range from short and fragile ballads to long and open-ended dissonance.


    Upon release, Beating as One reached number 19 on the Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart, becoming the first Yo La Tengo album to enter the charts. Three songs from the album, Autumn Sweater, Sugarcube, and the cover Little Honda, were released as singles. The album received considerable acclaim from music critics, who praised the band's ability to successfully expand the boundaries of nearly any pop style. The album is widely regarded as the band's best work and is frequently included on several publications' best album lists. In 2010, Rolling Stone placed it at number 86 on its list of 100 Best Albums of the Nineties.

    1. Return To Hot Chicken
    2. Moby Octopad
    3. Sugarcube
    4. Damage
    5. Deeper Into Movies
    6. Shadows
    7. Stockholm Syndrome
    8. Autumn Sweater
    9. Little Honda
    10. Green Arrow
    11. One PM Again
    12. The Lie And How We Told It
    13. Center of Gravity
    14. Spec Bebop
    15. We're An American Band
    16. My Little Corner Of The World
    Yo La Tengo
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    Heart of Oak (Awaiting Repress)

    'Heart of Oak', the stunning Season of Mist debut full-length from ANCIIENTS, is one of 2013's most anticipated albums for a reason. The acutely modern, progressive quartet craft songs as nuanced and expressive as the range of human emotion, without eschewing their hard rock/heavy metal roots. Unforgettable tracks such as Raise the Sun, Falling in Line, The Longest River, and Faith & Oath hit hard and resonate deeply. With 'Heart of Oak' as their calling card, ANCIIENTS exude class and the confidence of a band beyond their years.
    One of 2013's most anticipated albums - Decibel magazine (US)


    'Heart of Oak' was produced by the band, and engineered by Jesse Gander (JAPANDROIDS, BISON B.C.) at The Hive Creative Labs (BLACK MOUNTAIN, NOMEANSNO) in Vancouver, Canada in Winter 2011/2012, and mastered by Alan Douches (MASTODON, BARONESS, CLUTCH) at WestWestside music. The album artwork was drawn by illustrator Alison Lilly.


    Recommended if You Like: MASTODON, KYLESA, BARONESS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, WITCHCRAFT, ELECTRIC WIZARD

    1 Raise the Sun
    2 Overthrone
    3 Falling in Line
    4 One Foot in the Light
    5 The Longest River
    6 Giants
    7 Faith and Oath
    8 Flood and Fire
    9 For Lisa
    Anciients
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    Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart

    Inarticulate Speech of the Heart is the fourteenth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison - Originally released in 1983


    Morrison said he arrived at the title from a Shavian saying: that idea of communicating with as little articulation as possible, at the same time being emotionally articulate.


    One of music's true originals Van Morrison's unique and inspirational musical legacy is rooted in postwar Belfast. Born in 1945 Van heard his Shipyard worker father's collection of blues, country and gospel early in life.Feeding off musical greats such as Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Muddy Waters, Mahalia Jackson and Leadbelly he was a travelling musician at 13 and singing, playing guitar and sax, in several bands, before forming Them in 1964.Making their name at Belfast's Maritime Club Them soon established Van as a major force in the British R&B scene. Morrison's matchless vocal and songwriting talents produced instant classics such as the much covered 'Gloria' and 'Here Comes The Night'.Those talents found full astonishing range in Van's solo career.After working with Them's New York producer Bert Berns on beautiful Top 40 pop hit 'Brown Eyed Girl' (1967), Morrison moved to another realm.


    With one of the most revered catalogues in music history and his unparalleled talents as composer, singer and performer Morrison's past achievements loom large. But, as throughout his extraordinary career, how that past informs his future achievements and still stirs excitement and keen anticipation.

    1. Higher Than The World
    2. Connswater
    3. River Of Time
    4. Celtic Swing
    5. Rave On, John Donne
    6. Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart, No. 1
    7. Irish Heartbeat
    8. The Street Only Knew Your Name
    9. Cry For Home
    10. Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart, No. 2
    11. September Night
    Van Morrison
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    Heart of Oak (Colored Vinyl)

    Limited Edition Double Gatefold And Opaque Purple Vinyl Reissue


    'Heart of Oak', the stunning Season of Mist debut full-length from ANCIIENTS, is one of 2013's most anticipated albums for a reason. The acutely modern, progressive quartet craft songs as nuanced and expressive as the range of human emotion, without eschewing their hard rock/heavy metal roots. Unforgettable tracks such as Raise the Sun, Falling in Line, The Longest River, and Faith & Oath hit hard and resonate deeply. With 'Heart of Oak' as their calling card, ANCIIENTS exude class and the confidence of a band beyond their years.
    One of 2013's most anticipated albums - Decibel magazine (US)


    'Heart of Oak' was produced by the band, and engineered by Jesse Gander (JAPANDROIDS, BISON B.C.) at The Hive Creative Labs (BLACK MOUNTAIN, NOMEANSNO) in Vancouver, Canada in Winter 2011/2012, and mastered by Alan Douches (MASTODON, BARONESS, CLUTCH) at WestWestside music. The album artwork was drawn by illustrator Alison Lilly.


    Recommended if You Like: MASTODON, KYLESA, BARONESS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, WITCHCRAFT, ELECTRIC WIZARD

    1. Raise the Sun
    2. Overthrone
    3. Falling in Line
    4. One Foot in the Light
    5. The Longest River
    6. Giants
    7. Faith and Oath
    8. Flood and Fire
    9. For Lisa
    Anciients
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    The Beat Of My Heart (Speakers Corner)

    The crooner Tony Bennett fulfilled a lifetime dream with this percussion jazz formation: At last he could go into the studio with the greatest drummers and top-notch jazz musicians and just swing to his heart's content.


    Chico Hamilton, Jo Jones, Art Blakey, Candido and Sabu were responsible for the beat while Kai Winding, Herbie Mann, Nat Adderley and Al Cohn took care of the background among other things, and such great musicians as Milt Hinton and Eddie Safranski and John Pisano tied the whole thing together.


    The 12 numbers, recorded in four sessions, were arranged by pianist Ralph Sharon in a laid-back and diversified manner and allowed Tony Bennett plenty of room to swing along serenely. Should one recommend a particular title? If the answer is yes, then the 'pure' numbers with Chico Hamilton. And the rest? Yes, the good old jazz evergreens - which, however, sound quite new here. Really one could practically recommend all of them!


    To be sure: this is no LP for narrow-minded jazz purists, and certainly not for lovers of the soothing crooner - but why not one for both camps?

    Musicians:



    • Tony Bennett (vocal)

    • Ralph Sharon (piano, arranger, conductor)

    • Kai Winding (trombone)

    • Al Cohn (tenor saxophone)

    • Nat Adderley (trumpet)

    • Herbie Mann (flute)

    • John Pisano (guitar)

    • James Bond, Eddie Safranski (bass)

    • Eddie Costa (vibraphone)

    • Jo Jones, Chico Hamilton, Art Blakey (drums)

    • Sabu (drums, percussion)




    Recording: October 1957 at CBS 30th Street Studio, New York in mono

    Production: Mitch Miller



    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. Let's Begin

    2. Lullaby Of Broadway

    3. Let There Be Love

    4. Love For Sale
    5. Army Air Corps Song
    6. Crazy Rhythm
    7. The Beat Of My Heart

    8. So Beats My Heart For You

    9. Blues In The Night
    10. Lazy Afternoon

    11. Let's Face The Music And Dance

    12. Just One Of Those Things
    Tony Bennett
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    Near To The Wild Heart Of Life

    JAPANDROIDS is a two-piece band from Vancouver, BC., which began in 2006 and consists of Brian King and David Prowse. JAPANDROIDS are one guitar, one set of drums, and two vocalizers. JAPANDROIDS are maximal in their delivery; a two- piece band sounding like a five-piece band.


    With the release of their second album, Celebration Rock in 2012 the band embarked on what seemed like an endless world tour, performing over 200 shows in over 40 countries, and played their final show in support of Celebration Rock in Buenos Aires, Argentina in November 2013. They would not perform live again for three years.


    Their third album, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, was written clandestinely throughout 2014 and 2015 in Vancouver, Toronto, New Orleans, and Mexico City. It was (mostly) recorded at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, BC (Fall of 2015), with one song, "True Love And A Free Life Of Free Will," recorded at Golden Ratio in Montreal, QC (February, 2015). The title, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, comes from a passage in the novel A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man by James Joyce: "He was alone. He was unheeded, happy, and near to the wild heart of life."


    Like their prior albums Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock, the album is 8 songs. This is because 8 songs is the standard template for a great rock n roll album. Like Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock, the album was sequenced specifically for the LP. On Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, side A (songs 1-4) and side B (songs 5-7) each follow their own loose narrative. Taken together as one, they form an even looser narrative, with the final song on side B (song 8) acting as an epilogue.


    If Celebration Rock was the culmination of something, then Near To The Wild Heart Of Life can be considered the beginning of something else.

    1. Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
    2. North East South West
    3. True Love And A Free Life Of Free Will
    4. I'm Sorry (For Not Finding You Sooner)
    5. Arc Of Bar
    6. Midnight To Morning
    7. No Known Drink Or Drug
    8. In A Body Like A Grave
    Japandroids
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