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  • Horses (Speakers Corner) Horses (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Horses (Speakers Corner)

    Ranked 44/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Patti Smith, the first published poet to move her poetry completely into rock 'n' roll and to entice experimental rock fans into the forbidden cinema of her hallucinatory fantasy (New York Times), began her musical career unconventionally. It took off at a poetry reading where she was backed by Lenny Kaye on guitar; later star photographer Robert Mapplethorpe financed her punk-rock cult single Hey Joe. In 1975, encouraged by her success, Patti Smith released Horses, an album in which she fused rock riffs and spoken rhythms to create a punk-trash sound. The rock scene was electrified, raging about the best garage sound of the 70s (Creem Magazine) and conjectured that Smith had drawn up material from Rimbaud, Burroughs, Dylan and Velvet Underground into a hot needle and injected it under the skin (Sounds Magazine). Later productions were dismissed as sentimental and self-loving outpourings, since the rock-poet didn't continue in the same vein as Horses, with its metallic harshness and raw language. That's why this recording remains an impressive unique production by a visionary rock 'n' roll singer.



    Musicians:



    • Patti Smith (guitar, vocals)

    • Richard Sohl (piano)

    • Lenny Kaye (bass, guitar, vocal)

    • Tom Verlaine, Allen Lanier (guitar)

    • Ivan Kral (bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals)

    • Jay Dee Daugherty (drums)




    Recording: January 1975 at Electric Ladyland Studios, New York City, by Bernie Kirsh

    Production: John Cale




    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. Gloria
    2. Redondo Beach
    3. Birdland
    4. Free Money
    5. Kimberly
    6. Break it Up
    7. Land
    8. Elegie
    Patti Smith
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    Wave

    Available on vinyl for the first time since its original release!


    Wave turned out to be the last album the Patti Smith Group would record, as it was also last album Smith would record before a nine year hiatus.


    The Godmother Of Punk decided to focus on her family life and moved to Michigan, but not before leaving us with gems like the sexually mysterious 'Dancing Barefoot' (dedicated to her husband to be Fred 'Sonic' Smith) and her amazing, biting version of 'So You Want To Be (A Rock 'n' Roll Star)'. Produced by Todd Rundgren, this is her most pop-oriented album, and many at the time could not appreciate her more accessible sound. Nevertheless, 'Wave,' her spoken word tribute to Pope John Paul I (who reigned for only 33 days) is as touching and harrowing now as when it came out in 1979.


     

    1. Frederick

    2. Dancing Barefoot
    3. So You Want To Be
    4. Hymn
    5. Revenge


    1. Citizen Ship
    2. Seven Ways Of Going

    3. Broken Flag
    4. Wave

    Patti Smith
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    CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    WATCH OUT! PUNK IS COMING!


    By the end of 1973, New York City was bankrupt, Watergate had compromised the credibility of the U.S. government, and the Carpenters were the bestselling
    young recording act in America. Rock 'n' roll was dead!


    Enter Hilly Kristal, who dreamed of running a country & blues bar in the Bowery. Instead, the club he opened, CBGB (Country, Bluegrass, Blues) became
    the birthplace of punk and underground music. CBGB was the modern-day salon for the disenfranchised youth of New York City and Kristal gave these
    young local bands a stage. Artists such as the Talking Heads, Blondie, Patti Smith, Ramones, Dead Boys and Television all started at this iconic club.


    The story of Hilly Kristal and his legendary club will be coming to theaters this October when CBGB hits the big screen. The film has an all-star ensemble cast headed by Alan Rickman (the Harry Potter series, Die Hard) who plays Kristal. Co-starring with Rickman will be Malin Akerman (The Proposal,Suburgatory), Ryan Hurst (Sons Of Anarchy), Ashley Greene (The Twilight series), Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), Stana Katic (Castle) and
    Rupert Grint (the Harry Potter series).


    Omnivore Recordings is proud to present CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on CD and naturally, double-LP (with first pressing on translucent
    pink vinyl). An essential collection of songs that made the punk movement, CBGB presents twenty slices of original American music, many rarely
    compiled or unavailable for years. The soundtrack contains music from influential artists that informed the scene (The Velvet Underground, The Stooges
    and MC5), to acts that broke through with huge commercial acclaim (Talking Heads, Blondie and The Police). And there's even music from bands whose
    legendary status will forever be linked to the club that gave them a voice (Dead Boys, Television. Wayne County, The Dictators and more).


    PUNK IS HERE with CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


    This item is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Life During Wartime - Talking Heads
    2. Kick Out The Jams (Uncensored Version) - MC5
    3. Chatterbox - New York Dolls
    4. Soul Twist - Mink DeVille
    5. Careful - Television
    6. Blank Generation - Richard Hell & The Voidoids
    7. Slow Death - Flamin' Groovies
    8. I Can't Stand It - The Velvet Underground
    9. Out Of Control - Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
    10. Psychotic Reaction - The Count Five
    11. All For The Love Of Rock 'N' Roll (Live) - Tuff Darts
    12. All By Myself - Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers
    13. California Sun (Original DEMO) - The Dictators
    14. I Got Knocked Down (But I'lL Get Up) - Joey Ramone
    15. Get Outa My Way - The Laughing Dogs
    16. Sunday Girl (2013 Version) - Blondie
    17. I Wanna Be Your Dog - The Stooges
    18. Sonic Reducer - Dead Boys
    19. Roxanne - The Police
    20. Birds And The Bees - Hilly Kristal
    Various Artists
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  • Outside Society Outside Society Quick View

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    Outside Society

    Liner notes written by Patti Smith


    For the length of time that Patti Smith has spent as a recording artist, she has a remarkably small catalogue: only ten albums recorded in over three decades.


    Yet small as it may be, she still stands as one of the most influential artists of her time.
    Despite the fact that she wears the moniker 'Godmother Of Punk' her oeuvre encompasses many styles and is impossible to fence into one genre.
    But perhaps we should interpret this badge of honour as a salute to her attitude rather than as a reference to her musical style.


    Outside Society, which will be released on vinyl at the same time as a general CD release, is a good presentation of her work as it chronologically explores the entirety of her career, from her first album Horses (MOVLP018) from 1975 to her last; Twelve from 2007, including hits such as 'Gloria', 'Because The Night', 'Dancing Barefoot' and her own intimate rendition of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'.
    It also gives you a good introduction to the artist as a person, as the liner notes are brief recollections of the recordings written by Smith herself.


    1. Gloria
    2. Free Money
    3. Aint It Strange
    4. Pissing in a River
    5. Because the Night
    6. Rock n Roll Nigger
    7. Dancing Barefoot
    8. Frederick
    9. So You Wanna Be a Rock n Roll Star


    10. People Have the Power
    11. Up There Down There
    12. Beneath the Southern Cross
    13. Summer Cannibals
    14. 1959
    15. Glitter in Their Eyes
    16. Lo and Beholden (Radio Edit)
    17. Smells Like Teen Spirit
    18. Trampin

    Patti Smith
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    Horses

    Ranked 44/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Before recording the poetic proto-punk 1975 classic Horses, Patti Smith and her band honed the tunes in a triumphant run of shows at New York's iconic venue, CBGB. In the studio, producer John Cale then helped the band to further refine the songs in a process that brilliantly showcases their anarchic spirit and primitive beauty. Smith's background as a rock critic and poet is equally in evidence here as heard on the re-imaginings of such warhorses as Gloria and Land of 1000 Dances, where she boldly adds her own provocative and unflinching lyrics to great effect. Horses' influence on the burgeoning punk-rock movement is undeniable and it remains one of the finest debuts of all-time!

    1. Gloria
    2. Redondo Beach
    3. Birdland
    4. Free Money
    5. Kimberly
    6. Break it Up
    7. Land
    8. Elegie
    Patti Smith
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    Soldier


    The Iggy Pop / Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl + Gatefold LP Artwork


    Features David Bowie, Simple Minds, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) & Ivan Kral (Patti Smith Group) & Barry Andrews (XTC)


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Capitol Records & Manufactured At R.T.I.


    A Definitive "Rock Of The 80's" Classic Album


    Iggy Pop continues to be known as one of the original pioneers of
    the punk rock and underground rock movement of the late sixties and
    seventies. Thrilling audiences with The Stooges or with his own innovative
    solo projects, Iggy's iconic history shows a plethora of amazing albums
    over the last 4 decades, truly creating some of the coolest music ever
    waxed for the classic rock era.


    In 1980, Iggy Pop delivered his hard hitting 80's alternative classic
    Soldier for Arista Records. Featuring the David Bowie collaboration Play
    It Safe, Solider was a solid effort which continues to be one of his most
    revered albums to this day. This stunning release featured a good amount
    of staple Iggy Pop classics like I'm A Conservative, Mr. Dynamite, Dog
    Food and the hard rockin' Take Care Of Me. Augmented with powerhouse
    musicians like Ivan Kral (Patti Smith Group), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols),
    Barry Andrews (XTC) and uncredited support from David Bowie and
    Simple Minds, this amazing 80's power punk classic hasn't been available
    on vinyl for many decades... that is until now!


    As another installment in our Iggy Pop series, Friday Music is
    very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram
    Audiophile Vinyl presentation of Soldier by the legendary Iggy Pop.
    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (David Bowie/Iggy Pop/Alice
    Cooper) at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood and
    manufactured at R.T.I., this original Arista Records classic truly reaches
    great sonic heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. For a limited time, we
    have also included the colorful artwork elements in a first time gatefold
    cover, featuring the rare lyric insert art - now a part of the inside LP cover
    presentation.


    Knocking 'Em Down In The City

    1. Loco Mosquito
    2. Ambition
    3. Knocking 'em Down (In The City)
    4. Play It Safe
    5. Get Up And Get Out
    6. Mr. Dynamite
    7. Dog Food
    8. I Need More
    9. Take Care Of Me
    10. I'm A Conservative
    11. I Snub You
    Iggy Pop
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    Doolittle

    Ranked 226/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    For the follow up to their classic 1988 debut Surfer Rosa, the Pixies brought in producer Gil Norton (Echo & The Bunnyment, Patty Smith, Foo Fighters) and the results were equally as brilliant if not superior to its predecessor. Doolittle boasted a cleaner sound and received excellent reviews, which led to greater exposure in America. Both a benchmark and a timeless monument, the album brazenly mixes
    surf-pop and grunge, with schizophrenic pacing and head banging jolts. Cited as one of the quintessential alternative rock albums of the '80s by Rolling Stone, Doolittle is undoubtedly one of the most epic and influential indie rock albums of all time. Highlights include Monkey Gone To Heaven, Wave Of Mutilation, Here Comes Your Man, Debaser and Hey among others.

    1. Debaser
    2. Tame
    3. Wave of Mutilation
    4. I Bleed
    5. Here Comes Your Man
    6. Dead
    7. Monkey Gone to Heaven
    8. Mr. Grieves
    9. Crackity Jones
    10. La La Love You
    11. No. 13 Baby
    12. There Goes My Gun
    13. Hey
    14. Silver
    15. Gouge Away
    Pixies
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  • Outside Society Outside Society Quick View

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    Outside Society

    Punk rocks poet laureate, Patti Smith ranks among the most influential female rock & rollers of all time. Ambitious, unconventional and challenging, Smiths music was hailed as the most exciting fusion of rock and poetry since Bob Dylans heyday. Smith followed her own muse wherever it took her, from structured rock songs to freeform experimentalism. Her most avant-garde outings drew a sense of improvisation and interplay from free jazz, though they remained firmly rooted in noisy, primitive three chord rock & roll. She obliterated the expectations of what was possible for women in rock, and stretched the boundaries of how artists of any gender could express themselves.


    The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees first career-spanning collection, Outside Society, is a new collection of 18 signature songs remastered from all ten of Smiths studio albums. The chronologically arranged tracks move from her 1975 debut album, Horses (Gloria, Free Money), through her last release in 2007, Twelve (Smells Like Teen Spirit). Outside Society features brief recollections of each song, written by Patti, who personally supervised the song choices.

    1. Gloria
    2. Free Money
    3. Aint It Strange
    4. Pissing in a River
    5. Because the Night
    6. Rock n Roll Nigger
    7. Dancing Barefoot
    8. Frederick
    9. So You Wanna Be a Rock n Roll Star
    10. People Have the Power
    11. Up There Down There
    12. Beneath the Southern Cross
    13. Summer Cannibals
    14. 1959
    15. Glitter in Their Eyes
    16. Lo and Beholden (Radio Edit)
    17. Smells Like Teen Spirit
    18. Trampin
    Patti Smith
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    Radio Ethiopia

    Follow up album to Horses.


    In interviews surrounding the album's release, Smith explained that she chose producer Jack Douglas in hopes of making the album a commercial success.


    But the record turned out to be one of Patti Smith's most experimental pieces of music she has ever produced in her ingenious career.


    What this album does is, take the complexity and experimentation of the vocal poetry of Horses and infuses it into the sound.
    The record comes with a 4 page insert written by Mrs. smith herself.

    1. Ask The Angels
    2. Ain't It Strange
    3. Poppies
    4. Pissing In A River
    5. Pumping (My Heart)
    6. Distant Fingers
    7. Radio Ethiopia
    8. Abyssinia
    Patti Smith
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  • Killer Road (On Sale) Killer Road (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Killer Road (On Sale)


    Double LP With Gatefold Sleeve And 16-Page Booklet


    LP 1 Is Black Vinyl, LP 2 Is White Colored Vinyl


    A shimmering ambient tone, an electronic underlay to the lulling chatter of
    crickets, makes way for the unmistakable voice of Patti Smith, quietly intoning,
    ominously, "The killer road is waiting for you / like a finger, pointing in the night."


    Behind the music and concept of Killer Road is international trio Soundwalk
    Collective - Stephan Crasneanscki, Simone Merli, and Kamran Sadeghi - who,
    alongside Patti Smith's daughter, Jesse Paris, conceived an immersive exploration
    of the tragic death of Christa PÄffgen. Better known as Nico, the Velvet
    Underground chanteuse and solo pioneer, PÄffgen died while riding her bike on
    the island of Ibiza in the summer of 1988. Ironically, she'd recently got her health
    back, after fifteen years of heroin addiction. It was Nico's body's reaction to its
    new sobriety, and the fact she was cycling at the hottest time of the day, on the
    hottest day of the year, that was to prove her undoing.


    In the years before she died, Nico had not neglected her creative muse, writing
    poetry that would never be published, or heard, until now, in the form of the
    opening title track, "Killer Road." The tracks that follow are eight interpretations
    of Nico lyrics, predominantly taken from classic albums such as Desertshore and
    Drama of Exile, arranged by fellow poet and kindred spirit Patti Smith.


    The roots of Killer Road lie in a fortuitous meeting on an airplane bound for New
    York. One passenger was Smith; the other was Soundwalk Collective founder
    Crasneanscki. Soundwalk had previously been a collaborative series of walking
    guides to cities that created an idiosyncratic and evocative understanding for the
    listener, before evolving into musical frameworks for field recordings and sight
    specific sound installations and performances using a variety of texts and themes.


    Killer Road was initially a live audio-visual experience, at the French Institute
    Alliance Francaise in New York as part of 2014's Crossing the Line festival. Finally,
    we now have the recorded version, a poignant, profound, imaginative exploration
    and tribute nearly 30 years after that fateful summer's day.

    1. Killer Road
    2. My Heart Is Empty
    3. Evening of Light
    4. Saeta
    5. Secret Side
    6. Fearfully in Danger
    7. I Will Be Seven
    8. The Sphinx
    9. My Only Child
    Soundwalk Collective and Jesse Paris Smith feat. Patti Smith
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  • Party (On Sale) Party (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Party (On Sale)


    The Iggy Pop / Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl + Gatefold LP Artwork


    Produced By Tommy Boyce (The Monkees)


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Capitol Records & Manufactured At R.T.I.


    A Definitive "Rock Of The 80's" Classic Album


    Iggy Pop continues to be known as one of the original
    pioneers of the punk rock and underground rock movement
    of the late sixties and seventies. Thrilling audiences with The
    Stooges or with his own innovative solo projects, Iggy's iconic
    history shows a plethora of amazing albums over the last 4
    decades, truly creating some of the coolest music ever waxed
    for the classic rock era.


    In 1981, Iggy Pop delivered his high energy rock of the
    80's classic Party for Arista Records. Featuring a smokin' new
    hit club and pop single with Bang Bang, this stunning release
    featured a good amount of staple Iggy Pop classics like Sincerity,
    Pumpin' For Jill and the powerful Houston Is Hot Tonight.
    Produced mostly by the late Tommy Boyce (The Monkees), Party
    was a captivating offering from this godfather of punk and even
    included two brilliant covers with the Phil Phillips' classic Sea Of
    Love and The Outsiders' garage band anthem Time Won't Let
    Me. Augmented with powerhouse musicians like Ivan Krall (Patti
    Smith Group) and The Uptown Horns, this amazing 80's power
    punk classic hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades...
    that is until now!


    Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever
    the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl presentation of Party by
    the legendary Iggy Pop. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso
    at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood
    and manufactured at R.T.I., this original Arista Records classic
    truly reaches great sonic heights in the audiophile vinyl domain.
    For a limited time, we have also included the colorful artwork
    elements in a first time gatefold cover, featuring a rare inside
    photo never before issued with the original LP release.


    Rock And Roll Party

    1. Pleasure
    2. Rock And Roll Party
    3. Eggs On Plate
    4. Sincerity
    5. Houston Is Hot Tonight
    6. Pumpin' For Jill
    7. Happy Man
    8. Bang Bang
    9. Sea Of Love
    10. Time Won't Let Me
    Iggy Pop
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  • Bicentenary Blues - Boarding House, San Francisco 1976 Bicentenary Blues - Boarding House, San Francisco 1976 Quick View

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    Bicentenary Blues - Boarding House, San Francisco 1976

    On February 15th 1976, Patti Smith and her group played at the Boarding House in San Francisco - a performance which was broadcast live on FM radio. This deluxe LP captures this concert in its entirety and illustrates perfectly the strange power of this pioneering band and its dynamic, talented and foresighted lead singer and main songwriter.
    1. We're Gonna Have a Real Good Time Together (Live)
    2. Privilege (Set Me Free) [Live]
    3. Ain't It Strange (Live)
    4. Kimberly (Live)
    5. Redondo Beach (Live)
    6. Free Money (Live)
    7. Pale Blue Eyes (Live)
    8. Louie Louie (Live)
    9. Pumpin' (My Heart) [Live]
    10. Time Is on My Side (Live)
    11. Flying Saucers Rock and Roll Reading (Live)
    12. Gloria Part 1 & 2 (Live)
    13. My Generation (Live)
    Patti Smith
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  • Live in Germany 1979 Live in Germany 1979 Quick View

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    Live in Germany 1979

    Import


    Essen, Germany, April 21, 1979


    Live archive release from the Punk poetess, recorded live in Essen, Germany on April 21, 1979. Includes 'Dancing Barefoot', 'Rock 'n' Roll N***er', 'Because The Night' and more. 16 tracks.

    1. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
    2. Hymn
    3. Rock 'N' Roll N***er
    4. Privilege
    5. Dancing Barefoot
    6. Redondo Beach
    7. 25th Floor
    8. Revenge
    9. 54321/Wave
    10. Pumping (My Heart)
    11. Seven Ways Of Going
    12. Because The Night
    13. Frederick
    14. Jailhouse Rock
    15. Gloria
    16. My Generation
    Patti Smith
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  • Helen of Troy Helen of Troy Quick View

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    Helen of Troy

    To his chagrin, John Cale's record label released his unfinished demo tapes while he was busy producing Patti Smith's groundbreaking Horses. But to his surprise, the resulting album, Helen of Troy, is considered the most stylistically cohesive of the eclectic Island Trilogy, the trio of albums Cale recorded for Island Records during the course of 1974-75. Featuring Brian Eno's lithe synthesizer, Phil Collins' expert drumming, and Cale's manic streetwise songwriting, Helen of Troy delivers more sophistication than most final cuts, and cuts deeper in its roughness.


    Back on domestic vinyl for the first time in decades, this RTI-pressed edition of Helen of Troy is cut at Mobile Fidelity by in-house engineer Krieg Wunderlich and features stunning sonics. Quiet surfaces, faithful artwork, and the opportunity to hear Cale's engaging fare unfold amidst wide soundstages and black backgrounds-not to mention the moody content within-make this Wax Cathedral LP a must for music aficionados.


    From the celestial opening strains of My Maria, which sounds in places like a hymn, to the teeth-gnashing Sudden Death, Cale shows us heaven, hell, and the life in between. Employing a cocktail of wild experimentation, tonal versatility, and range of emotion, Cale's compositions whip from soaring serenades like I Keep a Close Watch to the unhinged, wild-eyed Leaving It Up to You (pulled from the original release due to its reference to the murder of Sharon Tate) to the soulful, surf-derived China Sea. Eno's synthesizer casts love spells and shadows while Chris Spedding's guitar drills bluesy, ragged holes through every composition. A tormented, sinister cover of the Modern Lovers' Pablo Picasso (Cale produced the Lovers' debut) shows what you get when you replace Jonathan Richman's dreamy smile with Cale's bared teeth.


    Although we'll never know what the one-time Velvet Underground cohort had in mind for the finished product, with its labyrinthine arrangements, theatrical spontaneity, and primal rawness, Helen of Troy is a gem that's better unpolished.

    1. My Maria
    2. Helen of Troy
    3. China Sea
    4. Engine
    5. Save Us
    6. Cable Hogue
    7. I Keep A Close Watch
    8. Pablo Picasso
    9. Leaving It Up to You
    10. Baby What You Want Me to Do
    11. Sudden Death
    John Cale
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  • Don't Fear The Reaper - The Best Of Don't Fear The Reaper - The Best Of Quick View

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    Don't Fear The Reaper - The Best Of

    First Time Vinyl Greatest Hits


    2 LP 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso & Manufactured At R.T.I.


    First Time Gatefold Cover Artwork


    Blue Oyster Cult are truly one of the greatest hard rock bands of our time. The Long Island,New York superstars rocked the 70's music scene and continue on to this day with their plethora of fine albums and continuous tours enlightening millions.


    The 1976 mega-smash "Agents Of Fortune" featured several of their biggest hit singles like "Don't Fear The Reaper" which netted them their first top ten single. The multi-platinum effort also included some of their most enduring rock classics like "This Ain't The Summer Of Love" and "The Revenge of Vera Gemini" (featuring Patti Smith), truly making "Agents Of Fortune" one of the most revered albums in the classic rock era.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Blue Oyster Cult, that is why we are so very proud to announce our first installment in the Blue Oyster Cult/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with their masterpiece "Agents Of Fortune."


    The original Columbia Records classic is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Alice Cooper/Deep Purple) and pressed at R.T.I. for a very limited time on stellar translucent blue vinyl.


    This first time 40th Anniversary audiophile release will also be presented in its original gatefold cover to further enhance your musical listening.


    Blue Oyster Cult ."Agents Of Fortune" .Impeccable first time blue audiophile vinyl + gatefold cover!


    "This Ain't The Summer Of Love ."

    LP 1
    1. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll
    2. The Red & The Black
    3. Flaming Telepath

    4. Astronomy
    5. This Ain't The Summer Of Love
    6. (Don't Fear) The Reaper

    7. I Love The Night

    8. Goin' Through The Motion


    LP 2
    1. Godzilla

    2. In Thee

    3. The Marshall Plan
    4. Black Blade
    5. Joan Crawford
    6. Burnin' For You
    7. Shooting Shark
    8. Take Me Away

    Blue Oyster Cult
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    ...Ya Know?

    BMG Rights Management presents Joey Ramone's second solo album, "...Ya Know?", eleven years after his life was cruelly cut short by lymphoma. The tracks were drawn from a cache of demos and unreleased recordings that Joey had cut at various times during the last decade and a half of his life.


    His brother, musician Mickey Leigh, executive produced the project. It was of the utmost importance to me that these remaining songs of Joey's be finished properly, and made available for the world to hear, Leigh says of "...Ya Know?", which is comprised primarily of never-before-heard songs written and sung by his brother.


    But this is no half-baked grab-bag of odds and ends. Rather, it's a riveting collection of first-rate songs that embody Joey's trademark intensity and wit, and that can stand proudly alongside his most beloved Ramones compositions. It's also a fitting, if belated, follow-up to Joey's first solo album Don't Worry About Me, which was recorded just prior to his death and released the following year.


    "...Ya Know?", whose title refers to the phrase that was a ubiquitous staple of Joey's conversation, adds a significant new chapter to the seminal punk icon's hugely influential body of work. Among the many talented people Mickey Leigh and Joey's manager Dave Frey reached out to in bringing "...Ya Know?" to fruition was veteran producer Ed Stasium, who was behind the board for many of the Ramones' greatest albums, including their early classics Leave Home, Rocket to Russia and Road to Ruin.


    In addition to producing ten of the album's fifteen tracks, Stasium also contributed instrumentation and vocals to each. The swaggering album-opener Rock 'n' Roll Is the Answer (co-written with Plasmatics guitarist Richie Stotts) will be released as a limited-edition 7" single for Record Store Day on April 21, 2012.


    That song and the hometown shout-out New York City demonstrate Joey's knack for channeling his personal passions into bracing anthems. The playfully breezy Make Me Tremble (which Joey wrote and recorded with Dictators founder Andy Shernoff) and the bittersweet acoustic ballad Waiting for That Railroad find him exploring some of the more introspective territory that he'd been unable to visit within the format of his former band.


    Elsewhere on "...Ya Know?", I Couldn't Sleep is a collaboration between brothers Joey and Mickey, who also teamed up to record a romantic alternate version of the Ramones' holiday classic Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight) in Joey's apartment. Meanwhile, a previously unreleased reprise of Joey's late-period Ramones tune Life's A Gas ends the album on an appropriately uplifting note.


    Also contributing to "...Ya Know?" is an assortment of musicians and producers whose prior relationships with Joey help to give the album an organic vibe that enhances its power and character. The cast of players includes Joan Jett, and Little Steven Van Zandt, who plays guitar on Party Line and wrote the album's poignant liner notes, along with such notables as former Ramones drummer Richie Ramone, Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick, Dennis Diken of the Smithereens, Richie Stotts, Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye, punk survivor Holly Beth Vincent, members of the Ramones' punk-era contemporaries The Dictators, and producers Jean Beauvoir and Joe Blaney.


    The resulting album is a brilliant encapsulation of the qualities that made Joey Ramone one of rock's most unlikely, yet most beloved, heroes. Leigh reflects "Over the past eight years I've been getting barrages of emails and Facebook messages from Joey's fans, wanting to know when this album would be coming out. So having it finally become a reality gives me a feeling of triumph, not for me, but for my brother, and for his fans. And there's not the slightest doubt in my mind that people are gonna be blown away by it.

    1. Rock 'n' Roll Is The Answer
    2. Going Nowhere Fast
    3. New York City
    4. Waiting For That Railroad
    5. I Couldn't Sleep
    6. What Did I Do To Deserve You?
    7. Seven Days of Gloom
    8. Eyes of Green
    9. Party Line
    10. Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)
    11. 21st Century Girl
    12. There's Got To Be More To Life
    13. Make Me Tremble
    14. Cabin Fever
    15. Life's A Gas
    Joey Ramone
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  • Fifteen Minutes: Homage To Andy Warhol Fifteen Minutes: Homage To Andy Warhol Quick View

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    Fifteen Minutes: Homage To Andy Warhol

    A Box Set Inspired by the Modern Master of Pop Art!


    In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes. - Andy Warhol, 1968


    15 Minutes: Homage To Andy Warhol was created with the full approval of The Andy Warhol Foundation For The Visual Arts and is headlined by Columbia Records artists Bob Dylan and Patti Smith plus sixteen other world-renowned fine artists, poets, painters, photographers, actors and musicians. Each artist in this collection offers both an original recording and original work of art in limited edition inspired by their relationship with Warhol. Exclusive Limited Edition 12 x 12 Box Set of only 1,964 copies!


    Features:

    - 4 x 180g audiophile vinyl LPs

    - 3 CDs

    - Sixteen 12 x 12 collector quality color offset lithographs

    - Artist photos

    - Liner Notes

    - Limited Edition of only 1,964 copies

    LP1
    1. The First Time - Ivan Karp
    2. When I Paint My Masterpiece - Bob Dylan
    3. Titles - Path Soong
    4. Thanks For Nothing - John Giorno
    5. Maha Mantra - Billy Name
    6. Light - Ultra Violet
    7. Vienna - Lawrence Weiner


    LP2
    1. Conversation - Vincent Fremont & Brigid Berlin
    2. Conversation - Vincent Fremont & Brigid Berlin


    LP3
    1. Edie - Patti Smith
    2. What About Me? - Christopher Makos
    3. Waiting For My 15 Minutes - Yura Adams
    4. Silkscreen - Alexander Heirici
    5. Glitch City - Connie Beckley


    LP4
    1. Silk Scream Liz - Connie Beckley
    2. Factory - Nat Finklestein
    3. Warhol Soundscape - Susan Breen
    4. Uh Yes Uh No - Jeff Gordan


    CD1
    1. The First Time - Ivan Karp
    2. When I Paint My Masterpiece - Bob Dylan
    3. Titles - Path Soong
    4. Thanks For Nothing - John Giorno
    5. Maha Mantra - Billy Name
    6. Light - Ultra Violet
    7. Vienna - Lawrence Weiner


    CD2
    1. Conversation - Vincent Fremont & Brigid Berlin
    2. Conversation - Vincent Fremont & Brigid Berlin


    CD3
    1. Edie - Patti Smith
    2. What About Me? - Christopher Makos
    3. Waiting For My 15 Minutes - Yura Adams
    4. Silkscreen - Alexander Heirici
    5. Glitch City - Connie Beckley
    6. Silk Scream Liz - Connie Beckley
    7. Factory - Nat Finklestein
    8. Warhol Soundscape - Susan Breen
    9. Uh Yes Uh No - Jeff Gordan

    Various Artists
    $599.99
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    Agents of Fortune

    'I've got a fever, and the only medicine is MORE COWBELL ' Decades before Christopher Walken and Will Ferrell's hilarious ode to "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" on Saturday Night Live, Agents Of Fortune already obtained classic Rock status.


    The hit song is just one of the wonderful tunes on Blue Öyster Cult's fifth album from 1976. The band called in the help of Patti Smith on "The Revenge Of Vera Gemini", and delivered a high charting album (#29 on the Billboard 200 and "The Reaper" made it to the twelfth spot on the singles Charts).


    This record rocks 'n thunders, with a sensual boogie
    permeating these 10 great tracks.

    1. This Ain't The Summer Of Love
    2. True Confessions
    3. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
    4. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
    5. The Revenge Of Vera Gemini
    6. Sinful Love
    7. Tattoo Vampire
    8. Morning Final
    9. Tenderloin
    10. Debbie Denise
    Blue Oyster Cult
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    Anna Calvi

    This is the stunning debut of guitarist and vocalist Anna Calvi. Brian Eno has championed her as the most visionary female artist since Patti Smith, Nick Cave has just taken her and her band on tour in Europe with Grinderman and Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey's right hand studio man) has produced the album with her. Her playing is inspired by Django Rheinhart as much as Jimi Hendrix and her singing style is Nina Simone with a bit Maria Callas- her sound is a passionate and incredibly original mix.
    1.Rider To the Sea

    2.No More Words

    3.Desire

    4.Suzanne & I

    5.First We Kiss

    6.The Devil

    7.Blackout

    8.I'll Be Your Man

    9.Morning Light

    10.Love Won't Be Leaving

    Anna Calvi
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    Rave On Buddy Holly

    Rave On Buddy Holly is a 19 song 2LP collection of indelible Buddy Holly covers by a rich assemblage of current musical visionaries and creative kindred spirits. Featuring Paul McCartney, Nick Lowe, Patti Smith, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse, Graham Nash, Fiona Apple, Lou Reed, Julian Casablancas and many more!

    1. Dearest (The Black Keys)

    2. Everyday (Fiona Apple & Jon Brion)
    3. It's So Easy (Paul McCartney)
    4. Not Fade Away (Florence and the Machine)
    5. (You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care (Cee Lo Green)
    6. Crying, Waiting, Hoping (Karen Elson)
    7. Rave On (Julian Casablancas)
    8. I'm Gonna Love You Too (Jenny O)
    9. Maybe Baby (Justin Townes Earle)
    10. Oh Boy (She & Him)
    11. Changing All Those Changes (Nick Lowe)
    12. Words of Love (Patti Smith)
    13. True Love Ways (My Morning Jacket)
    14. That'll Be the Day (Modest Mouse)
    15. Well All Right (Kid Rock)
    16. Heartbeat (The Detroit Cobras)
    17. Peggy Sue (Lou Reed)
    18. Peggy Sue Got Married (John Doe)
    19. Raining In My Heart (Graham Nash)

    Various Artists
    $34.99
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    Eight Houses

    She Keeps Bees is a blues-rock band from Brooklyn who has received comparisons to the White Stripes, Patti Smith, and The Kills. Their last full length, Nests, was released in 2008. Lead single Is What It Is features Sharon Van Etten on backing vocals.
    1. Feather Lighter
    2. Breezy
    3. Owl
    4. Both Sides
    5. Burning Bowl
    6. Radiance
    7. Wasichu
    8. Greasy Grass
    9. Raven
    10. Is What It Is
    She Keeps Bees
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    West Of Memphis: Voices For Justice

    The avalanche of emotions experienced after seeing the highly regarded documentary West Of Memphis quickly leads to perhaps the most primal impulse of all: "Act. Do something. Do anything." It's in this spirit that West of Memphis: Voices For Justice has been created. In every instance, the artists involved have made the decision about which song they felt reected their personal feelings about the case of the West Memphis 3. There's a connection between the music and the man remaining at its center, Damien Echols. This compilation features music from Eddie Vedder, Natalie Maines, Lucinda Williams, Patti Smith and more.
    LP 1
    1. Damien Echols Death Row Letter, Year 9 - Henry Rollins (feat. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis Original Score)
    2. Mother - Natalie Maines
    3. Joy - Lucinda Williams
    4. The Jean Genie - Camp Freddy
    5. Little Lion Man - Tonto's Giant Nuts (feat. Johnny Depp and Bruce Witkin)
    6. You're So Vain - Marilyn Manson
    7. Dumpster World (Live) - Band Of Horses


    LP 2
    1. DFW - Citizen Cope
    2. Satellite - Eddie Vedder
    3. Anything Made Of Paper - Bill Carter
    4. House Of Pain - The White Buffalo
    5. Ring Them Bells - Bob Dylan
    6. Score Suite - Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
    7. Damien Echols Death Row Letter - Tonto's Giant Nuts (feat. Johnny Depp, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis Score)
    8. Wing (Live) - Patti Smith

    Various Artists
    $34.99
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  • The Golden Spike (On Sale) The Golden Spike (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    The Golden Spike (On Sale)

    After releasing two singles, the jaunty One of Two and new-no-wave classic Molten, the Yorkshire trio Sky Larkin released an EP, Swit Swoo featuring covers of songs by Travis Morrison, Patti Smith, Queens of the Stone Age and Jake Thackray in the spring of 2008. In May of the same year the band recorded their debut album in Seattle, WA. Following in the footsteps of long-time touring partners Los Campesinos!, the band chose to work with producer John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Death Cab For Cutie, Nada Surf) and the result is The Golden Spike. Pressed on 180g virgin vinyl in a heavy card gatefold sleeve.
    1. Fossil, I
    2. Pica
    3. Molten
    4. Antibodies
    5. Octopus '08
    6. Somersault
    7. Beeline
    8. One of Two
    9. Matador
    10. Geography
    11. Summit
    12. Keep Sakes
    Sky Larkin
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    Brooklyn Sound Solution

    Pardon us for living, but the graveyard is full. Or so goes the title of a new documentary film telling the tale of The Fleshtones. While that sentiment is a bit tongue-in-cheek, it's also true. The Fleshtones have been grinding out garage rock before garage rock was even called garage rock, and turning rock clubs like Max's Kansas City into impromptu discos for over 30 years.


    While chart hits and magazine covers weren't to be their fate; a reputation as the hardest working, most sincere rock band on the planet was cultivated in the process. The result of that distinction is their new album Brooklyn Sound Solution featuring the legendary Lenny Kaye. In addition to his role as long-time guitarist for Patti Smith, Kaye also curated the seminal garage and psychedelic music compilations Nuggets.

    1. Comin' Home Baby

    2. I Wish You Would

    3. Day Tripper

    4. Bite Of My Soul

    5. You Give Me Nothing To Go On (Instrumental Version)

    6. I Can't Hide

    7. Solution #1

    8. Rats In My Kitchen

    9. Back Beat #1
    10. You Give Me Nothing To Go On

    11. Solution #2

    12. Lost On Xandu
    The Fleshtones
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