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Pure McCartney (Box Set)Pure McCartney, a new compilation of his solo, Wings and Fireman work, celebrates that fact, showcasing 67 highlights from one of the most-revered catalogues in music - from 'McCartney' in 1970, his debut solo album, right through to 'Hope For The Future', his 2014 track taken from 'Destiny', the most-anticipated video game of the last decade. Not only is 'Pure McCartney' a monumental mix tape of some of popular music's most memorable moments from 1970 to the present day, it also features curios for the super fans and some of Paul's personal favourites-all handpicked by the man himself.
Me and my team came up with the idea of putting together a collection of my recordings with nothing else in mind other than having something fun to listen to, Paul says of this project.
Maybe it's to be enjoyed on a long car journey or an evening at home or at a party with friends? So we got our heads together and came up with these diverse playlists from various periods of my long and winding career."
As a songwriter Paul has never stood still, dipping his toe in countless genres and styles. 'Pure McCartney' is testament to that fact. From the song writing master class of 'Maybe I'm Amazed' and adventurous, three-songs-in-one of 'Band On The Run' to the irresistible groove of 'Say Say Say' and ahead-of-its-time electronica of 'Temporary Secretary', described by NME when compiling a list of the greatest ever songs as not so much ahead of its time, but out of it altogether", 'Pure McCartney' charts the unstoppable adventures of McCartney's unique and eclectic song writing talents and shines a light on his post-Beatles artistic achievements.
The word 'career' is a bit misleading because to me it has been more like a musical adventure than a proper job, says Paul, reflecting on the 'Pure McCartney' tracklisting. It pleases me, and often amazes me, that I've been involved in the writing and recording of so many songs, each of them so different from the others.
Paul's unparalleled career has seen his music break global chart records, win countless awards, fill stadiums around the world and become the soundtrack to millions of people's lives across generations.LP 1
1. Maybe I'm Amazed
2. Heart Of The Country
4. Warm And Beautiful
5. Listen To What The Man Said
6. Dear Boy
7. Silly Love Songs
8. The Song We Were Singing
9. Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey
10. Another Day
1. Mull of Kintyre
2. Sing The Changes
3. Jenny Wren
4. Mrs Vandebilt
5. Save Us
6. Let 'Em In
7. Let Me Roll It
8. Ebony and Ivory
9. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
1. Band on the Run
2. Arrow Through Me
3. My Love
4. Live and Let Die
5. Too Much Rain
6. Say Say Say [2015 Remix]
7. My Valentine
8. Goodnight Tonight
9. The World Tonight
10. Pipes of Peace
1. Dance Tonight
2. Here Today
4. Great Day
5. Coming Up
6. No More Lonvely Nights
7. Too Many People
8. Only Mama Knows
9. With a Little Luck
10. Hope For The Future
11. Junk$69.99Vinyl LP Box Set - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-HEA-4519xPaul & Linda McCartney
RAMLadies and gentlemen, this is an album from a long, long time ago, when the world was different. This is an album that is part of my history, it goes back to the wee hills of Scotland where it was formed. It's an album called RAM. It reminds me of my hippie days and the free attitude with which it was created. I hope you're going to like it, because I do! - Paul McCartney (2012)
Following the successful recent reissues of McCartney, McCartney II, and 2012's Grammy winner for 'Best Historical Album, Band on the Run, RAM is the latest album from Paul's iconic back catalog to get the deluxe Paul McCartney Archive Collection treatment. As with the previous releases in the series, Paul has personally overseen every aspect of the project and the result is spectacular!
RAM, originally released in May of 1971, is the only album to be credited to both Paul and Linda McCartney and was Paul's second post-Beatles LP. It was overshadowed at the time by the drama of the dissolution of The Beatles, as played out in the world's media. The album topped the charts hitting #1 in the UK and #2 in the US. While RAM polarized critics upon its release, music fans and critics alike since have overwhelmingly embraced it, with Rolling Stone, for example, revising their original review up to 4 stars. Recently RAM has enjoyed even further re-appraisal and acknowledgement including a number of tribute albums.
RAM was written by Paul and Linda, mostly at their Scottish farm on the Mull of Kintyre. In the autumn of 1970 they flew to New York to start the recording process. Without a band in place they auditioned and drafted musicians, who included future Wings drummer Denny Seiwell and guitarists David Spinozza and Hugh McCracken. RAM gave Paul his first solo US #1 single with Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey and a Grammy win for 'Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists.'
The band completed the album in early 1971 along with non-album tracks Another Day and Oh Woman, Oh Why which were released together as Paul's first post-Beatles single ahead of the release of RAM and became a Top 5 global hit. This remastered 180g 2LP, gatefold vinyl reissue includes both songs as bonus tracks along with additional material that didn't appear on the original release.LP1
1. Too Many People
2. 3 Legs
3. Ram On
4. Dear Boy
5. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
6. Smile Away
7. Heart of the Country
8. Monkberry Moon Delight
9. Eat At Home
10. Long Haired Lady
11. Ram On (Reprise)
12. The Back Seat of My Car
1. Another Day
2. Oh Woman, Oh Why
3. Little Woman Love
4. A Love For You (John Kelly Mix)
5. Hey Diddle (Dixon Van Winkle Mix)
6. Great Cock and Seagull Race (Dixon Van Winkle Mix)
7. Rode All Night
8. Sunshine Sometime (Earliest Mix)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Amoeba's Secret (Awaiting Repress)Four tracks recorded live at a famous secret in-store at Amoeba Music, Hollywood California June 27, 2007. Vinyl release only! Will not be released as a cd or digitally!!
**Please note, Paul wanted this to have a very bootleg look about it, so the art is actually supposed to be blurred.**1. Only Mama Knows
2. C Moon
3. That Was Me
4. I Saw Her Standing There$10.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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New (On Sale)New will be McCartney's first 'proper' studio album since 2007s Memory Almost Full, his longest gap between pop records in his 50-year career.
The title track for the album has been made available, with Paul describing it to the BBC as "catchy", adding, "it's summery, it's a love song. I think people will recognize it as definitely me."
The track was produced by Mark Ronson, but four different producers have contributed to the album, including Paul Epworth, who co-wrote and produced Adele's Bond theme Skyfall. Ethan Johns and, most intriguingly Giles Martin (son of George, of course), are the other two producers who worked on the record.
- Paul Sinclair (Super Deluxe Edition)
This item is not eligible for further discount.1. Save Us
3. On My Way to Work
4. Queenie Eye
5. Early Days
8. Everybody Out There
10. I Can Bet
11. Looking At Her
12. Road$24.99 $21.84 Save $3.15 (13%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-HEA-6740xPaul McCartney And Wings
At The Speed Of Sound
An absolute 'must have' for all McCartney and McCartney & Wings fans!
Contains Previously Unreleased Material
At The Speed Of Sound is the fifth album by Wings. The album was released in March 1976 and peaked at #1 in the US and #2 in the UK. The album was
Paul's most successful album on the US chart, enjoying multiple weeks at #1 throughout the summer of 1976. At The Speed Of Sound includes fan
favorite singles "Silly Love Songs" and "Let 'Em In."LP 1
1. Let 'Em In
2. The Note You Never Wrote
3. She's My Baby
4. Beware My Love
5. Wino Junko
6. Silly Love Songs
7. Cook Of The House
8. Time To Hide
9. Must Do Something About It
10. San Ferry Anne
11. Warm and Beautiful
1. Silly Love Songs (demo)
2. She's My Baby (demo)
3. Message To Joe (vocoder track)
4. Beware My Love (John Bonham Version)
5. Must Do Something About It (Paul's Version)
6. Let 'Em In (demo)
7. Warm and Beautiful (instrumental demo)
* All previously unreleased$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-HEA-6535xPaul McCartney And Wings
Venus And Mars
An absolute 'must have' for all McCartney and McCartney & Wings fans!
Contains Previously Unreleased Tracks And Other Special Bonus Content
Venus and Mars, originally released in 1975, is the fourth album by Wings. The album was recorded primarily at Sea-Saint Studios in New Orleans and at
Abbey Road Studios in London. The album topped US and UK charts reaching #1 on both, spearheaded by the success of lead single "Listen to What the
Man Said."LP 1
1. Venus and Mars
2. Rock Show
3. Love In Song
4. You Gave Me the Answer
5. Magneto and Titanium Man
6. Letting Go
7. Venus and Mars - Reprise
8. Spirits Of Ancient Egypt
9. Medicine Jar
10. Call Me Back Again
11. Listen To What The Man Said
12. Treat Her Gently - Lonely Old People
1. Junior's Farm (previously released as a single)
2. Sally G (B-side of Junior's Farm single))
3. Walking In The Park With Eloise (previously released as a single)
4. Bridge On The River Suite (B-side of Walking In The Park With Eloise)
5. My Carnival (B-side of Spies Like Us single, 1985) 6. Going To New Orleans (My Carnival) (previously unreleased)
7. Hey Diddle [Ernie Winfrey mix] (previously unreleased)
8. Let's Love (previously unreleased)
9. Soily [from One Hand Clapping]
10. Baby Face [from One Hand Clapping]
11. Lunch Box/Odd Sox [B-side of Coming Up single, 1980]
12. 4th Of July (previously unreleased)
13. Rock Show [old version] (previously unreleased)
14. Letting Go [single edit] (previously released as a single)$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
McCartney IIMastered from the Original Tapes at Abbey Road by Guy Massey and Co.: Same Team Responsible for Superb Beatles Reissues
Audiophile-Grade Gatefold-Packaged 180g 2LP Set Includes Rare and Previously Unreleased Tracks, Plus Download of Entire Record
Macca's 1980 Adventurous, Synth-Dominant Studio Set His First Post-Wings Solo Effort
McCartney Personally Supervised the Reissue: McCartney Also Available on 180g 2LP
Originally released in 1980 and the first album he released after disbanding Wings, McCartney II echoed back to Paul McCartney's titanic 1970 solo debut in that the former Beatle took a singular, do-it-yourself approach to its composition and creation. Eager to expand from the pop he'd been plying with Wings, the legendary singer-songwriter obsesses over synthesizer potential throughout the record's 11 tracks, all of which opt for a more electronic feel and experimental ambience.
Reaching #1 in the UK, and #3 in the U.S., McCartney II yielded myriad enduring classics such as Coming Up, Waterfalls, and Temporary Secretary. And as he did in 1970, McCartney calls on then-wife Linda McCartney to supply background vocals but handles everything else on his own. Clearly playing with something to prove, the boundless musician employs cutting-edge synthesizers to craft memorable arrangements and soundscapes, while his inimitable vocals provide unforgettable timbres and complimentary tones.
Part of the icon's ongoing Archive Collection, McCartney II has been remastered at Abbey Road from the original master tapes by the same engineering team responsible for the internationally acclaimed Beatles reissues. We assure you that this 1980 landmark has never sounded better, and the gatefold packaging looks stunning. In addition, McCartney has unlocked the vault and supplied rare and previously unreleased tracks to add to the album's overall enjoyment and context. Not surprisingly, Macca himself oversaw the entire reissue.
Pop fans and music connoisseurs, this is what is deemed essential. Grab McCartney II and its natural bookend McCartney on audiophile vinyl and immerse yourself in the sounds of the artist who's the most successful musician and composer in history.LP 1
1. Coming Up
2. Temporary Secretary
3. On the Way
5. Nobody Knows
6. Front Parlour
7. Summer's Day
8. Frozen Jap
9. Bogey Music
11. One of These Days
LP 2 - Bonus Tracks
1. Blue Sway (with Richard Niles Orchestration)
2. Coming Up (Live at Glasgow, 1979)
3. Check My Machine (edit)
4. Bogey Wobble
5. Secret Friend (full-length version)
6. Mr. H Atom/You Know I'll Get You Baby
7. Wonderful Christmastime$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Wings Over AmericaThree LP 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Edition Remastered at Abbey Road Studios
Downloadable Audio of the Original Album
Wings Over America is the monumental live album by Paul McCartney and Wings, originally released in December of 1976. Recorded throughout the band s Wings Over America U.S. tour dates earlier that Spring, the album reached #1 in the US in early 1977. Containing almost two full hours of music, Wings Over America offers a stunning rendition of Maybe I m Amazed, plus Wings classics such as Live and Let Die, My Love, & Let Em In. McCartney also included some Beatles classics into the set list, including Yesterday, The Long and Winding Road and more for the first time since the Beatles had broken up six years earlier.LP: 1
1. Venus And Mars/Rock Show/Jet
2. Let Me Roll It
3. Spirits Of Ancient Egypt
4. Medicine Jar
5. Maybe I'm Amazed
6. Call Me Back Again
7. Lady Madonna
8. The Long And Winding Road
9. Live And Let Die
1. Picasso's Last Words
2. Richard Cory
4. I've Just Seen A Face
7. You Gave Me The Answer
8. Magneto And Titanium Man
9. Go Now
10. My Love
11. Listen To What The Man Said
1. Let 'Em In
2. Time To Hide
3. Silly Love Songs
4. Beware My Love
5. Letting Go
6. Band on the Run
7. Hi Hi Hi
8. Soily$45.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
$38.99 $33.14 Save $5.85 (15%)
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Anniversary Edition) (On Sale)Ranked 1/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time!
50th Anniversary Reissue
Features The New Stereo Mix On The First LP And An Alternative Version Of All 13 Tracks On The Second Vinyl Record, All Previously Unreleased
It was 50 years ago this June 1st when The Beatles' John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music's most universally acclaimed album. To salute the occasion, The Beatles will release 'Sgt. Pepper' Anniversary Edition.
"It's crazy to think that 50 years later we are looking back on this project with such fondness and a little bit of amazement at how four guys, a great producer and his engineers could make such a lasting piece of art," says Paul McCartney.
"'Sgt. Pepper' seemed to capture the mood of that year, and it also allowed a lot of other people to kick off from there and to really go for it," Ringo Starr recalls.
The Anniversary Edition includes Martin's new stereo mix of the album, which was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by his father, George Martin.
This expanded 180-gram 2LP vinyl package features the new stereo album mix on the first LP and adds a second LP with previously unreleased complete takes of the album's 13 songs, newly mixed in stereo and sequenced in the same order as the album.
The album's vibrant artwork, including its extravagant Pop Art cover which finds The Beatles surrounded by a crowd of heroes in a 3D collage, was created by Peter Blake and Jann Haworth in collaboration with the band. The original artwork is presented in a faithful reproduction of the album's original gatefold jacket.
"We hope you will enjoy the show"
Just as many ideas are sparked by chance, 'Sgt. Pepper' first sprang from a conversation between Paul and Beatles roadie Mal Evans on an airplane, when Mal's request to pass the salt and pepper was misheard by Paul as "Sgt. Pepper." The concept of who such a figure could be took root in Paul's mind, blooming with the imagination of The Beatles as an Edwardian era military band -- "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." The Beatles' creative wellspring for 'Sgt. Pepper' also flowed from such myriad sources as The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album, a Victorian circus poster ("Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!"), a TV commercial for breakfast cereal ("Good Morning Good Morning"), a picture drawn by John's young son, Julian ("Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"), a teen runaway reported in the news ("She's Leaving Home'), and Hindu teachings ("Within You Without You").
"Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song"
Using the standard four-track tape recording equipment of the day, The Beatles collaborated with producer George Martin to achieve "the impossible," as they dubbed it, to go as far out as they could with arrangements and new technology to realize their collective vision for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. As George Martin described it, "We were into another kind of art form where you were putting something down on tape that could only be done on tape." The Beatles clocked more than 400 hours in Abbey Road's Studio 2 to record the album, wrapping sessions in April 1967.
"I read the news today oh boy"
Upon its release on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band initially spent 148 weeks in the British chart, including a total of 27 weeks at number one. During its first U.S. chart run, the album held the number one spot for 15 of the 88 weeks it appeared in the Top 200. 'Sgt. Pepper' won four GRAMMY Awards®, including Album of the Year, and it remains one of the most influential and bestselling albums of all time. In 2003, the U.S. Library of Congress selected 'Sgt. Pepper' for the National Recording Registry, recognizing the album as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." 'Sgt. Pepper' tops Rolling Stone magazine's definitive list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time."
This title is not eligible for further discount.LP 1 - Sgt. Pepper - 2017 Stereo Mix
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. With A Little Help From My Friends
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
4. Getting Better
5. Fixing A Hole
6. She's Leaving Home
7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
8. Within You Without You
9. When I'm Sixty-Four
10. Lovely Rita
11. Good Morning Good Morning
12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
13. A Day In The Life
LP 2 - Complete early takes from the sessions in the same sequence as the album
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Take 9 And Speech]
2. With A Little Help From My Friends [Take 1 - False Start And Take 2 - Instrumental]
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Take 1]
4. Getting Better [Take 1 - Instrumental And Speech At The End]
5. Fixing A Hole [Speech And Take 3]
6. She's Leaving Home [Take 1 - Instrumental]
7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Take 4]
8. Within You Without You [Take 1 - Indian Instruments]
9. When I'm Sixty-Four [Take 2]
10. Lovely Rita [Speech And Take 9]
11. Good Morning Good Morning [Take 8]
12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [Take 8]
13. A Day In The Life [Take 1 With Hummed Last Chord]$38.99 $33.14 Save $5.85 (15%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
No SecretsEverybody's favorite Carly Simon album No Secrets now receives the five star treatment as Friday Music rolls out the exclusive Carly Simon 180g Audiophile Vinyl Series.
This 1972 platinum plus release forever etched superstar status to Carly's name, as numerous hit singles including the controversial You're So Vain raced to the top of the charts. Features collaborations with Paul McCartney, Lowell George, James Taylor, Klaus Voorman, Nicky Hopkins and Bonnie Bramlett. Remastered from the original Elektra vault tapes impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Mastering with Ron McMaster.1. The Right Thing To Do
2. The Carter Family
3. You're So Vain
4. His Friends Are More Than Fond Of Robin
5. (We Have) No Secrets
6. Embrace Me, You Child
7. Waited So Long
8. It Was So Easy
9. Night Owl
10. When You Close Your Eyes$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Flowers In The Dirt
2 LP 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Edition In Gatefold Package
Includes The Newly Remastered Album, 9 Unreleased Acoustic Demos
Mastered At Abbey Road Studios
One of the most critically acclaimed albums of the eighties, nominated for both BRIT and Grammy Awards, Flowers In The Dirt saw Paul McCartney team up with Elvis Costello to cowrite a third of the album ('My Brave Face', 'You Want Her Too', 'Don't Be Careless Love' and 'That Day is Done') as well as boasting production credits from producers such as Mitchell Froom, Trevor Horn, David Foster, Steve Lipson, Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney himself. Pink Floyd guitar legend David Gilmour makes an appearance on 'We Got Married' and George Martin s string arrangement on 'Put It There' is amongst the many album highlights.LP 1
1. My Brave Face (2017 Remaster)
2. Rough Ride (2017 Remaster)
3. You Want Her Too (2017 Remaster)
4. Distractions (2017 Remaster)
5. We Got Married (2017 Remaster)
6. Put It There (2017 Remaster)
7. Figure Of Eight (2017 Remaster)
8. This One (2017 Remaster)
9. Don't Be Careless Love (2017 Remaster)
10. That Day Is Done (2017 Remaster)
11. How Many People (2017 Remaster)
12. Motor Of Love (2017 Remaster)
13. Où Est Le Soleil? (2017 Remaster)
1. The Lovers That Never Were (Original Demo)
2. Tommy's Coming Home (Original Demo)
3. Twenty Fine Fingers (Original Demo)
4. So Like Candy (Original Demo)
5. You Want Her Too (Original Demo)
6. That Day Is Done (Original Demo)
7. Don't Be Careless Love (Original Demo)
8. My Brave Face (Original Demo)
9. Playboy To A Man (Original Demo)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Somewhere In EnglandRemastered From The Original Analogue Master Tapes And Cut At Capitol Studios To Ensure Exceptional Audio Quality Throughout
Pressed On 180-Gram Vinyl
Somewhere In England, released in 1981, was the first Harrison album to be released after the death of his former Beatles bandmate John Lennon. The original recordings submitted by Harrison in 1980 were rejected by Warner Bros for being 'too laid back' and not sufficiently commercial. 'Blood From A Clone', Harrison s searing indictment of the executives behind the decision, would make the final cut. After the shock and devastation of Lennon's murder, Harrison decided to also utilize the unfinished recording of 'All Those Years Ago'. He changed the lyrics of the song to reflect the Lennon tragedy. Harrison invited Paul and Linda McCartney, and their fellow Wings bandmate Denny Laine, to record backing vocals on what would be his biggest hit since 'Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)'.1. Blood From A Clone
2. Unconsciousness Rules
3. Life Itself
4. All Those Years Ago
5. Baltimore Oriole
7. That Which I Have Lost
8. Writing's On The Wall
9. Hong Kong Blues
10. Save The World$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sound City: Real To ReelLimited Collector's Edition 180 Gram Vinyl
All-New Original Album of Music Created Exclusively for the Documentary
Deep in the San Fernando Valley, behind the train tracks and amidst dilapidated warehouses, was rock n' roll's best kept secret. Sound City, America's greatest unsung recording studio, housed a legendary, one-of-a-kind recording console, and became the birth place to the seminal albums that defined 20th century music. Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Nirvana, amongst many others, all put magic to tape within these walls. It was rock n' roll hallowed ground. Directed by Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) and featuring interviews and performances by the iconic musicians who made their careers in the studio, Sound City tells the story of real rock n' roll history, and celebrates the human element of music, as Grohl gathers some of rock's greatest artists to collaborate on a new album. Using Sound City's legendary analog console, together they continue to create musical miracles in a digital world.
Sound City - Real To Real, the companion album to the documentary is released on Roswell
Records, in conjunction with the film's DVD and Blu-Ray releases. A brand new collection of all-new all-original songs, each song featured on the album was composed and recorded exclusively for the film within its own 24-hour session. The new tracks - featuring an amazing and idiosyncratic cast of collaborators including Paul McCartney, Grohl's former Nirvana and current Foo Fighters bandmates, Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, Trent Reznor, Joshua Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Lee Ving of Fear, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford of Rage Against The Machine and more--passionately exemplify Sound City's celebration of the human element of musicianship and recording in an increasingly digital world.1. Heaven And All - Robert Levon Been, Dave Grohl, Peter Hayes
2. Time Slowing Down - Chris Goss, Tim Commerford, Dave Grohl, Brad Wilk
3. You Can't Fix This - Stevie Nicks, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee
4. The Man That Never Was - Rick Springfield, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear
5. Your Wife Is Calling - Lee Ving, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Alain Johannes, Pat Smear
6. From Can To Can't - Corey Taylor, Dave Grohl, Rick Nielsen, Scott Reeder
7. Centipede - Joshua Homme, Chris Goss, Dave Grohl, Alain Johannes
8. A Trick With No Sleeve - Alain Johannes, Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme
9. Cut Me Some Slack - Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear
10. If I Were Me - Dave Grohl, Jessy Greene, Rami Jaffee, Jim Keltner
11. Mantra - Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme, Trent Reznor$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WallflowerWallflower is five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall's new studio album released via Verve Records. Wallflower is a collection of songs from the late 60's to present day that inspired Krall in her early years. Produced by 16-time
Grammy® Award-winning producer David Foster, the album finds Krall breaking new ground with her interpretations of some of the greatest pop songs of
On Wallflower, Diana Krall showcases her considerable gifts as a vocalist in a bold and beautiful way. Krall sings a set of songs that include
familiar popular classics like The Mamas and the Papas' "California Dreaming" and the Eagles' "Desperado," favorite vintage songs by Krall's musical
heroes Bob Dylan (he inspired the album's title track "Wallflower") and Elton John ("Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word"). The album also features
more recent gems like Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over" and a wonderful new composition from Paul McCartney ("If I Take You Home Tonight").
Diana Krall's unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. Krall has sold more
albums than any other female jazz artist in the last 30 years, establishing herself as one of the best-selling artists of her generation. The new album marks
Krall's first studio effort since 2012's Glad Rag Doll, produced by T Bone Burnett, which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 1 on the Jazz
Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, she has won five
Grammy® Awards, eight Juno® Awards and has also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Tour dates will be announced
soon.1. California Dreamin'
4. Alone Again (Naturally) duet with Michael BublÉ
5. Wallflower featuring Blake Mills
6. If I Take You Home Tonight
7. I Can't Tell You Why
8. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
9. Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)
10. I'm Not In Love
11. Feels Like Home duet with Bryan Adams
12. Don't Dream It's Over$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
SPCO-SPE-9599xThe Alan Parsons Project
Eye in the Sky (Speakers Corner)
Unimpressed and untouched by the glorification of individuals so typical for the music business, the Alan Parsons Project proved that even without spectacular light shows, rock celebrities in the band or self-composed songs it was possible to rise to stardom. Alan Parsons, who first took up an apprenticeship as a sound engineer at EMI and was later responsible for several Paul McCartney productions and the Pink Floyd album 'Dark Side Of The Moon' at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, drew upon his experience in order to further his solo career. While the co-producer Eric Woolfson wrote songs, Parsons who had an uncanny feeling for sound conjured up synthetic and natural sounds.
As with all albums from the early years, 'Eye In The Sky' is inspired by important topics of the times. True to the 'no-future lifestyle' of the 80s, the songs impart a somewhat depressive character which serves as a stark contrast to the steely rock rhythms, free from electronic gimmicks. In addition one finds addictive harmony in the vocal polyphony ('Gemini'), blaring brass with a Spanish rhythm ('Silence And I') and a velvety string sound ('Old And Wise'). All in all a great achievement by the British wizard of sound at the mixing console.
- Alan Parsons (keyboards)
- Eric Woolfson (keyboards, vocal)
- Andrew Powell (arranger, conductor)
- Ian Bairnson (guitar)
- Mel Collins (saxophone)
- David Paton (bass, guitar, vocal)
- Stuart Elliot (drums, percussion)
Recording: 1981 at Abbey Road Studios, London, by Alan Parsons
Production: Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson
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. Sirius
2. Eye in the Sky
3. Children of the Moon
5. Silence and I
6. You're Gonna Get Your Fingers Burned
9. Step by Step
10. Old and Wise$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Their Satanic Majesties RequestDSD Remastered
Their Satanic Majesties Request is the sixth British and eighth American studio album by The Rolling Stones, released on 8 December 1967 by Decca Records in the UK and the following day in the US by London Records. Its title is a play on the Her Britannic Majesty requests and requires... text that appears inside a British passport.
Mick Jagger - lead and backing vocals, percussion
Keith Richards - guitars, backing vocals
Brian Jones - Mellotron, percussion, organ, flute, recorder, sitar on Gomper, electric dulcimer, saxophone, concert harp, theremin
Charlie Watts - drums, percussion, tablas
Bill Wyman - bass guitar, percussion, backing vocals, organ, lead vocals on In Another Land
Nicky Hopkins - piano, harpsichord, organ, Mellotron
John Paul Jones - string arrangement on She's a Rainbow
Eddie Kramer - percussion
Ronnie Lane - backing vocals on In Another Land
Steve Marriott - backing vocals and acoustic guitar on In Another Land
John Lennon and Paul McCartney - vocals on Sing This All Together
Anita Pallenberg - backing vocals
Uncredited musicians - strings and brass1. Sing This All Together
3. In Another Land - Wyman, Bill
4. 2000 Man
5. Sing This All Together (See What Happens)
6. She's a Rainbow
7. The Lantern
9. 2000 Light Years from Home
10. On With the Show$32.99DSD Remastered Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Magical Mystery Tour (Collector's Box)Deluxe Box Set With, DVD, Blu-Ray, Book and Double 7" 45RPM Vinyl.
The Beatles Classic 1967 feature film has been restored for worldwide release.
This limited edition deluxe version comes in a 10" x 10" box, which contains the DVD & Blu-Ray, as well as a 60 page book with background information, photographs and documentation from the production and also a faithful reproduction of the mono double 7" vinyl EP of the films six new Beatles songs, originally issued in the UK to complement the films 1967 release.
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR SPECIAL FEATURES:
- Director's Commentary by Paul McCartney
- The Making of Magical Mystery Tour (19m 05s) - Features interviews with Paul and Ringo, along with other cast members and crew. Includes unseen footage.
- Ringo the actor (2m 30s) - Ringo reflecting on his role in the film.
- Meet The Supporting Cast (11m 27s) - A feature on the background and careers of Nat Jackley, Jessie Robins, Ivor Cutler, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Victor Spinetti, George Claydon, and Derek Royle.
- Your Mother Should Know(2m 35s) Blue Jay Way(3m 53s) The Fool On The Hill (3m 05s) - Three new edits of these performances all featuring footage not seen in the original film.
Blu-Ray features the original film restored.
DVD features the original film restored.Side 1
1. Magical Mystery Tour
2. Your Mother Should Know
1. I Am The Walrus
1. The Fool On The Hill
1. Blue Jay Way$89.99Deluxe Box Set With, DVD, Blu-Ray, Book and Double 7 45RPM Vinyl - Sealed Buy Now
Old SockOld Sock marks the 21st solo studio album for the guitar legend, and is released on the Bushbranch Records label, a branch of Surfdog. This double LP also includes a download card.
On the heels of a sold-out Crossroads Guitar Festival and the announcement of a major world tour, Eric Clapton announced the release of his 21st studio album and his first album since 2010. The album, Old Sock produced by Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II, Justin Stanley and Simon Climie, features two original songs Every Little Thing and Gotta Get Over. Old Sock is released on Clapton s Bushbranch label, distributed through a collaboration with Surfdog Records in the USA and Canada.
The album is a collection of some of Clapton's favorite songs spanning from his childhood to present day that highlights his vast appreciation and knowledge of music. From Leadbelly to J.J. Cale; Peter Tosh to George Gershwin; Hank Snow to Gary Moore and Taj Mahal, this record is a celebration of so many who have inspired Clapton s rich musical life. Clapton has always had a remarkable ability to recognize great songs and a gift for knowing how to uniquely interpret them, as he does on Old Sock. The album explores romantic standards of the 30's, reggae, soul, rock, and includes a stand out playful collaboration with Paul McCartney, to create an experience that is quintessential Clapton.
Clapton assembled a band for the recordings consisting of longtime collaborators Steve Gadd (drums), Willie Weeks (bass) and Chris Stainton (keyboards) along with some surprise guest additions. JJ Cale joins the song Angel for backing vocals and guitar, Chaka Khan joins as backing vocalist for Get On Over, Steve Winwood on the Hammond B3 Organ on Still Got The Blues, Paul McCartney on bass/vocals on All of Me, Jim Keltner on drums for Our Love is Here To Stay.1. Further On Down The Road
3. Every Little Thing
4. The Folks Who Live On The Hill
5. Born To Lose
6. Till Your Well Runs Dry
7. All Of Me
8. Still Got The Blues
9. Good Night Irene
10. Gotta Get Over
11. Your One And Only Man
12.Our Love Is Here To Stay$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
$59.99 $47.49 Save $12.50 (21%)
The Beatles: Live At The BBC (On Sale)
Newly Remastered For This Reissue
In 1994, The Beatles' Live at the BBC was released to worldwide acclaim - hitting number one in the U.K. and number three in the U.S. and selling more than five million copies within six weeks. Now comes a new companion to The Beatles' first BBC collection, On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2. On Air's 63 tracks, none of which overlaps with The Beatles' first BBC release, include 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter and conversation between the band's members and their BBC radio hosts.
In the studios of the British Broadcasting Corporation, The Beatles performed music for a variety of radio shows. On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 presents the sound of The Beatles seizing their moment to play for the nation. Thrilled to hear these exciting recordings again, Paul McCartney said, 'There's a lot of energy and spirit. We are going for it, not holding back at all, trying to put in the best performance of our lifetimes.'
Ten of On Air's songs were never recorded by the group for EMI in the 1960s, including two making their debuts with the new release: The Beatles' direct-to-air performance of Chuck Berry's 'I'm Talking About You' and a rocking cover of the standard 'Beautiful Dreamer.' On Air also includes different versions of six rarities heard on the 1994 BBC collection: Little Richard's 'Lucille,' Chuck Berry's 'Memphis, Tennessee,' Chan Romero's 'The Hippy Hippy Shake,' Ray Charles' 'I Got A Woman,' and two songs they learned from records by Carl Perkins, 'Glad All Over' and 'Sure To Fall.'
The Beatles' tribute to the BBC's most important pop show of the early '60s - 'Happy Birthday, Dear Saturday Club' - is another surprise. As John Lennon recalled in 1980, 'We did a lot of tracks that were never on record for Saturday Club - they were well recorded, too.' Paul remembers, 'We'd been raised on the BBC radio programs. One of the big things in our week was Saturday Club - this great show was playing the kind of music we loved, so that was something we really aspired to.'
Between March 1962 and June 1965, no fewer than 275 unique musical performances by The Beatles were broadcast by the BBC in the U.K. The group played songs on 39 radio shows in 1963 alone. Ringo Starr said in 1994, 'You tend to forget that we were a working band. It's that mono sound. There were usually no overdubs. We were in at the count-in and that was it. I get excited listening to them.' On their busiest BBC day, 16 July 1963, The Beatles recorded 18 songs for three editions of their Pop Go The Beatles series in fewer than seven hours.
The group played 88 distinct songs in their BBC sessions - some were recorded many times; others performed just once. At the time, three national BBC stations provided all daytime radio broadcasting in the U.K. Only the Light Programme network might occasionally play a record. Most broadcast music was live music. Consequently, to promote their releases, The Beatles had to play live at the BBC. 'Everything was done instantly,' remembered George Harrison, 'But before that, we used to drive 200 miles in an old van down the M1, come into London, try and find the BBC and then set up and do the program. Then we'd probably drive back to Newcastle for a gig in the evening!'
On Air also features BBC recordings of 30 well-loved songs from The Beatles' catalogue, including five number ones and other favorites such as: 'I Saw Her Standing There,' 'Twist And Shout,' 'Do You Want To Know A Secret,' 'Boys,' 'Please Mister Postman,' 'Money,' 'And I Love Her,' and 'If I Fell.
- On Abby Road
This title is not eligible for further discount.LP 1
1. Beatle Greetings (Speech)
2. From Us To You (Opening)
3. Riding On a Bus (Speech)
4. I Got A Woman
5. Too Much Monkey Business
6. Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
7. I'll Be On My Way
8. Young Blood
9. A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues
10. Sure To Fall (In Love With You
11. Some Other Guy
12. Thank You Girl
13. Sha La La La La! (Speech)
14. Baby It's You
15. That's All Right (Mama)
17. What Is It, George? (Speech)
18. Soldier Of Love
19. A Little Rhyme (Speech)
21. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
22. Crying, Waiting, Hoping
23. Dear Wack! (Speech)
24. You Really Got A Hold On Me
1. To Know Her Is To Lover Her
2. A Taste Of Honey
3. Long Tall Sally
4. I Saw Her Standing There
5. The Honeymoon Song
6. Johnny B. Goode
7. Memphis, Tennessee
9. Can't Buy Me Love
10. From Fluff To You
11. Till There Was You
12. Crinsk Dee Night (Speech)
13. A Hard Day's Night
14. Ringo? Yep!
15. I Wanna Be Your Man
16. Just A Rumour (Speech)
17. Roll Over Beethoven
18. All My Loving
19. Things We Said Today
20. She's A Woman
21. Sweet Little Sixteen
22. 1822! (Speech)
23. Lonesome Tears In My Eyes
1. Nothin' Shakin'
2. The Hippy Hippy Shake
3. Glad All Over
4. I Just Don't Understand
5. So How Come (No One Loves Me)
6. I Feel Fine
7. I'm A Loser
8. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
9. Rock And Roll Music
10. Ticket To Ride
11. Dizzy Miss Lizzy
12. Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!
13. Set Fire To That Lot (Speech)
15. I Forgot To Remember To Forget
16. Love These Goon Shows (Speech)
17. I Got To Find My Baby
18. Ooh! My Soul
19. Ooh! My Arms (Speech)
20. Don't Ever Change
21. Slow Down
22. Honey Don't
23. Love Me Do
24. From Us To You (Closing)$59.99 $47.49 Save $12.50 (21%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Volume 2 (Colored Vinyl)
Limited Edition Red/Orange Swirl Colored Vinyl
Collectible All-Star, Jam-Filled Performances By Paul McCartney, Eddie Vedder, The Who, Axl Rose, Lindsey Buckingham, John Fogerty, Johnny Cash And More!
For over a quarter century, rock and roll's biggest stars have gathered annually on one special evening for an exclusive party: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies. Honoring music's most influential figures with the most prestigious of awards, it's also an evening where both artists and fans celebrate rock and roll with once-in-a-lifetime performances. For the first time on vinyl, Time Life has pressed a selection of the most memorable moments in the history of the induction ceremony, previously only available in digital and physical formats. ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME LIVE: VOLUME 2 LIMITED EDITION is a unique, collectible vinyl album pressed in bold red/orange swirl featuring an unforgettable "set list" including the biggest names in rock 'n' roll.1. Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On - Jerry Lee Lewis (2005)
2. Roadhouse Blues - The Doors With Eddie Vedder (1993)
3. Pinball Wizard - The Who And The Rock Hall Jam Band (1990)
4. Big River - Johnny Cash And The Rock Hall Jam Band (1992)
5. Come Together -- A Tribute To John Lennon - Bruce Springsteen And Axl Rose (1994)
6. Landslide - Stevie Nicks And Lindsey Buckingham (1998)
7. Groovin' - The Young Rascals (1997)
8. 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)/Mustang Sally/Land Of 1000 Dances Medley -- A Tribute To Wilson Pickett - Solomon Burke, Marc Broussard & Leela James (2006)
9. Green River - John Fogerty & Friends (1993)
10. Let It Be - Paul McCartney And The Rock Hall Jam Band (1999)$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Average White BandFirst Time Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music & Capitol Mastering
Their self-effacing name to the contrary, Average White Band was anything but - one of the few white groups to cross the color line and achieve success and credibility playing funk, with their tight, fiery sound also belying their Scottish heritage, evoking American R&B hotbeds like Detroit, Memphis, and Philadelphia instead. Singer/bassist Alan Gorrie, guitarists Hamish Stuart and Onnie McIntyre, tenor saxophonist Malcolm Duncan, keyboardist/saxophonist Roger Ball, and drummer Robbie McIntosh comprised the original Average White Band lineup. Veterans of numerous Scottish soul and jazz groups, they made their debut in 1973 as the opening act at Eric Clapton's Rainbow Theatre comeback gig, soon issuing their debut LP, Show Your Hand, to little notice. After adopting the abbreviated moniker AWB, a year later the band issued their self-titled sophomore effort, topping the American pop charts with the Arif Mardin-produced instrumental "Pick Up the Pieces." The record's mammoth success was nevertheless tempered by the September 23, 1974 death of McIntosh, who died at a Hollywood party after overdosing on heroin.
Ex-Bloodstone drummer Steve Ferrone replaced McIntosh for AWB's third album, 1975's Cut the Cake, which scored a Top Ten hit with its title track as well as two other chart entries, "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" and "School Boy Crush." (Put It Where You Want It, issued later that same year, was simply a retitled and repackaged Show Your Hand.) With 1976's Soul Searching, the group reclaimed the full Average White Band name, scoring their final Top 40 hit with "Queen of My Soul." Following the live Person to Person, they issued Benny & Us, a collaboration with soul legend Ben E. King. However, after subsequent outings, including 1978's Warmer Communications, 1979's Feel No Fret, and 1980's Shine, failed to recapture the energy of AWB's peak, the group dissolved in 1982, with Ferrone later joining Duran Duran and Stuart recording with Paul McCartney. Gorrie, Ball, and McIntyre reformed Average White Band in 1989, tapping vocalist Alex Ligertwood for their comeback effort Aftershock. Oft-sampled by hip-hop producers throughout the 1990s, the group continued touring prior to releasing Soul Tattoo in 1996. The live album, Face to Face, followed three years later.1. You Got It
2. Got The Love
3. Pick Up The Pieces
4. Person To Person
5. Work To Do
6. Nothing You Can Do
7. Just Wanna Love You Tonight
8. Keepin' It To Myself
9. I Just Can't Give You Up
10. There's Always Someone Waiting$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
StiffThree years on from their critically acclaimed "barbeque" record Corsicana Lemonade, White Denim are back with more than just a new album to commemorate. Their sixth record, Stiff - out 25 March 2016 via Downtown/Sony Red - is a return to the Austin quartet's frenetic rock band roots, and is both a jubilant thrill ride and joyous celebration of their past ten years. Heading into the studio with an external producer to oversee a whole album for the first time - and even writing a tune with Cass McCombs ('Thank You') - the band teamed up with the legendary Ethan Johns (Paul McCartney, Laura Marling, The Staves) to produce their first truly live record, one teeming with a cool '70s undertow, tumultuous riffs and a feverish energy that's resulted in arguably some of their biggest and brawniest songs to date.
With drummer Joshua Block and guitarist Austin Jenkins now pursuing other production ventures, vocalist/guitarist James Petralli and bassist Steve Terebecki spent a long time reassessing exactly what White Denim meant to them. "The big thing for Steve and I was trying to define what made us want to keep going," Petralli explains of the album's early days. "What's our partnership about? What's cool about this? We learnt a lot making D and Corsicana Lemonade. We wanted to take some of those lessons and apply it back to our original mission statement. We were trying to get back to some of the things that made us excited about the band in the first place."
Opener 'Had 2 Know (Personal)' is the embodiment of that mission statement. Described by Petralli as "a reassertion of our initial intent to make songs that satisfy our urge to play fast", it sets the tone brilliantly for the bulk of Stiff, right from its idiosyncratic, Red Krayola-sampling beginning to its huge, golden era chorus. While it remains distinctively White Denim, there's a reinvigoration permeating through its riffs via new guitarist Jonathan Horne and a beefed-up rhythm section thanks to the work of new drummer Jeffrey Olson. Every single high octane turn - from the tremendously fun 'Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)' to the outrageously shredding 'Holda You (I'm Psycho)' - sounds like a band re-energised and revitalised, resulting in what Petralli describes as a "high heat, high energy, good times record". Having previously sold out Shepherd's Bush Empire and having toured with Tame Impala and Arctic Monkeys, Stiff is full to the brim with songs that sound ready to now lift White Denim to similar heights.
For the most part, Stiff is an album crammed with adrenaline-fuelled sing-alongs that show off the band's staple technical abilities. But it's also one that sees some new shades that they've developed along the way, too. Citing new wave and the razor-sharp pop punk of Buzzcocks as influences this time round, there's an addictive Elvis Costello circa This Year's Model quality to 'Real Deal Momma', a tune that highlights the band's love for hummable synthesisers and curious, affecting oddities. Then there's the cow bell calm and backing vocals laden brilliance of 'I'm The One (Big Big Fun)', that along with 'Take It Easy (Ever After Lasting Love)' (a song Petralli says "wants to be on a collection of doo wop songs written in 2016") shows a softer and more intricate side to the band while fully emphasising Petralli's vocal excellence.
Of the artwork - which was created by collagist Eugenia Loli - was inspired and worked from the band's previous album covers and videos as a visual template. Ultimately, it's a fleeting visit to a place the band have been before, with the covers of Workout Holiday and D being collages too. Stiff was even originally stylised 'Stif', which when spelt backwards spells out the title of their second full-length Fits. Then there's 'Mirrored In Reverse', a nod to the Fits track 'Mirrored And Reverse'. "I mean, we're ten!" Petralli says in disbelief while explaining all of the record's throwbacks. "We did think about naming this record Ten and referencing the Pearl Jam cover!"
Recorded with nothing but equipment that Petralli describes as being "past a certain point in the '70s", he explains that Stiff is an album made "entirely the old way". "It was tracked live to 16-track tape with very little overdubs," he says. "It was very hardcore record making - traditional in every aspect." Recorded with Ethan Johns in Asheville, North Carolina over a twenty-day period, Petralli and the band had an intense but deeply educational time with Johns. "It was really cool. The guy had these stories that were just unbelievable. He started talking about playing with Jimmy Page when he was a kid, and he lived in the studio where The Rolling Stones and The Faces would just hang out. Having Ethan in the room pushing us really made it more of an 'in the moment' and a visual thing. Capturing live performances is what he does really well."
To make things even more celebratory, there was an extra ten day stint spent with go-to White Denim man Jim Vollentine, who Petralli describes as "my guy, man". He continues: "we've made a lot of records together now. When we left the studio in Asheville with Ethan, we thought we gotta work on this record some more, you know? Though it was really just mixing, which we did with respect to Ethan's arrangements and his recording. I feel like I really haven't made anything like this before."
Ultimately, Stiff is the sound of a band finding their feet again and having the time of their lives. It's a record that refuses to buckle under the pressures of life, instead offering up a soundtrack to sing, dance, shout and scream along to. As a White Denim album, it's a joyride through the past ten years of the band's idiosyncratic catalogue while simultaneously pushing things further forward into new territories. "It's similar to our first record [Workout Holiday] in that we found the initial energy and just went with that," Petralli says of the initial studio spark that started it all. "We thought, what's the fundamental thing that made us want to get into a van and quit our terrible jobs and start this whole thing in the first place? And it was loud, fast-playing, rock and roll."1. Had 2 Know (Personal)
2. Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)
3. Holda You (I'm Psycho)
4. There's a Brain in My Head
5. Take It Easy (Ever After Lasting Love)
6. (I'm the One) Big Big Fun
7. Real Deal Momma
8. Mirrored in Reverse
9. Thank You$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Tug Of WarReuniting with producer George Martin was a bit of a masterstroke on the part of Paul McCartney, since it guaranteed that Tug of War would receive a large, attentive audience. Martin does help McCartney focus, but it's hard to give all the credit to Tug of War, since McCartney was showing signs of creative rebirth on McCartney II, a homemade collection of synth-based tunes. This lush, ambitious, sprawling album couldn't be further from that record. That was deliberately experimental and intimate, while this is nothing less than a grand gesture, playing as McCartney's attempt to summarize everything he can do on one record. There's majestic balladry, folky guitars, unabashed whimsy, unashamed sentimentality, clever jokes, silliness, hints of reggae, a rockabilly duet with Carl Perkins, two collaborations with Stevie Wonder, and, of course, lots of great tunes. If anything, McCartney's trying a bit too hard here, and there are times that the music sags with its own ambition (or slightly dated production, as on the smash single Ebony and Ivory). But, at its best -- the surging title track, the giddy Take It Away, the vaudevillian stomp Ballroom Dancing, the Lennon tribute Here Today, the wonderful Wanderlust -- it's as good as McCartney gets.1. Tug Of War
2. Take It Away
3. Somebody Who Cares
4. What's That You're Doing?
5. Here Today
6. Ballroom Dancing
7. The Pound Is Sinking
9. Get It
10. Be What You See
11. Dress Me Up As A Robber
12. Ebony And Ivory$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Alone In The UniverseThe First New Music From ELO in 15 Years!
Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, Jeff Lynne's ELO is set to deliver a new album which will be the first new ELO music in 15 years.
Lynne was the creative genius behind ELO which sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, had more than 20 Top 40 Hits across the U.S. and the U.K.
and received countless awards and accolades.
At the time of ELO's formation, Lynne had said the goal was to create modern rock and pop songs. A goal that remains true some 30 years later with the
creation of new material.
Lynne is among the most storied names in music history having created the hit group ELO, and serving as a founding member of the Grammy Award
winning supergroup The Traveling Wilburys. He has produced and collaborated with The Beatles, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo
Starr, Tom Petty and Joe Walsh. In 2015, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is an active philanthropist for organizations such
as St. Jude Research Hospital, MUSICARES and H.E.A.R.T. (Helping Ease Abuse Related Trauma).1. When I Was A Boy
2. Love and Rain
3. Dirty to the Bone
4. When the Night Comes
5. The Sun Will Shine on You
6. Ain't It A Drag
7. All My Life
8. I'm Leaving You
9. One Step at a Time
10. Alone in the Universe$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now