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Signature CollectionA compilation of Petula Clark's greatest hits!
Riding the wave of the British Invasion, Clark was able to penetrate the U.S. market in 1964 with the Grammy-winning Downtown, the first single by a British woman ever to reach number one on the American pop charts. It was also the first in a series of American Top Ten hits (most written and arranged by Tony Hatch) that also included 1965's I Know a Place and 1966's I Couldn't Live Without Your Love, and the number one smash My Love. At the same time, she remained a huge star throughout Europe, topping the British charts in 1967 with This Is My Song, taken from the film A Countess from Hong Kong.1. Downtown
3. I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
4. This Is My Song
5. Don't Sleep In The Subway
6. I Know A Place
8. My Love
9. Who Am I
10. A Sign Of The Times
11. Colour My World
12. The Other Man's Grass (Is Always Greener)
13. You'd Better Come Home
14. My Friend The Sea
15. Ya Ya Twist
16. Happy Heart
17. Round Every Corner
18. Kiss Me Goodbye$20.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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The B-52s (On Sale)Numbered Limited Edition
Ranked 152/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Delightfully Campy, Intentionally Goofy, Lyrically Kitschy: 1979 Set Is Nothing But a Good Time
Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI (America's Best Record Plant): LP Bursts Forth With the Color and Vibrancy of the Brilliant Pop Within
Boffo! Beehive hairdos, goofy sci-fi humor, lava-lamp kitsch, thrift-store fashions, party-starting tunes, unconventional perspectives, and the unique blending of the underground aesthetic with mainstream accessibility: The B-52s mix all this and more into a dizzying cocktail on their self-titled debut, which remains one of the most ahead-of-its-time, endlessly enjoyable, and vividly colorful albums ever released.
The B-52s has its roots in the bands improbable genesis, itself reflective of the records gleeful moods and quirky charms. The five members first played after sharing a tropical alcoholic beverage at a Chinese restaurant, the ironic silliness and spontaneous irreverence indicative of the music on its breakthrough record. Not to mention how it mirrors the unusual hodgepodge of instrumentation: organs, walkie talkies, bongos, glockenspiels, tambourines, toy pianos, smoke alarms, and more!
Musically, the band proves just as adventurous and whimsical. Using pleasant harmonies as a backdrop and Kate Piersons squealing organ as a starting point, the B-52s draw upon surf-rock grooves, beach-bound soul-pop, herky-jerky funk riffs, minimalist rhythms, and Ricky Wilsons unusual guitar lines to craft songs that tower above the sarcastic suggestiveness and campy declarations. Of course, the latter are plenty entertaining on their own, but theres no denying the dance-bound persuasiveness and melodic shimmy associated with the classic cult single Rock Lobster and splendid cover of the ubiquitous Petula Clark standard Downtown. Youve never heard anything like this.
Indeed, the B-52s were about a decade ahead of the alt-rock revolution when they recorded this delightfully campy, intentionally goofy, lyrically tawdry, and undeniably harmonic 1979 new-wave set that comes off as the best dance party you might ever hear. This is 40 minutes of nothing but a good time.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI (America's best record plant), Silver Label numbered limited edition LP presents the B-52s brilliant debut in a fidelity its never previously enjoyed. So detailed and realistic are the timbres, accents, and harmonies, youll think the bands bright outfits are appearing right in front of you. Plus, the LP is worth the cost alone for the iconic album cover, which spotlights those bouffant dos.
About Silver Label: New from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, the MoFi Silver Label Vinyl Series will feature an eclectic mix of recordings. This series is mastered and cut on the famous Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab state-of-the-art Tim de Paravacini-designed mastering system. Vinyl will be pressed at RTI on audiophile-grade standard vinyl and will be numbered limited-editions. Future releases will continue to stretch stylistic boundaries, as the MoFi Silver Label continues to explore music from many different genres. Expand your musical horizons with the Silver Label!
This title is not eligible for further discount.1. Planet Claire
2. 52 Girls
3. Dance This Mess Around
4. Rock Lobster
6. There's a Moon in the Sky (Called the Moon)
7. Hero Worship
9. Downtown$24.99 $22.49 Save $2.50 (10%)Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Underachievers Please Try HarderCamera Obscura create lilting, sophisticated melodies that draw similarities to Belle & Sebastian, The Clientele, or Trembling Blue Stars, but are also rooted in more classic sounds such as Nick Drake, Donovan, or Petula Clark. Songs drift and linger like clouds in a summer sky, with gentle hooks and breezy vocals. This is their 2004 release, lovingly remastered and presented on HQ 180g vinyl with a coupon for MP3 download of the entire album, and two bonus tracks from Merge's CD version of this classic.1. Suspended From Class
2. Keep It Clean
3. A Sister's Social Agony
5. Before You Cry
6. Your Picture
7. Number One
8. Let Me Go Home
9. Books Written For Girls
10. Knee Deep At The NPL
11. Lunar Sea$17.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now