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  • The Piano Guys The Piano Guys Quick View

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    The Piano Guys


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Gatefold Sleeve


    4-Page Booklet


    PVC Protective Sleeve


    The Piano Guys have become a YouTube sensation with their clever and inspiring takes on popular music and creative videos that accompany them. From Beethoven to Adele, their eclectic mix of Classical, film score, Rock and Pop favorites resonate with audiences across generations and from all walks of life.


    The band consists of American musicians Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Paul Anderson, and Al van der Beek. Their 2012 debut album The Piano Guys reached number One on the Billboard New Age Albums and Classical Albums charts.


    Several of the group's YouTube videos have over 20 million views, while all of them have over 750 million. Their Youtube channel has over four million subscribers. In June 2011, The Piano Guys won the Most Up-and-Coming Channel award in the YouTube On the Rise contest with Michael Meets Mozart, featuring Jon Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson.

    1. Titanium / Pavane
    2. Peponi (Paradise)
    3. Code Name Vivaldi
    4. Beethoven's 5 Secrets
    5. Over the Rainbow/Simple Gifts
    6. Cello Wars
    7. Arwen's Vigil
    8. Moonlight
    9. A Thousand Years
    10. Michael Meets Mozart
    11. The Cello Song
    12. Rolling in the Deep
    13. What Makes You Beautiful
    The Piano Guys
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    Uncharted

    The Piano Guys, the unstoppable classical/pop crossover music stylists, return with their first new studio album since 2014 with Uncharted. They have become YouTube superstars from their self-made innovative videos that have amassed over 1 BILLION views. Uncharted features all of their recent hits Fight Song/Amazing Grace, A Sky Full of Stars, Hello/Lacrimosa, and Jungle Book/Sarabande, all available for the first time on vinyl. The album also includes the new original song, Okay, featuring TPG's own Al van der Beek on vocals, as well as their fantastic version of the Justin Timberlake hit Can't Stop the Feeling.
    1. Fight Song / Amazing Grace
    2. A Sky Full of Stars
    3. Hello / Lacrimosa
    4. Okay
    5. Themes from Pirates of the Caribbean
    6. Celloopa
    7. The Jungle Book / Sarabande
    8. Holding On
    9. Can't Stop the Feeling
    10. Tour de France
    11. Uncharted
    12. Indiana Jones and the Arabian Nights
    The Piano Guys
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    Hans Zimmer - The Classics

    The Classics is a stunning new album from the world's most exciting film composer, Hans Zimmer. The album features back-to-back blockbuster hits including the iconic music from Pirates of the Caribbean, Academy Award®-winner The Lion King, the powerful and evocative theme from The Dark Knight Rises and the Platinum-selling "Now We Are Free" from Gladiator. For the first time, the bold and unmistakable music of Hans Zimmer has been reimagined and arranged for some of the world's greatest classical musicians, including The Piano Guys, Lang Lang, 2CELLOS, Lindsey Stirling, Till Brönner, Amy Dickson, Leona Lewis and many more. This incredible collection is a must-have for all fans of the most in-demand composer in Hollywood.


    Hans Zimmer has scored more than 120 films, which have, combined, grossed over 24 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. He has been honored with an Academy Award®, two Golden Globes®, three Grammys®, an American Music Award and a Tony® award. In 2003, ASCAP presented him with the prestigious Henry Mancini Award for lifetime achievement for his impressive and influential body of work. He also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 2010. His Academy Award®-winning score to The Lion King has sold over 15 million copies since release in the early 90s. Some of his most recent works include Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, The Lone Ranger, History Channel's miniseries The Bible, the Christopher Nolan-directed films Inception, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises; Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Ron Howard's Rush and Steve McQueen's Twelve Years A Slave. His most recent Academy Award® nomination, his 10th, was for Interstellar.

    1. Main Theme (From The Dark Knight Rises) - Lindsey Stirling
    2. Themes from Pirates of the Caribbean - The Piano Guys
    3. Gladiator Rhapsody (From Gladiator) - Lang Lang
    4. Main Theme (From Crimson Tide) - Till Brönner
    5. Time (From Inception) - Tina Guo
    6. This Land (From The Lion King) - Amy Dickson
    7. Now We Are Free (From Gladiator) - Leona Lewis
    8. Flight (From Man of Steel) - Lang Lang / Maxim Vengerov
    9. Light (From The Thin Red Line) - Maxim Vengerov
    10. The Battle Scene (From Gladiator) - Khatia Buniatishvili
    11. The Well (From The Ring) - 2CELLOS
    12. The Docking Scene (From Interstellar) - Roger Sayer
    Hans Zimmer
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    Uncharted

    The Piano Guys have become a YouTube sensation with their clever and inspiring takes on popular music and creative videos that accompany them. From Beethoven to Adele, their eclectic mix of Classical, film score, Rock and Pop favorites resonate with audiences across generations and from all walks of life. Their 2012 debut album The Piano Guys [MOVCL020] reached No. 1 on the Billboard New Age Albums and Classical Albums charts.


    Several of the group's YouTube videos have over 20 million views. As of October 2016 The Piano Guys' YouTube channel had more than a billion total video views and over five million subscribers. In June 2011, The Piano Guys won the Most Up-and-Coming Channel award in the YouTube On the Rise contest with Michael Meets Mozart with Schmidt and Nelson.


    The latest album by the trio Uncharted includes the classical versions of Hello (AdÉle), The Jungle Book, Indiana Jones And The Arabian Night as well as the never heard before tracks Pirates Of The Caribbean, Holding On and Okay.

    1. Fight Song / Amazing Grace
    2. A Sky Full of Stars
    3. Hello / Lacrimosa
    4. Okay
    5. Themes from Pirates of the Caribbean
    6. Celloopa
    7. The Jungle Book / Sarabande
    8. Holding On
    9. Can't Stop the Feeling
    10. Tour de France
    11. Uncharted
    12. Indiana Jones and the Arabian Nights
    The Piano Guys
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  • Hermit Of Mink Hollow Hermit Of Mink Hollow Quick View

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    Hermit Of Mink Hollow

    First Time Audiophile Vinyl And Gatefold Cover Presentation Of This 1978 Masterwork


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Bearsville Records Tapes


    As founding member of the late sixties Philly rockers Nazz, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer Todd Rundgren was barely in his 20's when he began his long solo journey with success as one of the music industry's most prolific
    and celebrated rock artists.


    For his masterpiece Hermit Of Mink Hollow, Todd Rundgren delivers 12 solid performances which made this one of his most revered efforts in the late 70's. As with many of his solo albums, Todd played all of the instruments, sang and produced this major fan favorite and nailed one of the finest albums of his career and also catapulted Todd Rundren's marquee as a singer/songwriter even further with his smash hit single Can We Still Be Friends.


    Album opener All The Children Sing immediately brings the listener onto a magical journey as only Todd Rundgren can deliver. Filled with exceptional guitar work, solid lyrical imagery and his stellar vocals, the artist truly delivers a fine opening
    track for this musical event. Followed quickly by two stellar ballads the aforementioned smash Can We Still Be Friends and the R&B infused Hurting For You, the LP continues to thrill the listener with even more Todd Rundgren staples like the hard rockin' Determination, the bossa nova groove of Too Far Gone, and his follow-up hit single You Cried Wolf.


    Known to write some very key social commentary oriented songs in his long career, Todd nails some of his finest ever with his brilliant Bag Lady and Bread. Soon to be followed with more hard rockers like his guitar driven Out Of Control, the stellar piano ballad Lucky Guy, and the beautiful Fade Away which closes out the Hermit Of Mink Hollow album, making this one of the most important and finest albums of his career.


    This amazing album hasn't been on vinyl for several decades that is until now ..Friday Music is honored to announce for the first time ever on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, the classic Todd Rundgren masterwork Hermit Of Mink Hollow. As a continuing installment in our career spanning Todd Rundgren Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series, this limited edition album will also be presented for a short time in a first time gatefold cover which will feature the original inner sleeve artwork and lyrics, not seen in decades.


    Mastered from the authorized original Bearsville Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Todd Rundgren, Meat Loaf, The Cars) at Friday Music Studios, the Hermit Of Mink Hollow album will be one of the most anticipated audiophile albums released this year.


    Todd Rundgren Hermit Of Mink Hollow A history making rock album from a rock legend, an audiophile dream release first time 180 Gram Vinyl & Gatefold Cover is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music.

    1. All The Children Sing
    2. Can We Still Be Friends
    3. Hurting For You
    4. Too Far Gone
    5. Onomatopoeia
    6. Determination
    7. Bread
    8. Bag Lady
    9. You Cried Wolf
    10. Lucky Guy
    11. Out Of Control
    12. Fade Away
    Todd Rundgren
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  • Windfall Windfall Quick View

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    Windfall

    If the opening notes on Joe Pug's new LP "Windfall" are a bit disorienting, his fans won't likely be surprised. The Austin, TX singer songwriter has made a habit of defying expectations so the piano-driven "Bright Beginnings" and the atmospheric rumination of "Great Hosannas" are just further indication that he's quite comfortable stepping outside of the guy-with-a-guitar trappings of the genre.


    His rise has been as improbable as it has been impressive. After dropping out of college and taking on work as a carpenter in Chicago, he got his musical start by providing CDs for his fans to pass along to their friends. This led to a string of sold out shows and a record deal with Nashville indie Lightning Rod Records (Jason Isbell, Billy Joe Shaver). As he toured behind "Messenger" (2010) and The Great Despiser (2012) it was with a band that looked as much like a jazz trio as an Americana band. "I never quite found a live band that captured what I was aiming for until I connected with Greg [Tuohey--electric guitar] and Matt [Schuessler--upright bass]. It was an arrangement that maybe didn't make a ton of sense on paper but 10 minutes into the first rehearsal I knew this was going to be my band." The following years would have them on the road for over four hundred shows, including stops at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and The Newport Folk Festival.


    1. Bright Beginnings
    2. Veteran Fighter
    3. Stay and Dance
    4. The Measure
    5. Great Hosanas
    6. Burn and Shine
    7. O My Chesapeake
    8. Windfallen
    9. Pair of Shadows
    10. If Still It Can't Be Found
    Joe Pug
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  • Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Quick View

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    Howlin' Wolf


    The Howlin' Wolf/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    His Self Titled "Rockin' Chair" Masterwork Album Is Back!


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover With Rare Photos


    Mastered From The Authorized Chess Records Mono Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Howlin' Wolf (Chester Burnett) will always be known as one of the founding fathers of modern day blues. His
    legendary style of playing guitar, his unique vocal and stage prowess and of course his stellar list of classic Chicago
    style blues tunes have all gone on to influence generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.


    With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi native began his career cutting early sides for
    Sun before landing in Chicago in the early fifties, where he began a long climb to the top of the blues world on the
    Chess label.


    In 1962, he released his stellar self-titled masterpiece Howlin' Wolf. Featuring an all-star band with the likes of
    the legendary Jimmy Rogers and Buddy Guy on guitar, the masterful Otis Spann on piano, and Willie Dixon on bass,
    Howlin' Wolf a/k/a The Rockin' Chair Album would go on to become one of the most revered albums in modern day
    Chicago blues history.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits Shake for Me, The Wolf continues to rock the listener through
    a treasure trove of 11 more blues standards which made this one of the most important blues LP's of all time. The
    album features classic gems like Spoonful, Back Door Man, Wang Dang Doodle and The Red Rooster. All of these
    blues rockers became truly a blueprint for a ton of rock and blues giants for years like Cream, The Doors and The
    Rolling Stones.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Chess Records arsenal of fine recordings. That is why
    we are so very proud to announce our first installment in The Howlin' Wolf/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
    Series with his legendary masterpiece Howlin' Wolf.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry) for the first time on audiophile vinyl from the Chess monophonic tapes, Howlin' Wolf will truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles to be released in quite some time.


    To further celebrate this first time authorized audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork
    with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as rare inside gatefold photos of the
    man who helped fuse blues and rock music for millions of music lovers across the globe.


    Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Impeccable monophonic sound from the AUTHORIZED Chess Records tapes!


    Spoonful

    1. Shake for Me
    2. The Red Rooster
    3. You'll Be Mine
    4. Who's Been Talkin'
    5. Wang Dang Doodle
    6. Little Baby
    7. Spoonful
    8. Going Down Slow
    9. Down in the Bottom
    10. Back Door Man
    11. Howlin' for My Baby
    12. Tell Me
    Howlin' Wolf
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  • Hang Hang Quick View

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    Hang

    Foxygen is the Big Bang of two combusting minds. It's the splayed Galaxy of polar geniuses Sam France and Jonathan Rado. It's a handshake with a knife behind your back. A sleepless night in a five star hotel. You listen to Hang properly. You take in each moment. Each new melody that threads forward from the fingertips of one of this generation's finest piano men in Jonathan Rado. And you fall in line behind Sam France's sprawling and reckless lyric. Witness his mastery. Feel them struggle against the walls of their own creations. Follow them there. To the perimeter. To the exit sign. Notice that the two young guys aren't there anymore. They're outside looking for another joint to haunt. They're already out of sight.
    1. Follow The Leader
    2. Avalon
    3. Mrs. Adams
    4. America
    5. On Lankershim
    6. Upon A Hill
    7. Trauma
    8. Rise Up
    Foxygen
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  • Smith Westerns Smith Westerns Quick View

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    Smith Westerns

    Rummaging through 1970s glam, Phil Spector teen-pop, and Nuggets garage-punk with the youthful abandon of kids finding new toys in the attic, the Smith Westerns' self-titled debut exudes an earnestness almost as pure as its recording levels are deafening. Their simple, sweet choruses about boys and girls in love could spike the punch at a 1970s TV show school dance.


    When singing guitarist Cullen Omori, his bassist brother Cameron, second guitarist Max Kakacek, and a drummer known as Hal have the tunes to make themselves heard over their vintage aesthetic, The Smith Westerns' teenage kicks are hard to beat. Take string-swept glam ballad Be My Girl. which softly punctuates one of the year's most wrenchingly innocent hooks with somewhat risque pick-up lines. There's less lyrical subtext, but no less raunchy production, on the glam-rock boogie of Girl in Love, a come-on cursorily addressing the fleetingness of youth. It's only fitting that the Smith Westerns both look and sound like the Black Lips' good-bad not-evil twins.


    These guys are sort of literally true to their school, garage-rocker Miss Alex White is a fellow Northside College Prep magnet-school alum, and their time on the road with the likes of Jay Reatard and Nobunny is evident on fine 60s-style frat-rocker Gimme Some Time. With fuzzed-out xylophone, frenetic opener Dreams suggests the group's most recent tour with Girls and Los Campesinos! might serve them better for a follow-up. Diamond Boys almost earns its piano on the strength of its adolescent grandiosity, but We Stay Out lets lo-fi become the end rather than the means, with a guitar line that sounds like a bee buzzing underwater.

    1. Dreams
    2. Boys Are Fine
    3. Gimme Some Time
    4. Girl In Love
    5. We Stay Out
    6. Tonight
    7. Be My Girl
    8. The Glam Goddess
    9. Diamond Boys
    10. My Heart
    Smith Westerns
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  • Rips Rips Quick View

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    Rips

    Ex Hex is a power trio hailing from Washington, DC, making the music
    you've been waiting for. Drums, bass, guitar, P90s, searing leads-this is
    unapologetic rock 'n' roll spat out in the discipline's mother tongue.


    With Wild Flag on hiatus, Mary Timony (Autoclave, Helium) needed a new
    outlet, so she retreated to her basement and started writing. To her surprise,
    the songs came easily and the hooks practically wrote themselves.


    Mary found Laura Harris (The Aquarium, Benjy Ferree) and they hit it off
    immediately. Laura is a monster on drums: intuitive, solid, and just a bit rough
    around the edges. The pair played together for a couple of months in a tiny
    carpet-lined practice space shared with half a dozen hardcore bands and what
    appeared to be the better part of a B.C. Rich Mockingbird.


    In walked Betsy Wright from the wilds of Virginia. She and Mary have similar
    tendencies, both defaulting to denim and The Voidoids. Betsy is a performer
    and an ace piano player, and before long, she was slinging a cherry SG as the
    third member of Ex Hex.


    The group played a handful of shows and a couple of months later, in the
    spring of 2014, headed into the studio. Working furiously, they recorded over
    the span of two weeks in North Carolina with Mitch Easter (Let's Active) and
    in the basement of Mary's home with frequent collaborator Jonah Takagi.
    Bobby Harlow (The Go, Conspiracy of Owls) was tapped to mix because of
    his unique take on making rock records.


    What results is Ex Hex Rips, twelve songs about underdogs, guys stealing your
    wallet, schoolyard brawls, and getting bent. The record happens pretty quickly,
    so don't blink.

    1. Don't Wanna Lose
    2. Beast
    3. Waste Your Time
    4. You Fell Apart
    5. How You Got That Girl
    6. Waterfall
    7. Hot and Cold
    8. Radio On
    9. New Kid
    10. War Paint
    11. Everywhere
    12. Outro
    Ex Hex
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  • Inventions Inventions Quick View

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    Inventions

    After releasing the excellent double A single for 'No Expression/Alone' the other week, it was very nice indeed to get my first listen of 'Inventions' from The Sufis - an album that comes in collaboration from arguably two of the most interesting labels out there at the minute in Ample Play and Burger Records.


    ...After receiving critical acclaim for their debut last year, the psych-pop band from Nashville, Tennessee, which is made up of Calvin Laporte and Evan Smith, are back and have expanded their pop sound with great results on their latest offering.


    Kicking off with 'All Of The Time', the band transport you back in time. With the groove and thunderous drum role, there is more than a hint of 'Revolver' and tracks like 'Taxman' in its sound, although the record has a lot more to it than just that. Short sharp bursts of ingenious songwriting are littered all over the record. The harmonica and cymbal crashing led beauty of 'Most Peculiar Happening Cat' or the floating melody of 'Wallflower' are great examples of this. In fact, it's worth noting that only one song on the album actually runs over the 3 minute mark. These guys don't do epic - but they make great tunes.


    The album is a collection of great ideas all captured beautifully in a style of their own. Using old school equipment and effects they've invented themselves, the sound is impressive, with an array of instrumentation being used throughout. Personal favourites are many on the album and 'I'll Come To See You' and the more up tempo 'Expressions', which is probably the most rocking track on the LP, are excellent. 'The End', where the maraca beat changes to tambourines is nothing short of quality, as trumpet, piano and excellent guitar work thrown into the mix make this and 'Gotta Get Away' my personal picks - although to be honest it's pretty difficult to choose with so many great songs.


    Fans of the first record will not be disappointed one bit. In fact, the band have stepped it up another level on 'Inventions' and this is an album that you will definitely want to get your hands on. Another sold out vinyl? I think so.

    -Steve Yates (The Roomshaker)

    1. All Of The Time
    2. Most Peculiar Happening Cat
    3. She Said To Me
    4. I'll Come To See You
    5. Turn Around
    6. The End
    7. Alone
    8. No Expression
    9. Gotta Get Away
    10. Wallflower
    11. Nothing More To Say
    12. Washed Away
    The Sufis
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  • J Roddy Walston & The Business J Roddy Walston & The Business Quick View

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    J Roddy Walston & The Business

    Not too many bands would move to Baltimore, MD in search of their big break -- as the city's most famous citizen, John Waters, once put it, No one moves here -- and fewer still would consider making the jump to Charm City from Chattanooga, TN. But J. Roddy Walston and the Business are clearly not your average rock & roll band, and after listening to their self-titled second album (and first for Vagrant Records), this trajectory actually makes some sense. The band's music suggests a meeting of the minds between the Deep South and the East Coast -- Walston's raw, twangy vocals and rollicking piano style and Billy C. Gordon's thick guitar lines cut with sharp interjections of slide, could both come straight from a Tennessee roadhouse, but the heavy stomp of Logan Davis' bass and Steve Colmus' drums is all-beef, no-filler hard rock stomp, the stuff of guys who've spent half their life trying to perfect Led Zeppelin's glorious thud and are within spitting distance of catching it. Put these two sides together, have them spend a few hundred nights playing bars where they struggle to be heard over flying beer bottles and shouts for more bourbon, and you could get something a lot like J. Roddy Walston and the Business.


    These ten songs have swagger to spare, but there's little in the way of crowd-pleasing gestures; this band is here to rock but you have to take or leave them on their own terms, and the material is strong enough that plenty of listeners are likely to climb aboard for the ride. Whether they're living on the edge in Brave Man's Death, sharing tales of unsatisfying lovers in Pigs and Pearls, or mixing risky metaphors in Don't Break the Needle, J. Roddy Walston and the Business are a real-deal, roots-conscious hard rock band in an era when such things are believed to have gone the way of the 8-track tape. Picture a band that captures the lean and glorious Southern arrogance of the early Black Crowes and the FTW attitude of Appetite for Destruction-era Guns N' Roses -- all without obviously lifting licks from either act -- and you get one enjoyably butt-kicking surprise of an album.


    - Mark Deming (All Music Guide)

    1. Don't Break The Needle
    2. Full Growing Man
    3. Used To Did
    4. Pies N' Pearls
    5. Brave Man's Death
    6. Don't Get Old
    7. I Don't Wanna Hear It
    8. Uh Oh Rock N' Roll
    9. Caroline
    10. Use Your Language
    J Roddy Walston And The Business
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  • How To Die In The North How To Die In The North Quick View

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    How To Die In The North

    Lost treasure needn't be found in the distant past; the 21st century hides many artists who disappeared into the great wide yonder. BC Camplight is one such example. The alter-ego of American songwriter Brian Christinzio released albums in 2005 and 2007, both gems of a certain psych-pop vintage, combining eloquent songwriting with a self-destructive bent. Christinzio certainly knew it - he's described himself as, "the guy who blew it."


    But this sublime talent with the keening vocal and fearless approach to lyrical introspection has another chance. His new album 'How To Die In The North', recorded in his newly adopted home of Manchester, England, is a fantastically rich, stylistically diverse trip. From dramatic, layered pop to a haunted take on Sixties sunshine-pop, from blue-eyed soul to speedy surf-pop, from sparser piano balladry to psychedelic showstoppers and a grand finale that's part Nilsson and part Broadway showtune.


    Originally from New Jersey, Christinzio started playing piano aged just four, inspired by his mum's Jerry Lee Lewis and Nilsson records and his Dad's classical collection. Depression and crippling hypochondria clashed with captaining the football team and a penchant for boxing. Post-school, he fell in with people, "willing to go through shit to be a musician," which saw him relocate to Philadelphia where he occasionally played live with Philly faves The War On Drugs and guested on Sharon Van Etten's album 'Epic'.


    He's already done two sessions for long-term fan Marc Riley at BBC 6 Music, which featured Christinzio's band of Mancunians who he met at The Castle Hotel pub, a watering hole in the city centre particularly popular with musicians. Christinzio also heard John Grant's album on the jukebox there, which encouraged him to approach Bella Union. Grant's cocktail of depression and self-sabotage thwarted an outrageous talent, but he took his second chance. The same deserves to happen to Christinzio, a similarly outsize, sharp and funny personality with a non-conformist streak. Far from dying, BC Camplight has been reborn in the North!

    1. You Should've Gone To School
    2. Love Isn't Anybody's Fault
    3. Just Because I Love You
    4. Grim Cinema
    5. Good Morning Headache
    6. Thieves In Antigua
    7. Atom Bomb
    8. Lay Me On the Floor
    9. Why Doesn't Anybody Fall In Love Anymore
    BC Camplight
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  • Variations IV Variations IV Quick View

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    Variations IV

    Pressed On Clear Vinyl


    Anything can happen and often does. This is John Cage. A seminal example of indeterminate music from an icon on experimental sounds.


    It could be argued that there is no more controversial figure in music history as avant-garde electronic composer John Cage. Perhaps best known for his composition 4'33, which consisted of Cage sitting at a piano for four-plus minutes of total silence, Cage was both loved and loathed in the 60s and 70s as a leading light in avant-garde music and as an entertainingly weird guy who used radios, televisions, live dancers and his own Adam's apple as instruments in his live performances. Cage's music blurred the line between music, performance art and visual art in a way that no other composer has before or since.


    Cage's performances were often wild one-of-a-kind happenings, and the shows that make up the recording of Variations IV are no different. The fourth in a series of concerts that stretched the boundaries of what music was, IV was designed for a group of performers playing literally anything they could get their hands on. They were also encouraged, if they got bored playing, to do other activities in addition to the music. The score consisted of two circles and seven points on a transparent sheet, to be interpreted however the performers saw fit. The end result: a wild album of music-concrete that should sound familiar to fans of the Beatles' Revolution 9 -- no question Cage's composition influenced Lennon and Ono's experiments.


    Modern Harmonic brings you this gorgeous reissue of Cage's masterpiece, pressed on clear vinyl and wrapped in restored artwork that captures the unique and strange beauty of this headphone classic. Join the avant-garde!

    1. Introduction
    2. Excerpts - 7pm to 8pm
    3. Excerpts - 8pm to 9pm
    4. Excerpts - 9pm to 10pm
    5. Excerpts - 10pm to 11pm
    John Cage with David Tudor
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  • Deer Tick Vol. 2 (Pre-Order) Deer Tick Vol. 2 (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Deer Tick Vol. 2 (Pre-Order)

    The best art often challenges widely held preconceptions about performance and beauty.We're moved when we find the sublime in the gross, entranced when crassness collides with grace. It makes poetic sense that one of this practice's finest current purveyors is named after a blood-sucking survivor.

    Deer Tick: undercutting expectations since 2004.

    I think a lot of my favorite artists have always done stuff like that, Deer Tick front man John McCauley says from his home in Nashville, reflecting on his band's love of unexpected mashups: tender lyrics layered over pissed off guitars; classical music flourishes delivered nearly naked and high. Deer Tick's perfected it all, mostly as an outlier, revered by a legion of fans, respected by peers, but not part of any one scene. With their highly anticipated new project(s), two new albums released simultaneously titled Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol.2, the crew from Rhode Island prove that their punk-roots rock has only gotten better with age.

    Ambitious and smart, the twin albums complement one another but also stand independently.Vol. 1 is classic Deer Tick: folk-rooted acoustic guitars and soft piano cushion out-front vocals. Vol. 2 commits wholly to the band's longtime garage-rock flirtations for a triumphant foray into punk.

    McCauley sees the two records as a natural progression. I think it's something that wa sbound to happen, just because I've always had one foot in each door, he says. Every album we've put out has had its manic moments in one way or another. I felt good enough about everything that I was writing to think that we could truly separate our two big interests: quiet and loud.

    It's been four years since Deer Tick's last release Negativity, and devotees have grown restless. It wasn't that the band-made up of McCauley, guitarist Ian O'Neil, drummer DennisRyan, and bassist Christopher Ryan-was withholding information. They just weren't sure they had anything more to share. It wasn't anything that we actually talked about, McCauleysays. We never said, 'Hey, we should take a break,' or 'Maybe this isn't working anymore.'We just took some time off. We'd just done our 10-year anniversary shows, and I had a kid like two weeks later. He pauses before adding with a hint of a laugh, We just kind of got comfortable away from each other.

    McCauley, O'Neil, and the two Ryans popped up solo and on others' projects. Personal lives also underwent massive changes, especially for McCauley, who married Vanessa Carlton and became a dad. The couple's little girl is now two years old. For the first time ever, Deer Tick-an all-consuming band known for constant touring and steady artistic output-took a backseat.

    When the band came back together for their beloved after-party shows at the Newport Folk Festival, the reunion reminded them what they missed about creating with one another.Playing that week with the guys made me really want to do it-it made everyone want to do it, McCauley says. So we started making some plans to go in the studio.

    The result, recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, is a bold double punch that reminds us not only why Deer Tick has been so missed, but why they've become important artists. The songwriting on both volumes is masterful. McCauley wrote most of the tunes alone, but O'Neil and Dennis Ryan also make killer contributions. Self-aware and never self important,McCauley excels at provocative lyrics that are sometimes confessional, sometimes accusatory. His compositions capture those internal contradictions that define us, like rock and-rollsongs of myself delighting in the multitudes and putting them on display.

    Vol. 1 opener Sea of Clouds is a dreamy mediation on letting go, featuring stripped down instrumentation that swells into a mini-symphony, all anchored by angelic harmonies and McCauley's familiar melodic snarl. It's not the only time McCauley mulls over what it takes to move on. Heart-tugging Only Love mixes sadness and hope for a snapshot of impending loss. I thought, 'Nobody writes a song about that kind of weird, ominous feeling you get inthe final 24 to 48 hours of a relationship,' McCauley says. I wanted to capture that mood in a song.

    Sauntering Card House is a flamenco-soaked threat with grotesque imagery, while lounge readyCocktail is a wry, piano-fueled stroll through fond boozy memories. I guess it's kindof a song about my strange relationship with alcohol-I'm still learning how to deal with it,McCauley says. I'm not a teetotaler. I've tried that. It's not for me. I'm not into the support group thing. I enjoy life with a drink. Trying to keep my life in balance can be hard, but it's something I'm capable of doing now.

    Tricky relationships with drugs and alcohol are addressed in different ways on both volumes.Hushed Vol. 1 closer Rejection pulses with vulnerability. I wrote it about trying to help somebody in some way, McCauley says. What was going through my mind but I didn't say in the lyrics is just reaching your hand out to somebody who's going through substance abuse problems. Vol. 2's Jumpstarting-a favorite track of McCauley's-offers the same kind of lifeline: he shouts startlingly sweet promises over crunchy guitars.

    Look How Clean I Am immediately follows. Written and sung by O'Neil, the song doesn't poke fun at sobriety but offers a droll take down of how some use it as a means or marketing vehicle to further celebrity. It's one of many genuinely funny moments on the project. JumpingS.M.F., (aka Shitty Music Festival) written and delivered by McCauley, takes hilarious shots at a summer institution. I thought I'd write that one for any band who's ever had a bad time at a music festival. It's one of my attempts at humor on the record, but then it just kind of comes off as anger, McCauley says with a laugh.

    McCauley wrote gorgeous instrumental Pulse thinking about the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. He lets his piano do the talking. It's a Whale is punk perfection, all screams and growling guitars. That's probably the most political I'll ever get in a song, McCauley says. I tried to put myself in the really dark head space of maybe a men's rights activist or something like that while trying to poke fun at it. His chants of Atta boy! Atta girl! are the ideal blend of smirk-inducing and scary.

    McCauley says he believes Sea of Clouds and It's a Whale probably best capture theextremities of both records. He's right, of course: it's Vol. 1's quiet vs. Vol. 2's loud-Deer Tick's dual personalities, finally channeled onto two distinct and equally brilliant records.These albums represent a new phase of my life that I haven't entirely figured out yet,McCauley says. I don't really know what's going to happen, but that's part of the excitement for me.

    1. Don't Hurt
    2. Jumpstarting
    3. Look How Clean I Am
    4. It's a Whale
    5. Tiny Fortunes
    6. Sloppy
    7. Wants / Needs
    8. S.M.F.
    9. Pulse
    10. Mr. Nothing Gets Worse
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    The best art often challenges widely held preconceptions about performance and beauty.We're moved when we find the sublime in the gross, entranced when crassness collides with grace. It makes poetic sense that one of this practice's finest current purveyors is named after a blood-sucking survivor.

    Deer Tick: undercutting expectations since 2004.

    I think a lot of my favorite artists have always done stuff like that, Deer Tick front man John McCauley says from his home in Nashville, reflecting on his band's love of unexpected mashups: tender lyrics layered over pissed off guitars; classical music flourishes delivered nearly naked and high. Deer Tick's perfected it all, mostly as an outlier, revered by a legion of fans, respected by peers, but not part of any one scene. With their highly anticipated new project(s), two new albums released simultaneously titled Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol.2, the crew from Rhode Island prove that their punk-roots rock has only gotten better with age.

    Ambitious and smart, the twin albums complement one another but also stand independently.Vol. 1 is classic Deer Tick: folk-rooted acoustic guitars and soft piano cushion out-front vocals. Vol. 2 commits wholly to the band's longtime garage-rock flirtations for a triumphant foray into punk.

    McCauley sees the two records as a natural progression. I think it's something that was bound to happen, just because I've always had one foot in each door, he says. Every album we've put out has had its manic moments in one way or another. I felt good enough about everything that I was writing to think that we could truly separate our two big interests: quiet and loud.

    It's been four years since Deer Tick's last release Negativity, and devotees have grown restless. It wasn't that the band-made up of McCauley, guitarist Ian O'Neil, drummer Dennis Ryan, and bassist Christopher Ryan-was withholding information. They just weren't sure they had anything more to share. It wasn't anything that we actually talked about, McCauley says. We never said, 'Hey, we should take a break,' or 'Maybe this isn't working anymore.'We just took some time off. We'd just done our 10-year anniversary shows, and I had a kid like two weeks later. He pauses before adding with a hint of a laugh, We just kind of got comfortable away from each other.

    McCauley, O'Neil, and the two Ryans popped up solo and on others' projects. Personal lives also underwent massive changes, especially for McCauley, who married Vanessa Carlton and became a dad. The couple's little girl is now two years old. For the first time ever, Deer Tick-an all-consuming band known for constant touring and steady artistic output-took a backseat.

    When the band came back together for their beloved after-party shows at the Newport Folk Festival, the reunion reminded them what they missed about creating with one another.Playing that week with the guys made me really want to do it-it made everyone want to do it, McCauley says. So we started making some plans to go in the studio.

    The result, recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, is a bold double punch that reminds us not only why Deer Tick has been so missed, but why they've become important artists. The songwriting on both volumes is masterful. McCauley wrote most of the tunes alone, but O'Neil and Dennis Ryan also make killer contributions. Self-aware and never self important,McCauley excels at provocative lyrics that are sometimes confessional, sometimes accusatory. His compositions capture those internal contradictions that define us, like rock and-rollsongs of myself delighting in the multitudes and putting them on display.

    Vol. 1 opener Sea of Clouds is a dreamy mediation on letting go, featuring stripped down instrumentation that swells into a mini-symphony, all anchored by angelic harmonies and McCauley's familiar melodic snarl. It's not the only time McCauley mulls over what it takes to move on. Heart-tugging Only Love mixes sadness and hope for a snapshot of impending loss. I thought, 'Nobody writes a song about that kind of weird, ominous feeling you get in the final 24 to 48 hours of a relationship,' McCauley says. I wanted to capture that mood ina song.

    Sauntering Card House is a flamenco-soaked threat with grotesque imagery, while lounge readyCocktail is a wry, piano-fueled stroll through fond boozy memories. I guess it's kind of a song about my strange relationship with alcohol-I'm still learning how to deal with it,McCauley says. I'm not a teetotaler. I've tried that. It's not for me. I'm not into the support group thing. I enjoy life with a drink. Trying to keep my life in balance can be hard, but it's something I'm capable of doing now.

    Tricky relationships with drugs and alcohol are addressed in different ways on both volumes.Hushed Vol. 1 closer Rejection pulses with vulnerability. I wrote it about trying to help somebody in some way, McCauley says. What was going through my mind but I didn't sayin the lyrics is just reaching your hand out to somebody who's going through substance abuse problems. Vol. 2's Jumpstarting-a favorite track of McCauley's-offers the same kind of lifeline: he shouts startlingly sweet promises over crunchy guitars.

    Look How Clean I Am immediately follows. Written and sung by O'Neil, the song doesn't poke fun at sobriety but offers a droll takedown of how some use it as a means or marketing vehicle to further celebrity. It's one of many genuinely funny moments on the project. JumpingS.M.F., (aka Shitty Music Festival) written and delivered by McCauley, takes hilarious shots at a summer institution. I thought I'd write that one for any band who's ever had a bad time ata music festival. It's one of my attempts at humor on the record, but then it just kind of comes off as anger, McCauley says with a laugh.

    McCauley wrote gorgeous instrumental Pulse thinking about the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. He lets his piano do the talking. It's a Whale is punk perfection, all screams and growling guitars. That's probably the most political I'll ever get in a song, McCauley says. I tried to put myself in the really dark headspace of maybe a men's rights activist or something like that while trying to poke fun at it. His chants of Atta boy! Atta girl! are the ideal blend of smirk-inducing and scary.

    McCauley says he believes Sea of Clouds and It's a Whale probably best capture theextremities of both records. He's right, of course: it's Vol. 1's quiet vs. Vol. 2's loud-Deer Tick's dual personalities, finally channeled onto two distinct and equally brilliant records.These albums represent a new phase of my life that I haven't entirely figured out yet,McCauley says. I don't really know what's going to happen, but that's part of the excitement for me.

    1. Half Believing (By The Black Angels)
    2. Card House
    3. Doomed From The Start
    4. Hope Is Big
    5. Only Love
    6. Cocktail
    7. Me And My Man
    8. End Of The World
    9. Limp Right Back
    10. Rejection
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    Hapshash and the Coloured Coat

    Featuring The Human Host And The Heavy Metal Kids


    One of the most sought-after of all '60s cult LPs, 1967's Hapshash and the Coloured Coat Featuring the Human Host and the Heavy Metal Kids is the sort of record that could only have emerged during the psychedelic era, and a vibrant manifestation of that period's freewheeling boundary-breaking spirit of adventure.


    Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, the English duo of Michael English and Nigel Weymouth, initially achieved notoriety as a graphic design team whose distinctive visual sensibility placed them at the center of London's original psychedelic explosion. The pair's vivid visual imagination spawned numerous album covers, including Cream's Disraeli Gears, and countless posters promoting performances at London's legendary UFO Club by such acts as Pink Floyd and the Incredible String Band. Those visual works brilliantly captured the London scene's buoyant, mind-expanding vibe, and feature some of the psychedelic era's most arresting imagery.


    Such was Hapshash & the Coloured Coat's prominence and influence that, in 1967, they were given the opportunity to branch out as a recording act. For the occasion, English and Weymouth teamed with legendary producer/manager/DJ/scenester Guy Stevens, whose lengthy resume encompasses work with the Rolling Stones, Procol Harum, Mott the Hoople and The Clash.


    The result was Hapshash & the Coloured Coat Featuring the Human Host and the Heavy Metal Kids. The unlikely collaboration produced a one-of-a-kind sonic experience that exemplifies the spirit of psychedelia while sounding like no other record of its time, mixing primal vocal chants and insistent tribal rhythms with proto-funk guitar and bluesy piano on such memorably titled tracks as H-O-P-P Why?, The New Messiah Coming 1985, Empires of the Sun and A Mind Blown Is a Mind Shown.


    Out of print on vinyl for decades and never before reissued domestically, Hapshash & the Coloured Coat featuring the Human Host & the Heavy Metal Kids has been meticulously restored for this LP reissue, using Sundazed's usual exacting standards. The album is pressed on high-quality audiophile vinyl, and features complete original cover art.

    1. H-O-P-P Why?
    2. A Mind Blown Is a Mind Shown
    3. The New Messiah Coming 1985
    4. Aoum
    5. Empires of the Sun
    Hapshash and the Coloured Coat
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    Undivided Heart & Soul, produced by Dan Molad (Lucius) and
    McPherson, and developed largely in the studio (that studio being the historic
    RCA Studio B in Nashville), carries a sense of immediacy and irreverence.


    "In writing this record, I threw several handfuls of caution to the wind.
    Lyrically, I was allowing myself to be exposed in a way I never have before.
    Concurrently, maybe as some sort of a self-defense mechanism, the guitars
    got fuzzier and louder. The first day at RCA was like being in church...
    by the second day, it was a high school band's rehearsal space."


    Putting the hands of Dan Molad on the wheel of the record ensured that
    the music didn't take too many expected turns. "Having toured with
    Lucius and befriended Dan, I knew he was the guy to push my buttons
    and challenge me to try new things. He's a tireless worker. He's constantly
    tinkering away on something... and music just falls out of him."


    The vintage recording equipment and instruments still housed
    in RCA Studio B greatly informed the direction of the record. "Each night,
    at the end of tracking, someone would invariably say, 'You wanna put vibes
    on this?', speaking of the old RCA Vibraphone. I mean, you can hear THAT
    vibraphone on Roy Orbison's 'Crying'... we couldn't keep our hands off of it.
    It guided some of the songs into some strange and wonderful places.
    'Lucky Penny' took such a cool turn once Ray (Jacildo, keys) added some to it.
    We wrote several songs on the piano that Floyd Cramer played 'Last
    Date' on. We were soaking up so much of the phantom energy in
    that room, it led to some incredible sonic territory."


    "Most folks know us for our take on vintage R&B and early Rock N' Roll.
    The past year, I've been digging so much into the heavier, brasher sounds of
    early Rock N' Roll... from bands like The Sonics, Link Wray, and into some
    early British Rock such as The Creation... these influences feature heavily in
    these songs. The tunes that showed up weren't exactly always in familiar
    territory, and... we greeted them as welcome strangers. They have a lot
    of heart... and that's what Rock N' Roll should always have."

    1. Desperate Love
    2. Crying's Just A Thing You Do
    3. Lucky Penny
    4. Hunting For Sugar
    5. On The Lips
    6. Undivided Heart & Soul
    7. Bloodhound Rock
    8. Style (Is A Losing Game)
    9. Jubilee
    10. Under The Spell Of City Lights
    11. Let's Get Out Of Here While We're Young
    J.D. McPherson
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    I Know What Love Isn't

    Tracey Thorn wrote a song that reached Jens Lekman in the early stages of his new album, I Know What Love Isn't. In her song she sang Oh Jens, oh Jens/your songs seem to look through a different lens/you're still so young, love ends just as easy as it's begun. A touching moment for the Swedish songwriter, having been a fan since his teens. But it came to him in a time when he found himself very confused and in doubt. He was changing and, subsequently, so were his songs. They weren't looking through that lens anymore.



    I Know What Love Isn't came out of a break up, something Jens didn't see as worth writing about at first. The songs began more fleeting than the last go around, on his 2007 album Night Falls Over Kortedala. The songs began building from images and memories and soon began to take their own route, one that Lekman wasn't privy to their destination.



    In The World Moves On he paints a picture of a sweltering summer in the city of Melbourne where he lived while writing and recording the album. The hot days that led up to the Black Saturday bushfires, but also more mundane images of feeding possums in a park or getting in trouble with some guy on a scooter. It seems to lead nowhere at first but the aimlessness in itself reaches heartbreaking conclusions later on, summed up by the soaring chorus and you don't get over a broken heart, you just learn to carry it gracefully. Like Joan Didion once said that she writes entirely to find out what she's thinking, Jens wrote until he caught up with his thoughts. And of course they led him right back to the break up.



    Musically, I Know What Love Isn't chooses an economic route. From the vast palette he created for Kortedala, he's only chosen a few somber colors this time around. There are strings but not a string section, an upright piano and not a grand, a single saxophone and gracenotes from a flute. The songs are lighter, almost aerodynamic, Jens explains, I wanted the songs to take off almost unnoticeably, where the chorus is separated from the verse only through a small detail like a tambourine or a harmony. Like when you're in an airplane taking off and you look out the window and realize you're already in the air.



    A dry country piano makes Become Someone Else's lift high. Vocals from Melbourne singer Sophie Brous makes the chorus in Erica America soar. Strings pick up the title track and send it up to the sky without much effort or force. In the latter, Lekman once again points the way to distill essential truths from every day life vignettes while singing about a sham marriage. I thought of the Friday nights when I'd be cruising up and down the street with my best friend in her old crappy Holden, talking about getting married to get me into the country.



    The idea was so appealing, that we would build this constructed relationship around a purpose rather than some vague feeling that could change at anytime. But in the end, the sham marriage is much too great a story to be kept secret. At least when you make a living from telling stories. And that's what I Know What Love Isn't is. A collection of songs that grew to a story that had to be told. A story that is not new, but essentially human. The story of the grey areas of love that you have to excavate and explore, using the method of exclusion, to find out what love is.

    1. Every Little Hair Knows Your Name
    2. Erica America
    3. Become Someone Else's
    4. She Just Don't Want To Be With You Anymore
    5. Some Dandruff On Your Shoulder
    6. I Want A Pair Of Cowboy Boots
    7. The World Moves On
    8. The End Of The World Is Bigger Than Love
    9. I Know What Love Isn't
    10. Every Little Hair Knows Your Name
    Jens Lekman
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    Dire Straits Expand Musical Framework And Come Into Own On Making Movies: Co-Produced By Jimmy Iovine, Thematic Album Soars With Personal Songwriting And Epic Arrangements


    Cinematic Landscapes And Intricate Passages Sound Sublime: Mobile Fidelity 45RPM 2LP Pressing Of Making Movies Mastered From Original Master Tapes, Features Audiophile Dynamics


    Bruce Springsteen Pianist Roy Bittan, Mark Knopfler's Guitar Playing, And Passionate Performances Turn Making Movies Into A Classic: Includes Romeo And Juliet, Tunnel Of Love, Solid Rock


    Making Movies marks a magnificent turning point in Dire Straits' career. Considered by many fans to be the group's most complete album, the 1980 set witnesses leader Mark Knopfler greatly expanding his songwriting palette and setting his storytelling amidst more complex, involving arrangements. Dire Straits also benefits from crucial contributions from Bruce Springsteen pianist Roy Bittan and the departure of rhythm guitarist David Knopfler. The songs spark with a mÉlange of poetry, passion, and cohesion that engages the senses and begs to be experienced again and again.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP set of Making Movies breathes with reference-caliber airiness, spaciousness, dynamics, and separation. Produced by Jimmy Iovine and Knopfler, the record - which contains many Springsteen-esque elements - features the cleanliness and clarity that have long been Dire Straits trademarks. The extra-wide 45RPM grooves on this edition provide previously unattainable detail, information, and soundstaging. This is what audiophile recordings are all about.


    You know you're in the presence of sonic greatness as soon as the first few seconds of the opening Tunnel of Love pass, as the introductory passage built on organ and piano - new additions to Dire Straits' palette - intertwine with the unmistakable coil-spring twang of Knopfler's guitar. The three-dimensional, full-bodied presentation of the latter instrument on this Mobile Fidelity LP is alone worth the price of admission. Crisp, rich, and balanced, the analog sound brings Knopfler's Fender Vibrolux and Music Man HD130 amplifiers into your room. The romanticism of Bittan's piano, precision timekeeping of drummer Pick Withers, and steady roll of bassist John Illsley come across with similar potency, scale, and verve.


    Always more about the whole than the sum of their individual parts, Dire Straits demonstrate that while Knopfler is the lynchpin, this record is a true band effort. Bittan's role cannot be overstated. His melodicism poetically complements Knopfler's subtle staccato rhythms and more than makes up for the exit of David Knopfler. Expansive and cinematic, the aptly titled Making Movies puts a premium on interrelated subjects (love, relationships, heartbreak) and deep-seated emotions that play out in heartfelt lyrics, intense singing, and epic frameworks. Everything clicks.


    The album's power isn't lost on Iovine, who later told Rolling Stone: The right people were in the room together. It really was making a record in the pure sense of the term. The whole thing sounds like one song. But you what that is? That's the writing, the guy who wrote it. He wrote the album like that; he wanted to make the album like that.


    Indeed, the first five tracks - Tunnel of Love, Romeo and Juliet, Skateaway, Expresso Love, Hand in Hand - comprise a mini-suite united by theme, harmony, and spirit. Every member of the newly configured Dire Straits has a say in the shaping of the material. There's not a note out of place. Iovine and Knopfler's standout production puts it over the top.


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    1. Tunnel of Love
    2. Romeo and Juliet
    3. Skateaway
    4. Expresso Love
    5. Hand in Hand
    6. Solid Rock
    7. Les Boys
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    Seeds From The Underground

    Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (led by Mercer Ellington) through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis, Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive, alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. As a bandleader for the last two decades, he has also continually grown as a composer. With his latest recording (and second for Mack Avenue Records), Seeds From The Underground, Garrett has given notice that these qualities have not only become more impressive, but have provided him with the platform to expand his horizons and communicate his musical vision clearly. Seeds From The Underground is a powerful return to the straight-ahead, acoustic and propulsive quartet format that showcases Garrett's extraordinary abilities.


    For Garrett, Seeds From The Underground is a special recording. It once again consists of all original compositions, and is truly an homage to those who have inspired and influenced him, both personally and musically. "All of these songs are dedicated to someone," says Garrett. "And the 'seeds' have been planted, directly or indirectly, by people who have been instrumental in my development."


    With Seeds From The Underground Garrett has crafted a project that offers his appreciation while always making the listener aware of his band's skillful approach to melody, harmony and rhythm. From personal nods such as the opening track "Boogety Boogety," dedicated to his memory of watching western films with his father (the title refers to the sound of a galloping horse); "Wiggins," which references his high school band director Bill Wiggins; and "Detroit," an evocative, reflective composition about his hometown, and a celebration of mentor Marcus Belgrave; to his appreciation of some of his musical heroes on "J Mac" (Jackie McLean); "Haynes Here" (Roy Haynes); and "Do Wo Mo" (Duke Ellington, Woody Shaw and Thelonious Monk).


    Melody, as a matter of fact, was a key element for the saxophonist when writing for the recording. "I wanted to focus on the melody," Garrett reflects. "I want people to remember what the melody is before we start improvising and on some songs I heard voices, the singing of the melody." This latter point is in evidence on the selections "Haynes Here," "Detroit" and "Welcome Earth Song."


    Another notable component compositionally for Garrett on Seeds From The Underground is his approach to rhythm and meter. Over the past few years, one of the most popular and acclaimed groups that he has been a part of is the GRAMMY® award winning Five Peace Band, joining guitarist John McLaughlin, pianist Chick Corea, bassist Christian McBride, and drummers Vinnie Colaiuta and Brian Blade. His participation in that band led him to experiment with writing in different meters. "Some of these songs are in odd meters; in my experience with John, we played some songs in odd meters, so I thought, this is a different way of writing songs," Garrett states. "So there is some of that approach here."


    Garrett's current working band is very much up to the task on Seeds From The Underground. And like all successful bandleaders, Garrett knows what he wants musically and has formed a band that will best communicate his message (with implicit trust among one another). Bassist Nat Reeves is a rhythmic anchor and a long-standing member of Garrett's past aggregations. However, for this recording, Garrett thought a lot about the talents of fellow Detroiter, drummer Ronald Bruner, as well as Venezuelan pianist Benito Gonzalez. "When I decided I wanted to do the album, I had Ronald in mind; I thought that he would work well on these songs. And Benito has been in my band for a while, and we talked conceptually about how I hear the piano in the band. McCoy Tyner is my man, so I wanted to have more of that sound, and there aren't a lot of young guys around who are dealing with that like Benito is." Percussionist Rudy Bird also provides a driving, rhythmic pulse to the recording.


    A very important contributor to Seeds From The Underground is the project's co-producer: pianist, composer and educator, Donald Brown. His friendship with Garrett goes back to their days with Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. He has been an integral part of past Garrett recordings, and has been a musical inspiration for him. "I feel comfortable in the studio with him and I know he's going to hear what I hear, because we think alike in how we hear music," states Garrett. "I've also always admired his compositions and he was really inspired by these compositions, so he was glad that we were able to hook back up on this project."


    Garrett has always expressed interest in music from other parts of the world. Whether it's Africa, Greece, Indonesia, China or Guadeloupe, he immerses himself in the culture and gleans from his experience something that becomes a part of his artistic message. On Seeds From The Underground, the African-influenced "Welcome Earth Song" and "Laviso, I Bon?" (the latter was inspired by a musician friend in Guadeloupe) are prime examples.


    The album highlights Garrett's overall approach to music: wide-ranging, receiving ideas from all musical sources and genres. Garrett states, "I love the challenge of trying to stay open about music and about life. If it's music, I just try to check it out. Right now I'm listening to some music from Martinique and I'm lovin' it. If I like it, maybe I can incorporate some of it into what I do." As for composing: "I don't try to control what I write," he says. "Music comes from 'The Creator.' It's a gift that's coming in, and I receive it. I write in all genres, and I'm writing all the time. It's never about what it is I just say thank you."


    Seeds From The Underground is the latest stop on what continues to be a fascinating musical journey for Kenny Garrett and his listeners. It's a recording that is not only a significant personal statement from the saxophonist, but a musical declaration of his continued growth as a musician, and in particular, as a composer.

    1. Boogety Boogety
    2. J. Mac
    3. Wiggins
    4. Haynes Here
    5. Detroit
    6. Seeds from the Underground
    7. Du-Wo-Mo
    8. Welcome Earth Song
    9. Ballad Jarrett
    10. Laviso, I Bon?
    Kenny Garrett
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    Special Night

    There are a few terms that get thrown around loosely, two of which are legend and retro-soul. One of these fits Lee Fields hand and glove, one of these doesn't fit at all. Very few people in music have both earned the status of legendary and continue to solidify it. 50 years in the game and only getting better, gaining more fans, and evolving his sound on each album, Lee is, in fact, a Living Legend. This brings us to the misuse of the term retro-soul when talking about Mr. Fields. You don't have to look far to find a younger generation emulating the essence and styles of an era they've only experienced through music and movies. It seems unfair to tag Lee with a term that implies imitation when he is part of the generation that actually defined the genre. Plain and simple, this is not that. Special Night is a master class in soul music past and present.


    "I feel that every human being's purpose is to do what their inner voice says to do," says Lee Fields. "And my inner voice, my driving force, wants me to put out music and keeping making better records."


    Produced by Leon Michels and Thomas Brenneck, and brilliantly performed by the Expressions, Special Night was written, recorded, mixed, and mastered entirely to tape in three weeks at the legendary Diamond Mine Studios in Queens, NY. A sense of urgency, equal parts fun and inspiration, and a decent amount of beer and Jack Daniels were the driving forces during the sessions that produced Lee Fields & The Expressions latest offering.


    Special Night is also the first record in the Expressions catalogue in which every song was written jointly by Lee Fields and The Expressions. "When I record, I make every song like I actually mean it. I mean every word I say. On Special Night I'm talking to my lady - literally, expressing the way I feel." says Lee Fields. "You can tell if a song is real or not, and every moment I'm recording, those moments are real, this is a record about what people do in real life". For one example, he cites the song "Work to Do," which tells the story of "a guy going to counseling, drinking too much, apologizing to the old lady and trying to keep family together, doing the manly thing." On "Make This World", Lee makes a nod back to his early funk roots with a cautionary tale about the health of the planet. The world was designed to last indefinitely," says Fields. "We're the only living species on Earth who can alter that process. I'm hoping that song has a chain reaction, helps somebody put into action whatever contribution they can to change what the world is going through." As always, sticking to the formula but pushing the boundaries "Never Be Another You" from the first note doesn't sound like something you would hear on a Lee record, that is until he starts singing anyhow. A low-tempo ballad with a head nodding drum track, sparse piano lines, and all the space Lee needs to lay down what is sure to be one of the flyest love songs of 2017.


    Whether tackling a tune about love lost, found, or broader topics like the state of humanity, Lee has a very unique and honest perspective that is on display with each unforgettable performance. Also, The Expressions have never been sharper, they, along with Lee, have created a collection of music on Special Night which holds court with pretty much any soul music that came before it

    1. Special Night
    2. I'm Coming Home
    3. Work To Do

    4. Never Be Another You
    5. Lover Man
    6. Make The World

    7. Let Him In

    8. How I Like It

    9. Where Is The Love?

    10. Precious Love
    Lee Fields
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  • Headquarters Stack-O-Tracks (Pre-Order) Headquarters Stack-O-Tracks (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Headquarters Stack-O-Tracks (Pre-Order)

    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Clear Vinyl Release

    Mastered Impeccably By Monkees Fan & Friend Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios & Capitol Mastering, Hollywood, CA From The Colgems Record Tapes

    The Summer Of Love's First Album .... Re-Visited.... Re-Imagined...

    The Monkees Headquarters/ Stack-O-Tracks

    The Original Instrumental Backing Tracks To Their Most Celebrated Album

    First Time Authorized Alternate Artwork

    Yes... The Monkees Could Play Guitars, Bass, Drums, Piano, Steel Guitar, Organ, Banjo, Tambourine, Percussion..... and Play Them Well!!!

    In 1967 after two number one albums, a plethora of hit singles and a smash television show, The Monkees were on top and knew they each had true musical talents not championed by their label executives. Michael Nesmith spearheaded a change in direction before sessions began on their legendary Headquarters album. This action resulted in the much-covered dissolution with music mogul Don Kirshner, as Chip Douglas (The Turtles) was now recruited by Nesmith to work with the band.

    In rapid succession, things began to fall into place in February 1967. With initial tracks like country rocker Sunny Girlfriend, the band set the stage for what would become one of the most loved works in their catalog and one of the finest rock albums of a generation. A definite album opener, You Told Me begins Headquarters. The track features a brilliant 12 string guitar of Nesmith, as Tork's incredible banjo fills the track alongside Dolenz's driving drum work. With Jones' percussion, it became the very first song that many of us remember as we opened up our new copies back in the summer of '67. Not straying too far from previous success, the band scored a few more of Boyce and Hart compositions like Micky Dolenz's folk rock ballad I'll Spend My Life With You. The solid steel guitar work of Mike Nesmith became somewhat of a precursor to his groundbreaking Nashville sessions in the late sixties. Davy Jones has several watershed moments here with both Forget That Girl and Early Morning Blues and Greens Forget That Girl employs a unique English northern soul vibe, while the latter shares a wonderful rhythm presentation making it one of the more psychedelic infused and standout tracks on the LP. Michael Nesmith's handiwork is radiant on the entire album. You May Just Be The One rocks the album into full gear and makes it one of his and the bands' definitive landmark tracks. Headquarters also brought rightful acclaim to Peter Tork, as his first recorded Monkees' song For Pete's Sake soon became a prolific standard. The song transcended with the times and became one of the more insightful tunes from the quartet. It also replaced the familiar Monkees Theme at the end of season two, giving the song more TV exposure over the years. And as always, you can count on Micky Dolenz to deliver - whether it's his hard rock driving drum work on rockers like Randy Scouse Git & No Time, or his prog-rock feel on Mr. Webster, the album was definitely a great showcase for the artist.

    The Monkees' Headquarters was one of 4 albums of The Monkees that topped the charts in 1967. This fact alone is enough to warrant the importance of this album in musical history. But there are other amazing feats that Headquarters managed to deliver to millions of fans on its eventful release back in May of 1967. The album hit the stores before Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles. Friendly rivals as they were, Headquarters rose to number one and also opened the door to The Summer of Love. It remained in the upper rung of the retail charts until their fourth platter Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. became a number one album to close out the year. Wow! Most notably, Headquarters showed the real world the transition of four talented guys on a hit TV show evolving into a self-produced, self-reliant, and one of the most loved bands in musical history, and yes, they could actually play their instruments .and they did it well!

    As another installment in our extensive Monkees catalog, Friday Music is pleased to announce a unique revisit to their third masterwork as we've now gone back to the original backing tracks and have assembled a fun and exciting instrumental Lp with The Monkees Headquarters Stack-O-Tracks. For this limited edition Friday Music release, we are pleased to offer for the first time on vinyl, the rare backing instrumental backing tracks, newly and impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso (The Monkees/Brian Wilson) from the original Colgems Records masterwork.

    Joe Reagoso notes You've never heard 'Shades Of Gray' until you hear the strings up front like you will on this new vinyl release. Michael Nesmith's work on 'You May Just Be The One' is beyond thrilling, you feel like you are in the studio with the band as they knock out this and other Monkees classics. From beginning to end, song after song, we always knew how special Headquarter was, and now this further showcases the artistry and musical acumen each man brought to the sessions. Truly a crowning achievement. To further enhance your Monkees listening enjoyment, we are also pressing the limited edition album on clear 180 Gram audiophile vinyl, as well as including a revisit to the original album cover artwork, now with the rare Monkees beard photo not issued on vinyl in many years, and first time authorized colorization effects to the original artwork to celebrate fifty years of this classic rock album for the fans. 1967 ..The Summer Of Love A very hip time in our American culture you can now relive with these newly impeccably mastered recordings from the much-loved band that broke a lot of ground in a very short time and made the world a much better place for it The Monkees Headquarters Stack-O- Tracks Only From Your Friends At Friday Music!

    1. You Told Me (Instrumental Backing Track)
    2. I'll Spend My Life With You (Instrumental Backing Track)
    3. Forget That Girl (Instrumental Backing Track)
    4. Band 6
    5. You Just May Be The One (Instrumental Backing Track)
    6. Shades Of Gray (Instrumental Backing Track)
    7. I Can't Get Her Off My Mind (Instrumental Backing Track)
    8. For Pete's Sake (Instrumental Backing Track)
    9. Mr. Webster (Instrumental Backing Track)
    10. Sunny Girlfriend (Instrumental Backing Track)
    11. Zilch- Peter
    12. Zilch -Davy
    13. Zilch- Micky
    14. Zilch- Michael
    15. No Time (Instrumental Backing Track)
    16. Early Morning Blues And Green (Instrumental Backing Track)
    17. Randy Scouse Git (Instrumental Backing Track)
    The Monkees
    $33.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Mystery Girl Expanded Mystery Girl Expanded Quick View

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    Mystery Girl Expanded

    Everyone involved with Mystery Girl sensed the magic in Roy Orbison, who, in 1988, was enjoying a full creative renaissance and resurgence of popularity. One of Roy's classic recordings, "In Dreams," memorably lip-synched into a hurricane lamp by Dean Stockwell, had served as a key thematic element in David Lynch's "Blue Velvet," igniting a renewed interest in the Big O.


    In a series of bold aesthetic moves, Orbison directly addressed his legacy, first with Class of '55 (a 1986 reunion album with fellow Sun Records alumni Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins) and then, In Dreams: The Greatest Hits, where Orbison recut many of his biggest songs, using 1980s technology to produce results often surpassing his original recordings.


    At this same time, Roy Orbison became a founding member of the Traveling Wilburys, the roots rock supergroup also featuring Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, and Tom Petty. It was during work with the Wilburys that the vision for Mystery Girl, a new Roy Orbison album made of original songs from a variety of writers-including Roy Orbison, Diane Warren, Elvis Costello, Wesley Orbison and U2s Bono and the Edge (among others)-began taking shape.


    "When he sang it, it was absolutely magnificent," said Jeff Lynne, who would produce tracks for Mystery Girl. "His voice, I had never heard a voice like that live, you know, in the studio, ever . He had this wonderful spirit, almost like a kid in many ways.


    He was just a happy guy. I love him . One of the proudest things I've ever done is to have become his friend. I'd look at him and just go, 'Wow, it's him. The Big O.'"


    Roy's core group of musicians on the original Mystery Girl recordings included Jeff Lynne (guitar, piano, bass, backing vocals), Tom Petty (acoustic guitar, backing vocals), Mike Campbell (guitar, bass, mandolin), Jim Keltner (drums), Howie Epstein (bass, backing vocals), and Benmont Tench (piano, organ, cheap strings). Contributing artists on the album include Barbara Orbison, Roy Orbison, Jr., Al Kooper, George Harrison, Bono, T Bone Burnett, Steve Cropper, The Memphis Horns, and more.


    "I was just taken by how amazing this guy was. Just sitting, singing softly, sitting on the sofa with an acoustic guitar, his voice was unbelievable." remembers Tom Petty. "The music will live on, you know; it's very timeless music."


    Mike Campbell added, "Any time I hear one of Roy's songs, wherever I am, I just stop and listen to it and he's there, you know. His artistry and his voice and his spirit and the depth of his soul is so unique and it just connects with you in such a deep way . He just had a way of getting into your heart."


    "He was a real innovator, truly a great singer," said Bono. "The real rebels to me always had manners. Elvis, you know, and Roy, Roy was a true gentleman. And that's a scary thing in a man, do you know what I mean? A man that's so sure in himself that he can be polite."


    The legendary guitarist Steve Cropper confided that, "I've only met basically three, maybe three-and-a-half, of what I call 'light bulbs' in my life. And what I mean by 'light bulbs' is they're the brightest one in the room and when they walk in the door every head turns. Every head. Not just a few, not some people still talking in the corner. It's like everyone stops what they are doing. Elvis Presley, Otis Redding and Roy Orbison. And I saw that happen to Bill Clinton. So, there you go and I've never seen that happen to anybody else, ever."

    LP1
    1. You Got It
    2. In the Real World
    3. (All I Can Do Is) Dream You
    4. A Love So Beautiful
    5. California Blue
    6. She's a Mystery to Me
    7. The Comedians
    8. The Only One
    9. Windsurfer
    10. Careless Heart


    LP2
    1. The Way Is Love
    2. She's a Mystery to Me (Studio Demo)
    3. (All I Can Do Is) Dream You (Studio Demo)
    4. The Only One (Studio Demo)
    5. The Comedians (Studio Demo)
    6. In the Real World (Studio Demo)
    7. California Blue (Studio Demo)
    8. Windsurfer (Work-Tape Demo)
    9. You Are My Love (Work-Tape Demo)

    Roy Orbison
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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