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    The Game

    Queen had long been one of the biggest bands in the world by 1980's The Game, but this album was the first time they made a glossy, unabashed pop album, one that was designed to sound exactly like its time. They might be posed in leather jackets on the cover, but they hardly sound tough or menacing -- they rarely rock, at least not in the gonzo fashion that's long been their trademark. Gone are the bombastic orchestras of guitars and with them the charging, relentless rhythms that kept Queen grounded even at their grandest moments. Now, when they rock, they'll haul out a clever rockabilly pastiche, as they do on the tremendous Crazy Little Thing Called Love, a sly revival of old-time rock & roll that never sounds moldy, thanks in large part to Freddie Mercury's panache. But even that is an exception to the rule on The Game. Usually, when they want to rock here, they wind up sounding like Boston, as they do on John Deacon's Need Your Loving Tonight, or they sound a bit like a new wave-conscious rocker like Billy Squier, as they do on the propulsive Coming Soon. But even those are exceptions to the overall rule on The Game, since most of the album is devoted to disco-rock blends -- best heard on the globe-conquering Another One Bites the Dust, but also present in the unintentionally kitschy positivity anthem Don't Try Suicide -- and the majestic power ballads that became their calling card in the '80s, as they reworked the surging Save Me and the elegant Play the Game numerous times, often with lesser results. So, The Game winds up as a mixed bag, as many Queen albums often do, but again the striking difference with this album is that it finds Queen turning decidedly, decisively pop, and it's a grand, state-of-the-art circa 1980 pop album that still stands as one of the band's most enjoyable records. But the very fact that it does showcase a band that's turned away from rock and toward pop means that for some Queen fans, it marks the end of the road, and despite the album's charms, it's easy to see why.

    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music)
    1. Play The Game
    2. Dragon Attack
    3. Another One Bites The Dust
    4. Need Your Loving Tonight
    5. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    6. Rock It (Prime Jive)
    7. Don't Try Suicide
    8. Sail Away Sweet Sister
    9. Coming Soon
    10. Save Me
    Queen
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    Head Games on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Foreigner's 1979 Effort Its Edgiest, Heaviest, Hardest-Hitting Album


    Band Pairs Synthesizers With Guitars on Record to Mesmerizing Effect


    Head Games, Dirty White Boy Continue Group's Hit Streak


    Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Roy Thomas Baker's Original Production Shines Like Never Before


    The moment Head Games begins, a nastier, grittier tone is established, and it becomes apparent that Foreigner is bringing something new to the table. Namely, an edgier, leaner sound built around stronger guitars and harder rhythms. The heaviest record of the bands career, the 1979 effort functions as irrefutable proof that the quintet rocked as hard as anybody in the mainstream and did so without losing sight of the melodies that put it at the top of the charts. And with Head Games, there Foreigner would stay.



    Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys collectible audiophile edition of this longtime favorite classic-rock staple bursts with tremendous dynamics, soaring vocal timbres, punchy dynamics, and newfound instrumental separation. With more emphasis placed on Mick Jones guitar riffs and meatier grooves, you may just find yourself investing in a new power amp to get every last degree of detail thats been uncovered! Longtime fans will be thrilled to hear the subtle nuances now fully discernible amidst a gargantuan soundstage.



    Joined by new bassist Rick Wills, and guided by Queen producer Roy Thomas Baker, Foreigner goes for broke, ratcheting up the muscularity on hard-hitting fare such as the hit single Dirty White Boy, Seventeen, and the aptly titled Rev on the Red Line. However, the group maintains its trademark equilibrium, pushing the limits on toughness yet retaining a diamond-in-the-rough smoothness that allows the bands hummable choruses and winding hooks to take hold.



    Moreover, the band expands its use of synthesizers to wonderful effect. The smash title track, through which mesmerizing keyboard passages coarse, is a prime example of Foreigners slight albeit thrilling sonic evolution, the net result upping the drama, fanfare, and color. At the time, the combination was a breakthrough idea. Is it any wonder Head Games sold more than 5 million copies?



    None, however, sound anywhere near as lifelike, involving, and rich as Mobile Fidelitys remaster. Part of the reason why late 70s arena rock remains beloved, and why its so fun, owes to the go-for-broke nature of the arrangements, decibel-clearing volume levels, and free license to just let loose. By digging in and revealing all the musical information the master tapes provide, Mobile Fidelitys analog 180g LP amplifies the pleasure principle by tenfold!


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    1. Dirty White Boy
    2. Love on the Telephone
    3. Women
    4. I'll Get Even with You
    5. Seventeen
    6. Head Games
    7. The Modern Day
    8. Blinded by Science
    9. Do What You Like
    10. Rev on the Red Line
    Foreigner
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    Flash Gordon

    Queen are proud to announce the re-release of their entire studio album catalog on remastered long playing heavyweight vinyl. The album packaging will include every detail of the original releases in their original 12 format. Bonus posters, extra pictures and all the unique content of the original albums will be faithfully reproduced. The next 5 albums include the very first album, Queen, along with News Of The World, Flash Gordon, A Kind of Magic and Innuendo, with successive releases coming approximately every six months.


    Flash Gordon is the motion picture soundtrack for the 1980 Dino DeLaurentis film, released just a few months after one of Queen's most commercially successful albums, The Game. The synthesizer-heavy release is comprised mostly of short instrumentals with dialogue from the movie inserted throughout. Flash Gordon contains plenty of first-rate compositions including the soundtrack's anthemic opener Flash's Theme and the underrated rocker The Hero, which closes out the album.

    1. Flash's Theme
    2. In The Space Capsule (The Love Theme)
    3. Ming's Theme (In The Court Of Ming The Merciless)
    4. The Ring (Hypnotic Seduction Of Dale)
    5. Football Fight
    6. In The Death Cell (Love Theme Reprise)
    7. Execution Of Flash
    8. The Kiss (Aura Resurrects Flash)
    9. Arboria (Planet Of The Tree Men)
    10. Escape From The Swamp
    11. Flash To The Rescue
    12. Vultan's Theme (Attack Of The Hawk Men)
    13. Battle Theme
    14. The Wedding March
    15. Marriage Of Dale And Ming (And Flash Approaching)
    16. Crash Dive On Mingo City
    17. Flash's Theme Reprise (Victory Celebrations)
    18. The Hero
    Queen
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    The Miracle

    Following their massive 1986 European stadium tour for the A Kind of Magic album, Queen took an extended break. Rumors swirled about an impending breakup, but it turned out the break was brought on by a painful marital divorce for guitarist Brian May (who subsequently battled depression and contemplated suicide), and Freddie Mercury being diagnosed with AIDS. Instead of sinking further into misery, the band regrouped, worked on each other's mental state, and recorded one of their most inspired albums, 1989's The Miracle. Lyrically, the songs tend to reflect on the band's past accomplishments (Khashoggi's Ship, Was It All Worth It) as well as the state of the world in the late '80s (the title track, I Want It All). Produced by the band and David Richards, The Miracle packs quite a sonic punch, recalling the rich sounds of their past classics (1976's A Day at the Races, etc.). Split 50/50 between pop (Breakthru, The Invisible Man, Rain Must Fall) and heavy rock (the aforementioned I Want It All, Khashoggi's Ship, Was It All Worth It), the album was another global smash, even re-establishing the band stateside (going Top 30 and attaining gold status). Along with The Game, The Miracle is Queen's strongest album of the '80s.

    - Greg Prato (All Music)
    1. Party
    2. Khashoggi's Ship
    3. The Miracle
    4. I Want It All
    5. The Invisible Man
    6. Breakthru
    7. Rain Must Fall
    8. Scandal
    9. My Baby Does Me
    10. Was It All Worth It
    Queen
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  • Flash Gordon Flash Gordon Quick View

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    Flash Gordon

    While writing and recording The Game, Queen were asked by renowned movie director Dino DeLaurentis to provide the soundtrack for his upcoming sci-fi epic Flash Gordon. The band accepted and promptly began working on both albums simultaneously. Although at first many fans criticized Flash Gordon since it was issued as an official Queen release rather than a motion picture soundtrack, it has proven to be one of rock's better motion picture soundtracks over the years. The majority of the music is instrumental, with dialogue from the movie in place of Freddie Mercury's singing (only two tracks contain lyrics), but the songwriting is still unmistakably Queen. Highlights abound, such as Football Fight, Vultan's Theme (Attack of the Hawkmen), The Wedding March, and the heavy metal roar of Battle Theme. But it was the two more conventional songs that were the album's two best tracks -- the anthemic U.K. Top Ten hit Flash's Theme and the woefully underrated rocker The Hero. With Queen involved, Flash Gordon is certainly not your average, predictable soundtrack.

    - Greg Prato (All Music)
    1. Flash's Theme
    2. In The Space Capsule (The Love Theme)
    3. Ming's Theme (In The Court Of Ming The Merciless)
    4. The Ring (Hypnotic Seduction Of Dale)
    5. Football Fight
    6. In The Death Cell (Love Theme Reprise)
    7. Execution Of Flash
    8. The Kiss (Aura Resurrects Flash)
    9. Arboria (Planet Of The Tree Men)
    10. Escape From The Swamp
    11. Flash To The Rescue
    12. Vultan's Theme (Attack Of The Hawk Men)
    13. Battle Theme
    14. The Wedding March
    15. Marriage Of Dale And Ming (And Flash Approaching)
    16. Crash Dive On Mingo City
    17. Flash's Theme Reprise (Victory Celebrations)
    18. The Hero
    Queen
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    Strange Frontier

    Translucent Red Vinyl


    A few months after Queen released The Works (featuring
    the Roger Taylor penned Radio Ga Ga), Taylor
    unleashed his second solo album-Strange Frontier.


    While pieces of the record were recorded in Munich while
    Queen was recording The Works, Taylor also worked on
    the material in Switzerland. While once again handling
    the vast majority of instruments and vocals, Taylor took
    advantage of the time in Munich with Queen, with his
    three bandmates making guest appearances on tracks.
    Strange Frontier also contains a co-write and guitar work
    from Status Quo's Rick Parfitt, plus covers of Bruce
    Springsteen's Racing In The Street and Bob Dylan's
    Masters Of War. Production duties are handled by
    Taylor, engineer David Richards and Mack-who Queen
    had worked with since 1980's The Game.

    1. Strange Frontier
    2. Beautiful Dreams
    3. Man On Fire
    4. Racing In The Street
    5. Masters Of War
    6. Killing Time
    7. Abandonfire
    8. Young Love
    9. It's An Illusion
    10. I Cry For You
    Roger Taylor
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  • B-Sides and Rarities B-Sides and Rarities Quick View

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    B-Sides and Rarities

    This compilation contains every song Beach House - aka Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand - has made that does not exist on one of their albums. The band explains:

    When we announced that we were releasing a B-sides and rarities album, someone on Twitter asked, "B-sides record?Why would Beach House put out a B-sides record? Their A-sides are like B-sides." This random person has a point. Our goal has never been to make music that is explicitly commercial.Over the years, as we have worked on our 6 LPs, it wasn't the "best or most catchy songs that made the records, just the ones that fit together to make a cohesive work. Accordingly, our B-sides are not songs that we didn't like as much, just ones that didn't have a place on the records we were making.

    The oldest song is "Rain in Numbers" and was recorded in 2005, during the summer when we formed the band. We didn't have a piano, so we asked our friend if we could use his, which was pretty out of tune. We used the mic that was on the four-track machine to record the piano and vocals. It was originally the secret song on our self-titled debut.

    The next couple of songs are from late 2008. We were so excited about "Used to Be" that we quickly recorded it and put it on a 7" for our fall tour with the Baltimore Round Robin. The same session begat our cover of Queen's "Play the Game" for a charity compilation benefiting AIDS research; we will continue to donate all profits from the song to that charity. As fans of Queen, we thought it would be fun and ridiculous to try to adapt their high-powered pop song into our realm. These songs were recorded at the same studio where we made Devotion.

    There are a bunch of songs written and recorded in the 2009-2010 window. "Baby" was written and recorded in October 2009 with our friend Jason Quever. "10 Mile Stereo"was recorded during the Teen Dream session in July 2009.Since we used tape, we often slowed the tape way down to create effects while recording, which led to "10 Mile Stereo(Cough Syrup Remix)."

    "White Moon" and "The Arrangement" were both songs that we didn't believe fit on Teen Dream. "White Moon" originally appeared on our iTunes live session. Since that was recorded and mixed very hastily, we have remixed it to better match our current aesthetics. We have also remixed and included the version of "Norway we did at that same session. We wrote and recorded "I Do Not Care for the Winter Sun" during a break between tours and released it on the internet for free,unmastered. Well, it's finally been mastered

    1. Chariot
    2. Baby
    3. Equal Mind
    4. Used To Be (2008 Single Version)
    5. White Moon (itunes Session Remix)
    6. Baseball Diamond
    7. Norway (itunes Session Remix)
    8. Play The Game
    9. The Arrangement
    10. Saturn Song
    11. Rain In Numbers
    12. I Do Not Care For The Winter Sun
    13. 10 Mile Stereo (Cough Syrup Remix)
    14. Wherever You Go
    Beach House
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  • The Best Of Times The Best Of Times Quick View

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    The Best Of Times

    Founded in Astoria, Queens in 1983 Murphy's Law are huge part of the New York
    and American hardcore legacy. Their albums, such as the self entitled, "Murphy's
    Law" and the 1989 follow up "Back With A Bong" helped creating the sound of
    New York Hardcore back then, as well as what it stands for today. In 2008 their
    legacy even lead to the use of the song "A Day In A Life" (from the band's debut) in
    the Liberty City Hardcore radio station on the Rockstar video game "Grand Theft
    Auto IV". Murphy's Law never abandoned the Hardcore scene or their fans. During
    the extensive career Jimmy Gestapo stayed true his scene earning him & the band
    the name of one of NYHC's all time favorites.
    1. Intro
    2. The Best Of Times
    3. Big Spliff
    4. Freak Town
    5. Tight
    6. Did You Play War?
    7. Ebony And Ivory
    8. Harder Than Who
    9. Car Song
    10. Beer Bath
    11. Sock It To Me Santa
    12. 1%
    13. Burnt Toast
    14. Hemp For Victory
    Murphy's Law
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    Dedicated

    Dedicated is the fifth full-length album from New York hardcore punk band, Murphy's Law.


    Founded in Astoria, Queens in 1983 Murphy's Law are huge part of the New York
    and American hardcore legacy. Their albums, such as the self entitled, "Murphy's
    Law" and the 1989 follow up "Back With A Bong" helped creating the sound of
    New York Hardcore back then, as well as what it stands for today. In 2008 their
    legacy even lead to the use of the song "A Day In A Life" (from the band's debut) in
    the Liberty City Hardcore radio station on the Rockstar video game "Grand Theft
    Auto IV". Murphy's Law never abandoned the Hardcore scene or their fans. During
    the extensive career Jimmy Gestapo stayed true his scene earning him & the band
    the name of one of NYHC's all time favorites.

    1. Don't Bother Me
    2. Sarasota
    3. Dysfunctional Family
    4. Shut Up
    5. The Plan
    6. Bitter
    7. Greenbud (Daniel Rey)
    8. What Will the Neighbors Think?
    9. Bag of Snacks
    10. Still Smokin'
    11. Stay Gold
    Murphy's Law
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  • The Party's Over The Party's Over Quick View

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    The Party's Over

    Founded in Astoria, Queens in 1983 Murphy's Law are huge part of the New York
    and American hardcore legacy. Their albums, such as the self entitled, "Murphy's
    Law" and the 1989 follow up "Back With A Bong" helped creating the sound of
    New York Hardcore back then, as well as what it stands for today. In 2008 their
    legacy even lead to the use of the song "A Day In A Life" (from the band's debut) in
    the Liberty City Hardcore radio station on the Rockstar video game "Grand Theft
    Auto IV". Murphy's Law never abandoned the Hardcore scene or their fans. During
    the extensive career Jimmy Gestapo stayed true his scene earning him & the band
    the name of one of NYHC's all time favorites.

    1. Maximum Lie
    2. Vicky Crown
    3. Stressed Out
    4. Hipocrite
    5. Bitch
    6. Redemption Time
    7. Mission
    8. Walking Alone
    9. Wasting My Time
    10. C-Low
    11. Faith
    12. Skinhead Girl
    13. Know Loyalty
    14. Exile
    15. Woke Up Tied Up
    Murphy's Law
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  • Freddie Mercury: Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles (Box Set) Freddie Mercury: Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles (Box Set) Quick View

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    Freddie Mercury: Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles (Box Set)

    Box Set Features 13 x 7" Singles On Colored Vinyl


    Includes Booklet Featuring Previously Unpublished Photos


    Freddie Mercury was a man of many talents and many different sides. The songs he wrote for and with Queen filled stadiums around the globe and have rightly gone down in history, but he also embarked on a solo career that took him from the clubs of Munich and New York to the great opera houses of the world.


    He was the ultimate showman, but he kept his private life away from the prying eyes of the media; a larger than life rock star who loved disco, classical music and ballet. He was a restless spirit, a true chameleon who reveled in his own contradictions.


    All the different sides of this iconic musician can be found on Freddie Mercury: Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles. Fittingly released on Mercury Records for the world outside North America, and on Hollywood Records in North America, this box set brings together all 13 of Freddie's solo singles on individually coloured vinyl.


    From his debut solo single I Can Hear Music, released under the name Larry Lurex, through the dance floor-influenced solo anthems of the 80s and up to his collaborations with legendary Spanish opera singer Montserrat CaballÉ including the timeless Barcelona, this is a journey through the career of a unique talent.


    Born Farrokh Bulsara on the East African island of Zanzibar on September 5, 1946, the rechristened Freddie Mercury was already a star in his own mind by the time he formed Queen with Brian May and Roger Taylor in 1970. Where his band mates had studied astrophysics, dentistry and electronics at college, Freddie majored in stardom.


    His first solo single actually emerged a week before Queen's own debut 7". Released in 1973 and credited to Larry Lurex in a nod to the fashionably flamboyant noms de rock of the glam era, the Beach Boys cover I Can Hear Music and its B-side, Goin' Back, were recorded as a favour towards a musical project by Trident Studios' house engineer Robin Geoffrey Cable, in 1972.


    As Queen's career rocketed towards the heavens, Freddie poured his energies into the band. It would be more than a decade before he released his second solo single, the pulsating, electronic Love Kills. Originally released in 1984, Love Kills was a collaboration with famed Italian disco producer Giorgio Moroder for the soundtrack to Moroder's update of the groundbreaking 1927 silent movie Metropolis. A Top 10 UK hit, it found Freddie moving away from Queen's traditional sound, paving the way for what he would do next.


    Released in 1985, Freddie's debut solo album, Mr Bad Guy, fully explored the music he had fallen in love with in the dance clubs of Munich and New York. The four hit singles released from that album - I Was Born To Love You, Made In Heaven, Living On My Own and Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow, all of which are included in the Messenger Of The Gods box set - crackled with playfully hedonistic energy, but they also hid a more serious side to Freddie. Here was a man who craved the good times but wanted something deeper as well.


    Within two years, he had abandoned the sound of the clubs for the music of the opera house - though not before releasing both the epic single Time, the theme to the lavish stage musical of the same name produced by Dave Clark, and his outrageous (and strangely revealing) Top 5 cover of The Platters' 1965 hit, The Great Pretender.


    In 1987, he dived headlong into the world of opera and classical music with the towering single, Barcelona. A duet with legendary Spanish soprano Montserrat CaballÉ, an idol of Freddie's, it came about after the opera star asked him to write a song about her home town.


    Barcelona remains one of the most momentous hit singles not just of Freddie's career but in pop history. Not only did it lead to an album of collaborations between these two huge talents, but the title track was also chosen as the official anthem of the 1992 Olympics. That song, together with the two other singles taken from the album, The Golden Boy and How Can I Go On, are all included as part of Messenger Of The Gods with their original B-sides.


    In October 1988 Freddie and Montserrat were invited by the King and Queen of Spain to perform Barcelona on the steps of Barcelona's National Palace of Montjuic at the open air La Nit festival which was staged to mark the arrival of the Olympic Flag from Seoul.


    But sadly, Freddie would not live to see the fruits of his collaboration with Montserrat CaballÉ showcased at the Barcelona Olympics. He passed away on November 24, 1991, just seven months before the Games took place. The grand opening ceremony was a fitting tribute to a man who thrived on spectacle.


    Messenger Of The Gods is completed by two posthumous singles, In My Defence and Living On My Own (No More Brothers Radio Mix), the latter of which became Freddie's first solo number 1 and was the biggest selling European single of the year in 1993.


    Had he lived, it is anyone's guess where this most restless and protean of singer's muses would have taken him. But Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles is a towering legacy, a collection of songs which will never lose their stature of classics and will live on forever.

    Disc 1 - Blue Colored Vinyl
    (a) I Can Hear Music - Larry Lurex (1973)
    (b) Goin' Back - Larry Lurex


    Disc 2 - Orange Colored Vinyl
    (a) Love Kills (1984)


    Disc 3 - Yellow Colored Vinyl
    (a) I Was Born To Love You (1985)
    (b) Stop All The Fighting


    Disc 4 - Red Colored Vinyl
    (a) Made In Heaven [Single Remix] (1985)
    (b) She Blows Hot And Cold


    Disc 5 - White Colored Vinyl
    (a) Living On My Own [Single Edit] (1985)
    (b) My Love Is Dangerous


    Disc 6 - Red Colored Vinyl
    (a) Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (1985)
    (b) Let's Turn It On


    Disc 7 - Cyan Colored Vinyl
    (a) Time (1986)
    (b) Time [Instrumental]


    Disc 8 - Orange Colored Vinyl
    (a) The Great Pretender (1987)
    (b) Exercises In Free Love [Freddie's Vocal]


    Disc 9 - Clear Colored Vinyl
    (a) Barcelona [Single Version] (1987)
    (b) Exercises In Free Love [Montserrat's Vocal]


    Disc 10 - Gold Colored Vinyl
    (a) The Golden Boy [Single Edit] (1988)
    (b) The Fallen Priest [B-Side Edit]


    Disc 11 - Green Colored Vinyl
    (a) How Can I Go On [Single Version] (1989)

    (b) Overture Piccante


    Disc 12 - Neon Pink Colored Vinyl
    (a) In My Defence (1992)
    (b) Love Kills [Wolf Euro Mix]


    Disc 13 - Yellow Colored Vinyl
    (a) Living On My Own [No More Brothers Radio Mix] (1993)
    (b) Living On My Own [Julian Raymond Album Mix]

    Freddie Mercury
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  • Tougher Than Leather Tougher Than Leather Quick View

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    Tougher Than Leather

    Too many people sleep on Tougher Than Leather, Run-DMC's fourth album. But hear us out as we plead the case for this amazing LP.


    By 1988 there was a lot more competition in the rap game - Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, Eric B. & Rakim, Ice-T and many more had given Hollis, Queens' prodigal sons lots of competition. But Joe, Darryl, and Jay were still at the top of their game, and hip-hop fans should never let this classic - chiefly produced by their Queens neighbor, DJ and multi-instrumentalist Davy D[MX] - get lost in their crates.


    For starters, the album's first single, "Run's House" b/w "Beats To The Rhyme" is arguably the most powerful one-two punch of the trio's career, showing contenders to the rap throne that they could still destroy a beat, tag-teaming with power at any speed. Not to be lost in the shuffle, fans were also reminded on both sides that Jam-Master Jay remained one of the world's best DJs, flexing the pinnacle of what would be called "turntablism" a decade later. Both songs show a musical telepathy between all three that has rarely been equaled.


    The second single, "Mary, Mary," driven by an infectious Monkees sample, took a different approach, shrewdly ensuring that pop fans who jumped on the Raising Hell bandwagon had something to chew on. But, like "Walk This Way," the song wasn't just bubblegum - there was an edge to it, and the lyrical gymnastics were very real. It wasn't selling out, it was allowing fans to buy in. "Papa Crazy," driven in concept and by a sample from the Temptations' "Papa Was A Rolling Stone," followed a similar pop-leaning path.


    Overall, the lyrical content on the album was a step up from the group's first three LPs. It's easy to infer, looking back, that they were feeling the heat from their younger competitors in the rap game. The genre was changing fast, and they were up to the challenge. On cuts like "Radio Station," they bring substance to the grooves, by attacking Black Radio for its continual denigration of rap. "Tougher Than Leather" reminds the world that they were still the Kings of Rock, with hard guitars to drive the point home. And "They Call Us Run-DMC" and "Soul To Rock And Roll" both bring things back to their early days, with sure-fire park jam rhymes and killer cuts.


    Tougher Than Leather, which went platinum up against a lot of competition, perfectly bookends the '80s output of one of the decade's most important groups. It encompasses the full range of the trio's capabilities and reminds us that Run-DMC should never be forgotten as both pioneers and party-rockers. And so, we say, long live Joe, Darryl, and Jay!

    1. Run's House
    2. Mary, Mary
    3. They Call Us Run DMC
    4. Beats To The Rhyme
    5. Radio Station
    6. Papa Crazy
    7. Tougher Than Leather
    8. I'm Not Going Out Like That
    9. How'd Ya Do It Dee
    10. Miss Elaine
    11. Soul To Rock And Roll
    12. Ragtime
    RUN DMC
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  • The Huntsman Winters War Soundtrack The Huntsman Winters War Soundtrack Quick View

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    The Huntsman Winters War Soundtrack


    First Pressing Of 500 Numbered Copies On 180 Gram Coloured Vinyl: LP 1 Gold Vinyl, LP 2 Icey Blue Vinyl

    (Black Vinyl Thereafter)


    Exclusive Artwork + 4 Page Booklet


    The Huntsman: Winter's War is a 2016 American fantasy action adventure blockbuster, based on characters from the fairy tale Snow White compiled by the Brothers Grimm, as well as The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, starring Chris Hemsworth, Conrad Khan, Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt.


    Multiple award winning composer James Newton Howard (Dark Knight, Bourne Legacy, The Fugitive, The Hunger Games, I Am Legend) created the score.


    US singer/songwriter Halsey, who recently released her critically acclaimed album Badlands performs the track Castle.


    The unique artwork is created especially for this vinyl release.

    LP 1
    1. The Huntsman
    2. Lacrimosa
    3. You're Carrying His Child

    4. The Children Arrive
    5. You Shouldn't Walk In Shadows
    6. Freya's Spell
    7. Freya Prepares For War
    8. Tavern Brawl
    9. That's Not What Happened
    10. Where's My Horse?
    11. The Proposition
    12. The Goblin Forest
    13. Goblin King


    LP 2
    1. The Goblin Fight
    2. We Are Worthy Of Each Other
    3. Have You Been True?
    4. Kill Him
    5. Ravenna Returns
    6. This Is My Kingdom
    7. Stand Or Fall Together
    8. Ravenna's Embrace
    9. Castle (Performed By Halsey)

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    Murphy's Law (Awaiting Repress)

    Founded in Astoria, Queens in 1983 Murphy's Law are huge part of the New York
    and American hardcore legacy. Their albums, such as the self entitled, "Murphy's
    Law" and the 1989 follow up "Back With A Bong" helped creating the sound of
    New York Hardcore back then, as well as what it stands for today. In 2008 their
    legacy even lead to the use of the song "A Day In A Life" (from the band's debut) in
    the Liberty City Hardcore radio station on the Rockstar video game "Grand Theft
    Auto IV". Murphy's Law never abandoned the Hardcore scene or their fans. During
    the extensive career Jimmy Gestapo stayed true his scene earning him & the band
    the name of one of NYHC's all time favorites.


    The eponymous Murphy's Law debut is perhaps one of the most rocking New York punk releases to appear in the '80s. The manic tempos, masochistic vocals, and other hardcore signatures are toned down here to better suit the group's party message. Apolitical when compared to hard-line contemporaries like Cro-Mags and Agnostic Front, Murphy's Law shoots for an inebriated slice-of-life essence more aligned with Boston's Gang Green. The right-wing and skinhead references didn't exactly sit well with some '80s punk observers who mistakenly labeled the band as fascist. But even a casual study of California Pipeline and Ilsa reveals an allegiance contrary to the skinhead stereotype. Highlights include the Ace Frehley-inspired guitar work on Skinhead Rebel as well as the rockabilly Wahoo Day groove. A must-have for fans of the group and a strong recommendation for any '80s punk scholar, Murphy's Law is simply a fun ride.


    - Jason Anderson (All Music Guide)

    1. Murphy's Law
    2. California Pipeline
    3. Sit Home And Rot
    4. Fun
    5. Beer
    6. Wahoo Day
    7. Crucial Bar-B-Q
    8. A Day In The Life
    9. Care Bear
    10. Ilsa
    11. Skinhead Rebel
    12. I Got A Right (Iggy Pop)
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    Slash (Limited Edition) (Awaiting Repress)

    As the former lead guitarist of mega-rock group Guns N Roses, Slash has had a dominant presence in music for more than twenty years. Referred to by many
    as one of the greatest and most influential guitar players of all time, Slash's signature style and commanding guitar mastery has impacted not only millions of fans around the world, but may fellow artists in all genres of music. Slashs various projects over the years have included the multiplatinumglobal rock band Velvet Revolver as well as guest guitarist and collaborator for a countless list of artists including Lenny Kravitz, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, The Yardbirds, Sammy Haggar and more. Add soundtrack albums and his most recent success via the video game best-seller Guitar Hero to truly begin to appreciate the legacy Slash has established through this point in his career.


    Slash has always been the artist others seek and invite to collaborate with on their material. Now, for the first time, Slash will do the inviting. His first solo release, is a collection of new songs written in partnership with some of the most notable and legendary artists in music. After first enlisting the services of producing partner Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, The All-American Rejects), Slash compiled a premier rhythm section in bassist Chris Chaney (Jane's Addiction) and drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails.)

    1. Ghost (Ian Astbury)
    2. Crucify the Dead (Ozzy Osbourne)
    3. Beautiful Dangerous (Fergie)
    4. Back From Cali (Myles Kennedy)
    5. Promise (Chris Cornell)
    6. By the Sword (Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother)
    7. Gotten (Adam Levine)
    8. Doctor Alibi (Lemmy Kilmister)
    9. Watch This (Dave Grohl/Duff McKagan)
    10. I Hold On (Kid Rock)
    11. Nothing To Say (M Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold)
    12. Starlight (Myles Kennedy)
    13. Saint is a Sinner Too (Rocco DeLuca)
    14. We're All Gonna Die (Iggy Pop)
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    Late Night Tales: BADBADNOTGOOD (Unmixed)

    Canadian quartet BadBadNotGood take on creating the ultimate "late night" selection of tracks from their record collections.


    The original trio of Matthew Tavares, Alex Sowinski and Chester Hansen formed while studying music at Toronto's Humber College (they've recently added Leland Whitty to the line-up). A shared appreciation of hip hop and instrumental covers of Gucci Mane and Earl Sweatshirt suggested a worldly outlook and reciprocated love from Tyler The Creator and Ghostface Killah, with whom they made 2015's Sour Soul. Their last album, the critically-acclaimed IV, turned heads and their collaborators continue to multiply: Snoop Dogg, Kaytranada and Kendrick Lamar among them.


    "We were really excited to have the chance to put together a LateNightTales compilation, it's a great organisation. We decided to use it as a vehicle to show everyone all the amazing music we have gotten to experience by touring and meeting new people.


    Every track on this comp was either shown to us by an incredible person or made by one of our friends. We also included a little cover of a song by one of our favourite current musicians, Andy Shauf. These artists, as well as many, many others, have influenced us to create, and kept our deep love of music alive. This mix will keep you company on a quiet night by yourself or with friends. You can check it out on the plane, the bus, a long walk, or any situation where you want a soundtrack for reflection and meditation."


    - BADBADNOTGOOD May 2017


    You can even hear little bits of BadBadNotGood through this mix, as though they are transmitting parts of themselves through the music they select. Perhaps the keys on Admas' hilariously expensive 'Anchi Bale Game', maybe, or the arrangements on Delegation's mighty Britsoul tune 'Oh Honey' or the groove from 'Vida Antiga', Erasmo Carlos' Brazilian classic. As Janis almost sang, take another little piece of my art.


    This is an international effort: Velly Joonas' Estonian version of 'Feel Like Makin' Love', Kiki Gyan, Admas and Francis Bebey representing Africa (Ghana, Ethiopia and Cameroon respectively), Les Prospection from France, Scots' Boards Of Canada and fellow Canucks River Tiber and Charlotte Day Wilson.


    Finally, there's the no-small-matter of the Late Night Tales cover version, in which BadBadNotGood take on Andy Shauf's 'To You' is turned into a mournful delight. while the Queen Of Siam herself, Lydia Lunch, delivers a sexual sermon involving only you, her and Jim Beam.


    Badbad, indeed: so good they said it twice.

    LP 1
    1. Boards Of Canada - Olson
    2. Erasmo Carlos - Vida Antiga
    3. Gene Williams - Don't Let Your Love Fade Away
    4. The Chosen Few - People Make The World Go Round
    5. Esther Phillips - Home Is Where the Hatred Is
    6. Delegation - Oh Honey
    7. Velly Joonas - KÄes on aeg
    8. Stereolab - The Flower Called Nowhere
    9. Kiki Gyan - Disco Dancer
    10. Admas - Anchi Bale Game


    LP 2
    1. Francis Bebey - Sanza Nocturne

    2. Thundercat - For Love I Come
    3. River Tiber Ft. Daniel Caesar - West
    4. Charlotte Day Wilson - Work
    5. The Beach Boys - Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
    6. Donnie & Joe Emerson - Baby
    7. Les Prospections - Lido
    8. Grady Tate - And I Love Her
    9. Badbadnotgood - To You (Exclusive Andy Shauf cover version)
    10. Steve Kuhn - The Meaning Of Love
    11. Lydia Lunch - You, Me and Jim Beam (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

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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
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    There are few bands that can or will match Sweden's Opeth. Since forming in the tiny Stockholm suburb of Bandhagen in 1990, the Swedes have eclipsed convention, defiantly crushed the odds, and, most importantly, crafted 12 stunningly beautiful, become one of the best bands on the planet; on album or on stage. Ask any Opeth fan. Enquire with any band that's shared the proverbial pine with the Swedes. Or, get a label representative to talk Opeth. They'll all tell you the same thing: Opeth are peerless. And they're only getting better.


    Opeth's new album, Sorceress, their first for Nuclear Blast via the band's imprint label Moderbolaget Records, is proof chief architect Mikael Åkerfeldt has a near-endless well of greatness inside. From the album's opener "Persephone" to "The Wilde Flowers" and "Strange Brew" to the album's counterpart title tracks "Sorceress" and "Sorceress II", Opeth's twelfth full-length is an unparalleled adventure, where visions cleverly and secretly change, colours mute as if weathered by time, and sounds challenge profoundly. Sorceress is, by definition, moored in Åkerfeldt's impressive record collection-his one true vice-but, as always, there's more invention than appropriation at play.


    "This time around I didn't think about what I wanted to do," Åkerfeldt reveals. "I was forced to write. But once I started, it was easy. This record, like the last record, didn't take long to write. Like five or six months. The thoughts behind this record developed as I was writing. The only thing I was thinking about with this record was to write that songs didn't musically connect. I made sure if I had a song that was new sounding for this record, I'd make the next song completely different. I think the songs are very different from one another. It's very diverse."


    Certainly, every Opeth record has had diversity. In 1995, Orchid reset the rules of death metal. Six years later, Blackwater Park hit the high note for musicality in a genre generally devoid of it. Damnation, in 2003, was the work of a band determined to upend the norm. Five years after that, Watershed closed Opeth's chapter on death metal by visiting its darkest corners and holding its native brutality aloft. And in 2014, Pale Communion officially bridged the progressive music gap by twisting the intrepid sounds of '60s, '70s, and '80s into contemporary brilliance. So, really, what's so different about Sorceress?


    "My music taste got a little wider," grins Åkerfeldt. "I started listening to jazz. I bought a lot of Coltrane records. I never really thought Coltrane would be for me because I like 'dinner jazz.' I like comfortable, soft, nice, and lovely jazz. Like Miles Davis' '50s stuff. Porgy and Bess, for example. I guess Dave Brubeck fits in there, too. So, that's the only new influx of musical inspiration for me. Other than that, I've been buying the same type of records I always have. Prog, symphonic rock, singer/songwriter, metal, hard rock But there wasn't anything that set me off like The Zombies or Scott Walker. Nothing got me going this time."


    Actually, that's not entirely true. Åkerfeldt's always mining for progressive gold. Good, rare music is particularly good at getting his motor running. He found double-gold in one-off Italian outfit Il Paese dei Balocchi and Bobak, Jons, Malone's ultra-obscure Motherlight album. To wit, get Åkerfeldt talking about either and he's all too pleased to discuss the finer points of Il Paese dei Balocchi's string-based darkness or how he fan-boyed Malone via email to get the famed British orchestrator and one-time Iron Maiden producer to contribute to Sorceress.


    "I absolutely love Il Paese dei Balocchi," Åkerfeldt professes. "They did one album. It's insanely good. It has everything I love about progressive rock in it. This album is so orchestrated and epic. It's got lots of string sections. It's very moody, dark, and sad. It's a mystery they didn't do any more. As for Will Malone, he did the strings and stuff for the Sabbath records-Sabotage and Never Say Die! But now he does strings for pop artists like Joss Stone, The Verve, Depeche Mode. I looked him up, mostly because he was the house engineer for Morgan Studios in the '60s. He was also in a few bands. Like Orange Bicycle and played on the Motherlight album. He also had a solo record, which is also amazing and superbly rare. It's orchestral. The bulk of it is strings. It's kind of like Nick Drake."


    Åkerfeldt's quick to point out, however, his newfound progressive music loves didn't directly inspire him to write Sorceress. The majority of the album was penned in Opeth's rehearsal space, where, nestled comfortably in a corner, a computer, a keyboard, and a microphone sit ready for the next Opeth epic. It isn't plush, but it's exactly the type of environment the frontman needs to focus his creative self into song.


    "When I'm in a writing mode, I have tunnel vision," says Åkerfeldt. "I have a really good work ethic. I go down to the studio everyday early in the morning and I work. I absolutely love it. It's so much fun. It's much easier now, too. I write complete demos. I sequence the songs in the order I want them to be on the record. I do mixing. I do overdubs. Once I'm done, I give copies to the guys so they can listen to the album. They practice to it on their own. When it's time to go into the studio, everybody does their own thing. It obviously works."


    For Sorceress, Opeth returned to Rockfield Studios in Wales, where the Swedes had tracked Pale Communion in 2014 with Tom Dalgety. The experience was so positive and historical-the countryside studio was also home to pivotal Budgie, Queen, Rush, Judas Priest, and Mike Oldfield recordings-there really was no other option for Opeth and crew. Rockfield Studios or bust! The studio, with Dalgety yet again in tow, provided the necessary isolation, the right bucolic atmosphere, the best gear, and three square meals a day for Sorceress to come out the other end spitting fire. All in 12 bittersweet days, too.


    "There was a time when I came out of our recordings a wreck," Åkerfeldt bemoans. "But now I come out with a wish. I wish it wouldn't have gone so quickly. There's emptiness after I leave the studio. I love writing and recording in the studio. It's lovely at Rockfield. It's in the sticks. It's got horses and cows. There's lots of sheep in Wales. But the studio is just a studio. It's so beautiful there. So quiet. It's a residential studio as well, so we live there while we're recording. We have chefs for us, too. So, we can just be there, playing, recording, and hanging out."


    If life is like a Peter Max poster, the lyrics to Sorceress aren't. There's color, but they've been treated, corrupted, and befouled. That is to say, they're much darker. Some of bleak lyrical tones stem from Åkerfeldt's personal life-and are thusly contorted beyond recognition-while others touch grimly on topics like love and what happens to people on the other side of it. In fact, some of the lyrical ideas are similar to what was happening on Blackwater Park.


    "I made sure to write good lyrics," Åkerfeldt laughs. "This sounds very old-fashioned black metal to say, but the lyrics are misanthropic. It's not a concept record, so there's no theme running through the record. Most of the record deals with love. The negative aspects of love. The jealously, the bitterness, the paranoia, and the mind games of love. So, it's a love record. Love songs. Love can be like a disease or a spell."


    Luckily, for Åkerfeldt and crew-bassist Martín MÉndez, drummer Martin Axenrot, guitarist Fredrik Åkesson, and keyboardist Joakim Svalberg-the lineup doesn't have to deal with Sorceress' main theme. They've been together since Heritage was completed, and according to Åkerfeldt he's not been in a better band situation before. Not since Orchid. Not since Still Life. Not since Ghost Reveries.


    "It's the best band situation I've ever had. Fans will look at our eras and have their favorite lineup, but this is the best. Even the happiest days of the first and second lineups aren't comparable to what I have now. We never fight. It's like a good work team. We know each other professionally and personally. As much as we're a band, we're also friends. We hang out when we're not doing Opeth."


    A core team is a good thing, when Opeth's credibility is in full view of fans and critics. Åkerfeldt's very aware of what the masses have had to say about Opeth since Watershed. While some disliked the musical shift on Heritage, most have applauded it. They've come to expect something new from Opeth. True to form, Sorceress will give long-time fans and weary critics reason to re-think Opeth and what it takes to be musically fearless.


    "I hope they'll like the record," posits Åkerfeldt. "I can only talk from my perspective and taste here, but we offer diversity that's not really present in the scene today. Whatever genre. We've always been a special band. We've gotten a lot of shit for being different. We still do. Our time will come, I think. It comes down to perseverance. It comes down to not giving up or giving in to public opinion. Music is about doing your own thing or going your own way."

    1. Persephone
    2. Sorceress
    3. The Wilde Flowers
    4. Will O The Wisp
    5. Chrysalis
    6. Sorceress 2
    7. The Seventh Sojourn
    8. Strange Brew
    9. A Fleeting Glance
    10. Era
    11. Persephone (Slight Return)
    12. The Ward
    13. Spring MCMLXXIV
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  • Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win (On Sale) Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win (On Sale)

    This will be 50s first release after negotiating his independence from Interscope Records. His last release 4 years ago, BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT
    leaked in its entirety over a month before street date. 50 Cent has sold over 30 million records to date and looks forward to continued success
    independently.


    50 Cent, born Curtis James Jackson III, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor and actor from Queens, New York. He rose to fame with the
    release of his 2003 album Get Rich or Die Tryin', which has sold more than 8 million copies. The Grammy Award winner has sold more than 30 million
    albums worldwide and has been awarded numerous accolades including 13 Billboard Music Awards, six World Music Awards, three American Music
    Awards and four BET Awards, to name a few. He was ranked as the #1 rap artist and most successful Hot 100 Artist of the 2000s by Billboard Magazine,
    as well as that decade's sixth-best artist and fourth top male artists of that decade. His fifth studio album, Animal Ambition, will be released in summer
    2014.


    What began as music chart dominance for the rap music phenomenon quickly transformed to success in corporate America as a multi-tiered business
    mogul to be reckoned with. 50 Cent has also carved out a successful and acclaimed career as an actor, appearing in more than 21 films including Frozen
    Ground with Nicolas Cage and John Cusack, The Tomb starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and he recently wrapped filming on
    The Prince with Bruce Willis and John Cusack. He is currently serving as executive producer and has a reoccurring role on the highly anticipated series
    POWER set to air on Starz in 2014. Recognized as one of the most talented and prolific music artists of his time, 50 Cent has managed to leverage his
    star power into record breaking brand extensions encompassing a broad spectrum of businesses including artist management, film production, footwear
    and apparel, fragrance, video games, publishing, headphones and health drinks and supplements.

    1. Hold On
    2. Don't Worry 'Bout It
    3. Animal Ambition
    4. Pilot
    5. Smoke
    6. Everytime I Come Around
    7. Irregular Heartbeat
    8. Hustler
    9. Twisted
    10. Winners Circle
    11. Chase The Paper
    50 Cent
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    With Biff Byford singing as well as he ever has, Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt making full use of the term 'shredding' with their guitars and the lock-steady rhythm of Nibbs Carter's bass and Nigel Glockler's drums, the future and the past crash together in an ear-scintillatingly engaging, raucous, melodic-yet-classically heavy ten songs collection which will instantly be hailed as a Saxon classic. The title track, with its delectable twin guitar assault heralding the album's commencement, gives the listener an instant crack around the chops, whilst traditionalists will be delighted to hear such a perfect marriage of old, classic Saxon with the newer, fresher invective in such riff-fronted fare as "Destroyer" and "Stand Your Ground", but there are still moments of space and exploration which fans will love. "This one's a natural progression from Sacrifice," says Byford, "There's a bit less rock'n'roll and a bit more 'heavy' on it. We wanted to keep focused on a style rather than moving around too much." Produced by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Exodus Accept) at his Backstage Recording Studios in rural Derbyshire, Saxon were able to hone in and whittle down any excess, finding the sonic space and balance to let Battering Ram's riffs and melodies get the necessary space to scream front and center, Sneap bringing a crispness to the sound which evokes memories of the early '80s without for one moment sounding dated. "Yes, Andy has been in charge of everything with this album, I keep on overview of it all, but he's done a great job and we're both pleased with the results. We have a great partnership." Lyrically, Battering Ram covers a variety of social situations, from the screaming fans who rage at the gig barriers ("Battering Ram") to the inequalities of taxation ("Tax 'Till You Drop"), as well as engaging in some good old fashioned myth ("The Devil's Footprint" - a 200 year old tale of people waking up in winter snowfall to see unexplained hoof prints which they followed, looking for an answer in vain). "When I'm writing lyrics I like to switch back and forth between complex things, reality and rock'n'roll," says Byford, "I thought the whole folklore behind "The Devil's Footprint" made it great material for a metal song, being that it's both historic and mythical. "With "Queen of Hearts" I wanted to write something around Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland, and it's about the chess game that happens in the story. I wanted it to have prog-feeling in the way of its ambiance and mood. Then you have songs like "Destroyer" and "Hard and Fast" which are '80s inspired songs with that modern slant on it. I'm a big fan of Marvel comics, and I wanted to write a song around the character Destroyer, and with "Hard and Fast" it's as the title suggests, about driving fast! I do like to tie the lyric into the song, so if it's going to be a song about driving fast, well, it has to be a fast, hard song!" There is also the album's closing cut, haunting, gripping, melancholic tale of the First World War, "The Kingdom of The Cross", where a poem unfurls the feelings and horrors which comprised this most brutal of global conflicts. "This year is the centenary of the end of the First World War. Nigel had a piece of music which he played on a synthesizer for a couple of years that I really liked. We had an actor (and singer), David Bower from the band Hell, read the poem and I sang the choruses. I didn't want it to be typical Saxon, so it is just keyboards, bass, me and Dave." Wonderfully uncompromising, with Battering Ram Saxon have once again established their rightly-venerated credentials as Kings and vanguards of heavy metal music.
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    1. Battering Ram
    2. The Devil's Footprint
    3. Queen Of Hearts
    4. Destroyer
    5. Hard and Fast
    6. Eye of The Storm
    7. Stand Your Ground
    8. Top Of The World
    9. To The End
    10. Kingdom Of The Cross
    Bonus Track: Three Sheets To The Wind (The Drinking Song)
    Saxon
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