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  • Happy Trails (Pure Pleasure) Happy Trails (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Happy Trails (Pure Pleasure)

    Ranked 189/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    Without question, this follow-up to Quicksilver Messenger Service's self-titled debut release is the most accurate in portraying the band on vinyl in the same light as the group's critically and enthusiastically acclaimed live performances. The album is essentially centered around the extended reworkings of Bo Diddley's Who Do You Love? and Mona, as well as the lesser lauded - yet no less intense - contribution of Gary Duncan's (guitar/vocals) Calvary. This album is the last to feature the original quartet incarnation of QMS. The collective efforts of John Cipollina (guitar/vocals), Greg Elmore (percussion), David Freiberg (bass/vocals), and the aforementioned Duncan retain the uncanny ability to perform with a psychedelic looseness of spirit, without becoming boring or in the least bit pretentious. The side-long epic Who Do You Love? suite is split into an ensemble introduction and coda as well as four distinct sections for the respective bandmembers.



    Musicians:



    • John Cipollina (guitar)

    • Gary Duncan (guitar, vocals)

    • David Freiberg (bass, vocals)

    • Greg Elmore (drums, percussion)




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Who Do You Love - Part 1
    2. When You Love
    3. Where You Love
    4. How You Love
    5. Which Do You Love
    6. Who Do You Love - Part 2
    7. Mona
    8. Maiden of the Cancer Moon
    9. Calvary
    10. Happy Trails
    Quicksilver Messenger Service
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  • Live At Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco Live At Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco Quick View

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    Live At Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco

    Despite being at the tail end of Quicksilver's career, this live date from Winterland on December 1, 1973 shows that they were still a force to be reckoned with live. Headlining a bill that also featured Cippolina's new project, Copperhead, as well as the Sons Of Champlin, Quicksilver rip through a number of classics from their catalog. Though primarily Valenti's band towards the end, this live set features all of the original members and is a particularly rollicking live effort. Presented here in a deluxe clear vinyl addition with a bonus CD featuring extra tracks.
    1. Losing Hand
    2. What About Me
    3. Who Do You Love?
    4. Play My Guitar
    5. Mojo
    6. The Hat


    CD Bonus Tracks:
    1. Jam #1 At The Winterland Ballroom
    2. Jam #2 At The Winterland Ballroom

    Quicksilver Messenger Service
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  • Live At The Winterland Ballroom - December 1, 1973 Live At The Winterland Ballroom - December 1, 1973 Quick View

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    Live At The Winterland Ballroom - December 1, 1973

    Packaged with rare photos and detailed liner notes by rock historian Dave Thompson!


    A very special night in the career of San Francisco's legendary psychedelic jam band captured for posterity on this exquisitely packaged double LP gatefold vinyl!


    Though longtime QMS guitarist John Cipollina had left the band by this time, he joins the band on stage (as does recently dismissed bassist Dave Freiberg) for a rousing reunion and leads
    them through fiery renditions of QMS classics!

    1. Losing Hand
    2. Play My Guitar
    3. Mojo
    4. What About Me?
    5. The Hat
    6. Who Do You Love?
    7. Jam 1
    8. Jam 2
    Quicksilver Messenger Service
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  • Stony Brook College New York 1970 Stony Brook College New York 1970 Quick View

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    Stony Brook College New York 1970

    A stunning 2LP live album from San Francisco psychedelic masters Quicksilver Messenger Service mesmerizing a New York audience with heavy blues jams and extended freakouts! This line-up of the band featured renowned keyboardist Nicky Hopkins, who had previously recorded with The Beatles, The Stones, The Who and more!
    LP1
    1. Baby Baby
    2. Subway
    3. Too Far
    4. Warm Red Wine
    5. The Truth
    6. Mona
    7. Long Haired Lady


    LP2
    1. Mojo
    2. Pride Of Man
    3. Edward The Mad Shirt Grinder
    4. Who Do You Love

    Quicksilver Messenger Service
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  • Quicksilver Messenger Service (Pure Pleasure) Quicksilver Messenger Service (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Quicksilver Messenger Service (Pure Pleasure)

    Quicksilver Messenger Service's debut effort was a little more restrained and folky than some listeners had expected, given their reputation for stretching out in concert. While some prefer the mostly live Happy Trails, this self-titled collection is inarguably their strongest set of studio material, with the accent on melodic folk-rock. Highlights include their cover of folksinger Hamilton Camp's Pride of Man, probably their best studio track; Light Your Windows, probably the group's best original composition; and founding member Dino Valenti's Dino's Song (Valenti himself was in jail when the album was recorded). Gold And Silver is their best instrumental jam, and the 12-minute The Fool reflects some of the best and worst traits of the psychedelic era.



    Musicians:



    • John Cipollina, Gary Duncan (guitar, vocal)

    • David Frieberg (bass, vocal)

    • Greg Elmore (drums, percussion)




    Production: Nick Gravenites, Harvey Brooks & Pete Welding



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Pride Of Man
    2. Light Your Windows
    3. Dino's Song
    4. Gold And Silver
    5. It's Been Too Long
    6. The Fool
    Quicksilver Messenger Service
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Live At The Fillmore - June 7, 1968 Live At The Fillmore - June 7, 1968 Quick View

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    Live At The Fillmore - June 7, 1968

    Collector's edition double LP set of psychedelic supergroup Quicksilver Messenger Service performing live at the height of their powers!


    Classic line-up featuring the twin guitar attack of Gary Duncan and John Cipollina tearing through the band's best songs including "Pride Of Man,"
    "Acapulco Gold & Silver," and "Light Your Windows" PLUS blues classics "Who Do You Love?," "Mona" and more!


    Packaged with detailed liner notes and rare photos!

    LP1
    1. Pride of Man
    2. If You Live (Your Time Will Come)
    3. Dino's Song
    4. Smokestack Lightnin'
    5. Codine
    6. Light Your Windows
    7. Mona
    8. Calvary


    LP2
    1. Back Door Man
    2. Acapulco Gold & Silver
    3. Who Do You Love?
    4. The Fool

    Quicksilver Messenger Service
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  • Mad River Mad River Quick View

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    Mad River

    By far the most ominous-sounding of the Bay Areas 1960s psychedelic bands, the music of Berkeleys Mad River comes across like a spiraling, acid-spiked descent into hell. With a raw, garagey style marked by Lawrence Hammonds quavering vocals and the interlocking exchanges of guitarists David Robinson and Rick Bockner, Mad Rivers sound conjures a darker, more menacing version of Quicksilver Messenger Service or early Country Joe and The Fish. No wonder the quintets self-titled 1968 debut has long been at the top of many collectors want lists. Mad Rivers tabs of tortured soulcuts like the lysergic opening rush of Merciful Monks, the lengthy, labyrinthine The War Goes On, and the truly demented Amphetamine Gazelleadd up to one cathartic ride, a ride that psych-heads will be tripping all over themselves to take again and again. Sundazeds exact reproduction of this lost classic is sourced directly from the original Capitol Records stereo masters.

    1. Merciful Monks

    2. High All The Time

    3. Amphetamine Gazelle

    4. Eastern Light

    5. Wind Chimes

    6. War Goes On

    7. Hugh Julian
    Mad River
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  • Quicksilver Anthology Quicksilver Anthology Quick View

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    Quicksilver Anthology

    Mastered by Joe Reagoso from the Original Capitol Records Tapes w/ Ron McMaster


    Along with fellow superstars Jefferson Airplane, Steve Miller Band and The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service were one of the first Bay Area rock acts that helped usher in the progressive rock/acid rock movement during the height of the Summer Of Love in San Francisco. With its core line-up of David Freiberg, Dino Valenti, Greg Elmore, Gary Duncan, Nicky Hopkins and John Cipollina, this amazing band truly delivered many fine recordings during their successful reign at Capitol Records.


    Anthems of the era still resonate today with society issues and world problems as Quicksilver foretold with their classic signature tunes like Fresh Air, What About Me, Hope and Pride Of Man. With the superstar talents that made up this band over the years, it was not uncommon to hear radio stations play entire sides of their revolutionary albums during the dawn of FM and underground radio.


    Capitol Records awarded Quicksilver and their huge fan base with a very extensive and amazing Greatest Hits package called Anthology back in 1973. Right from the start you get a healthy three track serving from their first monster release Quicksilver Messenger Service, along with more solid tunes from other fine albums like Happy Trails, Shady Grove, Just For Love, What About Me and others classics.


    Out of print for many years, Friday Music has announced the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of their classic Capitol Records release Quicksilvers Anthology on Friday Music. This amazing album features 16 of their most important songs from their legendary albums from 1967 through 1973. From the early acid rock sounds of Dinos Song and the 12 minute epic The Fool, to later day hits like the aforementioned Fresh Air, What About Me and Just For Love, this album truly shows the relevance and importance of this sorely missed iconic band.


    Mastered impeccably from the original Capitol Records tapes by Joe Reagoso and Ron McMaster, this super limited edition album also boasts the original gatefold cover album art, including the silver on black embossed Quicksilver logo. The two HQ vinyl LPs are also protected by poly lined sleeves, as well as a poly bag to help keep the album cover and albums in great condition.

    LP 1

    1. Pride of Man (1967) [from Quicksilver Messenger Service]
    2. Dino's Song (1967) [from Quicksilver Messenger Service]
    3. The Fool (1967) [from Quicksilver Messenger Service]
    4. Bears (1968) [45 RPM only single release]
    5. Mona (1969) [from Happy Trails]
    6. Edward, the Mad Shirt Grinder (1969) [from Shady Grove]


    LP 2
    1. Three or Four Feet from Home (1969) [from Shady Grove]
    2. Fresh Air (1970) [from Just For Love]
    3. Just for Love (1970) [from Just For Love]
    4. Spindrifter (1970) [from What About Me]
    5. Local Color (1970) [from What About Me]
    6. What About Me (1970) [from What About Me]
    7. Don't Cry My Lady Love (1971) [from Quicksilver]
    8. Hope (1971) [from Quicksilver]
    9. Fire Brothers (1971) [from Quicksilver]
    10. I Found Love (1971) [from Quicksilver]

    Quicksilver Messenger Service
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  • Manhole Manhole Quick View

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    Manhole

    The first solo album from the Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick. In keeping with the spirit of the times, the musicians and composers were all part of the West Coast 'family' of the day. Co-produced by the Airplanes' Paul Kanter who also performs on the album along with David Crosby, Pete Sears, Quicksilver Messenger Services' David Freiberg (who also co-produced) and Gary Duncan who join Jack Cassidy & John Barbata from Jefferson Airplane on this West Coast classic.
    1. Jay
    2. Theme From The Movie Manhole
    3. ?Come Again? Toucan
    4. It's Only Music
    5. Better Lying Down
    6. Epic (#38)
    Grace Slick
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  • Live In San Jose - September 1966 Live In San Jose - September 1966 Quick View

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    Live In San Jose - September 1966

    One of the earliest live recordings of the quintessential San Francisco psychedelic jam band, the legendary Quicksilver Messenger Service! Features original vocalist Jim Murray alongside the classic Cipollina-DuncanFreiberg-Elmore quartet performing their trademark tunes plus rare numbers such as "Walkin' Blues" and "All Night Worker!" Includes liner notes from rock historian Dave Thompson!
    1. All Night Worker
    2. Walkin' Blues
    3. I Hear You Knockin'
    4. If You Live (Your Time Will Come)
    5. Smokestack Lightning
    6. Who Do You Love?
    7. Back Door Man
    8. Acapulco Gold & Silver
    9. Cod'ine
    10. The Fool
    Quicksilver Messenger Service
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  • Live at the Old Mill Tavern 3/29/70 Live at the Old Mill Tavern 3/29/70 Quick View

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    Live at the Old Mill Tavern 3/29/70

    A vintage live album from a newly reunited 6-piece
    lineup of San Francisco's premier psychedelic jam
    band, Quicksilver Messenger Service!


    With Dino Valenti back at the helm as lead vocalist
    and keyboard wizard Nicky Hopkins (Rolling Stones)
    on board alongside the classic Cipollina-DuncanFreiberg-Elmore quartet, QMS rips through several new songs and old favorites with a outrageous energy and spirit!


    Also includes the legendary blues harpist James
    Cotton trading licks with the band on 2 extended jam sessions!

    1. Subway
    2. The Truth
    3. Mona
    4. Baby Baby
    5. Rain
    6. Mojo
    7. Blues Jam #1 feat. James Cotton
    8. Blues Jam #2 feat. James Cotton
    Quicksilver Messenger Service
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  • Fillmore Auditorium - November 5, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium - November 5, 1966 Quick View

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    Fillmore Auditorium - November 5, 1966

    One of the earliest live performances ever recorded by these icons of the San Francisco music scene, presented on double LP gatefold vinyl!


    Features early vocalist Jim Murray (prior to the return of Dino Valenti) singing and playing harmonic in this ripping set that includes such fan favorites as "I Hear You Knockin'," "Smokestack Lightnin'," "Susie Q," "Pride Of Man," and more! Comes with a full color booklet with detailed liner notes and reproductions of several vintage concert posters!

    1. Dino's Song
    2. Hair Like Sunshine (Long Distance Call)
    3. I Hear You Knockin'
    4. Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You
    5. Smokestack Lightnin'
    6. If You Live (Your Time Will Come)
    7. All Night Worker
    8. Got My Mojo Workin'
    9. You Don't Love Me
    10. Susie Q
    11. Hoochie Coochie Man
    12. Acapulco Gold And Silver
    13. Stand By Me
    14. Pride Of Man
    Quicksilver Messenger Service
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  • Live At The Old Mill Tavern Live At The Old Mill Tavern Quick View

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    Live At The Old Mill Tavern

    One of the most highly regarded live recordings of the band's career, this early 1970 date features the Just For Love/What About Me line-up with the addition of blues harp legend James Cotton. Culling together material from What About Me and 1971's Quicksilver as well as some great blues based jams, this title is an all-time live Quicksilver classic and this deluxe packaged edition with clear vinyl and a bonus CD featuring extra tracks from the same date is the only way to own it!
    1. Subway
    2. The Truth
    3. Rain
    4. Mona
    5. Baby Baby
    6. Mojo
    Quicksilver Messenger Service
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  • Fillmore Auditorium - February 5, 1967 Fillmore Auditorium - February 5, 1967 Quick View

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    Fillmore Auditorium - February 5, 1967

    One of the very earliest known live recordings by psychedelic jam band legends who conquered San Francisco and later the world, Quicksilver Messenger Service!


    Features the rare Jim Murphy-led 5 piece line-up laying down the acid blues grooves the band would follow throughout their career with tracks such as "Suzy Q," "Smokestack Lightnin'," "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You," "Hoochie Coochie Man," and more!

    LP1
    1. Suzy Q
    2. I Hear You Knockin'
    3. Dandelion
    4. Acapulco Gold & Silver
    5. You Don't Love Me
    6. Cod'ine
    7. Instrumental
    8. Smokestack Lightnin'


    LP2
    1. Dino's Song
    2. Walkin' Blues
    3. Drivin' Wheel (It's Been Too Long Now)
    4. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
    5. Hey Mama
    6. Hoochie Coochie Man
    7. All Night Worker
    8. Stand By Me

    9. Pride of Man

    Quicksilver Messenger Service
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  • The Time Is Right The Time Is Right Quick View

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    The Time Is Right

    A soul survivor in every sense of the term, this alto saxophonist is one of the few remaining jazz artists who made a major impact on the jazz community via an extensive run with producer Alfred Lion and the Blue Note label (Horace Silver being another Blue Note legend that comes to mind). From his first recordings for the label with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, it was clear that Lou Donaldson put melody and sound at a premium, coming up with an amalgam that combined the creamy smoothness of Johnny Hodges with the quicksilver bop inflections of Charlie Parker. All About Jazz
    1. The Nearness Of You
    2. Mack the Knife
    3. Lou's Blues
    4. Be My Love
    5. Tangerine
    6. Crosstown Shuffle
    7. Idaho
    Lou Donaldson
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  • Dub Egg Dub Egg Quick View

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    Dub Egg

    Following up on last year's acclaimed limited-edition LP for Mexican Summer, the Austin-based quartet The Young (guitarist/vocalist Hans Zimmerman, bassist Jason Costanszo, guitarist Kyle Edwards and drummer Ryan Maloney) make their proper debut with a crafted, explosive record best summed up as "classic Matador meets classic rock."


    After a year sharing the stage with Sic Alps, Kurt Vile, Pierced Arrows, Endless Boogie and other masters of modern rock guitar, their meticulous interplay has become both uncanny and unstoppable. Dub Egg is a shimmering, incandescent approach to classic forms that nobody could have imagined from these guys a couple years ago. The album carries echos of Crazy Horse, Television, Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Dream Syndicate as well as the aforementioned.


    Recorded in a woodland cabin, all-analog and self-produced, this exceptionally beautiful sounding rock album, to be released on Matador Records, is the sort of expansive, guitar masterclass (never at the expense of terrific songs, mind you) they've only hinted at previously.

    1. Livin' Free
    2. Don't Hustle For Love
    3. Dance With The Ramblers
    4. Poisoned Hell
    5. Only Way Out
    6. Plunging Rollers
    7. White Cloud
    8. NUMB
    9. The Mirage
    10. Talking To Rose
    The Young
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  • Dino Valente Dino Valente Quick View

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    Dino Valente

    First Ever Vinyl Re-Issue Of The 1968 Psych Classic By Dino Valente


    First Time Commercially Available In MONO


    Recorded Under The Supervision Of Bob Johnston (Dylan, Cohen, Cash)


    Original Liner Notes By Ralph Gleason


    What was going on in 1968 when Dino Valente recorded this album? Well, he had already written 'Get Together' for the Youngbloods, been in and out of jail a couple of times, and put in time as lead vocalist for San Francisco's Quicksilver Messenger Service. While bouncing around Manhattan's East Village, Valente then teamed up with famed Dylan producer Bob Johnston to record his only solo effort. This album typifies the hippie-folk-troubadour syndrome with strumming, reverb-laden 12-string guitar and romantic odes of passion and heartbreak. Valente's pliant warble practically floats alone on these strange songs. While this music is folkish in nature, Valente's vocals display an offbeat, almost jazzy inflection reminiscent of the late Tim Buckley. - Mitch Myers

    1. Time
    2. Something New
    3. My Friend
    4. Listen To Me

    5. Me And My Uncle

    6. Tomorrow
    7. Children Of The Sun

    8. New Wind Blowing
    9. Everything Is Gonna Be OK
    10. Test
    Dino Valente
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  • Neighb'rhood Childr'n Neighb'rhood Childr'n Quick View

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    Neighb'rhood Childr'n

    When Dyan Hoffman, Rick Bolz, Ron Raschdorf and W.A. Farrens drove 350 miles through the mighty redwood groves down to San Francisco to cut their first album at Leo de Gar Kulka's Golden State Recorders, they couldn't have picked a better time. It was the summer of 1967, now known as the Summer Of Love, and San Francisco was inundated with young people from all over the world, spurred on by a blossoming rock scene that included Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Co. and the Grateful Dead. And yet, none of those legends in the making ever cut an album as hard to find these days, extremely rare and collectible, as this LP by the Neighb'rhood Childr'n.


    Not only is their record hideously hard to find, it's amazingly groovy coming from four kids from a rural background. Dyan's voice has the earnest zeal of a young Grace Slick, and the complex arrangements run the table from acid-soaked tripsichord to fiery anthems meant to spur on a new generation of street-fighting men as well as lonely navigators of the mind. Not surprisingly, Dyan reveals that some of this amazing material was inspired by seeing Quicksilver Messenger Service for the first time. They were always my favorite group, she says. It just goes to show what you can soak up and give back to the world if your heart is in the right place.

    1. Up Down Turn Around World

    2. Long Years In Space
    3. Feeling Zero
    4. Over The Rainbow
    5. Changes Brought To Me
    6. Please Leave Me Alone
    7. Chocolate Angel
    8. Happy Child
    9. Patterns
    10. Happy World Of Captain K
    11. She's Got No Identification
    12. Hobbit's Dream

    Neighb'rhood Childr'n
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Gentle Spirit (Awaiting Repress) Gentle Spirit (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Gentle Spirit (Awaiting Repress)

    Jonathan Wilsons music is steeped equally in the woodsy contours of his Blue Ridge origins and the atmospheric guitar reveries of Neil Young and Quicksilver Messenger Service. Gentle Spirit, an expansive double set conceived specifically for vinyl, was recorded to analog tape and is remarkably evocative of that golden late 60s, early 70s period when rural and urban sensibilities colluded to produce some of rocks most imperishable recordings.


    Gentle Spirit was recorded at his former studio in Laurel Canyon, the location of the very scene Wilson is credited with revitalizing through his personal studio and well-known jam sessions. In addition to making his own music, Wilson is also a producer, engineer and custom guitar-maker.


    Whether hes producing young artists like the band Dawes or collaborating with renowned artists like Erykah Badu, Jackson Browne, Robbie Robertson or Elvis Costello, Wilson is as dedicated, visionary and soulful as anyone in music today, qualities that can be heard in the many textures, layers and easy born nuances prevalent throughout Gentle Spirit.

    1. Gentle Spirit

    2. Can We Really Party Today?
    3. Desert Raven
    4. Canyon in the Rain
    5. Natural Rhapsody
    6. Ballad of the Pines
    7. The Way I Feel
    8. Don't Give Your Heart to a Rambler
    9. Woe Is Me
    10. Waters Down
    11. Rolling Universe
    12. Magic Everywhere
    13. Valley of the Silver Moon
    Jonathan Wilson
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    For The Sake Of The Song

    Townes Van Zandt wrote songs with an uncommon grace and poetic clarity, and he sang them with a voice that was at once straightforward, eloquent and mindful of the arid beauty of his images. A decade after Van Zandt released his debut album, there would be dozens of singer/songwriters following in his footsteps, but he was a rather unusual commodity when the Jack Clement and Jim Malloy produced and arranged For the Sake of the Song was originally released in 1968.


    The 11-songs on Van Zandt's debut are all of fine quality and the emotional force with which Van Zandt delivers Quicksilver Daydreams of) Maria, Tecumseh Valley and the title tune belies the fact this was actually only his first album. On several tracks Clement and Malloy match the elusive mystery of Van Zandt's music with brilliant accompaniment especially on The Velvet Voice, the Western backdrop of I'll Be Here in the Morning, the tinkling keyboards on Sad Cinderella and the rattling percussion of Waitin' Around to Die.


    For The Sake Of The Song remains a classic debut. These songs make clear that Van Zandt's genius was already fully formed and as both a composer and a performer he was a man of rare gifts. Throughout, these gifts shine bright, and For the Sake of the Song was truly an auspicious early offering from an unparalleled musical talent.

    1. For The Sake Of The Song
    2. Tecumseh Valley
    3. Many A Fine Lady
    4. Quicksilver Daydreams Of Maria
    5. Waitin' Around To Die
    6. I'll Be There In The Morning
    7. Sad Cinderella
    8. The Velvet Voices
    9. Talkin' Karate Blues
    10. All Your Young Servants
    11. Sixteen Summers, Fifteen Falls
    Townes Van Zandt
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    Live In Paris

    Recorded at the historic Olympia Theatre in Paris in November 2001, this is Diana Krall's first live album. Backed by her quicksilver combo of bassist John Clayton, drummer Jeff Hamilton, and guitarist John Pisano (on some tracks), Krall's jazz heritage comes through loud and clear on this program of standards, ballads, and bossa novas. On Peggy Lee's I Love Being Here with You, Bob Dorough's Devil May Care, and Frank Sinatra's Fly Me to the Moon, Krall's snappy, postbop piano playing shows off her debt to Nat King Cole and Jimmy Rowles.


    Her cool contralto vocals are illuminated by the Orchestre Symphonique Europeen, under the direction of Alan Broadbent, as well as the London Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Claus Ogerman. Krall's deep take on Joni Mitchell's A Case of You is a great choice for an encore, and the album concludes with Billy Joel's Just the Way You Are (a studio track from a film called The Guru), with tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker and bassist Christian McBride. This collection only hints at what Diana Krall has to offer in the future. -Eugene Holley Jr.

    1. I Love Being Here With You
    2. Let's Fall In Love
    3. 'Deed I Do
    4. The Look Of Love
    5. East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)
    6. I've Got You Under My Skin
    7. Devil May Care
    8. Maybe You'll Be There
    9. 'S Wonderful
    10. Fly Me to the Moon
    11. A Case of You
    12. Just the Way You Are
    Diana Krall
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    Vibration Animal Sex Brain Music

    Orchestra of Spheres' second full-length album, Vibration Animal Sex Brain Music, is a surreal road-trip through a hyper primal, fuzzed-out, synth laden, garden of Eden. Recorded in Italy in September 2012, in the midst of an epic 70+ gig European tour, this album captures the band as a live, hot, dynamic unit ... a futuristic bunga-bunga party band for 22nd century boom-boom cults!! Vibration Animal Sex Brain Music is being released on Sound Explorers in NZ and on Fire Records in the rest of the world!


    The sound is an explosive brew concocted from the primitive, machine-like drumming of Jemi Hemi Mandala, the quicksilver synths of Mos Iocos, the intricate bass lines of EtonalE and the psychedelic biscuit tin guitar work of Baba Rossa. Chanted vocals bring a hypnotic, trance inducing element to many of the tracks, especially in the crowd favourite, Mind Over Might.


    Recorded onto 24-track tape at Outside Inside Studio, Montebelluna, Italy, this was the first time the band had recorded in a real studio. Sweaty summer nights, sleep-depriving mosquitoes and abundant fresh local fungi made for a magic combination, and the group banged out all the tunes in one or two takes. The vintage recording gear and mixing talents of Mojo Matt Bordin bring a garage quality to the bands' ancient future funk, and NZ artist Kerry Ann Lee's other-wordly landscapes and magic voodoo scenes adorn the album's cover.


    Two weeks after recording, half the band's gear was stolen from the back of their tour van in Poland. Now, somewhere in suburban Krakow, the Spheres' unique homemade instruments, including the sexomouse marimba and electric gamelan, are changing the sound of the Polish underground for the better.

    1. Aby
    2. Electric Kompani
    3. Numbers
    4. Moro Con
    5. 2,000,000 Years
    6. Kairo
    7. Journey
    8. Jungle Pads
    9. Mind Over Might
    10. Smash Hit #1
    11. Bogan in the Forest
    Orchestra of Spheres
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    One Step Beyond

    The third and final of the original studio albums by the Chocolate Watchband, One Step Beyond is a bit misleading and contradictory. On the one hand, it's as close as any performing group called the Chocolate Watchband ever got to making a finished album of their own, which is reflected in the fact that all but one song here was an original by the bandmembers; but on the other hand, this is a different Watchband lineup, assembled by Sean Tolby and Bill Flores, including guitarist Mark Loomis and drummer Gary Andrijasevich (both of whom had left in 1967 to join the Tingle Guild), and original, Foothill College-era Chocolate Watchband member Danny Phay (who'd also been in the Tingle Guild). Missing is David Aguilar, the band's one-time lead singer and most visible songwriter up to that time -- and the result is an album that has almost none of the influence of the Rolling Stones, and, instead, shows the greatest folk-rock influence in their history. The overall sound is brittle but melodic, reminiscent in some ways of the Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Charlatans, Moby Grape, and the Jefferson Airplane. Danny Phay isn't nearly as charismatic a singer as Aguilar, but he's not bad, either, and there are lots of interesting shared vocals. There's also quite a bit more guitar noodling here than on any previous Watchband recording -- that's not necessarily a bad thing, though it does dilute some of the impact of the punkier moments. Devil's Motorcycle is also of special interest to fans of Moby Grape, as it features the Grape's Jerry Miller subbing for Loomis on lead guitar. They shined on Ashford & Simpson's I Don't Need No Doctor as well as the Loomis/Andrijasevich original Uncle Morris, and Flowers was a beautiful piece of folk-based psychedelia, while Sean Tolby's Fireface recaptured some of the original band's thicker rock textures. Original Foothill College-era member Ned Torney was also present on the sessions playing keyboards, but his work was left out of the final mix of the album, which meant the guitars got even greater exposure than intended. The overall album, which clocks in at well under 25 minutes, is an interesting and well-played coda to the band's history, but is also a long way from the sound of the group's earlier releases.

    -All Music Guide
    1. Uncle Morris
    2. How Ya Been
    3. Devil's Motorcycle
    4. I Don't Need No Doctor
    5. Flowers
    6. Fireface
    7. And She's Lonely
    Chocolate Watch Band
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    One Step Beyond

    The third and final of the original studio albums by the Chocolate Watchband, One Step Beyond is a bit misleading and contradictory. On the one hand, it's as close as any performing group called the Chocolate Watchband ever got to making a finished album of their own, which is reflected in the fact that all but one song here was an original by the bandmembers; but on the other hand, this is a different Watchband lineup, assembled by Sean Tolby and Bill Flores, including guitarist Mark Loomis and drummer Gary Andrijasevich (both of whom had left in 1967 to join the Tingle Guild), and original, Foothill College-era Chocolate Watchband member Danny Phay (who'd also been in the Tingle Guild). Missing is David Aguilar, the band's one-time lead singer and most visible songwriter up to that time -- and the result is an album that has almost none of the influence of the Rolling Stones, and, instead, shows the greatest folk-rock influence in their history. The overall sound is brittle but melodic, reminiscent in some ways of the Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Charlatans, Moby Grape, and the Jefferson Airplane. Danny Phay isn't nearly as charismatic a singer as Aguilar, but he's not bad, either, and there are lots of interesting shared vocals. There's also quite a bit more guitar noodling here than on any previous Watchband recording -- that's not necessarily a bad thing, though it does dilute some of the impact of the punkier moments. Devil's Motorcycle is also of special interest to fans of Moby Grape, as it features the Grape's Jerry Miller subbing for Loomis on lead guitar. They shined on Ashford & Simpson's I Don't Need No Doctor as well as the Loomis/Andrijasevich original Uncle Morris, and Flowers was a beautiful piece of folk-based psychedelia, while Sean Tolby's Fireface recaptured some of the original band's thicker rock textures. Original Foothill College-era member Ned Torney was also present on the sessions playing keyboards, but his work was left out of the final mix of the album, which meant the guitars got even greater exposure than intended. The overall album, which clocks in at well under 25 minutes, is an interesting and well-played coda to the band's history, but is also a long way from the sound of the group's earlier releases.

    -All Music Guide
    1. Uncle Morris
    2. How Ya Been
    3. Devil's Motorcycle
    4. I Don't Need No Doctor
    5. Flowers
    6. Fireface
    7. And She's Lonely
    Chocolate Watch Band
    $15.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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