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  • I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight (Awaiting Repress) I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked #479 on Rolling Stone List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time


    Duo's First Collaboration Together Also Its Darkest, Loveliest


    Faithfully Recreated Artwork Complete with LP Insert


    Richard Thompson found a sympathetic companion in his then-new wife Linda Thompson, with whom he
    collaborates on 1974's mystic I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight. While only his second solo record, the guitar virtuoso sounds well beyond his years on an effort simultaneously bathed in thematic darkness and illuminated with melodies that glisten with elegance, beauty, and joy. With her rich and transparent voice, and superb feel for nuance, Linda effortlessly pairs with her mate's consequential fare-not an easy task.


    Indeed, Richard, just a few years removed from his tenure in iconic folk ensemble Fairport Convention, lays down several of the most memorable riffs and fills of his prolific career, accenting moody songs that address trappings of fame, circumstantial failings, and wry cynicism with unusual panache and grace. His allegorical skills are in full bloom on "The Calgary Cross" and metaphorical "The Great Valerio," the latter brought to peak via a hammered dulcimer and acoustic coda borrowed from Erik Satie.


    In listening to I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight, one can't help be reminded of how cultural critic Greil Marcus described Thompson's self-sacrificial and surreal brilliance: "Sometimes Thompson seems to be singing from the plague years, following behind a cart full of corpses, laughing at the stupidity of human faith in one verse, cursing God with the next-but time stops. At any given moment, [he] steps forward playing both fool and executioner; he cuts off his own head and holds it up for the pleasure of the crowd, shaming it quiet."
    And so it goes here.


    Music sounds better on vinyl. Especially when it's experienced on new pressings from RTI, America's finest record plant. Introducing Wax Cathedral, an imprint focused on reissuing great albums on LP, complete with dead-quiet surfaces and authentically replicated artwork. Wax Cathedral goes where few other labels dare, restoring titles from diverse genres, myriad eras, and recognizable artists beloved by generations of listeners. Wax Cathedral is all about bringing back quality vinyl titles that have been out-of-print on LP for decades, and having fun in the process. Get your turntables ready.

    1. When I Get to the Border
    2. The Calvary Cross
    3. Withered and Died
    4. I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
    5. Down Where the Drunkards Roll
    6. We Sing Hallelujah
    7. Has He Got a Friend For Me
    8. The Little Beggar Girl
    9. The End of the Rainbow
    10. The Great Valerio
    Richard & Linda Thompson
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  • Places Places Quick View

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    Places

    Combine evocative production, inventive songwriting, and multi-part harmonies mixed with the duo's passion for 60s and 70s pop, including The Kinks, Richard and Linda Thompson, The Jam, Simon and Garfunkel, and some Shake Some Action -era Flamin' Groovies and you've got Georgie James. These twelve tracks are pure pop bliss that look toward the future, but are undeniably rooted in music from generations past.
    1.Look Me Up
    2.Cake Parade
    3.Need Your Needs
    4.Long Week
    5.More Lights
    6.Henry and Hanzy
    7.Comfortable Headphones
    8.Hard Feelings
    9.Places
    10.Cheap Champagne
    11.You Can Have It
    12.Only 'Cause You're Young
    Georgie James
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  • Upper Air Upper Air Quick View

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    Upper Air

    The follow-up to 2007's acclaimed Hymns For A Dark Horse. Upper Air moves away from the singular sound and sentiment; each song is a unique, beautiful piece. The arrangements are subtle: acoustic guitars, organ, piano, autoharp, violin, percussion, upright bass, and more are used throughout. This music has the spirit of Richard and Linda Thompson, the currency of Devendra Banhart, and the addictively sweet melodicism of Iron & Wine, but it churns with an underlying energy closer to a Beirut or something more raw, more wild.
    1. House of Diamonds
    2. Teeth
    3. Silver Clouds
    4. Beneath Your Tree
    5. Ghost Life
    6. Northern Lights
    7. Chimes
    8. Bright Future
    9. Crooked Lust
    10. This Day
    Bowerbirds
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    Volume One

    She & Him is a story of musical serendipity: two artists, each renowned in their own creative fields, meet and recognize a certain shared nostalgia. The result is destined to be one of the musical highlights of the year.


    Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward first met to record a version of Richard and Linda Thompson's When I Get To The Border for a movie soundtrack. Immediately struck by one another's talents and finding an instant rapport Zooey let slip that she wrote her own songs which she recorded alone at home on her computer. Somewhat shy about anyone hearing these musical morsels she eventually sent the demos to Ward who was instantly impressed. They soon reconvened at his Portland studio to begin work.


    Embracing the warm sound of early analog recordings, Volume One is more than just a showcase for Zooey's rich and endearing voice; it's a distinctive and endlessly charming album. The songs themselves give a respectful nod to the likes of Dusty Springfield, Linda Ronstadt and The Zombies while Ward's production gives them just the right amount of golden era sheen. Whether Zooey's channeling Ronnie Spector as on I Was Made For You or joining Ward in turning The Beatles I Should Have Known Better into a seductive hula guitar duet, the results are always captivating.

    1. Sentimental Heart

    2. Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?

    3. This Is Not A Test

    4. Change Is Hard

    5. I Thought I Saw Your Face Today

    6. Take It Back

    7. I Was Made For You

    8. You Really Got a Hold On Me

    9. Black Hole

    10. Got Me

    11. I Should Have Known Better

    12. Sweet Darlin'

    She & Him
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush Quick View

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    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush

    Purple Pyramid Records, a division of Cleopatra Records, will release The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush on November 13. Nearly sixty musicians and thirty vocalists transform nine of Rush's greatest hits into even more intricate, soaring orchestral works.


    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra covers the best-known classics, from Working Man, the self-titled debut album track that launched Rush's career in the U.S. to Subdivisions from Signals, the album that proved electronic rock could reside in the top ten. The band's most successful record, Moving Pictures, is represented by rousing versions of Tom Sawyer and Red Barchetta. Special guest guitarists include Steve Rothery of Marillion on Working Man and Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden on Red Barchetta. The Windrush Choir provides backing vocals and solos.


    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, formed in 1946 and based in London, has been called the nation's favorite orchestra. It has had internationally known maestros like Andre Previn and Louis Clark, and has toured the world. The RPO is a best-selling and adventurous recording entity as well. In 1969, it recorded a concerto for Deep Purple, composed by the band's organist Jon Lord. It earned a top ten U.S. single in 1982 with Hooked On Classics. Over the years, RPO has orchestrally arranged Pink Floyd, Oasis, Queen, R.E.M., Madonna and ABBA.


    The orchestra was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London, conducted by BAFTA Award-winning musician and composer Richard Harvey. Harvey performed with the prog rock group Gryphon and as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (specializing in mediaeval and Renaissance periods), worked with many folk and rock musicians such as Richard and Linda Thompson, Kate Bush and Sweet. He has toured and recorded with John Williams, and has performed and composed film/TV soundtracks for more than thirty years. The album was produced by James Graydon and Richard Cottle, who also arranged all the music.

    1. 2112 Overture
    2. The Spirit Of Radio
    3. Tom Sawyer
    4. Red Barchetta (feat. Adrian Smith)
    5. Subdivisions
    6. Fly By Night
    7. Closer To The Heart
    8. Limelight
    9. Working Man (feat. Steve Rothery)
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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