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From The Vault - Sticky Fingers Live At The Fonda Theatre 2015 (Pre-Order)In May 2015 at the intimate Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, California, the band performed the entire Sticky Fingers
album live in concert for the first and so far only time in their career. The show celebrated the reissue of the Sticky
Fingers album and was the opening night of The Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour of North America that would run
over the next two months. The DVD includes interviews with the band members intercut with full length
1. Start Me Up
2. When The Whip Comes Down
3. All Down The Line
5. Dead Flowers
6. Wild Horses
1. Sister Morphine
2. You Gotta Move
4. Can't You Hear Me Knocking
5. I Got The Blues
1. Moonlight Mile
2. Brown Sugar
3. Rock Me Baby
4. Jumpin Jack Flash
5. I Can t Turn You Loose
1. Start Me Up
3. Dead Flowers
4. Wild Horses
5. Sister Morphine
6. You Gotta Move
8. Can t You Hear Me Knocking
9. I Got The Blues
10. Moonlight Mile
11. Brown Sugar
12. Rock Me Baby
13. Jumpin Jack Flash
DVD Bonus Features
Tracks cut from the concert film:
1. All Down The Line
2. When The Whip Comes Down
3. I Can t Turn You Loose$54.99Vinyl LP + DVD - 3 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
From The Vault - The Marquee Club Live In 1971A sought-after, rare club performance from The Rolling Stones in 1971 filmed at London's iconic Marquee Club will finally see the light of day, after almost two decades of being stored away in an attic. The Rolling Stones From The Vault: The Marquee - Live in 1971 will finally be released.
This remarkable performance was filmed for US television in 1971, shortly after The Rolling Stones had completed their 1971 Farewell Tour of the UK, and a month before the release of the album Sticky Fingers. The gig marked the first time tracks 'Brown Sugar', 'Dead Flowers', 'Bitch' and the rarely performed 'I Got The Blues' were showcased live; four tracks taken from the Sticky Fingers album. The line-up at this time was Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman.
The show was an intimate, rare club appearance and very little footage has been released, until now. Part of the "From The Vault" series of live concerts from the band's archive, The Rolling Stones From The Vault: The Marquee - Live In 1971 is a must own DVD for any Stones fan, featuring carefully restored footage and sound mixed to perfection by Bob Clearmountain, including 5.1 surround sound.
The release of The Rolling Stones From The Vault: The Marquee - Live In 1971 coincides with the special edition of album Sticky Fingers, and includes alternative takes of 'I Got The Blues' and 'Bitch', plus a Top of the Pops performance of 'Brown Sugar' from 1971.1. Live With Me
2. Dead Flowers
3. I Got the Blues
4. Let It Rock
5. Midnight Rambler
6. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
8. Brown Sugar
9. I Got the Blues (Take 1)*
10. I Got the Blues (Take 2)*
11. Bitch (Take 1)*
12. Bitch (Take 2)*
13. Brown Sugar (Top of the Pops, 1971)*
* bonus tracks$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + DVD - Sealed Buy Now
One From The Vault (Awaiting Repress)
Back In Print On Vinyl After 22 Years On 3xLP
First Ever American LP Release
Newly Re-Mastered By Joe Gastwirt
Lacquers Cut By Kevin Gray
For a legacy filled with legendary performances, the Grateful Dead Live at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on August 13th 1975 stands out. The band only played 4 shows during that entire year! (Remarkable for a band that toured non-stop for decades) and at their August 13th show, they rolled multi-track tape (which allowed for the band decades later to properly mix the show).
Because the Great American Music Hall holds less than 1,000 people (another unique thing about this show), it was an invitation only performance in which the band debuted their recent studio album Blues For Allah in a live setting.
Although One From The Vault has been available on CD nearly continuously since 1991, the vinyl version was only available for less than a year (and in Europe only) in the early 1990's. This deluxe vinyl reissue marks the first time this legendary show has been available anywhere in over 20 years and the first time in America.
Rolling Stone magazine has described One From The Vaultas:
''The closest the Dead came in the Seventies to the band's trippy, late-Sixties peak, and the performance indulged the group's jazzy, free-form impulses even further. ''Help on the Way,'' ''Franklin's Tower'' and ''The Music Never Stopped'' cohere into a twenty-minute song cycle. ''King Solomon's Marbles,'' a tumbling, polyrhythmic instrumental by bassist Phil Lesh, crackles with energy. Inventive percussion duets by Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann are appended to ''Eyes of the World,'' as well as to the pretty, elliptical ''Crazy Fingers.'' The crowning touch is ''Blues for Allah,'' which runs 21 minutes and explores inner space with a meditative intensity barely hinted at on the studio version.''1. Introduction
2. Help on the Way
3. Franklin's Tower
4. The Music Never Stopped
5. It Must Have Been the Roses
6. Eyes of the World / Drums
7. King Solomon's Marbles
8. Around & Around
10. Big River
11. Crazy Fingers / Drums
12. The Other One
13. Sage and Spirit
14. Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad
15. U.S. Blues
16. Blues for Allah$59.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Flying Saucer Rock N RollColored Vinyl
Positively praised by Maximum Rock n Roll's Tim Yohannan upon their original release, the first three 7"s from California's garage/punk legends the Groovie Ghoulies have been compiled for the first time ever on "Flying Saucer Rock N Roll." Released to coincide with the group's 30th anniversary,this collection presents the first ten official songs the band ever released - on vinyl for the first time in over 25 years, and for the first time ever on compact disc! The tracks are newly transferred and re-mastered for digital release. In addition, the Green Door Recording Company vaults have turned up three primitive and rare studio bonus tracks, newly discovered and available for the first time ever in all three formats! They were originally dubbed and sold by the band in cassette format in the late 80's! Flying Saucer Rock N Roll captures all the early rawness and energy of the young and eager Kepi as he and his friend Eric just lay down tracks with a drum machine on a Tascam 4 track cassette recorder!!! No laws, no rules, just rock n roll! You can hear the presence of many of the bands that remained life-long influences on the band, from the obvious (Rolling Stones, Ramones) to the more sublime (Billy Bragg, Neil Diamond). These recordings are rare and historic, and mark the first of twelve planned releases which will result in a full catalog re-issue from this entertaining and enduring band. These releases will trace the evolution of Groovie Ghoulies, and this album is the first chapter in the story! A young Kepi Ghoulie, who didn't even have a full band line-up, felt so driven by the D.I.Y. punk and new wave movement, and the need to create his own brand of hi-energy rock n roll, that he recruited his friend to record his crazy vision like a rock n roll Ed Wood! And so away they went! That dream has not stopped to this day! 30 years and close to 20 full length records later, Kepi is still at it, writing, recording, and touring at a relentless and passionate pace.Thousands upon thousands of Groovie Ghoulies records have been sold over the years. Their songs have been placed in B-movies and snow and skateboard videos. The most random and unusual places: that is where you will find Kepi and his 'Ghoulie Family'. Let's relive the magic that provided part of the soundtrack to the lives of so many Southern Californians. It was a scene which grew into part of the East Bay Pop Punk sound, to Asian Man records and now on into the Burger Records generation! Hail Hail Flying Saucer Rock n Roll! Long may it rock, out into the Universe, second verse same as the first!1. Flying Saucer Rock N Roll
2. Blood Bleach
3. Day In Day Out
4. Lookout (Here Comes Tomorrow)
5. Armageddon 2000
6. We Go So Good Together
7. 2000 Man
8. Don't Go Out Into The Rain
9. Dead End
10. Child of the Moon
11. Kentucky Woman
12. Laugh at Me
13. A New England$17.99Color Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Some Girls: Super Deluxe EditionRanked 269/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Includes the Original Album Remastered on CD, a Bonus CD with Extras Unearthed by Producer Don Was, a 7 Single, DVD, Unseen Photos by Helmut Newton and an Essay by Anthony DeCurtis
Universal Music Group and The Rolling Stones present the remastered, expanded, Super-Deluxe edition of their groundbreaking 1978 album, Some Girls, which introduced the band to a whole new generation of fans. Justly considered one of the finest works by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Ronnie Wood, Some Girls topped the US charts over three decades ago and remains the best selling album of their storied career.
In addition to the remastered album on CD and some undiscovered gems recently unearthed from the Rolling Stones vaults by producer Don Was, the Super Deluxe Edition of Some Girls will include a stunning, previously unseen Helmut Newton photo session from 1978, an essay by esteemed author and journalist Anthony DeCurtis putting the album in its cultural context, a 7 vinyl single of Beast of Burden b/w When The Whip Comes Down in its banned sleeve and Ken Regan shots from the era.
Some Girls is the Rolling Stones' most direct and diverse collection of material from Mick Jagger's irresistible falsetto on the four-on-the-floor filler Miss You, their eighth U.S. #1, to the country-flavored Far Away Eyes via the Chuck Berry meets punk snarl of Respectable. And let's not forget the sensuous, Beast of Burden, one of Keith Richards' finest tunes, which reached #8 on the U.S. singles chart, the garage rocker Shattered, the albums' third U.S. Top 40 entry, and the soulful swagger of the group's version of The Temptations' Just My Imagination, another timeless offering in their canon of classic Stones Motown covers.
Following the critical praise and commercial success afforded the re-mastered, expanded editions of Exile On Main Street, which matched the chart performance of the epochal 1972 album, and returned the Rolling Stones to their rightful place at the top of the British charts in 2010, the extensive reissue of Some Girls constitutes the next step in the band's ongoing relationship with Universal Music Group.
Some Girls holds a special place in the history of the Rolling Stones and demonstrates why they remain one of the most thrilling and influential bands of all time. The 1978 album features the Keith Richards' classic Before They Make Me Run, a signature song he still performs defiantly to this day. Some Girls documented Mick Jagger's love of 1970's funk reflected in Miss You, the dance track that wrong footed many people, made the club and black charts, and made it okay for other mainstream acts at the time to 'go disco'.
The 1978 album also courted controversy because of Jagger's tongue-in-cheek lyrics on the title track, on Miss You and on Respectable, perceived as a retort to the punk and new wave groups who had borrowed so much attitude and copped so many anti-establishment moves from the Rolling Stones. Ironically, the furor around the elaborate Some Girls package, designed by Peter Corriston and featuring the band members in drag, a nod in the direction of the picture on the 1966 single Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? and likenesses of Lucille Ball, Farrah Fawcett, Raquel Welch, Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe that hadn't been legally cleared, necessitating a swift withdrawal and rethink.
Some Girls demonstrated the distinctive and definitive riffing from Keith Richards, with its abundance of unstoppable licks and majestic power chords driving the band into its brand new musical direction. This album not only defined him and his playing, but also defined a new era for the Rolling Stones, with Richards since described as a sense of renewal. Some Girls marks the only other time since recording Satisfaction where Richards used an effects pedal to 'elevate' the sound.
The album cemented the position of guitarist Ronnie Wood, who had joined in 1975, and added his trademark slide and pedal steel playing to several of the album's most memorable tracks, including When the Whip Comes Down and Shattered. He also co-wrote the Shattered B-side Everything Is Turning To Gold. Some Girls also marked a move to the Pathe Marconi Studios in Paris for the Glimmer Twins production team of Jagger and Richards. These factors helped what is arguably the group's most focused and dynamic album, driven by the sans pareil rhythm section of drummer Charlie Watts and bassist Bill Wyman.
Some Girls featured fewer guest musicians than any Rolling Stones album since 1971, but the contributions keyboard-player Ian McLagan, Wood's bandmate in The Faces, saxophone-player Mel Collins, and harmonica player Sugar Blue (discovered busking on the Paris metro), made Miss You in particular sound brighter than ever.
Thirty-three years on from its original release, the re-mastered expanded, Super Deluxe edition of Some Girls shows exactly why the 1978 album has often been hailed as the equal of Exile On Main Street. The album stands as both a time capsule and a timeless listen and it features the band at their tightest and toughest, at their most vibrant and vital.CD 1 (Some Girls Remastered)
1. Miss You
2. When the Whip Comes Down
3. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
4. Some Girls
6. Far Away Eyes
8. Before They Make Me Run
9. Beast of Burden
CD2 - Extras
2. So Young
3. Do You Think I Really Care?
4. When You're Gone
5. No Spare Parts
6. Don't Be A Stranger
7. We Had It All
8. Tallahassee Lassie
9. I Love You Too Much
10. Keep Up Blues
11. You Win Again
12. Petrol Blues
A1. Beast of Burden
B1. When the Whip Comes Down$179.997 Vinyl LP + DVD + 2 CDs - Sealed Buy Now
(I Can't Get No) SatisfactionLimited, Numbered Edition
Cut From The Original Master Tapes
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" vaulted The Rolling Stones into super-stardom and captured the spirit of a generation. To celebrate its 50th Anniversary, this limited edition, numbered 12" single is cut from the original mono master tapes and features both US and UK B-sides housed in a sleeve recreating the original artwork. The 12" makes this a true audiophile pressing, allowing for wider grooves that yield louder levels, broader dynamic range, deeper bass, and better high frequency response.1. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
2. The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man
3. The Spider And The Fly$14.9912 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - Sealed Buy Now
Rock ActionIggy Pop's various musical style changes throughout his career are detailed in this collection of rare and unreleased tracks. The awesome power of the Stooges is on display as well as Iggy Pop's now dated experiments in new wave. Riddled with cover tunes, the album does not betray Iggy Pop's roots in garage rock. Pulled from live dates throughout the '80s the cover tunes range from Family Affair by Sly and the Family Stone to the Batman Theme. These cover tunes are simply points of interest rather than the powerful rock & roll that Iggy Pop shows himself to be capable of. Louie Louie slurs into Hang on Sloopy. No Fun gives the nod to Lou Reed and becomes Waiting for the Man, but the strongest points of the album are the ad-libbed tracks. Rock Action and Modern Guy display Iggy Pop's ability to make up lyrics off the top of his head. They appear to be just studio jams that have been brought to the stage with powerful results. In Rock Action, it sounds as though Iggy Pop was just musing on his former bandmate's self-proclaimed title, creating a song that puts a voice to his demand for action. Only two other tracks on the collection reach the same level as the jam tracks. I Got a Right and Gimme Some Skin are two of the Stooges' greatest songs that never made it onto their studio albums. The heavy rhythms of Gimme Some Skin are the Stooges at their best with Iggy Pop again putting voice to his need for action. --Matt WhalleyLP 1
1. Fire Engine
2. Warrior Tribe
3. Old Mule Skinner
4. I Got A Right
5. Gimme Some Skin
6. Family Affair
7. Woman Dream
8. Rock Action
9. Modern Guy
10. Love Bone
1. Run Like A Villain
2. Eat Or Be Eaten
4. I'm Crying
5. I'm Alright
6. You Really Got Me
7. Louie Louie / Hang On Sloopy
8. No Fun / Waiting For My Man
9. 96 Tears
10. Batman Theme$35.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Introducing Darlene LoveGuitar great/artist/producer/E Street Band icon Stevie Van Zandt arranged and produced the album, enlisting a star-studded cast to contribute songs to Love's return, including Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Van Zandt, Jim Webb, Linda Perry, Desmond Child, Joan Jett, and legendary songwriting team Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, who for more than five decades have reigned as one of the most influential songwriting duos in history.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love's album features all new recordings with her signature dynamic vocal delivery that the New York Times has hailed as "a thunderbolt voice embedded in the history of rock n' roll " and Rolling Stone has called "a rare instrument sturdy enough to vault over Phil Spector's 'Wall of Sound.'"
Love's five-decade career spans some of the greatest signature moments in music. As depicted in the Academy Award and Grammy winning documentary "20 Feet From Stardom," Love became one of the most sought-after background singers in music history, recording with Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dionne Warwick, The Righteous Brothers, and dozens of other vocal giants throughout her career. Her early work with iconic producer Phil Spector on songs such as the pioneering "He's A Rebel," "He's Sure The Boy I Love," and "Why Do Lover's Break Each Other's Hearts," would garner her legend status.LP 1
1. Among The Believers (Stevie Van Zandt)
2. Forbidden Nights (Elvis Costello)
3. Love Kept Us Foolin Around (Linda Perry)
4. Little Liar (Desmond Child/Joan Jett)
5. Still Too Soon To Know (Elvis Costello)
6. Who Under Heaven (Jimmy Webb)
7. Night Closing In (Bruce Springsteen)
1. Painkiller (Michael Des Barres/Paul Ill)
2. Just Another Lonely Mile (Bruce Springsteen)
3. Last Time (Stevie Van Zandt)
4. River Deep, Mountain High (Phil Spector/Jeff Barry/Ellie Greenwich)
5. Sweet Freedom (Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil)
6. Marvelous (Walter Hawkins)
7. Jesus Is The Rock (That Keeps Me Rollin) (Stevie Van Zandt)$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LP's Sealed Buy Now
Summer Days (And Summer Nights)Ranked 270/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The follow-up to Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights) remained on the U.S. Charts for 33 consecutive weeks and made it all the way to #2. After the melancholy second side of Today!, Mike Love encouraged Brian Wilson to write more Beach-Boys signature fare which resulted in tracks like California Girls, Amusement Parks U.S.A., Then I Kissed Her and a re-worked version of Help Me, Rhonda.
All 'From The Capitol Vaults' titles feature carefully replicated artwork and packaging true to their original single or gatefold jacket LP releases.1. The Girl From New York City
2. Amusement Parks U.S.A.
3. Then I Kissed Her
4. Salt Lake City
5. Girl Don't Tell Me
6. Help Me, Rhonda
7. California Girls
8. Let Him Run Wild
9. You're So Good To Me
10. Summer Means New Love
11. I'm Bugged at My Ol' Man
12. And Your Dream Comes True$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Have Guitar Will TravelMastered From The Original Chess Mono Master Reels
Good Lord. Bo Diddley came out with all guns blazing on his floor-rattling romp from 1960, Have Guitar Will Travel. The LP would become a blueprint for SO much great rock 'n' roll that followed: the Stones covered "Mona" in 1965, the Masters Apprentices walloped "Dancing Girl," the Downliners Sect blasted through "Nursery Rhyme," and "Cops and Robbers" even named one of the baddest mid-'60s UK R&B combos ever! Really... Who in the hell wouldn't be inspired by hearing this opus that followed on the heels of Bo's devastating first two albums??? Have Guitar Will Travel was packed with the same badass guitar, bolder-than-bold vocals, and trademark Diddley beat that had already made Bo a stone legend and man-among-men. Kicking off with the gospel-shouter "She's Alright," (with the background singers answering Bo's every word), we stomp through the trash-talking "Say Man, Back Again," Bo's run-through-the-jungle "Run Diddley Daddy," the amorous "I Love You So," we hear hot, distorted licks traded with Lady Bo on the monstrous "Mumblin' Guitar," and SO MUCH MORE.... The album also dipped into the vaults for the killer Diddley beater "Dancing Girl," the exotic instro "Spanish Guitar," and the mind-blowing "Mona" (titled "I Need You Baby" for this LP).
This killer 180-gram edition - from the magnificent original Chess mono master reels - finally puts this album back in print on vinyl, properly. Accept no damn imitations.1. She's Alright
2. Cops And Robbers
3. Run Diddley Daddy
4. Mumblin' Guitar
5. I Need You Baby
6. Say Man, Back Again
7. Nursery Rhyme
8. I Love You So
9. Spanish Guitar
10. Dancing Girl
11. Come On Baby$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Sabougla VoicesIn today's frenetically paced world, uncovering a lost treasure is often met with great enthusiasm, excitement, and anticipation. Lost footage of Gene Kelly dancing. A Vincent van Gogh no one knew existed. An Arthur Crudup album lost in a vault for 40 years. Jimi Hendrix material coming to light after 40 years. Well, now we can also celebrate the "discovery" of a blues master stepping into the sunlight, and delivering the best gospel album since Elvis gave us "How Great Thou Art" in February, 1967. The paradox is that Leo Welch has been there all along, living in Sabougla, Mississippi, first playing blues, and then moving to gospel. Born in 1932, Welch grew up playing blues. As his style of blues became less popular, he began to play gospel because churches offered more opportunities to play. Consequently, he was overlooked because blues aficionados frequented juke joints. Most blues lovers would never think to find blues, or blues related music in a church.
After an off-the-cuff call by Welch to Big Legal Mess Records, things continued to fall into place, and he was able to record his debut album, Sabougla Voices. It is really difficult to accurately describe this stunning album, and faithfully convey the vibe, the atmosphere, and way it moves a listener. Welch has poured a lifetime of learning, living, loving, playing, and praying into this work, and it shows!
This album is stripped down, bare bones joyful gospel being played and sung from the heart. This is not your daddy's gospel though. Sabougla Voices is a shot of love to your heart, a cool cleansing breeze blowing through your soul, and an orgasm for your ears. The album opens with "Praise His Name," which is beautifully sparse, raw, and has a great bouncing beat. "You Can't Hurry God" is almost a gospel honky-tonk that has a juke joint vibe. "Take Care Of Me Lord" has a very early Magic Slim and The Teardrops sound to it. "Mother Loves Her Children" is really basic, slow, artfully delicate blues. "Somebody Touched Me" has a mid 1960s Rolling Stones blues flavor, and nice backing vocals. "A Long Journey" is delightfully slow, and begs to be pulled over you like a comforting blanket of blues. "His Holy Name" is gospel as a shuffle, and definitely has the church rocking! The album closes with "The Lord Will Make A Way," an acoustic performance that is slow and stark, but very moving.
If this is Welch's debut alum, we can't wait for the follow-up! This album is definitely a must-have.
- Barry Kerzner (American Blues Scene Magazine)1. Praise His Name
2. You Can't Hurry God
3. Me and My Lord
4. Take Care of Me Lord
5. Mother Loves Her Children
6. Praying Time
7. Somebody Touched Me
8. A Long Journey
9. His Holy Name
10. The Lord Will Make A Way$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Today!Ranked 270/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The 1965 album Today! was the Beach Boys' eighth studio album and the first of three to be released that year. The album marked a major turning point for the band, and especially the exhausted Brian Wilson. It was around this time where Wilson gave up touring, and many consider this the beginning of his artistic maturation. The album features a fine mix of upbeat numbers like Do You Wanna Dance and Help Me Rhonda and ballads such as Please Let Me Wonder and Kiss Me, Baby. Aside from their opus Pet Sounds, Today! is the Beach Boys' most highly acclaimed release.
All 'From The Capitol Vaults' titles feature carefully replicated artwork and packaging true to their original single or gatefold jacket LP releases.1. Do You Wanna Dance?
2. Good To My Baby
3. Don't Hurt My Little Sister
4. When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)
5. Help Me, Rhonda
6. Dance, Dance, Dance
7. Please Let Me Wonder
8. I'm So Young
9. Kiss Me, Baby
10. She Knows Me Too Well
11. In the Back of My Mind
12. Bull Session With the 'Big Daddy'$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Destroyer: ResurrectedRanked 496/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
This album has received recognition many years later.
In 1989, Kerrang! magazine listed the album at #36 among the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time.
In 2006, it was placed at #60 on Guitar World magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time.
The album was also featured in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
This is KISS's 1976 multi-platinum, landmark album Destroyer: Resurrected, newly remixed from the original master tapes by the album's original producer, Bob Ezrin. Ezrin pulled the tapes from the vaults and painstakingly remixed the entire album, enhancing the sound and bringing out its rich texture and vibrancy, while keeping the integrity of the original recording intact. Destroyer: Resurrected will also include rare and unreleased recordings rediscovered during the remixing process, plus the originally intended cover artwork.
Hot on the heels of their breakthrough hit album Alive!, KISS released their fourth studio album Destroyer which is considered the most ambitious studio recording of KISS's '70s catalog. Bob Ezrin, who had previously worked with Alice Cooper, was brought in to produce the album and among the production flourishes Ezrin introduced to KISS were sound effects, strings, a children's choir, reversed drumming and the eerie, echoing sounds of screaming children over Gene Simmons' vocals on "God of Thunder." Upon its release, Destroyer reached the No. 11 position on the Billboard Top 200 and, with the help of the surprise top-10 hit "Beth," was their first album to go platinum.
Originally released as the B-side to the single "Detroit Rock City," "Beth,"-the heart-yearning ballad co-written and performed by drummer Peter Criss-was quickly picked up by radio nationwide and became the first top 10 for KISS, climbing all the way to the No. 7 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. While going through the original tapes, a forgotten vocal piece that was originally edited out in the final mix of "Beth" was discovered and now, for the first time, the complete original vocal recording has been restored and is included in the final mix. Other rediscovered gems include a complete, alternate guitar solo for the track "Sweet Pain," now heard for the first time since it was originally recorded. The newly remixed "Sweet Pain" with the original guitar solo will be included as a bonus track. In addition to the treasures found buried in the hours of recordings, KISS classics such as "Detroit Rock City," "Shout It Out Loud," "Do You Love Me?" and "God of Thunder" were painstakingly remixed by Ezrin as he fleshed out the drums and guitars, bringing out the bottom end to the bass, making his mixes tight and tough.
In addition, Destroyer: Resurrected will now be issued with the originally intended cover art thought too controversial for the time. Created by artist Ken Kelly, the "brown" cover depicts KISS dressed in their ALIVE! costumes and standing on rubble in front of a burning city in ruins. At the time, the record company thought it was too violent and settled for the tamer "blue" version known today. This release also marked the first time that a comic-book illustration of the band appeared on the cover, confirming that the band was transforming from hard rockers to superheroes.1. Detroit Rock City
2. King Of The Night Time World
3. God Of Thunder
4. Great Expectations
5. Flaming Youth
6. Sweet Pain
7. Shout It Out Loud
9. Do You Love Me?
Sweet Pain (Original Guitar Solo)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now