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Grace Under Pressure (On Sale)200 Gram Vinyl
Remastered From Original Analogue Masters
Remastered on 200-gram, heavyweight vinyl at legendary Abbey Road Studios using the Direct to Metal Mastering (DMM) audiophile copper plating process, all from original analogue masters. Grace Under Pressure is the band's tenth studio album and was originally released in April, 1984. Grace Under Pressure reached #10 on the Billboard chart and went platinum. Alex Lifeson called it 'the most satisfying of all our records.' It was the first album they recorded without long-time producer Terry Brown, eventually producing it themselves. The song's themes were influenced by the growing tensions in the Cold War. The music itself continued the presence of synthesizers introduced on Signals, as well as incorporating elements of ska and reggae into their sound. Singles included 'Distant Early Warning,' 'The Body Electric,' 'Red Sector A' and 'Afterimage.'
This title is not eligible for further discount.1. Distant Early Warning
3. Red Sector A
4. The Enemy Within
5. The Body Electric
6. Kid Gloves
7. Red Lenses
8. Between The Wheels$29.99 $15.99 Save $14.00 (47%)200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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Snakes And Arrows (On Sale)Features Etched Designs on Side D of the Album
200 Gram Double LP
A return to their former glory days, Snakes and Arrows shows this seminal prog rock band reclaiming their sonic territory. It's not certain what contributed to this artistic rebirth, but Rush has crafted a historical and emotional odyssey that shows many both where they've been and where they're going--from the baroque soundscapes of The Main Monkey Business, reminiscent of their earliest work to the seductive almost folkloric urgency of The Way the Wind Blows, which is as dangerous, anxious, and prophetic as anything that Arcade Fire or Mars Volta is doing currently.
Main Lyricist Neil Peart has spent the last decade getting over the death of his wife and daughter, and those tragic events have given his songwriting more depth and gravity as he explores the strengths and limitations of faith in both metaphoric and literal detail.
While never didactic or ponderous, this disc is really an instruction manual for how one conducts themselves with grace and hope through unendurable pain and the vagaries of life. Gone is much of the shrillness of their earlier incarnations--Geddy Lee's trademark high pitch shrieks have mellowed considerably and Alex Lifesong's guitar playing has an assurance and freedom that can only come with age. --Jaan Uhelszki
This title is not eligible for further discount1. Far Cry
2. Armor And Sword
3. Working Them Angels
4. Larger Bowl
6. Monkey Business
7. The Way The Wind Blows
10. Bravest Face
11. Good News First
12. Malignant Narcissism
13. Hold On$39.99 $29.99 Save $10.00 (25%)200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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Point Of No Return (On Sale)Point of No Return on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram Stereo LP from Mobile Fidelity
Memories of You: Sinatra Waves Farewell to Capitol on Elegantly Dressed Standards Set from 1961
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity 180 Gram LP Captures Gracefulness of Ornate Orchestrations
Sinatra Reunited With Arranger Axel Stordahl, Collaborator That Spearheaded the Voice's Rise in the 1940s
Thematic Songs Address Goodbyes With Profound Sense of Sadness, Longing
Nobody says goodbye like Frank Sinatra. For his final album with Capitol, Ol' Blue Eyes elected to croon an unforgettable selection of farewell songs marked with longing, sadness, and poignancy. To make the occasion even more special, he teamed with arranger Axel Stordahl, the virtuoso that helped launch Sinatra's star at Columbia during the 1940s. The results amount to one of the finest send-off statements in history.
Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited edition 180 gram stereo LP presents the songs as they should be experienced: In rich, lush, front-to-back sound in which the strings soar and literally inhale and exhale. Sinatra's singing, as good as it's ever been during his career, comes across with unfettered transparency and tonal purity. Such is the fidelity, the music turns into aural poetry, rendering completely fluid and tube-amp warm the rushes of strings, words, and structures.
Sinatra fans continually debate which of the artist's albums rank as his best, but there's no doubting the status attached to Point of No Return. Unquestionably the most overlooked effort in the Chairman's Capitol catalog, it defies common expectation that it was made haphazardly to simply fulfill a contractual obligation. Sinatra's presence alone guarantees that isn't the case, yet Stordahl's involvement ensures this 1961 set is something very special indeed.
The chemistry between the old collaborators is immediately evident. Sinatra inhabits every phrase, feeling, and expression conveyed on the dozen standards, achieving an intimate connection with Stordahl's instrumental accents. Akin to the downbeat moods he casts on the immortal In the Wee Small Hours and Only the Lonely, the vocalist keeps calm and cool, yearning and reflecting as if he's strolling a barren downtown after midnight, a man left alone with his thoughts and memories. Somber, wistful, meditative, teary-eyed sentimental-Sinatra paints each song with the emotions they need, nothing more and nothing less.
From regal ("These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)") to nostalgic ("I'll Be Seeing You"), relaxed ("September Song") to dramatic ("When the World Was Young"), Stordahl's treatments blush with natural ease and instinct, setting up Sinatra for countless moments of sublime beauty. Vocal pop aficionados, you don't want to miss this classic.
This title is not eligible for further discount.1. (Ah, the Apple Trees) When the World Was Young
2. I'll Remember April
3. September Song
4. A Million Years Ago
5. I'll See You Again
6. There Will Never Be Another You
7. Somewhere Along the Way
8. It's a Blue World
9. These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
10. As Time Goes By
11. I'll Be Seeing You
12. Memories of You$34.99 $31.49 Save $3.50 (10%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The AstonishingThe Astonishing is undisputedly the most ambitious undertaking by a band whose cerebral compositions already define the vanguard of progressive hard rock.
The Astonishing is enriched exponentially by the integration of a real orchestra and choir, arranged by conductor David Campbell, whose work graces over 450 gold and platinum albums, including watershed releases from Adele, Justin Timberlake, Linkin Park, Evanescence, BeyoncÉ, and his son, Beck. The Astonishing was produced by Petrucci with engineering and mixing by Richard Chycki, whose resume includes work with Rush, Aerosmith, and Mick Jagger. Other organic sounds are more abundant than at any point in the band's history, with Rudess in particular relishing the tones from a grand piano and Hammond organ.
Like Tommy or The Wall, the songs on The Astonishing work as both singular compositions and overall story components. Writing the music as a duo, Petrucci and Rudess venture into unexplored corners of their sound without sacrificing their musical identity.LP 1
1. Descent Of The NOMACS
2. Dystopian Overture
3. The Gift Of Music
4. The Answer
5. A Better Life
6. Lord Nafaryus
7. A Savior In The Square
8. When Your Time Has Come
9. Act Of Faythe
1. Three Days
2. The Hovering Sojourn
3. Brother, Can You Hear Me?
4. A Life Left Behind
7. A Tempting Offer
8. Digital Discord
1. The X Aspect
2. A New Beginning
3. The Road To Revolution
4. 2285 Entr'acte
5. Moment Of Betrayal
6. Heaven's Cove
7. Begin Again
1. The Path That Divides
2. Machine Chatter
3. The Walking Shadow
4. My Last Farewell
5. Losing Faythe
6. Whispers On The Wind
7. Hymn Of A Thousand Voices
8. Our New World
9. Power Down
10. Astonishing$99.99Vinyl LP Box Set - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now