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    Safe As Milk

    Captain Beefheart's 1967 debut album Safe As Milk introduced the world to a one-of-a-kind visionary whose unique output had no precedent in contemporary music. Beefheart, aka Don Van Vliet, filtered the raw influence of the blues and R&B through his own singular musical sensibility and left-field lyrical wordplay, and surrounded himself with some of the most talented and inventive young musicians around. The result was an album that, even in the heady year in which it was released, sounded like nothing else, and the stage for one of rock's most iconoclastic and idiosyncratic careers.


    With backup from the first, and perhaps finest, incarnation of Beefheart's legendary Magic Band (including future solo star Ry Cooder on guitar and teenage drum prodigy John "Drumbo" French), and production from future studio superstar Richard Perry, Beefheart unveils his fully-formed sound and vision on such landmark tracks as "Zig Zag Wanderer," "Abba Zaba," "Dropout Boogie," "I'm Glad" and "Electricity" (covered two decades later by Sonic Youth).


    Now released by Sundazed Music, this landmark album now sounds the way it was meant to sound, thanks to the restoration of Perry's rare original-and, to most fans, superior-mono mix, which was later altered by Beefheart's label without the artist's involvement. This definitive edition features authoritative new liner notes by Rolling Stone editor and longtime Beefheart enthusiast David Fricke.


    "In mono, Safe As Milk is a powerful, concentrated revelation," Fricke writes, further noting, "Safe As Milk promised comfort, exotic nourishment and rude health-and delivered. Created in a year rich in historic debuts and transformative statements about rock's dynamic and expressive possibilities, Safe As Milk was so far in it was out."

    1. Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do
    2. Zig Zag Wanderer
    3. Call On Me
    4. Dropout Boogie
    5. I'm Glad
    6. Electricity
    7. Yellow Brick Road
    8. Abba Zaba
    9. Plastic Factory
    10. Where There's Woman
    11. Grown So Ugly
    12. Autumn's Child
    Captain Beefheart
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    Safe As Milk

    Beefheart's debut album, originally released in 1967, was the most accessible and pop inflected of all the releases from his catalogue.
    Still 'Safe As Milk' is a very strong and heavily blues-influenced work but it also hints on many of the features that would later become the trademarks of Captain Beefheart.
    Nice fact is that not only did a 20-year old Ry Cooder play bass & guitar on 'Abba Zaba' and 'Grown So Ugly,' he also arranged the latter as well as 'Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do.'


    Also, Cooder's role in the recording process was to translate the Captain's wilder nations to the rest of the band and generally acts as musical director.
    With him as a supervisor the sessions proceeded more or less smoothly and 'Safe As Milk' was recorded within a month.

    LP 1
    1. Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do

    2. Zig Zag Wanderer

    3. Call On Me

    4. Dropout Boogie

    5. I'm Glad

    6. Electricity
    7. Yellow Brick Road

    8. Abba Zaba

    9. Plastic Factory

    10. Where There's Woman

    11. Grown So Ugly

    12. Autumn's Child


    LP 2

    1. Safe As Milk (Take 5)

    2. On Tomorrow

    3. Big Black Baby Shoes

    4. Dirty Blue Gene

    5. Trust Us (Take 9)

    6. Korn Ring Finger

    Captain Beefheart
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  • Safe As Milk Safe As Milk Quick View

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    Safe As Milk

    Beefheart's first proper studio album is a much more accessible, pop-inflected brand of blues-rock than the efforts that followed in the late '60s -- which isn't to say that it's exactly normal and straightforward. Featuring Ry Cooder on guitar, this is blues-rock gone slightly askew, with jagged, fractured rhythms, soulful, twisting vocals from Van Vliet, and more doo wop, soul, straight blues, and folk-rock influences than he would employ on his more avant-garde outings. Zig Zag Wanderer, Call on Me, and Yellow Brick Road are some of his most enduring and riff-driven songs, although there's plenty of weirdness on tracks like Electricity and Abba Zaba.
    Abba zabba
    Dropout Boogie
    Zig Zag Wanderer
    Sure 'Nuff'N Yes, I Do
    Electricity
    Grown So Ugly
    Yellow Brick Road
    I'm Glad
    Where There's Woman
    Plastic Factory
    Autumn's Child
    Call On Me
    Captain Beefheart
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    Mirror Man Sessions

    When Captain Beefheart went into the studio in late 1967 to record the follow-up to their debut album 'Safe as Milk', which had been released earlier that year, it was with the intention of producing a double album.
    Three of the tracks they recorded were long, psychedelic blues jams. These were intended to fill one of the set's two LPs.


    This concept, however, was at some point abandoned, and many of the tracks from the sessions were left unfinished and without any vocals.


    A number of the abandoned tracks were re-recorded in 1968, and released as 'Strictly Personal'.
    The original session tapes, however, remained the property of Buddha Records, who released them under the title 'Mirror Man' in 1971.
    In 1999, Buddha Records issued an expanded version of the album entitled 'The Mirror Man Sessions', which features five additional tracks taken from the abandoned tapes.



    Music On Vinyl is proud to pay homage to the late Don Van Vliet by re-releasing these Mirrorman Sessions as a double album on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.

    LP 1
    1. Tarotplane
    2. 25th Century Quaker
    3. Mirror Man
    4. Kandy Korn 8:00


    LP 2
    1. Trust Us (Take 6)
    2. Safe as Milk (Take 12)
    3. Beatle Bones n' Smokin' Stones
    4. Moody Liz (Take 8)

    5. Gimme Dat Harp Boy

    Captain Beefheart
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Equatorial Stars

    Music performed and composed by Robert Fripp & Brian Eno


    Brian Eno is usually credited with the claim that everyone who originally bought a Velvet Underground album subsequently formed a band. It's no less valid to suggest that many of those involved in electronic music might not have been but for "No Pussyfooting" and "Evening Star". Indeed few contemporary albums can claim as much lasting influence as "No Pussyfooting" by Fripp & Eno. It's safe to say that for the vast majority of buyers at the time of its initial release in 1973, this was their first exposure to the small world of electronic music. It's equally safe to say it wasn't their last. The equipment used was, by modern standards, primitive. The ideas expressed were, by any standards, enormous. Many went on to have careers based on the possibilities suggested by the album. Fripp & Eno - to their eternal credit - were too busy working as musicians to ever 'milk it' in that sense. One further full album, "Evening Star", was issued in 1975. There were occasional collaborations, but no further recordings under the Fripp & Eno banner until the emergence of "The Equatorial Stars" in late 2004 as a limited edition release via the artists' websites, followed by a full release in 2005 on CD.


    However, it was never issued on vinyl, until now.


    "The Equatorial Stars" consists of a series of seven soundscapes. The evident care taken in the construction & presentation of the sound world makes the totality of the work so convincing. The textures & atmospheres forming the heart of each track manage to subtly change & alter, while leaving ample space for Robert's guitar solos to emerge from the centre. The album was Fripp & Eno's opportunity to redefine an area of music they helped to launch into the mainstream in the first instance.


    It is also, incidentally, Robert Fripp's personal favourite of his many collaborations with Brian Eno.

    1. Meissa
    2. Eyra
    3. Tarazed
    4. Lupus
    5. Ankaa
    6. Altair
    7. Terebellum

    Robert Fripp & Brian Eno
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Welcome Back To Milk Welcome Back To Milk Quick View

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    Welcome Back To Milk

    It's time for a revolution. Beth Jeans Houghton is dead. Du Blonde is born.
    Welcome Back To Milk is the Newcastle-born singer-songwriter's second
    album, but her debut as Du Blonde, and it's a complete reinvention: new name,
    new look, new band, new attitude - and attitude is a key word.


    Du Blonde is not a persona or a character, it's Beth Jeans Houghton ripping
    it up and starting again. Gone is the baroque chamber pop of 2012's Yours
    Truly, Cellophane Nose. Gone is the band she recorded that album with,
    The Hooves Of Destiny. In place of all that are heavy riffs, loud drums, vocal
    aggression and the sound of somebody finding their voice, whether screaming
    the chorus of Chips To Go, singing soul-bearing ballad Four In The Morning
    or cooing through wistful torch song After The Show.


    Aside from a track made with Youth, Welcome Back To Milk is produced by
    Jim Sclavunos, who knows plenty about capturing dark sounds as a member
    of Nick Cave's Bad Seeds. An unmistakable presence on the album is that of
    Future Islands frontman Samuel T Herring, whose soaring vocals appear on
    Mind Is On My Mind.


    Where Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose threw everything at a song, Du Blonde
    strips everything down to the bare essentials. Black Flag, which opens the
    album, is bass, guitar, drums and a dose of rage. "I got really into hard rock
    and American hardcore while I was living in LA after we finished touring," she
    says. "I couldn't work out why I was having such trouble expressing myself with
    the music I was writing, but after a while I realised the instrumentation didn't
    lend itself to the anger I was feeling. I needed to release all of this pent up
    aggression and I was trying to do it over layers of vocal harmonies and nicely
    played instruments. It was never going to work."


    "I was hiding behind my guitar for so long, it was easy to feel safe there. I
    wanted to put myself in a position I wasn't comfortable with in order to grow
    as a performer. I want no choice but to look people dead in the eyes and give
    them all I have."

    1. Black Flag
    2. Chips to Go
    3. Raw Honey
    4. After the Show
    5. If You're Legal
    6. Hunter
    7. Hard to Please
    8. What Is It Like
    9. Mr. Hyde
    10. Four in the Morning
    11. Mind is on My Mind
    12. Isn't It Wild?
    Du Blonde
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  • Safe As Milk Safe As Milk Quick View

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    Safe As Milk

    Beefheart's first proper studio album is a much more accessible, pop-inflected brand of blues-rock than the efforts that followed in the late '60s -- which isn't to say that it's exactly normal and straightforward. Featuring Ry Cooder on guitar, this is blues-rock gone slightly askew, with jagged, fractured rhythms, soulful, twisting vocals from Van Vliet, and more doo wop, soul, straight blues, and folk-rock influences than he would employ on his more avant-garde outings. Zig Zag Wanderer, Call on Me, and Yellow Brick Road are some of his most enduring and riff-driven songs, although there's plenty of weirdness on tracks like Electricity and Abba Zaba.
    Abba zabba
    Dropout Boogie
    Zig Zag Wanderer
    Sure 'Nuff'N Yes, I Do
    Electricity
    Grown So Ugly
    Yellow Brick Road
    I'm Glad
    Where There's Woman
    Plastic Factory
    Autumn's Child
    Call On Me
    Captain Beefheart
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    Safe As Milk

    Beefheart's first proper studio album is a much more accessible, pop-inflected brand of blues-rock than the efforts that followed in the late '60s -- which isn't to say that it's exactly normal and straightforward. Featuring Ry Cooder on guitar, this is blues-rock gone slightly askew, with jagged, fractured rhythms, soulful, twisting vocals from Van Vliet, and more doo wop, soul, straight blues, and folk-rock influences than he would employ on his more avant-garde outings. Zig Zag Wanderer, Call on Me, and Yellow Brick Road are some of his most enduring and riff-driven songs, although there's plenty of weirdness on tracks like Electricity and Abba Zaba.
    Abba zabba
    Dropout Boogie
    Zig Zag Wanderer
    Sure 'Nuff'N Yes, I Do
    Electricity
    Grown So Ugly
    Yellow Brick Road
    I'm Glad
    Where There's Woman
    Plastic Factory
    Autumn's Child
    Call On Me
    Captain Beefheart
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    Colored Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
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    It Comes To You In A Plain Brown Wrapper

    One of the most exciting aspects of reintroducing so much rare and incredible music to the world is being able to finally make available material thats been in label-vault limbo since the day it was recorded, vital sounds locked away from the deserving ears of the legions of devoted music fans we at Sundazed count ourselves among. But when were able to present previously shelved material by one of the most visionary and influential artists of all time, in exceptional fidelity, with the look and feel of the packaging that the artist originally meant it to have? Well, then, that just takes everything to another level completelya level thats certainly been reached with the exclusive vinyl-only issue of Captain Beefheart and His Magic Bands mind-blowing lost 1967 sessions.


    Recorded in part as the follow-up to Safe as Milk, Beefhearts debut from earlier that year, the world-shattering material on It Comes to You in a Plain Brown Wrapper was rerecorded, truncated, and issuedwithout the Captains approvalas Strictly Personal in 1968. Mastered directly from the original analog tapes and featuring a wealth of unedited takes never before on vinyl, Sundazeds stunning gatefold double-LP release of this infamously enigmatic opus comes to you wrapped in a sharp outer sleeve bearing specially commissioned artwork by Frank Zappa/Straight Records illustrator Cal Schenkel replicating the albums planned 67 design; inside are rare photos and fascinating, exhaustive liner notes by Magic Band drummer John Drumbo French.


    So here, then, is Captain Beefheart and His Magic Bands second album of gloriously disjointed avant-rock/blues and free-jazz skronk, presented just as natureand the Captainintended. Even after more than 40 years, this music is still hopelessly ahead of its timeor, as one-time Magic Band member Ry Cooder once described it, right on time.

    1. Gimme Dat Harp Boy
    2. Dirty Blue Gene
    3. Beatle Bones 'n' Smokin' Stones Pt. 1 & 2
    4. Trust Us (take 9)
    5. Safe as Milk (take 12)
    6. Moody Liz (take 8)
    7. On Tomorrow
    8. Big Black Baby Shoes
    9. Flower Pot
    10. Korn Ring Finger
    11. Safe as Milk (take 5)
    12. Trust Us (take 6)
    13. Moody Liz (take 16)
    Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
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