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The A&M Vinyl Box Set: 1970-1975Seven Albums Pressed On Nine 180-Gram LPs
Remastered By Kevin Reeves
Replicated Artwork Including Die-Cut Sleeves And Inners
Formed by Steve Marriott in 1969, Humble Pie were one of the first super group rock bands to form. The original band line-up featured lead vocalist and guitarist Steve Marriott from the Small Faces, vocalist and guitarist Peter Frampton from The Herd, former Spooky Tooth bassist Greg Ridley and a seventeen-year-old drummer, Jerry Shirley.
The collective found phenomenal success on both sides of the Atlantic with such songs as Black Coffee, 30 Days in the Hole, I Don't Need No Doctor and Natural Born Bugie.
This Vinyl box set, compiled in conjunction with Jerry Shirley and Peter Frampton, pulls together the albums the band released between 1970-1975 including;
Humble Pie (1970)
Rock On (1971)
Performance Rockin' The Fillmore (1971) [2LP]
Eat It (1973) [2LP]
Street Rats (US Version) (1975)
Each album has been lovingly remastered by Kevin Reeves and appear on heavyweight 180-gram black vinyl with replica artwork from the time including original die-cut sleeves and inners.Humble Pie (1970)
1. Live With Me
2. Only A Roach
3. One-Eyed Trouser-Snake Rumba
4. Earth And Water Song
5. I'm Ready
6. Theme From Skint - See You Later Liquidator
7. Red Light Mamma, Red Hot!
8. Sucking On The Sweet Vine
Rock On (1971)
1. Shine On
2. Sour Grain
3. 79th And Sunset
4. Stone Cold Fever
5. Rollin' Stone
6. A Song For Jenny
7. The Light
8. Big George
9. Strange Days
10. Red Neck Jump
Performance Rockin' The Fillmore (1971)
1. Four Day Creep
2. I'm Ready
3. Stone Cold Fever
4. I Walk On Gilded Splinters
1. Rollin' Stone
2. Hallelujah (I Love Her So)
3. I Don't Need No Doctor
1. Hot 'N' Nasty
2. The Fixer
3. You're So Good For Me
4. C'mon Everybody
5. Old Time Feelin'
6. 30 Days In The Hole
7. a. Road Runner
8. b. Road Runners "G" Jam
9. I Wonder
10. Sweet Peace And Time
Eat It (1973)
1. Get Down To It
2. Good Booze And Bad Women
3. Is It For Love?
4. Drugstore Cowboy
5. Black Coffee
6. I Believe To My Soul
7. Shut Up And Don't Interrupt Me
8. That's How Strong My Love Is
1. Say No More
2. Oh, Bella (All That's Hers)
3. Summer Song
4. Beckton Dumps
5. Up Our Sleeve
6. Honky Tonk Women
7. (I'm A) Road Runner
2. Groovin' With Jesus
3. I Can't Stand The Rain
4. Anna (Go To Him)
5. No Way
6. Rally With Ali
7. Don't Worry, Be Happy
8. Ninety-Nine Pounds
9. Every Single Day
10. No Money Down
11. Drift Away
12. Oh La-De-Da
Street Rats (US Version) (1975)
1. Street Rat
2. Rock And Roll Music
3. We Can Work It Out
4. Scored Out
5. Road Hog
7. There 'Tis
8. Let Me Be Your Lovemaker
9. Countryman Stomp
10. Drive My Car
11. Queens And Nuns$197.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 9 LPs Sealed Buy Now
From The BeginningFrom The Beginning is the second release from the British band Small Faces and is now available on Vinyl carefully remastered from the original analogue sources under the supervision of the last remaining member, drummer Kenney Jones.1. Runaway
2. My Mind's Eye
3. Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow
4. That Man
5. My Way Of Giving
6. Hey Girl
7. (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me
8. Take This Hurt Off Me
9. All Or Nothing
10. Baby Don't You Do It
11. Plum Nellie
12. Sha La La La Lee
13. You've Really Got A Hold On Me
14. What'Cha Gonna Do About It$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Their Satanic Majesties Request - 50th Anniversary Edition (Pre-Order)
Their Satanic Majesties Request 50th Anniversary Special Audiophile Edition Limited Hand Numbered
Special Edition Foldout Packaging Includes Restored Original Lenticular, Not Available For Over 30 Years
180gm Vinyl And Hybrid SACD Versions Of Both Mono And Stereo Versions Of The Album
Both Recordings Newly Remastered By Bob Ludwig At Gateway Mastering
20-Page Book, With Essay By Rob Bowman, Includes Michael Cooper's Photos From Original Cover Shoot
Lacquer Cutting By Sean Magee At Abbey Road Studios
Recorded between February and October at Olympic Studios in Barnes, West London during what was the most difficult time in the band's career, against a background of personal issues and criminal trials, Their Satanic Majesties Request is an eclectic mix of music that includes "She's a Rainbow" which made No.2 in America and second record that was released as a single in America as, Bill Wyman's "In Another Land", Bill wrote the track and it features Steve Marriott from the Small Faces on vocals. There were no UK single releases from the album that took its inspiration for its title from the words inside a British passport, "Her Britannic Majesty's Secretary of State requests and requires ".1. Sing This All Together
3. In Another Land
4. 2000 Man
5. Sing This All Together (See What Happens)
6. She's A Rainbow
7. The Lantern
9. 2000 Light Years From Home
10. On With The Show$89.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 2 SACD - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Bo Diddley's Beach PartyFrom The Original Chess/Checker Masters In Glorious Mono
Faithful Reproduction Of The Original Artwork
It's the beach party of your dreams. Not one of those with the squeaky-clean suburban kids doing the frug at Malibu like in the movies, oh no. This is Myrtle Beach, filled with dangerous bikers and gang members and hot mamas and escaped convicts and god knows who else (best not to ask), all cruising for kicks. It's after midnight but the heat still lingers from a blistering day. Except for a small bonfire, the dark is all-enveloping; couples vanish into it and you'd best be looking elsewhere. At the fire, some guy's carving his initials into his hand with a pen knife, and two babes are noodle-dancing to the waves, or maybe just the voices in their heads. They need music, dammit. Just then, a cloud of dust materializes at the far end of the boardwalk, heading your way, getting closer by the minute. As it approaches, you can just make out the silhouette of a rather large man atop a little motor scooter, some crazy looking guitar slung over his shoulder. Who IS this guy? The scooter chugs to a stop at your feet, and off steps the only musician in the known world who could play this party without having the shit kicked out of him. Bo Diddley.
He plugs in, kicks off a scorching guitar riff. The band falls in. And the place goes totally batshit. Miraculously, someone thought to bring along a tape recorder. The result: Bo Diddley's Beach Party, the absolute pinnacle of vicarious musical thrills. Presented in its original, glorious, Distort-O-Phonic mono, this sweaty grungefest kicks ass from start to finish.
Lots of albums claim to be essential, groundbreaking, and all that crap, and pointyheaded rock crits fawn over cosmic lyrical brainfarts and diminished ninths and such. Bo Ddiddley's Beach Party just kicks sand in their faces and dares you not to dance.
Sundazed earnestly believes that you have no business calling yourself a rock 'n roll fan, an r&b maven, or even a sentient human being unless this album is in your collection, that's how crucial it is. In fact, don't even talk to us until it's in your hands. We mean it.1. Memphis
3. Hey! Bo Diddley
4. Old Smokey
5. Bo Diddley's Dog
6. I'm All Right
7. Mr. Custer
8. Bo's Waltz
9. What's Buggin' You
10. Road Runner$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
First Step (Colored Vinyl)Pressed On Orange Vinyl
If you're from the UK, then you're probably smirking at the fact that the band is credited with the "Small" in front of their name, but that's just how Faces' debut album, FIRST STEP, has always been listed in North America. Rod Stewart, Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan, and Kenney Jones were still finding their feet as Faces, but any band would be "Flying" high if they had this as their debut LP.0 hit.1. Wicked Messenger
3. Shake, Shudder, Shiver
5. Around The Plynth
7. Pineapple And The Monkey
8. Nobody Knows
9. Looking Out The Window
10. Three Button Hand Me Down$19.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
First StepFirst Step is the debut album credited to the legendary Faces, originally released in 1970. Featuring a post-Jeff-Beck group Rod Stewart, along with Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan, and Kenney Jones, First Step boasts the now classic Three Button Hand Me Down and Flying among others. Reissued on 180g vinyl in a deluxe gatefold jacket courtesy of 4 Men With Beards Records.1. Wicked Messenger
3. Shake Shudder Shiver
5. Around The Plynth
7. Pineapple and the Monkey
8. Nobody Knows
9. Looking Out the Window
10. Three Button Hand Me Down$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Small FacesCelebrating the band's 50th anniversary, the band's self titled debut album is now available on Vinyl. The audio has been carefully remastered from the original analogue sources under the supervision of the last remaining member, drummer Kenney Jones.1. Shake
2. Come On Children
3. You Better Believe It
4. It's Too Late
5. One Night Stand
6. What'Cha Gonna Do About It
7. Sorry She's Mine
8. Own Up Time
9. You Need Loving
10. Don't Stop What You're Doing
11. E Too D
12. Sha La La La Lee$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Snakes And Ladders: The Best of Faces
Celebrate 4 Decades Of Rod Stewart/faces With Their Greatest Hits LP From 1976!!
First Time 180 Gram Vinyl Presentation
Mastered From The Original Warner Bros. Tapes
In 1976, superstars Rod Stewart/Faces were rewarded by their label Warner Bros. with their first
greatest hits album, Snakes and Ladders/The Best of Faces. Featuring the classic line-up of Rod Stewart,
Ronnie Wood (The Rolling Stones), Kenney Jones (Small Faces, The Who, The Law), Ronnie Lane (Small
Faces), Ian McLagan (Small Faces, Bonnie Raitt) and Tetsu Yamamuchi, the Snakes and Ladders album
has become one of their most loved works in their stunning gold and platinum career.
With hard pub-rock classics like Stay With Me and Around the Plynth and brilliant rock standards
like Ooh La La and Flying, the Snakes and Ladders album would go on to become one of the best-selling
albums in their extensive catalog. The long out of print original version of this greatest hits masterpiece
also includes the only appearance of the super rare Pineapple and the Monkey.
Dig deeper into the grooves and there you find even more rock and blues belters like the masterful
Miss Judy's Farm, the powerful rocker Had Me a Real Good Time, plus the English folk-rock ballad Sweet
Lady Mary, making Snakes and Ladders/The Best of Faces one of the finest overviews ever of this sorely
Therefore it is with much excitement to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release
of the legendary Rod Stewart/Faces greatest hits masterpiece Snakes and Ladders/The Best of Faces.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering, this stunning LP was
long overdue for an audiophile vinyl release.
In addition to all the great album tracks, this collection also gathers up rare single only tracks like You
Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything, truly making this LP the five star masterwork that it is. We believe
this wonderful new audiophile release of Snakes and Ladders/The Best of Faces will become one of the
most anticipated classic rock releases of the summer!
Ooh La La!1. Pool Hall Richard
2. Cindy Incidentally
3. Ooh La La
4. Sweet Lady Mary
6. Pineapple and the Monkey
7. You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything
8. Had Me a Real Good Time
9. Stay With Me
10. Miss Judy's Farm
11. Silicone Grown
12. Around the Plynth$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
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Every Picture Tells A Story (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale)Numbered Limited Edition
Ranked 172/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Rod the Mod's Definitive Album: Timeless Feel-Good Set Contains Eternal Chart-Topper Maggie May, Introspective (Find A) Reason to Believe
Stewart's Band Includes His Faces Mates: Ron Wood, Ian McLagan Shine
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI (The Best Plant in America): LP Boasts Organic Warmth and Full-Range Extension
Rod Stewart owned the early 1970s. When he wasn't recording great sets with the Faces, he was redefining how folk, country, and soul music could be folded under rock's umbrella. Filled with first-rate originals and terrific interpretations of classics, Every Picture Tells A Story remains Stewart's watershed moment, a brilliant synthesis of organic warmth, earthy tones, raucous romance, and loose performances. Those who only know Stewart from his later evolution into a sappy balladeer will be overwhelmed.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI (the best record plant in America), MoFi Silver Labels' numbered limited edition LP presents the 1971 smash in the most transparent, warm, and full-range sound the music has ever enjoyed. Stewart's supremely soulful vocals come on with insouciant passion and joyous persuasion, the detail allowing listeners to hear into his lungs and feel every breath he draws. His equally superb band is presented amidst an expanded soundstage that's free of artificial ceilings and harshness introduced by several digital remastering editions. The explosive sound is akin to watching a fledgling group come into its own in a small club.
Kicking up the tempo and slightly increasing the edge from his previous solo effort, Stewart transforms blues, folk, country, and soul into a hard-rocking hybrid that maintains acoustic properties but isn't afraid to step out and report on what it's like to have a night out on the town. Anchored by Mick Waller's free-swinging percussion, every song triumphs, with Stewart's slightly hoarse and eminently emotive vocals communicating each word as if they're literally sewn as hearts on his sleeve. Ron Wood's slide guitar and gritty chords complement the singer's earnest conviction, and Ian McLagan's organ adds bittersweet accents. Nothing here is blue; Every Picture Tells A Story is a celebration.
Stewart combines American and British folk styles on the strolling Mandolin Wind, the touching song epitomizing the simple, direct approach that underpins the entire album. On the breathless title track, Stewart embraces his inner playboy, the tune's likable crude-and-rude swagger sent up on crackling rhythms and visceral harmonies. The British native handles Bob Dylan's Tomorrow Is A Long Time and the evergreen That's All Right as if he wrote them. The best aspect of Every Picture Tells A Story relates to how genuine and believable Stewart and his good-natured company sound throughout.
If you are a fan of rock, soul, folk, or the blues, you owe it to yourself to have a superb copy of this timeless record that shows off its translucent and organic tones, extraordinary vocal performances, and crack backing band. Mobile Fidelity's Silver Label numbered limited edition LP does just that. And it restores one of the most iconic album covers in history. As for that Classic Edition statement that's always hovered at the top of the record? Never truer than now.
This title is not eligible for further discount.1. Every Picture Tells a Story (Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood)
2. Seems Like a Long Time (Theodore Anderson)
3. That's All Right (Arthur Crudup)
4. Amazing Grace
5. Tomorrow Is a Long Time (Bob Dylan)
6. O. Henry (Martin Quittenton)
7. Maggie May (Rod Stewart, Martin Quittenton)
8. Mandolin Wind (Rod Stewart)
9. I Know) I'm Losing You (Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland, Cornelius Grant)
10. Reason to Believe (Tim Hardin)$24.99 $22.49 Save $2.50 (10%)Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Gasoline AlleyGasoline Alley follows the same formula of Rod Stewart's first album, intercutting contemporary covers with slightly older rock & roll and folk classics and originals written in the same vein. The difference is in execution. Stewart sounds more confident, claiming Elton John's Country Comfort, the Small Faces' My Way of Giving, and the Rolling Stones' version of It's All Over Now with a ragged, laddish charm. Like its predecessor, nearly all of Gasoline Alley is played on acoustic instruments -- Stewart treats rock & roll songs like folk songs, reinterpreting them in individual, unpredictable ways. For instance, It's All Over Now becomes a shambling, loose-limbed ramble instead of a tight R&B/blues groove, and Cut Across Shorty is based around a howling, Mideastern violin instead of a rockabilly riff. Of course, being a rocker at heart, Stewart doesn't let these songs become limp acoustic numbers -- these rock harder than any fuzz-guitar workout. The drums crash and bang, the acoustic guitars are pounded with a vengeance -- it's a wild, careening sound that is positively joyous with its abandon. And on the slow songs, Stewart is nuanced and affecting -- his interpretation of Bob Dylan's Only a Hobo is one of the finest Dylan covers, while the original title track is a vivid, loving tribute to his adolescence. And that spirit is carried throughout Gasoline Alley. It's an album that celebrates tradition while moving it into the present and never once does it disown the past.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music)1. Gasoline Alley
2. It's All Over Now
3. Only a Hobo
4. My Way of Giving
5. Country Comfort
6. Cut Across Shorty
7. Lady Day
8. Jo's Lament
9. You're My Girl (I Don't Want to Discuss It)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-ING-9360xThe Stone Foxes
Small Fires (Awaiting Repress)Small Fires is the long awaited album from Bay Area-based band The Stone Foxes. This record follows the band's 2010 sophomore album Bears & Bulls that USA Today described as irresistible and the San Francisco Chronicle claimed rules!
Small Fires was recorded at The Carriage House in Los Angeles and produced by Doug Boehm (Dr. Dog, Drive By Truckers). The band is comprised of brothers Shannon (drums, harp, vocals) and Spence (guitar, vocals) Koehler, Aaron Mort (bass, drums, vocals) and Elliot Peltzman (keys, vocals). Of the new record Peltzman notes, making Small Fires with Dough Boehm felt like being in a dream. Shannon Koehler continues, It feels like we finally made the record we set out to make. The sound feels like us. We said what was on our minds, whether it was political, about a relationship, or anything else. It's darker than our first few records, but making it put a big old smile on my face.1. Everybody Knows
2. Ulysses Jones
3. So Much Better
5. Small Fires
6. Battles, Blades & Bones
7. Cold Wind
8. Talk to Louise
9. Jump in the Water
10. Goodnight Moon$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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Where Are You? (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale)Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
Where Are You? is perfect in every sense. Recorded when Frank Sinatra was 42, the torch album finds him in impeccable voice and spirit. The dozen tracks fit together as a unified whole; it's difficult to imagine one song missing, or another added. Arranger Gordon Jenkins reads Sinatra's mind, affording him with lush arrangements that break hearts and underscore deliberation. Topping it off, Sinatra's interpretive skills utterly astonish. Genres aside, this 1957 Capitol classic is inarguably one of the ten-best vocal pop efforts made in the 1950s.
The record's splendid beauty and unparalleled emotionalism surface like never before on Mobile Fidelity's numbered, limited edition 180g mono LP. Mastered from the original master tapes, this mono version focuses the instrumentalists, images, vocals, and ambience in a transparent manner that exceeds the detail on the more-common stereo version. In addition, this reissue marks the first time this gem has been made available in mono in several decades. Akin to Mobile Fidelity's previous Sinatra titles, the sound and clarity on this LP takes the Voice into your room, puts him on an imaginary studio stage, and gives you your own private concert.
While not as known as Only the Lonely, Where Are You? is its creative equivalent, a poignant masterwork on which Sinatra reflects on what could have been, ponders life's deep questions, elicits sympathy via romantic distress, and does whatever it takes to get through the night. It is one of Sinatra's alone-at-the-bar statements, his fedora pulled slightly over his eyes, his face fixated on his drink, his only friend the understanding bartender that will keep pouring until last call. Throughout, Sinatra delves into sorrow and desolation. Yet unlike the stark gloom and bleak bitterness on In the Wee Small Hours, this solitary statement echoes with an accepting wistfulness and maturity that parallels a change of seasons-or situations.
Jenkins' warm, classically informed arrangements grant Sinatra the sentiments and support he needs. The sumptuous melodies and burnished strings complement the singer's completely natural delivery; seldom has Sinatra sounded so relaxed, dramatic, warm, cello-like, and in a zone. His lyrical phrasing and rhythmic time-keeping are spot-on; his soulfulness and sensitivity of another world. Sinatra's renditions of "Laura," "Autumn Leaves," and "Lonely Town" are the reference-bearing performances of these famous standards. If you are a fan of vocal music, consider this album mandatory.
This title is not eligible for further discount.1. Where Are You?
2. The Night We Called It A Day
3. I Cover the Waterfront
4. Maybe You'll Be There
6. Lonely Town
7. Autumn Leaves
8. I'm a Fool to Want You
9. I Think of You
10. Where Is the One?
11. There's No You
12. Baby Won't You Please Come Home$34.99 $31.49 Save $3.50 (10%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Corridor Of Faces
Limited To 500 Copies On Translucent Clear/Green Vinyl
In a genre built on obscured and unsung genius, Corridor Of Faces transcends and stands out as a true psych masterpiece. Rising above any number of recently unearthed late-60s anglo-pop platters, the sole offering from small town Massachusetts phenomenon Lazy Smoke is a cohesive, solid, classic album in every sense. Ten songs that weave into one-another, painting some beautifully drifting sonic pictures as they go.1. All These Years
2. How Was Your Day Last Night
3. Come With The Day
4. Salty People
5. Jackie- Marie
6. Under Skys
7. Sarah Saturday
8. There Was A Time
9. Am I Wrong?
10. How Did you Die?$18.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
DistortionsMinneapolis was their home turf. But in the decades that followed, appreciation for Distortions swelled to tidal wave proportions among fans of amped-up, ramped-up, balls-to-the-wall rock'n'roll. Headlined by two red-hot, stone-cold killers, "Action Woman" and "Soul Searchin'"-both penned by producer Warren Kendrick-Distortions is arguably the greatest private-press garage band album of the era.
The Litter formed in 1966 as a merger between two popular Twin Cities combos, the Victors and the Tabs. They quickly established a reputation as the wildest, loudest band on the scene. Bill Strandlof was responsible for the incendiary, feedback-laced guitar work on "Action Woman"-a local hit for the band when released as a single in January 1967-but by the summer he'd been replaced by another fast-fingered guitar slinger, Zippy Caplan. Caplan's fiery leads helped ignite the remainder of Distortions, including smoking interpretations of the Who's "Substitute," the Small Faces' "Whatcha Gonna Do About It," an intense reading of "Codine," and a comprehensive reconstruction-destruction of "I'm A Man."
Sundazed is thrilled to present the first-ever from-the-masters vinyl reissue of Distortions, housed in the dead-cool original artwork and pressed on 180-gram vinyl. Pure, unfiltered '60s garage rock excitement is just a needle-drop away.1. Action Woman
2. Whatcha Gonna Do About It
4. Somebody Help Me
6. I'm So Glad
7. A Legal Matter
8. Rack My Mind
9. Soul Searchin'
10. I'm A Man$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-MRI-4809xThe Len Price 3
Nobody KnowsThe last time I came across the Len Price 3 was in 2010 and this album give me about as much pleasure as that last one did - lots.
If you were to define a 'London' sound of the sixties then this is it. There are echoes of The Kinks and The Who as well as later London bands like Madness but they are a quintessentially original outfit and there is nothing here that sniffs of copying.
Their spare beat laden pop is wonderfully edgy, especially on the Farfisa laden 'Swing Like A Monkey' but the best of them is on tracks that echo the songs and the bands of the sixties, telling stories of grandparents and odd acquaintances. 'My Grandad Jim' - rocky garage punk telling a story of an old soldier seen through the eyes of a teenager. The gonzoid guitar break is worth the price of the album on its own. Or then there is 'Vultures' with its stomping Beatle-esque stomp and a very Kinks meets Small Faces sound: the horn break is magic.
They can do the sad stuff too on tracks like 'Lonely': wistful and with harmonies that they heard on the West Coast it would make a great single.
'Preying Mantis' is a stunning piece of garage punk, spare and harsh, the sound is pure beat era but the theme is as modern as tomorrow or as old as last week.
'Medway Sun' is a real gem. Bucolic and wistful, definitely should be the pick for a single and definitely a theme for a forgotten part of the country.
Final track 'The London Institute' has just about everything - redolent of youth and reminiscence and with a Who-like sound that sticks in the mind and takes you back to listen again and again.
Every track has an identity and seems to reference a different element of the sixties sound but every track is also a tiny gem of music that can be held up to the light and marvelled at in its own right.
The Len Price 3 are a truly fine band and deserve a greater audience - check them out and enjoy!
- Andy Snipper (Music-News)1. Nobody Knows
2. Swing Like A Monkey
3. My Grandad Jim
5. Preying Mantis
7. Words Won't Come
8. Wigmore Sisters
9. Billy Manson
10. Couldn't Get Much Worse
11. Medway Sun
12. Nobody Knows (reprise)
13. The London Institute$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ErodeStraddling post-hardcore genres, Orlando's Khann blend elements of melody and abrasion to capture a sound that is both unique and familiar. While most new music trends towards extremes or becomes a mish-mash of what's hot right now, Khann have thrown a curveball by incorporating prevalent influence from the post-hardcore movement of the late '90s of bands like Small Brown Bike, Cave In and Hot Cross, an interesting about face from the sounds of the grindcore stylings of their 2007 debut, Tofutopia. The end result is refreshing albeit surprising for some. Less distorted, less screamy but much more distinct and very hard-hitting.
Erode has a calculated ebb and flow, rising and falling like the tide as the songs weave through various emotions. Ranging in intensity from subtle to chaotic, the album focuses on themes of the erosion of self with the aura of the music mirroring the lyrical content. As the band has changed members and styles; new sounds, energy and opportunity has presented itself, reviving the group and paving the way for more profound things.
Masterfully produced by Chris Owens (Lords, Akimbo), Erode stands as a formidable reintroduction to an amazing and interesting band as they are quickly redeveloping on the most grassroots level.No Listing Available.$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
It's AliveSeattle's La Luz recorded their debut EP, Damp Face, in a small trailer on a hot August day. But barring the inevitable "no-AC-in-the-van" summer tour calamity, La Luz runs cool. Their brand of coolness isn't about distance or affect; it's a mood, and-sue me, but I'm about to totally rip off Zelda Fitzgerald: Something about this music vibrates to the dusky, dreamy smell of dying moons and shadows. So yeah, that kind of cool.
Still, La Luz's live shows, more than most these days, are about connection. It's evident that the four ridiculously talented ladies on stage are not only playing music with each other, but for each other. And they engage their audience as well. Like a proper punk band-which they are not- they give you shit for not dancing. They convey a gritty self-possession, a sense that they've been there and back again. And, like the expert, but seemingly effortless, surf licks and meandering bass lines that rise and fall throughout their songs, their mocking is playful and dreamy and disarming enough to get most of the crowd (and sometimes the keyboard player) dancing down the center line of a soul train.
But as any half-assed Freudian will tell you, there can be no meaningful connection without first weathering some dark and lonely times. Here comes the chilly part: What makes La Luz stand out-and stand out fast-the band has only been playing together for a year and people took notice almost immediately-is that this is a band that embodies that most elusive slant on the human condition: longing, and the fleeting relief that tags alongside deep desire.
In Spanish, La Luz means "light" and that's the perfect thing to evoke when your songs give the illusion of veering in the opposite direction. But lift out most any lyric-which is a good excuse to give a closer listen to the delicate, four-part harmonies that are fast becoming the band's signature-and you'll find that the aches and pains of love and loss, of living in a world where no foothold is ever a promise-all this is delivered with a nuanced dose of perfectly timed exhilaration, like the whole thing might just be worth it in the end.
Last spring, La Luz returned to that steamy trailer park to record It's Alive - the much-anticipated follow up to Damp Face - with their friend and engineer Johnny Goss. From the first get-psyched drum roll and eerie chords of "Sure As Spring", the dinged-up pop gem that opens the album, the rest moves like a slow drive on a dangerous road, slinking and bending as the terrain shifts. On "What Good Am I?", the lead vocals, and the swirl of harmonies that surround it, recall the Spartan haze of Mazzy Star's misty-eyed super hit. Smack in the middle is the title track. "It's Alive" is a jangly rocker with a spooky refrain, oodles of ooohs, and a marauding narrative that nails down the misty logic of the rest of the album. Two instrumentals, "Sunstroke" and "Phantom Feelings", showcase the band's beach jam surf chops, and fall perfectly between the chilled out heartache that surrounds them.
Imagine all of the Shangri-La's trying, precariously, to balance on top of Link Wray's surfboard.
The kind of sweet surf rock with a touch of melancholy that should be the soundtrack to the slow-dancing-at-prom scene in every teen movie.
-- The Stranger1. Sure As Spring
2. All the Time
3. Morning High
4. What Good Am I?
6. It's Alive
7. Big Big Blood
8. Call Me in the Day
9. Pink Slime
10. Phantom Feelings
11. You Can Never Know$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Charles Aznavour: Collected (Pre-Order)Limited First Pressing Of 1,500 Individually Numbered Copies On 180 Gram French Flag Blue, White And Red Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
4 Page Booklet With Liner Notes And Photos
Carefully Curated Selection Of Chansons, Including Jezebel, She, Comme Ils Disent, For Me Formidable, La BohÉme And Many More
Duets With Frank Sinatra, Johnny Hallyday And His English Versions
Music On Vinyl proudly presents a second release of the COLLECTED albums. The new albums will focus on memorable artists with almost a life span of original intriguing music, covering a timeless musical period!
In the early 1950s a man of short stature attempts to win over his audience. With a hoarse voice he delivers songs that do not catch on. People jeer at him. Tomatoes fly through the air. The Frenchman with Armenian roots slinks off the stage, but does not quit.
Ironically, the song that makes him a household name is the song in which he recalls his agonising trial. The audience reacted indifferently when Charles Aznavour decided to try out his new song on stage. But when he went on to greet the audience for one final time they all stood and gave him a thundering standing ovation.
In the sixties, hits and classics succeed one another. Nobody is bothered any more by his husky voice, by his small stature or his rugged characterful face. The croony For Me Formidable (1963), the heart breaking Et Pourtant (1963) and the nostalgic Hier Encore (1964) confirm his standing as a fan favourite. La Bohème (1965) and Emmenez-moi (1967) turn Aznavour into a superstar.
In La Bohème, there are impressionist painters strolling in the shadows of the SacrÉ-Coeur, the compelling Comme Ils Dissent (1972) is the first chanson after Vichy France to overtly endorse homo sexuality and in the present France Of La Manif Pour Tous (the movement that opposes gay marriage), does it again to sound particularly topical. Camarade (1977) was about the nomenklatura, the ruling elite in the Soviet Union and is a social and historical topic. Avec Un Brin De Nostalgie is an Aznavour grand cru, maybe even the best he has made over the last thirty years.
COLLECTED by Charles Aznavour is a wonderful collection of hits and classic by the French artist that touches your soul at every moment. It's an overview of his work during the sixties, seventies and duets with Johnny Hallyday on Il Faut Savoir and with Frank Sinatra Young At Heart. Also his English versions of How Sad Venice Can Be, The Old Fashioned Way, She and four more English songs are included on this deluxe Trifold 3LP album.LP 1
2. Parce Que
3. Les Deux Gitares
4. Je M'voyais DÉjà
5. Il Faut Savoir
6. Les ComÉdiens
7. La Mamma
8. Sa Jeunesse Entre Ses Mains
9. Et Pourtant
10. For Me Formidable
11. Sur Ma Vie
12. A Ma Fille
13. Que C'est Triste Venise
14. Une Enfant
15. Hier Encore
16. Au Printemps Tu Reviendras
17. La Bohème
18. Paris Au Mois D'août
1. Tout S'en Va
3. Le Cabotin
4. Non Je N'ai Rien OubliÉ
5. Mourir D'aimer
6. Les Plaisirs DÉmodÉs
7. Comme Ils Disent
8. A Ma Femme
9. Tous Les Visages De L'amour
10. Mes Emmerdes
11. J'ai Vu Paris
12. Toi Et Moi
13. Je T'aime Aime
1. Avec Un Brin De Nostalgie
2. Tomorrow Is My Turn
3. How Sad Venice Can Be
4. The Old Fashioned Way
5. The "i Love You" Song
7. Yesterday When I Was Young
8. I'll Be There
9. La LÉgende De Stenka Razine (With Les Compagnons De La Chanson)
10. Je Voyage (With Katia Aznavour)
11. Il Faut Savoir (With Johnny Hallyday)
12. Young At Heart (With Frank Sinatra)
13. J'aime Paris Au Mois De Mai (With Zaz)
14. Ave Maria$47.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Anthropos''Woke up at dawn and felt a presence, nature spirits, observing me. Looked out through the window. Black shape. I went to the nearby forest and the journey had begun.Without a direct way, I went through the woods and crossed mountains. Suddenly elated by light, I was under the raven's wings. Numb. Awakened by a thud and the silhouettes of the three. Embrace. The circle was complete.'' -- Mother of God
Born in 2008 and raised on rock in Morgårdshammar, Sweden, the four-piece Mother of God cast off a lot of the retro '70s mentality of their countrymen in favor of a more modern approach.Well, 20 years more modern, anyway. Mother of God no doubt have some appreciation for the finer things in '70s rock - there are beards to prove it - but musically they incorporate influences from grunge and the heavy grooves of the early '90s. Bands like Soundgarden and Alice in Chains mesh their downtrodden grunge melodies alongside classic inspiration drawn from Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin.
These might sound like familiar elements - at least the names ring out - but Mother of God bring their own emotional spin to their Small Stone debut, Anthropos, and never quite cooperate with what you think they'll do next. The band has released two prior EPs - 2011's Forging a New Path and their debut - and they recorded and mixed Anthropos in BorlÄnge with Erik Nerback, Chris Goosman mastered, and Sanna Albenius, Robin Gnista and Alexander von Wieding provided art and layout design.
In addition to festival appearances at Getaway Rock, Wacken Open Air in Germany and Peace & Love, Mother of God have shared the stage with YOB, Dozer, Graveyard, Imperial State Electric and more, and they'll look to continue their live domination in Scandinavia and beyond in support of Anthropos, shoving their eclectic sound and undeniable hooks right in the faces of everyone who thinks they know what heavy rock should sound like.1. 2 3 0
3. The Forest
4. Aim For The Sun
6. To Live
9. Something From Below
10. R. McCord
11. Lucy$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Some Girls - Live In Texas '78Ranked 269/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The tour combined small theatres and huge stadiums. The Fort Worth show had capacity for just 3000. The 1978 tour began in Lakeland, Florida on the 10th June, by the time they arrived in Texas the Stones had played 19 shows. Billboard magazine said of the tour, "No flash, no gimmicks, just rock 'n' roll." The band included Mick, Keith, Charlie, Ronnie, Bill and Ian Stewart on piano (the day of the Fort Worth show was his 40th birthday) as well as Ronnie's former Faces bandmate keyboard player (and now Texas resident) Ian 'Mac' McLagan.LP
1. Let It Rock
2. All Down the Line
3. Honky Tonk Women
4. Star Star
5. When the Whip Comes Down
6. Beast of Burden
7. Miss You
11. Far Away Eyes
12. Love In Vain
13. Tumbling Dice
15. Sweet Little Sixteen
16. Brown Sugar
17. Jumpin' Jack Flash
1. Let It Rock
2. All Down the Line
3. Honky Tonk Women
4. Star Star
5. When the Whip Comes Down
6. Beast of Burden
7. Miss You
11. Far Away Eyes
12. Love In Vain
13. Tumbling Dice
15. Sweet Little Sixteen
16. Brown Sugar
17. Jumpin' Jack Flash
Mick Jagger 2011 interview (15 minutes)
Saturday Night Live (October 7, 1978 - 21 minutes)
1. Tomorrow (with Dan Aykroyd & Mick Jagger)
2. Beast of Burden
ABC News 20/20 interviews with The Stones (aired June 20, 1978 - 5 minutes)$38.99Vinyl LP + DVD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Rough Mix (Half-Speed Master)Limited Edition Heavyweight 180-Gram Red Vinyl
Remastered At Abbey Road With Half-Speed Mastering Process
For Pete Townshend's second foray away from The Who he teamed up with ex-Small Faces / Faces bassist Ronnie Lane for 'Rough Mix'. Townshend had originally been asked to produce Lane's next solo project but that turned instead into a collaboration between the two long-standing friends. A veritable A-list of musician friends, including Eric Clapton, John Entwistle and Charlie Watts, were drafted in to provide backup.
The album, recorded between 1976 and 1977, was released in 1977 and made the top fifty in both the UK and US. The album features the sublime 'Heart To Hang Onto' which Townshend performed at the Ronnie Lane Tribute Concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 2004.1. My Baby Gives It Away
2. Nowhere To Run
3. Rough Mix
5. Keep Me Turning
8. April Fool
9. Street In The City
10. Heart To Hang Onto
11. Till The Rivers All Run Dry$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Double DiamondIncludes Bonus 7 LP
Founding member of Carcass and former Napalm Death guitarist Bill Steer is back with the latest offering from his main passion Firebird. Double Diamond, the bands sixth studio album, is by far the most hard-hitting yet.
Moving on from the Humble Pie/Small Faces inspired blues and boogie rock of previous outings, Double Diamond takes in more classic metal elements bringing to mind the likes of Thin Lizzy, Budgie and Diamond Head. Certainly their heaviest outing to date; theres no stopping Mr. Steer when it comes to effortlessly delivering the goods in true organic style!1.Soul Saviour
4.For Crying Out Loud
6.A Wing & A Prayer
7.Pound Of Flesh
9.Lose Your Delusions
10. Pantomime$32.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Strange Weekend (Awaiting Repress)Strange Weekend is Porcelain Rafts debut record, yet in many ways its his 156th. Somewhere in New York, Rome, or maybe London, there is a suitcase full of tapes, minidiscs and CDs, days and days worth of music, all of it the result of Mauro Remiddis 27 years of travels across Europe, from his native Italy to London; of caravaning with the Berlin Youth Circus playing traditional gypsy Klezmer music; of reinterpreting traditional music in North Korea; and of a stint playing piano for an Off Broadway tap dance show.
Amazingly, Strange Weekend, with deep roots in so many times and places, is an album that beautifully captures the fleeting right now. Remiddis interest in movement, about capturing a momentary now en route to the next, is apparent; postcards and polaroids of buildings and faces from the street flicker past. The projects genesis lies in this visual imagery. Over the past year, Remiddi has compiled a catalogue of images, gathered from the various nooks and crannies of the internet, that have served as notes, inspiration, context and a map for Porcelain Rafts music.
Remiddis androgynous vapor of a voice weaves like a ghost between Nick Gilder and The Alessi Brothers, Julee Cruise and Judee Sill. In more contemporary terms, Porcelain Raft stands confidently on a high hill between the sounds of M83 and Beach House. Lead track Drifting In and Out is loping and anthemic; gauzy and chiming. Shapeless and Gone follows with a heavy strum reminiscent of Cosmic Dancer, full of mood and style without all the wearying excesses and feathered boas. Porcelain Rafts thesis statement hits when side-B kicks off with Unless You Speak From Your Heart. Remiddis enigmatic vocals carrying a hook so simple that you might think you sang it first; keys and bass that might make the needle jump off of your turntable; and a sense of raw sincerity that has come to trademark Remiddis songs is what ultimately resonates.
And here, the myriad travels crystallize into something visceral; you may not be able to see the visuals Remiddi holds so dear, but you can feel them throughout Strange Weekend, and they stay with you as you travel on. Strange Weekend might have been made in a small place (a Brooklyn basement, in fact), but it is huge dream-pop, with melodies and synths billowing out in all directions.1. Drifting In And Out
2. Shapeless & Gone
3. Is It Too Deep For You?
4. Put Me To Sleep
6. Unless You Speak From Your
8. The End Of Silence
9. If You Have A Wish
11. The Way In$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Songs For Swingin' Lovers (Bonus Track)Import
Ranked 306/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Songs for Swingin' Lovers! is the tenth studio album recorded by the American singer Frank Sinatra for Capitol Records, it was arranged by Nelson Riddle and released in March 1956.
It took an alternative tack after In the Wee Small Hours (1954), recording existing pop standards in a hipper, jazzier fashion, revealing an overall exuberance in the vein of Songs for Young Lovers and Swing Easy!. The original cover had Sinatra facing away from the young couple, but in 1957 Capitol altered the cover with a new image of Sinatra facing the couple.
The album was the first ever number one album in the UK.1. You Make Me Feel So Young
2. It Happened In Monterey
3. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
4. You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
5. Too Marvelous For Words
6. Old Devil Moon
7. Pennies From Heaven
8. Love Is Here To Stay
9. I've Got You Under My Skin
10. I Thought About You
11. We'll Be Together Again
12. Makin' Whoopie
13. Swingin' Down The Lane
14. Anything Goes
15. How About You?
*Bonus Track$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now