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REDD-SUN-5140xVan Dyke Parks
Song CycleVan Dyke Parks visionary 1968 debut, Song Cycle, rose phoenix-like from the ashes of his fabled Smile collaboration with Brian Wilson. Parks breathtaking high-wire act fused the pop genius of Phil Spector, Stephen Sondheims Broadway vertigo and the orchestral flare of American composer Charles Ives and made it wholly his own. Our definitive pressing of this landmark Warner Bros. album is sourced from the original analog master, and pressed on audiophile High-Definition Vinyl.1. Vine Street
2. Palm Desert
3. Widow's Walk
4. Laurel Canyon Blvd.
5. The All Golden
6. Van Dyke Parks
7. Public Domain
8. Donovan's Colours
9. The Attic
10. Laurel Canyon Blvd.
11. By The People
12. Pot Pourri$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Songs CycledThis album is released on Bella Union 45 years from my debut album "Song Cycle" (when I was but 24). In both cases, there's a maverick on the loose, with a highly personal set of tunes and instrumentals. All of them reveal an iconoclast tilting at windmills, railing at tyrants, barking at masters of war, and celebrating a shameless commitment to the very definition of 'Americana'. As I was in my brunette era, at age 70, I'm found looking through the glass darkly. These new songs show more than a hint of an eco-politic. In fact, there's nothing more precious than the song-form to revolutionize popular thoughts and practices that need a jolt of shock therapy. Yet, songwriters must work with a leger demain. A light hand and heart can draw more approval than a heavy-handed scold. My first aim is to entertain the ear with beautiful sounds. I try to do that as an arranger. These pieces reveal my best effort.
I've drawn from a grab-bag of American roots music, from the 19th Century forward. (It was, after all, 'The American Century'). Yet this song-set goes beyond, and muses about '9/11' and other self-inflicted wounds ('Wall Street'). It explores the American bombing of Baghdad ('Dreaming of Paris'), the chicanery of Big-Oil ('Black Gold'). I insist that the song-form is the most potent political tool available. I learned as much from Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs, and yes, Bob Dylan.
Still there's time for folderol. 'Sassafrass' captures all I love about the youth I spent in the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina. It's a roll in the grass. There's the renegade arranger in that, reflecting my obsession for studio technique, sound- effects with tuneful percussion that I first heard in 1948, in the music of Spike Jones.
I guess I am like that rusty nail that sticks out, just waiting to be hammered down by an intolerant bastard, with no room for what isn't rockin' or classically elite. In truth, I embrace both those worlds. Guilty as charged, I'm wrapped in the flag, looking through the glass, at the world beyond informed yet optimistic, in my dream escape. It hangs together well, as we must, lest we all hang separately.
I have so many contributing visual artists to thank, for coating it all so deliciously.
-Van Dyke Parks1. Dreaming of Paris
2. Hold Back Time
4. Black Gold
6. Money Is King
7. Wall Street
8. The Parting Hand
9. The All Golden
10. Wedding in Madagascar
11. Missin' Missippi
12. Amazing Graces$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Testimonium SongsLimited edition, hand numbered vinyl of 550
Testimonium Songs collects the song cycle composed by Joan of Arc (Tim Kinsella, Bobby Burg,
and Theo Katsaounis) to be performed live in Testimonium, a work of performance by well-respected
experimental theater ensemble Every House Has a Door.
Testimonium responds -- both in substance and in style --to Charles Reznikoff's monumental work
Testimony, a translation into poetry of courtroom transcripts of witness and victim testimonies in
criminal cases and cases of workplace negligence, in the US, spanning the years 1885 to 1915.
Performances of Testimonium incorporate modern dance, theater, and original songs written and
played by Joan of Arc.
In a departure for the band, these highly structured compositions, developed over a two-year
rehearsal period, emulate Reznikoff's poetics by shaping themselves according to a mosaic method
- rotating a fixed set of musical units in warping permutations.
The lyrics re-invent the strategies of Objectivist poetry, by turns surreal, ordinary, testimonial, and
explosive, releasing the undercurrent of emotion in the poems while (almost) never quoting them
Beyond collecting the Testimonium Songs, the record has a life of its own, with the contributions of
stellar musicians David Grubbs, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Zerang, and Jim Baker,
additional vocals by Melina Ausikaitis, and musical material not included in the performance.1. Amelia
2. I'd Expect Babies Should Fly, If Not at Least Float Away
3. Mosaic of Bolts
4. Stephen's Song
5. The Bird's Nest Wrapped Around the Security Camera
6. Jury Duty$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Canyon SongsFirst time available on vinyl and celebrating the 10-year anniversary of what many fans and critics concede could be the crown jewel of Lucca's catalog, the emotive Canyon Songs, a touching 10-track tip of the cap to the legendary Laurel Canyon sound immortalized by master musicians including Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne.
Lucca says. "Instead of diving back into the next album cycle, I've decided to reflect for a minute and promote the larger body of work, to shine more light on Tony Lucca, the songwriter." For Lucca, who was raised in a very large musical family in Detroit, a short stint doing the Hollywood shuffle/auditioning actor thing led him to recognize his true passion: music. A number of albums and EPs followed.
Lucca has made myriad television appearances on popular shows such as Parenthood, The Tonight Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, The All New Mickey Mouse Club, the Aaron Spelling-produced Malibu Shores, as well as small roles in some independent features. He was also the source oftabloid fodder during his years dating actress Keri Russell, as well as when he was a third place finisher on Season 2 of The Voice (which served as a springboard for a series of additional key career milestones,including the signing of a recording contract with Adam Levine's 222 Records, as well as high profile stints on tour with the likes of Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson and Sara Bareilles, among countless others).
The vinyl edition of Canyon Songs will be remastered.1. Death of Me
4. Sarah Jane
5. The Hustler, The Widow, and The Boy From Detroit
7. So Long
9. Feel Like Love
10. Around the Bend$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Death SongThe Black Angels - Austin's psych rock masters - have confirmed details for their upcoming album, 'Death Song.,' the five-piece's first full-length release in four years.
Written and recorded in large part during the recent election cycle, the music on 'Death Song' serves as part protest, part emotional catharsis in a climate dominated by division, anxiety and unease. "Currency," a strong contender for the heaviest song the band has ever put to wax, meditates on the governing role the monetary system plays in our lives, while slow-building psychedelic earworm "Half Believing" questions the nature and confusing realities of devotion.
Recorded between Seattle and Austin, 'Death Song' features production from Phil Ek (Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes, The Shins). The 11-track collection offers a sharply honed elaboration on their signature sound - menacing fuzz guitar and cutting wordplay, steeped in a murky hallucinatory dream.
Since forming in Austin in 2004, The Black Angels have become standard-bearers for modern psych-rock, and the New York Times has said they "play psychedelic rock as if the 1960s never ended, and they are absolute masters of it".
The band has toured with Queens of the Stone Age, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Black Keys + more, and played festivals such as Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, Primavera, Harvest Fest, Coachella and Bonnaroo. Two of the band members co-founded Levitation Festival (formerly Austin Psych Fest) in 2008, which has since grown into one of the best-reviewed and expertly-curated festivals in the country.LP 1
2. I'd Kill For Her
3. Half Believing
4. Comanche Moon
5. Hunt Me Down
6. Grab As Much (As You Can)
2. I Dreamt
4. Life Song
5. Death March$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Cycles Of LightHailing from St. Louis, the metallic hardcore act Everything Went Black play a concise, sophisticated brand of fast and heavy aggressive music drawing on influences from the likes of The Hope Conspiracy, Black Flag and Entombed, while still maintaining a sound that is very much their own.
Since the bands formation in the Spring of 2009, the band self released an EP, a 7â€³ on Hands Up! Records, and a split with Louisville, KY hardcore outfit Rattletooth on the St. Louis based label I Hate Punk Rock Records.
Everything Went Black recorded this, their debut full length entitled Cycles Of Light in the Summer of 2011, a new 9-song set which will see its release on Prosthetic Records. Vinyl package includes download and lyric insert and is housed in recycled board jacket with matte finish.1. XI
2. Gods Of Atlantis
3. Halo Of Vultures
6. Thorn Feeders
7. Amongst Wolves
9. Baptists$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Mahler: Symphony No.5 In C Sharp Minor; KindertotenliederClassics Today writes: "This is a work that plays to Karajan's strengths. Primarily, it demands supreme virtuosity from the orchestral strings and brass. Karajan and his Berliners are in their element here. It almost goes without saying that this version of the Adagietto is the most gorgeous in the catalog." Christa Ludwig joins von Karajan in a benchmark recording of Mahler's song cycle 'Kindertotenlieder.'1. Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp minor
2. Kindertotenlider$35.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Baltimore Crush"This is otherworldly soulful pop for now people" - Bruce Warren, WXPN/Paste Magazine
" plays like a loose, sometimes literate, and often wry slacker song cycle about love, life, and good times." - All Music
On Drgn King's sophomore long player frontman Dominic Angelella tells the story of growing up in Baltimore, "Mobtown" (these days they like to call it "Charm City."). The songs revolve around a community of disenfranchised kids looking for kicks while trying to make a world they can call their own. An underground punk rock scene in a church basement flourishes until drug abuse and other mayhem derails their DIY
dream. Baltimore Crush is a song cycle that trips through time, re-visiting rock 'n' roll ghosts, churning in the undertow of the present and imagining worlds to come. Angelella's guitar playing is matched by Ritz Reynold's keyboard soundscapes and a dynamic rhythm section that drive the songs home.1. In The Future
2. St. Toms
3. Afraid Of
5. Alchemist's Lament
6. Don't Trust The Sad Boys
7. Hazy Memories
8. Lovers Rock
9. Fail Big
10. Solo Harp$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Grandma Sparrow & His Piddletractor OrchestraGrandma Sparrow & his Piddletractor Orchestra is a psychedelic children's song-cycle for adults that reveals Joe Westerlund's fascination with collage, improvisation, humor, and the convergence of atonal and popular melodies.$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
17th StreetWith a newly-rejuvenated line-up and their signature sound intact, San Francisco's Hammers of Misfortune return with 17th Street, a brash and heartfelt song cycle, blending the best elements of NWOBHM, thrash, doom metal, and American folk music while somehow sounding unlike any of these. 17th Street takes the band's inimitable sound to a new level, creating an emotional gravity that only further accentuates the band's formidable songwriting chops.1. 317
2. 17th Street
3. The Grain
4. Staring (The 31st Floor)
5. The Day the City Died
6. Romance Valley
7. Summer Tears
8. Grey Wednesday
9. Going Somewhere$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Everything/EverythingSimon Bookish is the pseudonym of London-based composer Leo Chadburn, who took part in the releases of Leafcutter John, Patrick Wolf, and Saint Etienne. An unpredictable and dramatic big band song cycle about science and information, Everything/Everything is a new departure for this artist, as it does away with digital synthesizers, in favor of live instruments. Though it's his most pop-oriented release to date, it finds room for moments of racing Philip Glass minimalism, lopsided disco, expressionist cabaret, and even an eerie ambient interlude.1.Flood, The
3.Portrait Of The Artist As A Fountain
6.Il Trionfo Del Tempo... (Ridley Road)
8.Crack In Larsen C, A
10.New Sense Of Humour, A
11.Colophon$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Paragraph NightsSinger/songwriter Dominic Angelella and hip hop producer Ritz Reynolds are the masterminds behind Philly group DRGN KING. This unlikely duo met by chance at a recording session - Dom had been playing in almost every band in town and Ritz had been hunkered down in the studio producing tracks for the likes of The Roots and Mac Miller. Discovering a mutual love of The Flaming Lips and Wu Tang, they set out on a song cycle that led to Paragraph Nights, their debut full length due out early 2013. Bruce Warren (WXPN/Paste) says, This is otherworldly soulful pop for now people.1. Paragraph Nights
2. Wild Night
3. Holy Ghost
5. The Cardy Boys
6. Barbarians Warriors
7. Altamont Sunrise
8. Black Gold
9. Caught Down
10. Looking At You$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bottom Of The WorldBottom of the World is Terry Allen's first studio release in over 14 years. There may be no greater maverick than Terry Allen in all of alt-country music. Allen is a standard-bearer of the Lubbock, TX, country scene. Widely heralded as the most progressive movement in all of contemporary country, digging into modern-day concerns with a gutsy, liberal perspective, while maintaining a firm musical grounding in regional country and folk traditions.
Allen is perhaps the most ambitious all of the artists coming out of this scene( Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore), writing complex song cycles that have been performed with the help of fellow eclectics ranging from Lowell George to David Byrne.1. Four Corners
2. Queenie's Song
3. Hold on to the House
4. Do They Dream of Hell in Heaven
5. Bottom Of The World
6. Angels of the Wind
7. Emergency Human Blood Courier
8. Wake fo the Red Witch
10. Sidekick Anthem
11. Covenant (For Jo Harvey)$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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V (On Sale)Written and recorded over a period of 18 months in both Israel and England, Blackfield V contains 13 linked songs that form a flowing 45-minute ocean themed song cycle. With the pair expertly handling vocals, guitars, and keyboards, they brought in Tomer Z from the Blackfield band on drums, Eran Mitelman on keys, and string arrangements were performed by the London Session Orchestra. Blackfield V is a powerful journey through catchy melodies, lush arrangements, and stunning production, with legendary producer / engineer Alan Parsons working on three of the album's key tracks. Both musicians consider Blackfield V to be their best collaboration to date.1. A Drop in the Ocean
2. Family Man
3. How Was Your Ride ?
4. We'll Never Be Apart
6. Life Is An Ocean
9. The Jackal
10. Salt Water
11. Undercover Heart
12. Lonely Soul
13. From 44 to 48$29.99 $22.49 Save $7.50 (25%)Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
High GospelIncludes CD and Limited Edition Poster
With his first solo record, High Gospel, Efrim Manuel Menuck (co-founder of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion) delivers a powerful and personal album that serves as an ode to his adopted Montreal hometown (where he has now lived for two decades), the passing of great friends (Vic Chesnutt, Emma) and new fatherhood.
Entirely self-produced and tracked at various Montreal locations, the album offers a confident, focused, humble and enveloping song cycle. Features drummer David Payant (SMZ, Vic Chesnutt Band), violinist Jessica Moss (SMZ, Carla Bozulich, Vic Chesnutt Band), and vocalist Katie Moore as guest players. 180g LP includes CD and limited edition poster.1. Our Lady of Parc Extension and Her Munificient Sorrows
2. A 12-pt. Program for Keep On Keepin' On
3. August Four, Year-Of-Our-Lord Blues
4. Heavy Calls & Hospitals Blues
5. Heaven's Engine Is a Dusty Ol' Bellows
6. Kaddish for Chesnutt
7. Chickadees' Roar Pt. 2
8. I Am No Longer a Motherless Child$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Night of HuntersNight of Hunters is a 21st century song cycle that finds the enigmatic Tori Amos drawing on themes from Satie, Granados, Chopin and other great composers. Her twelfth studio album and her first for Deutsche Grammophon tells a modern love story that is only unraveled after a journey to Ireland's mythic past. The album is an all-acoustic work. Guests include such esteemed players as The Apollon Musagete Quartet and the Berlin Philharmonic clarinet soloist Andreas Ottensamer.
With Night of Hunters, which she wrote and produced, Amos carries on the tradition of variations on a theme to create a bold new work while paying tribute to the mastery of the original compositions. In her own words: I have used the structure of a classical song cycle to tell an ongoing, modern story. The protagonist is a woman who finds herself in the dying embers of a relationship. In the course of one night she goes through an initiation of sorts that leads her to reinvent herself, allowing the listener to folllow her on a journey to explore complex musical and emotional subject matter. One of the main themes explored on this album is the hunter and the hunted and how both exist within us.1. Shattering Sea
3. Battle of Trees
5. Cactus Practice
6. Star Whisperer
7. Job's Coffin
8. Nautical Twilight
9. Your Ghost
10. Edge of the Moon
11. The Chase
12. Night of Hunters
13. Seven Sisters
14. Carry$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Only 2500 Numbered, Limited Edition Copies Worldwide
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes
Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jacket
Pressed at RTI
On this release, Benjamin Britten conducts the London Symphony Orchestra performing Nocturne. Additionally, Peter Pears and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden perform Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes.
Nocturne is a song cycle by Benjamin Britten, written for tenor, seven obbligato instruments and strings. The seven instruments are flute, cor anglais, clarinet, bassoon, harp, French horn and timpani. Nocturne was Britten's fourth and final orchestral song cycle. It was dedicated to Alma Mahler.
Nocturne was premiered in the Leeds Town Hall at the centenary Leeds Festival on 16 October 1958 by Peter Pears and the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Rudolf Schwarz.
The theme of the piece, as its name Nocturne suggests, is sleep and darkness, both in the literal and figurative sense. In this respect, the work is reminiscent of Britten's earlier Serenade. Unlike Serenade, Nocturne is presented as a continuous piece rather than separate movements. This is emphasized by a number of figures which occur throughout, most notably the 'rocking' string motif which opens the work. The conflicting tonal relationship between C and D-flat is also evident throughout, reflecting the contrast between the untroubled and the more perturbed aspects of sleep which are also described by Britten's choice of poems.
Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia are from Britten's opera Peter Grimes. Both pieces are often performed together.
This title is not eligible for discount.Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
LP 1 - Side A:
1. Nocturne, Op.60 for Tenor Solo - Seven Obligato Instruments and String Orchestra (Part 1 of 2)
LP 1 - Side B:
1. Nocturne, Op.60 for Tenor Solo - Seven Obligato Instruments and String Orchestra (Part 2 of 2)
LP 2 - Side C:
Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes, Op.33
1. Dawn (Act I)
2. Sunday Morning (Act II)
3. Moonlight (Act III)
LP 2 - Side D:
1. Storm (Act I)
2. Passacaglia (Act II)$54.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Ten Stones (Awaiting Repress)Ten untamed and mercy-drenched songs. From jarring folk to eerie bossa nova to fiery foot-stompers, the album forms a song-cycle that's singular in its breadth and eclecticism. The music of Wovenhand is utterly unique, dizzying those who encounter it, with turnings and lashings of shadow and light.1. Beautiful Axe
2. Horse Tail
3. Not One Stone
4. Cohawkin Road
5. Iron Feather
6. White Knuckle Grip
7. Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
8. Kicking Bird
9. Kingdom of Ice
10. His Loyal Love
11. Ten Stone Drone$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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Woman To Woman (On Sale)Woman to Woman is Shirley Brown's first album and finds the singer settling in nicely to a set of slow ballads, all soaked with an ache that the singer seems born to convey. The title track is the song most associated with the singer and one of the great love-triangle melodramas of the '70s, sparking a series of answer songs, the best of which is Barbara Mason's From His Woman to You. While not a song cycle like Millie Jackson's Caught Up, which took the cheating subgenre to its extreme, Woman to Woman does create an insular feeling, wrapping the listener in a string of indirectly related emotional contexts. From the intimacy of So Glad to Have You to the more direct Between You and Me and all points between, Woman to Woman displays all the good and bad complexities that soul singers found at the dark end of the street. - All Music1. It Ain't No Fun
2. Long As You Love Me
3. Stay With Me Baby
4. I've Got To Go On Without You
5. Woman To Woman
6. So Glad To Have You
8. I Can't Give You Up
9. I Need You Tonight
10. Between You And Me$21.99 $16.49 Save $5.50 (25%)Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
No OtherGene Clark was one of the founding members, singers and principal songwriters of The Byrds up until disagreements within the band (and a dislike of touring) made him step out and pursue a solo career. His body of work stands out as a beacon in the Country Rock genre, even if he didn't have the commercial success of the band he left. No Other from 1972 was reviled by press and public alike for sounding too commercial, but thanks to the beauty of hindsight we can honestly say that this was a visionary recording. According to Allmusic: What it adds up to is a sprawling, ambitious work that brought elements of country, folk, jazzed-out gospel, blues, and trippy rock to bear on a song cycle that reflects the mid-'70s better than anything from that time, yet sounds hauntingly timely even now.1. Life's Greatest Fool
2. Silver Raven
3. No Other
4. Strength Of Strings
5. From A Silver Phial
6. Some Misunderstanding
7. The True One
8. Lady Of The North$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The InfamousThe Infamous is the second studio album by the American Hip Hop duo Mobb Deep, released in 1995. The album features guest apperances from Nas, Wu-Tang Clan members, Reakwon and Ghostface Killah. It marked Mobb Deep's transition from a relatively unknown Rap duo to an influential and commercially successful one.
One of the cornerstones of the New York hardcore movement, The Infamous is Mobb Deep's masterpiece, a relentlessly bleak song cycle that's been hailed by hardcore Rap fans as one of the most realistic gangsta albums ever recorded.
This is hard, underground Hip Hop that demands to be met on its own terms, with few melodic hooks to draw the listener in. Similarly, there's little pleasure or relief offered in the picture of the streets Mobb Deep paint here. They inhabit a war zone where crime and paranoia hang constantly in the air.
The product of an uncommon artistic vision, The Infamous stands as an all-time gangsta/hardcore classic.1. The Start Of Your Ending (41st Side)
2. [the Infamous Prelude]
3. Survival Of The Fittest
4. Eye For A Eye (your Beef Is Mines)
5. [just Step Prelude]
6. Give Up The Goods (just Step)
7. Temperature's Rising
8. Up North Trip
9. Trife Life
11. Right Back At You
12. [the Grave Prelude]
13. Cradle To The Grave
14. Drink Away The Pain (situations)
15. Shook Ones Pt. Ii
16. Party Over$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Light You UpGrammy nominated singer/songwriter Shawn Mullins returns with his eleventh studio release, Light You Up. Produced by Mullins and drummer Gerry Hansen, the album marks a newfound level of musical and lyrical expression for the veteran artist.
Shawn Mullins has undergone a series of transformative experiences leading to this captivating new song cycle. His experiences included delving into the collaborative creative process by intensive co-writing, and in one instance putting him atop of the country charts via a key contribution to the Zac Brown Bands Toes, marking his fourth #1 single (and first purely as a co-writer), following 1999s Lullaby and the 2006 Triple A/Americana chart-topper Beautiful Wreck. Further co-writing yielded nine of the 11 songs on Light You Up, which Mullins believes represents the strongest, most expressive writing of his distinguished career.1. California
2. Light You Up
3. Murphys Song
4. No Blue Sky
5. The Ghost of Johnny Cash
6. Tinsel Town
7. I Knew A Girl
8. Catoosa County
9. You Make It Better
10. Cant Remember Summer
11. Love Will Find A Way$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Palo Santo (Expanded Edition)Austin's Shearwater debut on Matador with a completely refurbished edition of their critically acclaimed 2006 album. They re-recorded five of the eleven tracks and added new cover art, deluxe packaging in the form of a gatefold digipak inside an O-card, plus a bonus CD containing eight additional tracks, all for the price of one CD. The music is a soaring, vast, multi-instrumental song-cycle. The vocals and songwriting recall bands as diverse as Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry and late Talk Talk, but this is unabashedly rock music, anchored by Thor Harris's mighty Bonhamesque drums.1. La Dame Et La Licorne
2. Red Sea,Black Sea
3. White Waves
4. Palo Santo
7. Sing Little Birdie
8. Johnny Viola
9. Failed Queen
10. Hail, Mary
11. Going Is Song
12. My Only Boy
13. Every Hook,Every Eye
14. Special Rider Blues (Skip James)
15. Sing, Little Birdie
16. Palo Santo
18. Red Sea,Black Sea
19. Failed Queen
20. Lilacs$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
I'll Never Get Out Of This World AliveSteve Earle is set to release Ill Never Get Out Of This World Alive via New West Records. The album is the anticipated follow up to the Grammy Award winning 2009 release Townes. The 11- track set was produced by T Bone Burnett and is Earles first collection of original material since his 2007 Grammy Award winning, Washington Square Serenade.
Writing for Ill Never Get Out Of This World Alive began three years ago, the longest span of any song cycle in Steve Earles career. The first two compositions were God Is God and I Am A Wanderer, two songs written by Earle for Joan Baez 2008 album, Day After Tomorrow (which Earle also produced). The album also includes the celebrated song This City, written for the HBO Original Series, Treme, which Earle also appeared in as an actor. This year, Earle will be reprising his role of Harley during many episodes of Tremes second season.
This City features horn arrangements by Allen Toussaint and has garnered a Grammy Award Nomination in the Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Category. Additionally, the song also garnered Earles first Emmy Award nomination in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics Category. Ill Never Get Out Of This World Alive also features Heaven or Hell, a duet with Earles wife, the critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Allison Moorer.1. Waitin On The Sky
2. Little Emperor
3. The Gulf of Mexico
4. Molly - O
5. God is God
6. Meet Me In The Alleyway
7. Every Part of Me
8. Lonely Are The Free
9. Heaven or Hell (with Allison Moorer)
10. I Am A Wanderer
11. This City$23.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now