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  • Songs From The Wood Songs From The Wood Quick View

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    Songs From The Wood

    Jethro Tull's tenth album was inspired by Ian Anderson's departure to a more rural environment in a transition which bore clear influence on the writing and recording process, with the band notably doffing a cap to British folklore and countryside.

    Songs From The Wood is often referred to as one of the most commercially appealing Jethro Tull albums, containing elements of rock, prog and folk-rock. Although media reaction at the time divided opinion, the album has certainly developed a nostalgic rapport with fans through the years and it is perceived today as one of the band's most popular albums. Drummer Barrie Barlow comments that it sounds Fresh, unique, great textures, interesting and dynamic!, while guitarist Martin Barre remembers that It was a very tight band, one of the strongest line-ups Tull ever had I think that Songs From The Wood and Heavy Horses [the follow up album] as a pair of albums are near the top of the tree.

    1. Songs From The Wood (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
    2. Jack-In-The-Green (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
    3. Cup Of Wonder (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
    4. Hunting Girl (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
    5. Ring Out, Solstice Bells (Steven Wilson Remix)
    6. Velvet Green (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
    7. The Whistler (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
    8. Pibroch (Cap In Hand) [Steven Wilson Stereo Remix]
    9. Fire At Midnight (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
    Jethro Tull
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    Rubber Soul

    Ranked 5/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Sourced From the Original Master Tapes


    Cut at Abbey Road Studios


    Pressed on 180 gram vinyl


    From a modern perspective, this is where things start to get very interesting. Breaking out of the routine of squeezing albums between touring, Rubber Soul is the result of their first extended period in the studio.


    The production is open and spacious, adorned but not yet overcrowded with new instruments and ideas. The songs themselves are like little Pop Art vignettes, where the lyrics are starting to match the quality of the melodies and arrangements. Even a simple, witty rocker such as Drive My Car is played with such tight grooviness (listen to the synchronised bass and guitar) that it practically sparkles with self-amusement.


    Lennon, whose personality and leadership has been strongly at the fore throughout the early Beatles, really raises his game on Rubber Soul, with such thoughtful, breakthrough classics as Norwegian Wood (which showcases Harrison on a sitar), Nowhere Man, Girl and the utterly majestic In My Life (replete with George Martin's flighty harpsichord solo), surely one of the most perfect songs ever written.


    Lyrically, McCartney lags behind, but in some ways his lighter, poppier songs help keep Rubber Soul fresh and bubbly, while his melodic bass-playing takes a huge leap forward, propelling everything. There is a crisp innocence about this album, a sense of sweet delight and joyful discovery.


    A team consisting of some of the best producers and engineers in the recording industry were brought together and would spend 4 long years mixing and mastering with some of the most state of the art recording equipment. Treating these records much like a science experiment, engineers ran extensive tests before copying the analog master tapes over into a digital format using 24-bit/192 kHz resolution, and carefully removing clicks, vocal pops and poor edits. Never altering the original songs them selves, just polishing them up a bit.




    1. Drive My Car
    2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
    3. You Won't See Me
    4. Nowhere Man
    5. Think For Yourself
    6. The Word
    7. Michelle
    8. What Goes On
    9. Girl
    10. I'm Looking Through You
    11. In My Life
    12. Wait
    13. If I Needed Someone
    14. Run For Your Life
    The Beatles
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  • Songs From Stamford Hill Songs From Stamford Hill Quick View

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    Songs From Stamford Hill

    Springsteen, Dylan and Americana fans will find nothing unauthentic about James Maddock's brand of singer-songwriter music from Leicester, England which goes by the brand name, Wood. The verse to the opener Stay You, is Boss-ified, while Whole Lot To Think About is a country-Neil Young moment (Maddock must've heard Only Love Can Break Your Heart a time or two).


    With his influences on the sleeve of his peasant shirt, Maddock's dreamy, gentle songs sound familiar-it's impossible not to imagine his musings as outtakes from the Jackson Browne/Eagles songbooks. And that's the problem: Wood's best songs (Straight Line has a Fleetwood Mac/Landslide-feel; Knock on the Head could be an inverted Going to California ) sound like retreads of others'-and those are only the first four! Ultimately, Maddock will have to invent something he can claim as his own, but for now he's picked a primo crop to emulate.


    -Denise Sullivan (All Music Guide)

    1. Stay You

    2. Straight Lines
    3. Whole Lot To Think About
    4. Knock It On The Head

    5. I Only Came For You

    6. Let Me Fall

    7. You Said The Words

    8. Could I Be (Radio Edit)

    9. Our Time Has Come

    10. You Make Me Feel Bad

    11. Man On Fire

    12. Never Ending

    13. Ending
    Wood
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  • Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood Quick View

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    Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood

    Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood is a title to set tongues wagging and minds wondering, but for an album that seems born of a return to John's youth it seems safely apt in its mischievousness.


    After nearly 50 years of making music it's still freshly evident that Cale draws from a make believe world first imagined by his young self. Track title 'Mothra' pays homage to the Japanese monster from Godzilla movies. As a boy practicing scales in grey skied Welsh valleys such fantastical flights of fancy must have been reassuring of the path that was potentially about to unfold for him. Lyrics reveal even more explicitly earlier incarnations of Cale and in the same song we relive an encounter with a local bully, You see me running, you see me climb, reading my books and always trying, laughing and teasing and I love to play, dreaming my dreams are never far away.


    Elsewhere Cale's doing what he does best, guiding listeners through the places, politics, and people of the day. A wide range of human experience is reflected and often it's for the listener to dig deeper to find what's being documented. Sometimes however part of the tapestry is pulled soberingly into focus; when listening to 'Scotland Yard' while the Leveson enquiry plays out, it's all too easy to recognize the guilty.


    As a producer Cale has reached a new plateau on this record. At the albums most maximal, it feels like looking at a collection of precious stones. Myriads of differently coloured and textured surfaces carefully placed together, each finding their own space to beckon the ear. It's a blend of chaos and beauty in equal measure and a testament to the exploratory spirit at work, which ensures that as always, there's something new to the ears here.

    1. I Wanna Talk 2 U
    2. Scotland Yard
    3. Hemmingway
    4. Face To The Sky
    5. Nookie Wood
    6. December Rains
    7. Mary
    8. Vampire Cafe
    9. Mothra
    10. Living With You
    11. Midnight Feast
    12. Sandman (Flying Dutchman)
    John Cale
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  • Babes In The Wood (Pure Pleasure) Babes In The Wood (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Babes In The Wood (Pure Pleasure)

    Babes In The Wood is Mary Black's finest, most consistently pleasing album. There is no filler here, and her song selection, culled from new songwriters such as Noel Brazil and classic folkies such as Richard Thompson, is impeccable. The acoustic arrangements (including guitar, piano, mandolin, dobro, and accordion) are carried out by her longtime backing musicians, although the music has a decidedly more pop than Celtic flavor on this album. As with most of her releases, there are many romantic ballads sung with a subtly that adds emotional weight to every song. The main difference on this album is an omnipresent religious tone, whether it's overt in the gospel opener Still Believing or just below the surface in songs such as The Golden Mile. Even a few of the love songs refer to having faith that love will come around again after heartbreak (Just Around the Corner). However, the album is peppered with playful, upbeat tunes that propel the album forward to the final song, a wonderful cover of Joni Mitchells's Urge For Going. A great introduction to the music of Mary Black, and a must-own for fans.



    Musicians:



    • Mary Black (vocal)

    • Pat Crowley (piano, accordion, vocal)

    • Maire Breatnach (synthesizer, fiddle)

    • Declan Sinnott (dobro, guitar, mandolin, vocal)

    • Carl Geraghty (saxophone)

    • Garvan Gallagher (bass)

    • Noel Bridgeman (percussion)



    Recording: March - June 1991 at Ringsend Road Studios, Dublin (Ireland), by Andrew Boland

    Production: Declan Sinnott




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Still Believing
    2. Bright Blue Rose
    3. Golden Mile
    4. Babes in the Wood
    5. The Thorn upon the Rose
    6. Just Around the Corner

    7. Brand New Star
    8. Prayer for Love
    9. Adam at the Window
    10. The Dimming of the Day
    11. Might as Well Be a Slave

    12. The Urge for Going
    Mary Black
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  • The Woods The Woods Quick View

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    The Woods

    "Sleater-Kinney is America's best rock band" - Greil Marcus, Time (2001)


    Sleater-Kinney is an acclaimed, American rock band that formed in
    Olympia, Washington in 1994. The band's core lineup consists of Corin
    Tucker (vocals and guitar), Carrie Brownstein (guitar and vocals), and
    Janet Weiss (drums). Sleater-Kinney were known for their feminist,
    left-leaning politics, and were an integral part of the riot grrrl and indie
    rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest.


    The Woods is the seventh and final studio album from Sleater-Kinney,
    released on May 24, 2005 by Sub Pop. It was produced by Dave
    Fridmann and recorded from November 2004 to December 2004 at
    Tarbox Road Studios in Cassadaga, New York.


    The Woods reached #80 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart and #2
    on the Independent Albums chart. The album appeared at number four
    in The Village Voice's "Pazz & Jop" critics' poll for 2005.


    "They bash Eighties nostalgia, tell a feminist fairy tale and even quiet
    down for a couple sensitive love songs - needed breaks from music so
    intense you wonder how they can contain its explosiveness." [100 Best
    Albums of the 2000's] - Rolling Stone


    "To survive these days, you have to be either suicidal or superficial.
    Sleater-Kinney, meanwhile, get by simply sounding fucking supersonic."
    [9.0/10] - Stephen Deusner, Pitchfork


    The album has been freshly remastered by Greg Calbi for this release.
    This reissue coincides with Sub Pop's release of
    remastered versions of Sleater-Kinney's six other albums, as well as a
    limited-edition, deluxe vinyl box set featuring all seven albums.

    1. The Fox
    2. Wilderness
    3. What's Mine Is Yours
    4. Jumpers
    5. Modern Girl
    6. Entertain
    7. Rollercoaster
    8. Steep Air
    9. Let's Call It Love
    10. Night Light
    Sleater-Kinney
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  • Maze of Woods Maze of Woods Quick View

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    Maze of Woods

    Inventions are the collaborative sum of longtime friends Matthew Cooper of Eluvium, and Mark T. Smith of Explosions In The Sky. Their 2014 eponymous debut album introduced an ambition to create music that was both challenging and comforting. Their new album, Maze of Woods, opens with a vocal sample declaring, I wanted to do something that I don't know how to do. Using this as a mission statement, Inventions have crafted a complex and exuberant album from an array of instruments, samples, found sounds, beats, chants, and raw bursts of noise, with a much greater emphasis on strong vocal accompaniment in every song. Two albums released in the span of 10 months speaks to the drive that these two have felt since they started playing together. Much like on the first record, they again mixed the album in a house on the Oregon coastline, with final mixing and production all done by Smith and Cooper. Inventions have stated that much of the inspiration for Maze of Woods comes from the closing paragraph of Denis Johnson's novella Train Dreams. In that paragraph, Johnson describes the nonverbal howl of a feral wolf boy, a pre-language that is yearning and instinctual; a statement of wordless distress and love. Maze of Woods is the product of two masters of their craft getting lost in the wilderness, doing something that they don't know how to do, and emerging with something wholly unexpected and beguilingly beautiful.
    1. Escapers
    2. Springworlds
    3. Peregrine

    4. Slow Breathing Circuit

    5. A Wind From All Directions
    6. Wolfkids

    7. Moanmusic
    8. Feeling The Sun Thru The Earth At Night
    Inventions
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  • From Elvis In Memphis From Elvis In Memphis Quick View

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    From Elvis In Memphis

    Ranked 190/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The Elvis Presley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!

    Mastered by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray from the Original RCA Records Tapes/Manufactured at RTI


    Elvis' Groundbreaking Comeback Album!



    Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early '50s, and as a struggling young truck driver, he cut some demos at Sun Studios as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys. These initial songs, of which he had only paid a few dollars to record, would become the catalyst that would kick-start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide superstar unlike the world has ever known!


    The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly bought out his contract and signed the legend to a long-term deal, and his first RCA single "Heartbreak Hotel" forever etched 'The King Of Rock And Roll' trademark to his name. For the remainder of the 1950's into the mid-60's, Elvis Presley would release several dozen more hit albums and smash singles, spend time in the Army, star in a plethora of top charting films, as well as sell out concert tours around the states and Canada making him the most successful solo artist of all time.


    As the turbulent '60s roared on, styles of music would change and rock and roll was becoming more infused with psychedelic and harder rock elements. Elvis wasn't a follower by any means, so he got back to his roots and began another chapter of his career which many have called The Elvis "Comeback" era. First witnessed on his impeccable Elvis television program on NBC-TV in 1968, a new and exciting rock superstar was truly back to reclaim his crown.


    Thanks to his chart topping smash recording of "In The Ghetto," this southern fried deep soul sounding Elvis Presley was just what the fans were screaming for and soon enough an entire album was built around this great new sound entitled From Elvis In Memphis. The 1969 album also was a blockbuster as it topped the upper rungs of the pop and country charts, making this one of his biggest albums of his career as well as one of his most revered. From Elvis In Memphis truly proved once again that his career was unlike any other in music history.


    Produced by Chips Moman, the From Elvis In Memphis album takes off with the two soul stirring rockers "Wearin' That Loved On Look" and the Jerry Butler Philly groove of "Only The Strong Survive." More Elvis favorites follow with the country ballad "Long Black Limousine" and the rockin' interpretation of Hank Snow's classic "I'm Movin' On." The album also features a nice helping of solid interpretations of Elvis' own favorites like Burt Bacharach's classic "Any Day Now," the timeless "Gentle On My Mind" by John Hartford, and of course the heartfelt Mac Davis composition "In The Ghetto." In total, the album showcases twelve important Elvis Presley recordings which have truly gone onto become definitive classics by any measure of popular music.


    In honor of the Man, the Music, the Legend, the King Of Rock And Roll, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the limited edition 180g audiophile vinyl release of the RCA Victor classic From Elvis In Memphis by Elvis Presley. As a third installment in their exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, Friday presents this masterwork in all its high fidelity glory. Mastered impeccably from the original stereophonic RCA Victor Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray and manufactured at R.T.I., From Elvis In Memphis will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!


    For this exclusive presentation, Friday is also including for the first time ever gatefold artwork which includes the groundbreaking original LP cover elements as well as more rare visuals from this historic Elvis Presley era. They are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your Elvis vinyl in mint shape.


    Musicians:

    - Elvis Presley (vocals, guitar, piano)

    - Tommy Cogbill (bass)

    - Bobby Emmons (organ)

    - Mike Leech (bass)

    - The Memphis Horns

    - Ronnie Milsap (piano)

    - Bobby Wood (piano)

    - Reggie Young (guitar)

    1. Wearin' That Loved On Look
    2. Only The Strong Survive
    3. I'll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms)
    4. Long Black Limousine
    5. It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
    6. I'm Movin' On
    7. Power Of My Love
    8. Gentle On My Mind
    9. After Loving You
    10. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
    11. Any Day Now
    12. In The Ghetto
    Elvis Presley
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  • The Shipwreck From The Shore The Shipwreck From The Shore Quick View

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    The Shipwreck From The Shore

    Anthony D'Amato releases his forthcoming album, 'The Shipwreck From The Shore," a riveting 10-track collection. The NYC-based songwriter is growing from his early homespun self-recorded solo acoustic work to a more ambitious, full-band sound. The album was recorded at The Great North Sound Society, an 18th Century farmhouse-turned-studio deep in the woods of Maine, and features Matt McCaughan of Bon Iver on drums, Brad Cook of Megafun on bass, and producer/keyboardist Sam Kassirer's (Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive, Langhorne Slim) rich production. D'Amato's songs are self-mined, wailing tales of moving past life's dramas bolstered by waves of drums and guitars.
    1. Was A Time
    2. Back Back Back
    3. Good and Ready
    4. Ludlow
    5. Hard To Say
    6. If It Don't Work Out
    7. Middle Ground
    8. No Not Tonight
    9. Cold Comfort
    10. Calico, Alone
    Anthony D'Amato
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  • Gimme Some Neck (Speakers Corner) Gimme Some Neck (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Gimme Some Neck (Speakers Corner)

    'Gimme Some Neck' - words with a double meaning! Ron Wood's demand for a guitar and/or a bottle serves well to demonstrate both his lifestyle and his commitment to music. On the one side he is a rock'n'roll legend who played his way up the career ladder beginning with the Jeff Beck Group via The Faces to become a member of The Rolling Stones. On the other side we hear a man who was not adverse to the odd drink now and again, but who was a musician through and through, and whose slick hands conjured magical waves of sound on his slide guitar. This sound is brilliantly demonstrated in the opening number I Don't Worry No More, with its bluesy, earthy honky-tonk groove. It is followed by Breakin' My Heart, which gives us a glimpse of Wood's soul by means of sharp organ chords which come from a psychedelic abyss. Then he turns another corner to take us to the gentle, sensitive poetry of Delia with an unamplified guitar.


    Woods presents Buried Alive and Come To Realize with powerful vocals and enough power for a stage performance, and then comes a previously unreleased song by Bob Dylan - Seven Days, in which he sounds more like Big D than D himself. But this is no cover version for Wood's personality is more than alive and kicking. Ron Wood remains Ron Wood - totally distinctive and quite inimitable.

    Musicians:



    • Ron Wood (guitar, vocal, harmonica)

    • Bobby Keys (saxophone)

    • Mick Jagger, Keith Richards (guitar, vocals)

    • Dave Mason (guitar)

    • Ian McLagan (keyboards)

    • Swamp Dogg, Harry Phillips (piano)

    • Mick Taylor (bass, guitar)

    • Mick Fleetwood, Jim Keltner, Charlie Watts (drums)



    Recording: January - March 1978 at Pathe Marconi Studios, Paris, and October - December 1978 at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles

    Production: Roy Thomas-Baker

    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Worry No More
    2. Breakin My Heart
    3. Delia
    4. Buried Alive
    5. Come To Realise
    6. Infekshun
    7. Seven Days
    8. We All Get Old
    9. F.U.C. Her
    10. Lost And Lonely
    11. Don't Worry
    Ron Wood
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  • Sleater-Kinney: Live in Paris Sleater-Kinney: Live in Paris Quick View

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    Sleater-Kinney: Live in Paris

    Live in Paris is the first official record of Sleater-Kinney's
    famously blistering stage performance. The thirteen track
    album, which features Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, Janet
    Weiss, and touring member Katie Harkin, was captured on
    March 20th, 2015 at the Paris's historic La Cigale venue, during
    the band's sold-out, international tour in support of their
    acclaimed eighth album, 2015's No Cities to Love.


    Live in Paris includes songs from nearly every Sleater-Kinney
    album, including No Cities to Love, The Woods, One Beat, The
    Hot Rock, Dig Me Out, and Call the Doctor. The recording was
    mixed by John Goodmanson at Avast and mastered by Greg Calbi
    at Sterling Sound.

    1. Pricetag
    2. Oh!
    3. What's Mine is Yours
    4. A New Wave
    5. Start Together
    6. No Cities to Love
    7. Surface Envy
    8. I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone
    9. Turn It On
    10. Entertain
    11. Jumpers
    12. Dig Me Out
    13. Modern Girl
    Sleater-Kinney
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  • Glider Glider Quick View

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    Glider

    Beautiful post-folk ballads a thing of tremendous sonic depth one of the year's best debuts BOOMKAT


    A bold and beautiful album CYCLYC DEFROST


    haunting and atmospheric. THE 405


    ...compelling...it never dissolves after the first listen instead it only acquires new layers, new musical textures. THE GUARDIAN


    It's a ravishing, terrific, gorgeous album-the rare kind that throws its listeners into reverie. PORTLAND MERCURY


    Heather Woods Broderick excels at distilling her experiences into a soulful melancholy
    that's enduring both for it's intimate relatable moments and its persistent
    sense of mystery. Her uncanny ear for evocative production and gorgeous vocal
    harmonies serves her well on her new album Glider. Throughout the album, the rich
    dreamlike atmospheres she creates hint at a darkness looming on the horizon, while
    the singularity of her ethereal voice always seems to linger long after the music has
    stopped.


    As a talented multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Heather has had the opportunity to
    record and tour with plenty of incredible artists including Horse Feathers, Efterklang,
    and Sharon Van Etten, which has kept her moving house and traveling around
    the world for much of the past decade. She's currently living in Portland, Oregon,
    but it's easy to imagine how her peripatetic lifestyle might diminish her sense of a
    place to call home, while also strengthening her resilience, and her connection to
    the reassuring constants in her life. As she explains Living in so many different
    places has made me able to feel pretty comfortable everywhere. Her uncommon
    sense of ease and grace, despite her hectic life, stems in part from her deeply
    rooted and intertwined musical and familial background.


    Music took root in Heather's life before she was even born, when her parents, both
    musicians, met for the first time at one of her mom's gigs, which her dad was
    attending. The two married and moved to Maine where Heather, second of three
    children, was born at home. When she was 8-years-old the family moved across the
    country to Oregon, and soon after moving, she asked if she could take piano
    lessons, a practice she would continue through high school and into college. In
    elementary school band she learned flute, and later picked up cello and guitar.


    Though the songs on Glider aren't explicitly about touring, her life on the road
    provides the backdrop and context for her songs that are often about relationships
    that naturally fade as two people grow apart. I've realized that I really used the
    songs on Glider and the time I put into writing them as a way to pay some attention
    to things I'd been putting off, and to find some clarity around certain events, says
    Heather. Building on what she learned from her first solo effort From the Ground
    (2009), the dynamic structures and emotional complexity of her new songs are
    evidence of how much she's grown as a person and as a songwriter. More confident
    and self-assured than ever, songs like Fall Hard evolve from vulnerable bare piano
    and vocals to hypnotizing swells of vocals reminiscent of Grouper or Cocteau Twins'
    Elizabeth Fraser. Her voice soars in stride with a wall of guitars on Wyoming,
    while Mama Shelter introduces a gentle groove as Heather conjures the sensuality
    of Stevie Nicks. The album closes with the heartbreaking All for a Love, ending
    with the refrain I can see our love is dragging you down. As dark as the sentiment
    can be, Heather always seems to be leaning into the light.

    1. Up In the Pine
    2. Mama Shelter
    3. Fall Hard
    4. Wyoming
    5. The Sentiments
    6. A Call For Distance
    7. Desert
    8. Glider
    9. All For A Love
    Heather Woods Broderick
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    The Young Bloods (Mono)

    This 1956 hard bop Prestige release features Phil Woods and Donald Byrd co-leading a quintet rounded out by Al Haig (piano), Teddy Kotick (bass) and Charlie Persip (drums). The 6-song set is dominated by four strong originals from the prolific Woods including House of Chan and In Walked George which also see the alto saxophonist taking solo honors in style.
    1. Dewey Square
    2. Dupeltook
    3. Once More
    4. House of Chan
    5. In Walked George
    6. Lover Man
    Phil Woods & Donald Byrd
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    Another Life

    James Maddock affirms his status as a fixture in downtown Manhattan's folk and Americana scene with his album 'Another Life.' As NPR says of the British transplant, "his timeless songwriting style, which seems to draw from great songwriters of every era, conveys quiet confidence and lovely intimacy."


    Nodding to '70s rock with shimmering acoustic guitars, an understated rhythm section and flourishes of fiddle, mandolin, piano and dobro, 'Another Life' bridges the mainstream appeal of songwriters like Jesse Harris and Norah Jones and the quirkier sensibility of Loudon Wainwright. With funding entirely from fan contributions through PledgeMusic, Maddock worked with producer Matt Pierson, multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell (who's played with Bob Dylan and Levon Helm) and bassist Tony Scherr (who plays with Norah Jones).


    The 13 songs on 'Another Life' paint a portrait of a man reaching the midpoint of his life, a natural progression from themes in Maddock's earlier releases. He's looking back on roads not taken, and isn't always sure he chose the right one. On the title track, Maddock wants an extra 50 years to try "acting, white-water rafting," "some illegal substances," even having a kid or three. "I've Been There Too," built around an indelible guitar riff, shows Maddock's knack for instrumental hooks as well as lyrical ones. "Don't Go Lonely," in a well-timed moment of levity, hints at reggae with dub bass, bubbling organ and the chorus's entreaty to "go get high, go get found, go crazy on this town / don't go lonely."


    After fronting the Columbia Records band Wood, whose debut 'Songs From Stamford Hill' was featured prominently on TV shows such as "Dawson's Creek," Maddock moved from England to New York City in 2003. His 2009 album 'Sunrise On Avenue C' won a New York Music Award for Best Americana Album, while follow-up 'Wake Up And Dream' ranked among the top albums of 2011 in WFUV's (NYC) Listener Poll. He's performed with Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nile, Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors) and David Immergluck (Counting Crows), sang on an album with Susan McKeown, and is a resident artist at Rockwood Music Hall. According to radio legend Vin Scelsa, Maddock's heartbreakingly beautiful and exquisitely crafted music touches the soul.

    1. Another Life
    2. Arizona Girl
    3. Timing's Everything
    4. Ive Been There Too
    5. That's Heavy
    6. What I Miss
    7. Easy To Give
    8. Don't Go Lonely
    9. What Have I Done?
    10. Strategies For Life
    11. Better On My Own
    12. If I Had A Son
    13. Making Memories
    James Maddock
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    Change Today?

    Change Today? is the third studio album by the American rock band T.S.O.L. (True Sounds Of Liberty), released in 1984. It was the band's first album with singer/guitarist Joe Wood and drummer Mitch Dean, replacing founding members Jack Grisham and Todd Barnes who had left the band in late 1983.


    The album was recorded using money loaned to T.S.O.L. by the Dead Kennedys, and found the new incarnation of the band moving away from the Hardcore Punk associations of the original lineup in favor of a traditional Rock and Gothic Rock sound.


    Over the course of four nights at Mad Dog Studio in Venice, California T.S.O.L. recorded their new songs with recording engineer Stuart Schanwetter and producer Chris Grayson. The album was mastered by Eddy Schreyer.

    1. Black Magic
    2. Just Like Me
    3. In Time
    4. Red Shadows
    5. Flowers By The Door
    6. American Zone
    7. It's Gray
    8. John
    9. Nice Guys
    10. How Do
    True Sounds Of Liberty
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    White Lighter

    White Lighter is the follow up to the bands acclaimed EP A New Kind Of House that caught the attention of countless music critics and listeners for what NPR's Bob Boilen calls "absolutely stunning" and "so beautiful, it make's me want to follow every single thing Typhoon does."


    Recorded at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, Typhoon isolated themselves from outside distractions to arrange and record this collection of songs with an impressive emphasis on storytelling and melody. "On the farm, we were living inside the record" says songwriter Morton. "I had one place in the woods where I would write and rewrite one song, and a different place for working another. The whole thing was laid out spatially over so many acres. I built a small fort in the wood barn where I kept my books and guitar. Slept a couple feet away from the recording desk. When it was cold, we built wood fires, when it was warm we went swimming down the road. Friends came and went, sometimes recording with us."


    Produced by the band along with their in-house engineer Paul Laxer, Typhoon created a dynamic recording - full of horns, strings and group vocal crescendos - that will establish the band as an immensely creative force.


    An inspiring hybrid of literate lyrics and wide ranging pop music - new songs such as first single "Young Fathers," "Possible Deaths," "Prosthetic Love" and "Hunger And Thirst" - take listeners on a journey through the experience of having it all, fighting to keep the dream and accepting your fate.
    "There are several layers to this new record" says Morton. "It's definitely the most autobiographical record I've ever done. I'm also trying to reconstitute disparate experiences into something like a meaningful sequence in the pale light of truth."


    Along with Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Alternative Press and more, Paste Magazine raves "Music critics throw around adjectives like 'orchestral' and 'expansive' all the time these days. But here's a band that actually deserves such labels. Portland's Typhoon is an indie rock geek's dream: a dynamic 12-piece with a seemingly unending reservoir of energy, emotive vocals, arpeggiated guitars, horns, multiple drum kits and strings Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new critical darlings."

    1. Prelude
    2. Artificial Light
    3. Young Fathers
    4. Morton's Fork
    5. Possible Deaths
    6. The Lake
    7. Dreams of Cannibalism
    8. One Hundred Years
    9. Prosthetic Love
    10. Hunger & Thirst
    11. Ceasar
    12. Common Sentiments
    13. Post Script
    Typhoon
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    LYFE


    Weird and mournful yet highly rhythmic, Brooklyn's
    Glass Ghost offers dance-friendly art pop.
    - TIME OUT NEW YORK


    ...that irresistible, disjointed mix of pop hooks and
    Beefheartian abandon.
    -VILLAGE VOICE


    ...an affecting, gently aspirated bedtime piece...In
    tune and percussion it struck me as the nocturnal
    cousin to Merriweather Post Pavilion's Guys Eyes.
    - STEREOGUM


    ...a fractured bit of art-pop featuring...intoned
    falsetto over some spare production and airy beats.
    -PITCHFORK


    Since the release of their debut album Idol Omen in 2009, Glass Ghost's founding members Eliot
    Krimsky and Michael Johnson have kept busy. In addition to playing dozens of shows, including
    a tour with White Rabbits, Johnson joined Dirty Projectors as their new drummer, Krimsky has
    been collaborating with Here We Go Magic on keys, and the duo welcomed two new members to
    the group, Tyler Wood on keyboards and percussion, and Aerial East on vocals. Like their debut,
    LYFE was produced by Tyler Wood, who also produced Joan As Policewoman's 2014 album The
    Classic. For the LYFE recording sessions, the group recruited many of their friends to contribute, including Joan Wasser of Joan As Policewoman, Nat Baldwin of Dirty Projectors, and
    Christopher Tignor of Slow Six and Wires Under Tension. Pushing their songs to new levels by
    working with Brooklyn's musical elite is nothing new for Glass Ghost. They worked with more
    than a dozen of their friends from Brooklyn's music community, including Sharon Van Etten
    (who in 2011 noted "Eliot Krimsky is one of my favorite writers."), Here We Go Magic's Luke
    Temple, and Matt Iwanusa of Caveman, for their debut which was described by the New Yorker
    as "elegant compositions of frosted indie pop," and by Time Out New York as "weird and mournful yet highly rhythmic.


    On their new album LYFE, Krimsky (who's currently working on his M.A. in Media Studies at The
    New School, where he's exploring the convergence of technological mediation, identity and
    music) turns his observations of the absurd and mundane into metaphors about living in a
    world where every detail about your life is harvested, quantified, and used by marketing companies to manipulate your behavior. Rather than sounding didactic or overly intellectual, the
    songs provide windows into the band's internal world, as Krimsky's tender falsetto glides over
    the icy landscapes of synths, strings, woodwinds, and regal horns. As the product of Krimsky,
    Johnson, and Wood's mutual trust, vision, and relentless attention to every detail, LYFE masterfully blends airy, melancholy, and chilly atmospherics with Glass Ghost's irresistible bottom-heavy grooves and hooky pop sensibilities.

    1. Life Is For The Living
    2. Sound of Money
    3. Triangle
    4. Wait A Second
    5. Walls
    6. Home For the Holidays
    7. Unidentified
    8. American Dollar
    9. Hearing The Sound
    10. Traveling With You
    11. Outro
    Glass Ghost
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    A New World Record

    Jeff Lynne reportedly regards this album and its follow-up, Out of the Blue, as the high points in the band's history. One might be better off opting for A New World Record over its successor, however, as a more modest-sized creation chock full of superb songs that are produced even better. Opening with the opulently orchestrated Tightrope, which heralds the perfect production found throughout this album, A New World Record contains seven of the best songs ever to come out of the group. The Beatles influence is present, to be sure, but developed to a very high degree of sophistication and on Lynne's own terms, rather than being imitative of specific songs.


    Telephone Line might be the best Lennon-McCartney collaboration that never was, lyrical and soaring in a way that manages to echo elements of Revolver and the Beatles without ever mimicking them. The original LP's second side opened with So Fine, which seems like the perfect pop synthesis of guitar, percussion, and orchestral sounds, embodying precisely what Lynne had first set out to do with Roy Wood at the moment ELO was conceived. From there, the album soars through stomping rock numbers like Livin' Thing and Do Ya, interspersed with lyrical pieces like Above the Clouds (which makes striking use of pizzicato bass strings).

    1. Tightrope
    2. Telephone Line
    3. Rockaria!
    4. Mission (A World Record)
    5. So Fine
    6. Livin' Thing
    7. Above The Clouds
    8. Do Ya
    9. Shangri-La
    Electric Light Orchestra
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    33 1/3

    In a span of less than two decades, Shemekia Copeland has evolved from teenage upstart to one of the most prominent voices in the blues. She's currently the most feted woman in the blues world and actually had a coronation where she was crowned and declared Queen of the Blues at the Chicago Blues Festival in 2011. Shemekia earned her crown with a series of high-quality recordings and an unrelenting tour schedule that has taken her to all corners of the globe. She's played all the major festivals and concert dates from Europe to Iraq to a memorable performance at the White House in front of an audience that included the President of the United States, sharing the bill with Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, B.B. King and other greats.


    Early in 2012, Shemekia participated in two tribute concerts celebrating recently departed great Hubert Sumlin and Robert Johnson s centennial, both at New York s Apollo Theater in Harlem, not far from the neighborhood where Shemekia spent her childhood. Those nights she was a featured attraction along with Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Derek Trucks, Elvis Costello and Taj Mahal. Clearly, she's risen to the top of the field and that reckoning is underscored with the album release of 33 1/3.


    For Shemekia, it s all about ushering the blues an art form that stretches back to the early 1900's into a fast-paced new century and keeping the music true to its roots, making it relevant to a new generation. Her latest step in this ongoing journey is 33 1/3, an 11-song CD set culled from a variety of high-profile sources, including Bob Dylan, Sam Cooke, pater familias Johnny Clyde Copeland and Randy Weeks. Shemekia weaves it all together with assistance from a skilled studio crew: guitarist/producer Oliver Wood (Wood Brothers), bassist Ted Pecchio (Susan Tedeschi) and drummer Gary Hansen. Various guest musicians step in along the way, including the Buddy Guy.


    Every one of these songs tells a story about where I am in my life, says Shemekia. They all connect to something that has happened to me, both good and bad. I've experienced a lot since I started making records and touring more than 15 years ago, and I think people want to tap into the wisdom that comes with that experience. I tried to bring a little bit of that to every one of these songs.

    1. Lemon Pie
    2. Can't Let Go
    3. Ain't Gonna Be Your Tattoo
    4. Somebody Else s Jesus
    5. A Woman
    6. I Sing The Blues
    7. Mississippi Mud
    8. One More Time
    9. Ain't That Good News
    10. Hangin' Up
    11. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
    Shemekia Copeland
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    Don't Act Like You Don't Care

    Before the success of his group Here We Go Magic, Luke Temple worked full-time as a plasterer. At nights after work, he spent his hours crafting what would become Here We Go Magic's self-titled debut. During the days he wrote a completely different set of songs in his head. The resulting record Don't Act Like You Don't Care shines with clarity and daylight, in contrast to Here We Go Magic's hazy aquatic debut.


    After recording two critically acclaimed solo records for Mill Pond (2005, 2007) Temple's work still hadn't garnered much attention from the record-buying public. Frustrated, but not defeated, he focused his creative energy into the writing of two amazing, but completely different records. Initially referred to as 'The Country Record,' Don't Act Like You Don't Care was shelved due to the success of Here We Go Magic's self-titled debut. Now, three years later, we're finally able to offer this incredible collection of folk-pop songs.


    Unlike the Here We Go Magic record, Don't Act Like You Don't Care focuses on Temple's songwriting and evocative tenor. From heartbreaking ballads like So Long, So Long and Ballad for Dick George to jaunty pop gems like Ophelia and In The Open you'll become fast friends with these songs that continue to satisfy after hundreds of listens.


    Inspired by Rudy Van Gelder's early Blue Note recordings, Temple and friends recorded the songs in two 4-hour sessions using just three microphones and a 4-track recorder. Temple is fortunate to have some amazingly talented friends with Eliot Krimsky (Glass Ghost) on synths, Tyler Wood on piano, Parker Kindred (Antony and the Johnsons, Jeff Buckley) on drums, Michael Bloch (Here We Go Magic) on guitar and Adam Chilenski on bass.

    1. In The Open

    2. More Than Muscle
    3. How Could I Lie
    4. Weekend Warrior
    5. Ophelia
    6. Ballad for Dick George
    7. So Long, So Long
    8. You Belong To Heaven
    9. Luck Part
    Luke Temple
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  • Gasoline Alley (On Sale) Gasoline Alley (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Gasoline Alley (On Sale)

    Numbered Limited Edition LP


    Rod the Mods 1970 Landmark Set Tone for All Folk-Rock Albums That Followed


    Evocative, Low-Key, and Rustic: Gasoline Alley Finds Stewart At His Peak


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI: LP Has Never Sounded More Organic, Warm, or Transparent


    Backed By Fellow Faces Ron Wood, Ronnie Lane, Ian MacLagan, Kenny Jones


    Stewarts Equally Iconic Every Picture Tells A Story Also Available on LP from Silver Label


    No matter what era or phase of Rod Stewart you prefer, nearly everyone is unanimous in choosing the artists early 1970s output as his very finest. Proof comes courtesy of Gasoline Alley. A 1970 record that literally set the template for all folk-rock efforts that followed, the critically acclaimed album has been cited as one of the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and remains a blueprint for evocative vocals, low-key presentation, and incredible interpretation.


    Barely removed from his debut, Stewart comes into his own on Gasoline Alley, essentially a largely unplugged record on which the singer surrounds himself with a transcendent blend of acoustic guitars, mandolin, fiddle, piano, and understated percussion and channels the music with a gritty, rock n roll attitude. The results? Tough, organic, warm, swaggering, and unfettered songs that bow to country, rockabilly, blues, and folk influences all the while managing to belong to their own genre. Its just one of the reasons why Gasoline Alley remains a study in distinctive excellence.


    Another is due to Stewarts passionate singing. Sensitive, understated, wistful, and raggedly worn, he inhabits the role of a journeyman that inhabits the narratives on standard-bearing covers of Bob Dylans Only a Hobo, Elton Johns Country Comforts, and the R&B shuffle Cut Across Shorty. He conveys a bevy of complex emotionssadness, regret, optimism, sorrow, loss, humor, yearningwith a poignancy that suggests every song here is disarmingly personal. Of course, having a band sympathetic to his desires and directions, and one that claims the talent of players such as guitarist Ronnie Wood and organist Ian MacLagan, doesnt hurt matters.


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI (America's best record plant), this numbered limited edition LP allows Gasoline Alley to come across with unrivaled warmth, organic tones, and transparent presence. The signature acoustic-electric blend of rock, blues, soul, and country crackles with energy; midrange and highs are vastly improved, affording listeners a clearer image of the Faces dynamic contributions and chemistry. And Stewarts vocals take place right in your room. Wait until you hear the inflections and contrasts.


    Dont hesitate on this all-time rock and folk classic.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Gasoline Alley
    2. It's All Over Now
    3. Only A Hobo
    4. My Way Of Giving
    5. Country Comforts
    6. Cut Across Shorty
    7. Lady Day
    8. Jo's Lament
    9. You're My Girl (I Don't Want To Discuss It)
    Rod Stewart
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    Love Scenes

    Like a mink draped over mahogany, Diana Krall's luxuriously supple alto adorns the vintage songs of romance and longing found on Love Scenes with a palpable aura of glamour and late-night cool. Her ostensibly effortless command of phrasing and intonation, whether the mood is seduction or a sweet sassiness, further fortifies the opinion that the Canadian vocalist-pianist possesses one of the great female jazz voices to surface in the late 1990s.


    Augmented by spare but skillful instrumentation from bassist Christian McBride and guitarist Russell Malone, Krall sustains a largely quiet (though hardly sleepy) ambience throughout the album's 12 selections, from Irving Berlin's How Deep Is the Ocean (How High Is the Sky), which she also uses as a showcase for her touch at the keyboard, to Gershwin's They Can't Take That Away from Me. Her swing is artfully subdued (All or Nothing at All), and her wry, expressive approach to Peel Me a Grape is pure charm. Yet Krall shines most luminously on languid gems such as I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You and Garden in the Rain. Anyone in search of an album ideal for watching city lights at 2 a.m. should keep Love Scenes in mind. --Terry Wood

    LP 1
    1. All Or Nothing At All
    2. Peel Me A Grape
    3. I Don't Know Enough About You
    4. I Miss You So
    5. They Can't Take That Away From Me
    6. Lost Mind


    LP 2
    1. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
    2. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
    3. Gentle Rain
    4. How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky)
    5. My Love Is
    6. Garden In The Rain

    Diana Krall
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    Dagger Beach

    Dagger Beachwas Recorded at Tiny Telephone on 2 Analog Tape Without the Use of Computers.


    The Vinyl Release Will be Issued as a QRP 200 Gram Audiophile Limited Pressing.


    While it's true I did endure a terrible break-up at the beginning of writing this record, this is not a break
    up record. Dagger Beach is a put-me-the-fuck-back-together record.


    The break up came in late 2011, after endless months of White Wilderness touring. I returned home to an
    empty house, and, as that's pretty unbearable when you're not quite right in the head, I decided to set out
    walking. I hiked the Lost Coast (36 miles of off-the-grid splendor in Southern Humboldt County), I hiked
    the entire 150-mile trail system of Pt. Reyes, I hiked for days, deep, deep in the woods, usually alone.
    As I walked and walked, listening to records on repeat, I started obsessing about music again. Three
    records found their way into my psyche and inspired much of this new record: Joanna Newsom's Have
    One On Me, Silver Jews' The Natural Bridge, and Radiohead's King Of Limbs. I don't think you'll find
    traces of these records in Dagger Beach, but their spirit and fearlessness deeply affected me. (Hence the
    shout-out on the record to one of my lifelong heroes, David Berman.)


    The first two reminded me how crucial great lyrics can be, how your experience of a record can evolve
    and change as you slowly decode complex and thoughtful writing. King Of Limbsshowed me how
    powerful linear songwriting can be, when subtle changes in form and repeating motifs slowly shift into
    something else entirely (just try to follow Morning Mr. Magpie on headphones). There are many songs
    on Dagger Beach that take this approach: Damage Control and Gaslight were both written to drum
    patterns played by Jason Slota, my long-time partner. Jason played drums alone, without music, and I
    adapted to his structures and rhythms. Doing this keeps me from relying on my usual tricks and
    structures and forces me into brand new territory.


    This strange experience, the endless hiking and backcountry camping off the grid, it completely changed
    the songwriting process for me. I edited lyrics while walking, I worked out songs in my head. It didn't
    come easy: the first time I camped alone (I was deep inside the million-acre Mendocino National Forest) I
    freaked out, ended my trip early, and wrote Raw Wood the next day. By the end of 2012, I could stay out
    for a week on my own.


    As the experience changed me, it changed the record. Dagger Beach is looser, weirder, and more free
    because of it

    Raw Wood
    Harlequin Press
    Song for Dana Lok
    How the West Was Won
    Interlude #1
    Song for David Berman
    Damage Control
    Song for the Landlords of Tiny
    Telephone
    Gaslight
    Sleep it Off
    Sonogram
    North Coast Rep
    Interlude #2
    John Vanderslice
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    Aventine

    'Aventine' is the second studio album from Agnes Obel. It is the follow up to her critically acclaimed debut album 'Philharmonics' (2010), which has sold 450,000 copies across Europe, achieving Platinum status in France and Belgium, five times Platinum in her native Denmark, where Agnes picked up five Danish Music Awards (the Danish Brits) in 2011.


    Originally from Copenhagen, Agnes has lived in Berlin since 2006, where 'Aventine' was recorded at her Chalk Wood Studios between January and May this year. Like 'Philharmonics', the new album was written, arranged, and produced by Agnes, who provides piano and vocals. Anne M_ller, who has also played with Nils Frahm, adds cello, with Mika Posen of Timber Timbre playing the violin and viola on 'The Curse', 'Pass Them By' and 'Fivefold'. Robert Kondorossi of Budzillus plays guitar on 'Pass Them By'.


    While touring 'Philharmonics' I kept on getting all these ideas for recording, and I wanted to explore the cello and other string instruments says Agnes of 'Aventine'. I recorded everything quite closely, miking everything closely in a small room, with voices here, the piano here - everything is close to you. So it's sparse, but by varying the dynamic range of the songs I could create almost soundscapes. I was able to make something feel big with just these few instruments.

    1. Chord Left
    2. Fuel to Fire
    3. Dorian
    4. Aventine
    5. Run Cried the Crawling
    6. Tokka
    7. The Curse
    8. Pass Them By
    9.Words Are Dead
    10. Fivefold
    11. Smoke & Mirrors
    Agnes Obel
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