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Love Symbol (Pre-Order)[Love Symbol] is the 14th full-length studio album by Prince. It's also the second album co-credited to the New Power Generation. It was originally released worldwide in October 1992 (twelve months after his previous album Diamonds And Pearls), and would be his last to be co-credited to a band until One Nite Alone... Live!, by Prince and the New Power Generation, in 2002.
The album's unpronounceable name, often leads to the album being referred to as Symbol or Love Symbol The symbol would later become Prince's name, in 1993, and he would go on to release six albums under that name (from 1995-1999).LP 1
1. My Name is Prince (with The New Power Generation)
2. Sexy M.F. (with The New Power Generation)
3. Love 2 the 9's
4. The Morning Papers
5. The Max
7. Blue Light
8. I Wanna Melt WIth U
9. Sweet Baby
1. The Continental
2. Damn U
4. The Flow
5. 7 (with The New Power Generation)
6. And God Created Woman
7. 3 Chains o' Gold
9. The Sacrifice of Victor$21.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Symbolic (Awaiting Repress)Originally released in March 1995, Symbolic - Death's 6th album, is widely considered one of the top 10 death metal albums of all time.1. Symbolic
2. Zero Tolerance
3. Empty Words
4. Sacred Serenity
5. 1,000 Eyes
6. Without Judgement
7. Crystal Mountain
9. Perennial Quest$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Limited To 500
Vinyl remaster of KMFDM's classic 1997 album Symbols. Filled with an astounding lineup of contributors. KMFDM leader and founder Sascha K. plays ringmaster of a musical circus that features Ogre (Skinny Puppy), Tim Skold (Shotgun Messiah), Raymond Watts (Pig), Bill Rieflin (Ministry), Michel Bassin (Treponem Pal), Nina Hagen and Abby Travis. Contains the hit singles Megalomaniac and Anarchy.1. Megalomaniac
2. Stray Bullet
3. Leid Und Elend
5. Torture 0
6. Spit Sperm
8. Down And Out
10. Waste$33.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Same Sex SymbolCameron Esposito's debut album hit #3 on Billboard's Comedy Charts! Cameron Esposito has been seen on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS), Chelsea Lately (E!) and TakePart Live (Pivot) and heard on National Public Radio programs Bullseye and UnFictional. She has written for VICE, The Advocate and has a regular column on the AV Club. Cameron will be featured in upcoming episodes of Maron (IFC) and Adventure Time (Cartoon Network). Her late night television debut on Craig Ferguson was called "the most memorable first time on a late night show for any comedian in recent history." (Splitsider) A regular guest on top comedy podcasts like Comedy Bang Bang and How Did This Get Made, Cameron is also the creator/host of Wham Bam Pow, an action/scifi movie podcast on the Maximum Fun network and Put Your Hands Together, a weekly standup podcast and live show taped at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. She is currently developing television projects with FOX Television and Earwolf Productions.1. Woman Who Doesn't Sleep With Men
2. Not Tonight Again
3. Fighter Pilot
4. Disposable Eyepatch
5. Straight Guys
6. Giant Red Bird
7. Threesome Proposition
8. Ode To Portland
9. Jesus Factory
10. Lesbian Pornography
11. Women in Crisis
12. Strip Club Visit
14. My Hometown Chicago
15. Hathaway & Hendricks
16. Buy or Steal Kids
17. Street Underwear
18. Guacamole$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
YES!"Here we are!" Symbolic lyrics from "A Beautiful Mess" which I wrote back in 2007 with Raining Jane, an LA based indie band whom I've had the pleasure of collaborating with for many years now. If you haven't heard already, myself and Raining Jane have teamed up to make an entirely new album together. This new album, titled 'YES!' containing songs about love, friendship, healing, hope, and consciousness - is NOW finally ready for your ears! - Jason MrazLP1
2. Love Someone
3. Hello, You Beautiful Thing
4. Long Drive
6. Best Friend
1. Out Of My Hands
2. It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
3. 3 Things
4. You Can Rely On Me
5. Back To The Earth
6. A World With You
7. Shine$26.99Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-INT-9603xBlack Eyed Peas
The BeginningWhile the title of The E.N.D. was a play on words (standing for The Energy Never Dies), the Black Eyed Peas new album's title, The Beginning, refers to what is actually happening in the world right now, says will.i.am. The Beginning is symbolic of adopting new technologies, such as augmented reality, 3D, and 360 video. It's also about being experimental and taking songs we've liked from the past and playing around with sick, crazy beats. The first single from The Beginning, The Time (Dirty Bit), is as Fergie puts it, a celebration of this amazing time in our lives.1. The Time (Dirty Bit)
2. Light Up the Night
3. Love You Long Time
7. Fashion Beats
8. Don't Stop the Party
9. Do It Like This
10. The Best One Yet (The Boy)
11. Just Can't Get Enough
12. Play It Loud$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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The Caliph's Tea Party (On Sale)For The Caliph's Tea Party, Gonjasufi assembled a collection of artists in his musical world and invited them to exchange ideas. In this spirit, the symbolic and musical centerpiece of the album, as well as its namesake, is the result of the mutual admiration formed between Gonjasufi and Broadcast and The Focus Group. A bewitching, drastic re-working of DedNd it takes the form of a suite of layered compositions and radiophonic transmissions.
Elsewhere, reinterpretations from new talents shine while established artists continue to surprise. Mark Pritchard (Harmonic313, Africa Hitech) channels Ennio Morricone with epic orchestral dystopia on his remix of Ancestors while retaining the inherent gravity of Flying Lotus' original production. Young guns Shlomo and Jeremiah Jae eschew their labeling as beatmakers and tap into a fractured emotional core within Change and Holidays, respectively, giving them new leases on life as subtly mechanized melancholia. Bibio smooths out the rough edges of Candylane for a remix indebted to the 1980's R&B leftfield, while Brooklyn's Bear In Heaven and Oneohtrix Point Never deal in heavy motorik meditations and ethereal musique concrete.1. Ancestors ((Dreamtime) Mark Pritchard Rmx)
2. Candylane (Bibio Remix)
3. Ageing (Dam Mantle Remix)
4. The Caliph's Tea Party (Broadcast & The Focus Group
5. Kobwebz (Jeremiah Jae Remix)
6. Love Of Reign (Bear In Heaven Remix)
7. She's Gone (Oneohtrix Point Never Remix)
8. Holidays (MRR Remix)
9. Change (Shlohmo Remix)
10. My Only Friend (Hezus Remix)
11. DedNd (agdm Remix)
12. SuzieQ (Dem Hunger Bowel Blood Remix)$19.99 $15.79 Save $4.20 (21%)Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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The Feather Tipped The Serpent Scale (On Sale)Includes bonus live track, "Ghosts of Eden," not on the CD version!
Salt Lake City-based heavy rock duo Eagle Twin's sophomore LP is finally upon us! Once again, they have created a true masterpiece that will devastate forward-thinking riff-seekers everywhere! Entitled, The Feather Tipped The Serpent's Scale, the new Eagle Twin opus picks up right where the band's acclaimed debut, The Unkindess of Crows, left off.
In this installment, the crows documented in the first album have battled the sun and were burned back down to earth as black snakes, the concept of the album continuing mainly on the snake and its various mythic and symbolic incarnations. Ultimately, the great ancestral snake is transformed from its lowly beginnings back into a bird soaring upon the thermals.
Recorded with Randall Dunn at London Bridge Studio (as with the first album), the record boasts some of the most mesmerizing and monstrous riff transformations from Eagle Twin to date. Eagle Twin merges the talents of guitarist Gentry Densley (of legendary post-hardcore/jazz icons, Iceburn) with thunderous percussion of Tyler Smith (formerly of Form of Rocket).
Following a cult split 7" with Night Terror in 2009, Eagle Twin's incredibly potent and unique multi-faceted approach became apparent to the world when their debut stormed doom and experimental music fans later that year. Limited edition double vinyl version from Southern Lord in Stoughton gatefold jacket which perfectly complements the amazing artwork.1. The Ballad of Job Cain Part 1
2. The Ballad of Job Cain Part 2
3. Lorca (Adan)
4. Snake Hymn
5. Horn Snake Horns
6. It Came to Pass the Great Snake...
7. Epilogue: Crow's Theology
8. Ghosts of Eden (live) (bonus track)$20.99 $16.58 Save $4.41 (21%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Heaven & HullAvailable On Vinyl For The First Time
Heaven And Hull was the final solo album by David Bowie alumnus and Rock guitarist Mick Ronson, released in 1994, following Ronson's death the previous year. The album features collaborations by long time friends of Ronson including David Bowie, Joe Elliott, and Ian Hunter. Other artists on this first-ever LP include Peter Noone, Martin Chambers and Chrissie Hynde, Phil Collen and John Mellencamp.
The All The Young Dudes track on Heaven And Hull is from the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, where Ronson himself was suffering from cancer. On screen, he appears very thin, while still playing blistering guitar. It proved to be his last concert.
Sham Morris, one of the album's producers: During the making of Heaven And Hull, (working title To Hull And Back) I asked Mick to visualize a characteristic from his home town of Hull. His first thought was the Humber Bridge. The Bridge became very symbolic for those of us working on the album and it was his wish to incorporate it in the artwork. Mick has crossed the Bridge now and left us this swan song.1. Don't Look Down
2. Like A Rolling Stone
3. When The World Falls Down
4. Trouble With Me
5. Life's A River
6. You And Me
7. Colour Me
8. Take A Long Line
9. Midnight Love
10. All The Young Dudes$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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PersonA (On Sale)Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros have announced the release of their new album PersonA, a ten-track collection recorded in New Orleans. PersonA is the follow-up to their self-titled last studio release in 2013 and will be the band's fourth full-length album. The band is known for their authentic sound and since the album was recorded in New Orleans, their non-digitally altered voices or electronically manipulated sounds are sure to make an appearance on all ten tracks.
Interestingly, it should be noted that the band have stylized their name with a line crossing out the Edward Sharpe part of their band name, which is a symbolic representation of the band removing the notion of a singer plus the band. A literal strike though the Edward Sharpe phase of their career, a press release explains.
"No Love Like Yours" is their first official single off PersonA. While "Hot Coals" was released last year, it was not announced as the album's first song. However, both tracks have set the tone for the album, so fans can start to gather an idea of what to expect. "No Love Like Yours" is a simple upbeat sound, taking you back to the classic Beatles. On the other hand, "Hot Coals" begins with a dark sound while using subtly positive notes on the piano to accompany the deep trumpets and elegant drumbeats.
-Joshua M. Gancayco (indieshuffle.com)
This title is not eligible for further discount1. Hot Coals
4. No Love Like Yours
5. Wake Up The Sun
6. Free Stuff
7. Let It Down
8. Perfect Time
10. The Ballad Of Yaya$24.99 $18.99 Save $6.00 (24%)Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sad Wings Of DestinyOrange Colored Vinyl
Sad Wings of Destiny is the second album by the British heavy metal group Judas Priest, released in 1976. The cover art for the album, titled Fallen Angels, was illustrated by Patrick Woodroffe. It is best known for introducing the pitchfork-like symbol known as the Judas Priest Cross, as worn by the angel. Sad Wings of Destiny was Judas Priest's second and final studio record made while under contract with Gull Records, an independent UK company. Despite critical acclaim, the band was struggling financially due to lack of support from the label. Shortly after changing management, the band severed their ties with Gull and signed with Columbia Records.Side A:
1. Victim Of Changes
2. The Ripper
3. Dreamer Deceiver
9. Island Of Domination$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Those Once Loyal (Awaiting Repress)The last three albums from British extreme metal pioneers Bolt Thrower: Mercenary (1998), Honour Valour Pride (2001) and Those Once Loyal (2005), will be reissued on gatefold vinyl in the U.S. courtesy of Metal Blade Records.
2005's Those Once Loyal is the eighth studio release from Bolt Thrower and their third for Metal Blade Records. The album marked the return of original vocalist Karl Willetts who was absent on the band's 2001 album Honour Valour Pride. Recorded and mixed at Sable Rose Studio, U.K. in June-September of 2005, engineered by Andy Faulkner and produced by Bolt Thrower and Andy Faulkner. Includes the bonus track A Symbol of Eight.1. At First Light
3. The Killchain
4. Granite Wall
5. Those Once Loyal
6. Anti-Tank (Dead Armour)
7. Last Stand of Humanity
9. When Cannons Fade
10. A Symbol of Eight (bonus track)$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Alanis Morissette MTV Unplugged (Black Vinyl)
Pressed On 180 Gram Black Vinyl
A phenomenal '90s success story, Alanis Morissette caps off the decade with a recognized symbol that an artist has achieved enormous popularity - an MTV Unplugged special and album. Her third Maverick album, Alanis Unplugged follows the landmark Jagged Little Pill and 1998's Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie. Alanis Unplugged finds the edge singer-songwriter baring the acoustic souls of hits such as You Oughta Know, Ironic, Hand In My Pocket and Uninvited in an intimate and powerful performance. Certified at Gold by the RIAA. (1/00)1. You Learn
2. Joining You
3. No Pressure Over Cappuccino
4. That I Would Be Good
5. Head Over Feet
6. Princes Familiar
7. I Was Hoping
9. These R The Thoughts
10. King Of Pain
11. You Oughta Know
12. Uninvited$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Anthem / Trucks
First Press Of This 12 Features Clear Vinyl Atop An Original Jeff Jank Sleeve With Art By Mason London And Placed In A Thick, Fold-over Plastic Sleeve. (Subsequent Runs Will Not Have The Clear Vinyl Or The Fold-over Plastic Sleeve)
PayJay Productions, Inc. was the company James Dewitt J Dilla Yancey founded in 2001 to house his production company and his publishing company. But it was also a symbolic move: PayJay was a sign that the maverick producer then known as Jay Dee would see his individual goals in music industry realized, and he would get paid in the process.
The Estate of James Yancey has revived PayJay as a functioning imprint, and is announcing its release of J Dilla's long lost vocal album, The Diary. The Estate of James Yancey is administered by attorney Alex Borden and overseen by the Probate Court of the State of California on behalf of Yancey's four heirs - his mother, Maureen Madukes Yancey, his brother John Illa J Yancey and his two daughters, Ja'Mya Yancey and Ty-monae Whitlow.
Anthem and Trucks were two of the songs J Dilla recorded in late 2001 and early 2002 as he put the finishing touches on what was supposed to be an album featuring his raps over production by the likes of Madlib, Pete Rock, Nottz, House Shoes, Karriem Riggins and others. These two tracks, however, were produced by Dilla himself.
These tracks come straight from multi-track masters found on 2-inch tape shortly after Dilla's passing in 2006. These songs have been mixed by engineer Dave Cooley, who worked extensively with Dilla during his years in Los Angeles. Using Dilla's original demo mixes as his guide, Cooley attempted to finalize Dilla's vision for these tracks, while keeping all of the elements that Dilla had in place in his original demos present.
Rounding out this 12 is Dilla's original mix of Trucks discovered as a two-track demo mix. We've included this mix as it features an alternate version of Dilla's vocals and a third verse not found on Dilla's final sessions for this song.1. Anthem (Dirty)
2. Anthem (Clean)
3. Anthem (Instrumental)
4. Anthem (Acapella)
6. Trucks (Clean)
7. Trucks (Instrumental)
8. Trucks (Dilla's Original Mix)$13.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dream Theater Box Set
*Exclusive Artwork By Hugh Syme.
Custom Box Set Holds:
• 180-gram 2-LP Embossed Gatefold Vinyl With High Quality Flac Files Of Full Album.
• Custom 2GB Majesty Symbol USB Stick Containing:
- Isolated stems Of behind The Veil
- Take This For The Pain (mike Mangini Audition Improv Jam) - 30 Minute Documentary.
• Exclusive 7 Of the Bigger Picture On Clear Vinyl, Wrapped And Sealed With A Custom Wax Seal.
• 2-Disc Embossed Deluxe Edition Digi With Bonus Disc Of 5.1 Audio Mix + Expanded Packaging.
• Gel-Skin idots Of Majesty Symbol For Iphone.
Dream Theater have hit 2013 with a bang as their self-titled collection drops onto our airwaves. Offering the perfect balance of digital and physical music, the metal stalwarts present the crown jewel in their eponymous collection: the Limited Edition Collector's Box Set.
The nine-track disc, produced by John Petrucci, was recorded at Cove City Studio in Glen Cove, Long Island and the first time anyone will experience Mike Mangini completely unleashed on record.1. False Awakening Suite
i. Sleep Paralysis
ii. Night Terrors
iii. Lucid Dream
2. The Enemy Inside
3. The Looking Glass
4. Enigma Machine
5. The Bigger Picture
6. Behind the Veil
7. Surrender to Reason
8. Along for the Ride
9. Illumination Theory
i. Paradoxe de la Lumière Noire
ii. Live, Die, Kill
iii. The Embracing Circle
iv. The Pursuit of Truth
v. Surrender, Trust & Passion$99.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 7 + CD +DVD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Bloodstone & Diamonds"I cannot even begin to tell you how proud we are
of this album. It's been a heck of a ride. It looked
like it might not ever happen again at one point,
but man, this album is a milestone for us. You're
going to love it Head Cases." - Robb Flynn
Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD, will release their
eighth full-length album and Nuclear Blast Entertainment
debut, Bloodstone & Diamonds! The record was
once again produced by Robb Flynn himself and Juan Urteaga
(TESTAMENT, VILE), and like the last 7 out of 8 albums,
was masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson (FEAR FACTORY, SLIPKNOT, BEHEMOTH, DEVILDRIVER).
Additional tracking, editing, and mixing was done with heavy
metal legend Andy Sneap (EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ARCH
ENEMY, ACCEPT, MEGADETH) and Steve Lagudi.
" bloodstone and diamonds represent two of the hardest materials on earth, it is also a lyric from the opening track of the album 'Now We Die'. In many cultures the bloodstone has been used as an amulet to protect against evil, and is the symbol of justice. Diamonds and are the hardest natural material on earth (which is how we feel about our music), and it also represents the diamond logo I drew 22 years ago (in my wife's apartment on Dover St. in Oakland) that has become the symbol for the band." - Robb FlynnLP 1
1. Now We Die
2. Killers & Kings
3. Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones
4. Night Of Long Knives
5. Sail Into The Black
6. Eyes Of The Dead
1. Beneath The Silt
2. In Comes The Flood
3. Damage Inside
4. Game Over
5. Imaginal Cells
6. Take Me Through The Fire$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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Pinkerton (On Sale)Pinkerton on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity
1996 Sophomore Album Cited on Countless Best-of Decade Lists
Includes El Scorcho, Pink Triangle, Tired of Sex, and The Good Life
Loosely Related to Puccini's Madame Butterfly, Confessional Album Lays Bare Frustration, Confusion, Awkwardness, and Loneliness Amidst Power-Pop Settings
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Experience the Album's Edgier Feel as Originally Intended
Few records claim as bizarre a history as Weezer's Pinkerton. Upon release in 1996, the band's sophomore effort failed to meet sales expectations, lacked a hit single, and drew primarily negative reviews from the press. Then, via word of mouth and reevaluation, the Little Album That Could began to build a reputation as an initially misunderstood masterwork-a bold, brave, and exposed creation that happened to have hyper-contagious hooks to accompany the confessional lyrics. Today, it's cited on virtually every Best Albums of the 1990s list in existence.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's analog version of the effort Rolling Stone awarded a full five-star review upon revisiting it eight years later brings the band's live-in-the-studio vocals and darker, raw feel to the surface like never before. Leader Rivers Cuomo's decision to record group choruses around three microphones rather than capture them separately finally can be experienced as originally intended, with the immediate vibe paying off in the form of more engaging, edgier results that parallel the songs' personal emotions and frustrated themes. Guitars, which scrape and push, augmenting the trials and tribulations documented in the narratives, are finally rendered in proper perspective.
Comprised of nonfiction tunes largely based on Cuomo's dissatisfaction with rock-star life, and written by the singer/guitarist as he attended school at Harvard University, Pinkerton confronts disappointment, loneliness, isolation, awkwardness, and cruel romantic irony with a universal perspective to which anybody can relate. Cuomo selected the character Lieutenant Pinkerton from Puccini's Madame Butterfly as a touchstone, believing the persona symbolic of the tormented protagonists in his songs-and recognizing similar struggles to come to terms with identity.
Weezer's aims on Pinkerton have connected with many that identify with its narratives and adore its surfeit of melodies. Surpassing cult-classic status and conquering fickle tastes, the record ranks in Guitar World's "Top 100 Guitar Albums of All-Time"; Spin's "100 Best Albums From 1985 to 2005"; Pitchfork's "Top 100 Albums of the 1990s"; and Rolling Stone's Hall of Fame.
For all the malaise, Pinkerton also contains beloved wit and humor. Shyness and hands-in-pocket diffidence inform "El Scorcho"; incongruity and surprise surround the simultaneously funny and sad "Pink Triangle"; tedium and desire collide on the cynical "Tired of Sex." Psychosexual confusion, unrequited passion, and good intentions elicit unintended sympathies, a trait that remains one of the record's brilliant turns.
This title is not eligible for further discount.1. Tired of Sex
3. No Other One
4. Why Bother?
5. Across the Sea
6. The Good Life
7. El Scorcho
8. Pink Triangle
9. Falling for You
10. Butterfly$34.99 $31.49 Save $3.50 (10%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Workingman's Dead (On Sale)Sublime, Stripped-Down 1970 Americana Classic Steeped in Country, Blues, and Folk
You've Never Heard This Roots-Based Marvel Sound Better: Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Given Extra-Wide Grooves on 45RPM LP
Ranked #264 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: Airy Harmonies, Simple Structures, Concise Arrangements, and Burnished Tones Anchor Songs
Workingman's Dead defies the erroneous belief that the Grateful Dead never attained brilliance in the recording studio. Forever prized for natural sonics, Workingman's Dead attains audiophile reference status courtesy of this first-ever 45RPM version. As flawless as any rustic album ever released, the 1970 set now brims with soaring harmonies, organic execution, intertwined textures, and uncomplicated structures that furnish the songs a transcendence associated with timeless American music. Colorful, relatable characters seemingly torn from working-class histories and old-time fables inhabit the narratives.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LPs at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited edition of this period-defining recording renders the stripped-down fare with immense detail, rich airiness, and reach-out-and-touch-it realism. Longtime Deadheads and newcomers alike will hear significantly more information, experience wider and deeper soundstages, and become swept away by incredible tonal and vocal balances-traits made possible by the format's wider grooves. Instrumental melds and refined accents, such as guest David Nelson's nimble fills on "Cumberland Blues," are part of a larger whole that gives the impression you are witness to the world's coziest campfire session. Frontier tales and refined performances further this feeling.
The first Grateful Dead album to eschew cosmic jams and complex signatures, Workingman's Dead stakes its existence to great songs, homespun warmth, and bare essentials. Its wistful, relaxed state-immediately apparent via the innocent album-opening invitation "Will you come with me?" on "Uncle John's Band"-owes to the circumstances and conditions surrounding its creation. At the time, the Dead owed a considerable financial debt to Warner Bros. and were hobbled by a recent drug bust and financial scandal. Most significantly, the band was recovering from-and reacting to-the tragic events of the Altamont Music Festival and symbolic end of the peace and love era.
As such, Workingman's Dead acts as a retreat from chaos and uncertainty, its songs emblems of simpler times and pleas for compassion in the face of hardship. Lyricist Robert Hunter said he aimed to capture the vintage elements of late 1940s country-and-western jukebox singles as well as old blues classics. In that vein, fare such as the Bakersfield-leaning "Cumberland Blues," pastoral ballad "Dire Wolf," and bluesy "Easy Wind" hit the mark. Leader Jerry Garcia's occasional pedal-steel underpinnings arrive as a bonus.
Of course, aside from the economical concision and thematic consistency, the genius of Workingman's Dead resides in the group's expressive harmonies. Taught by Crosby, Stills and Nash, the Dead produce live "air blends" of multi-part vocal harmonies that provide the foundations of nearly every track. "Uncle John's Band," "High Time," "New Speedway Boogie" (with the iconic refrain "One way or another/This darkness has got to give" referencing the ill wind that greeted the new decade), and the radio favorite "Casey Jones" practically float on the ensemble's communal vocal beds.
Mobile Fidelity's 45RPM edition renders these invigorating, refreshing, and engaging characteristics in three-dimensional sound that transports you to the event. Recordings don't get more lifelike. Workingman's Dead-an iconic, ageless record that drew countless listeners to the band's unique style because of its accessibility and charm-deserves nothing less. Neither do you.
This title is not eligible for further discount.1. Uncle John's Band
2. High Time
3. Dire Wolf
4. New Speedway
5. Cumberland Blues
6. Black Peter
7. Easy Wind
8. Casey Jones$49.99 $44.99 Save $5.00 (10%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Hollow BonesHollow Bones, the most anticipated blues rock album of the year from Long Beach, California's Rival Sons will finally be upon us! Having supported some of the biggest and best names in rock history, including being hand-picked to support Black Sabbath on their final world tour, following sold out tour after sold out tour, and just recently being added to the main stages at Europe's premier festivals such as Download, Hellfest and Rock Am Ring, the Rival Sons hype train continues to gain momentum, and Hollow Bones will surely propel them to their rightful place at the pinnacle of today's rock scene!
Arguably the most soulful voice in rock music today, Jay Buchanan's vocal performance on the album is as fiery and passionate as ever. Infused perfectly with Scott Holiday's fuzzy guitars, a powerful bassline courtesy of Dave Beste, and held together by the precise drumming of Mike Miley, and the two-times Grammy award winning talent of producer Dave Cobb, the lead single, Hollow Bones, Pt. 1 and the electrifying anthem Pretty Face encapsulate the harmonious blend that we've all come to know and love, now further refined and perfected to create a unique, timeless sound that sets the band apart.
Of course, no Rival Sons album would be complete without a heartfelt tune or two, provided here by the raw, dark Fade Out, which showcases the band's immense songwriting capabilities with haunting melodies and a touch of wistful melancholy. The final track, All That I Want, is an incredibly tender, touching finale, with the guitars this time taking a backseat allowing Jay Buchanan to deliver a breathtaking performance that'll tug at your heartstrings in a way that only he can. The man himself offers his own views on their latest work:
Each record we've made has been part of a distillation toward revealing the band's essence. This record, finally is the release of the unapologetic, wild beast that has long lived within the ribs of Rival Sons howling to be freed.
In keeping with a theme the band have touched upon several times, the stunning album artwork comes courtesy of renowned Brooklyn-based artist Martin Wittfooth, who's exhibited extensively in galleries and museums throughout North America and Europe. This particular piece, entitled Rainsong, is an oil-based painting featured in his latest solo exhibition, Offering, which was displayed at the famous Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York in late 2015.
Through his work, Martin Wittfooth has presented a dystopian world, devoid of human life and filled with strong symbolic implications that the root cause is our own disrespect for the natural world. In contrast to some of his earlier work, which have often featured creatures removed from their own natural environments and instead surrounded by trash and decay, Offering explores the ancient art of shamanism, demonstrating a more optimistic view that perhaps its current revitalisation can peel away the materialistic obsessions through which we are collectively destroying our planet. In Martin Wittfooth's own words, the reemergence of shamanism appears to be having a great impact on consciousness around the globe by severing individual attachments to the ego-driven, ideology-based monotheistic modality that has shaped so much of the human enterprise over the past millennia.1. Hollow Bones, Pt. 1
2. Tied Up
3. Thundering Voices
4. Baby Boy
5. Pretty Face
6. Fade Out
7. Black Coffee
8. Hollow Bones, Pt. 2
9. All That I Want$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Fantomas: Le Faux MagistratIn celebration of the centenary of Louis Feuillade's Fantômas silent film series, James Blackshaw was invited by Yann Tiersen to perform a live score to
the fifth and final film, Le Faux Magistrat, at the beautiful and prestigious surroundings of the ThÉâtre de Châtelet, Paris on October 31st 2013.
Fantômas - a master of disguise and symbol of terror - is one of the most popular characters in French crime fiction, as well as a favorite with the avantgarde, particularly the surrealists.
Tim Hecker, Amiina, Yann Tiersen and Loney Dear also performed during the event (which was broadcast live on the European ARTE channel) each
bringing their own unique sonic perspective to the other installments in the series.
Written during the course of a few months, Blackshaw drew influences from French impressionist composers, Brazillian guitar music, musique concrete
and the works of other film composer such as David Shire and Pino Donaggio, to create a noirish score that is in turns sinister, quietly profound and
Personally invited by James Blackshaw, experimental musicians Duane Pitre and Simon Scott (also of Slowdive) contributed drums, electronics, synth,
bowed guitar, bass and more to Blackshaw's nylon string guitar and grand piano, with multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Glasson adding violin, vibraphone
and several wind instruments to the 75 minute long work.1. Fantomas : Le Faux Magistrat, Part One
2. Fantomas : Le Faux Magistrat, Part Two
3. Fantomas : Le Faux Magistrat, Part Three
4. Fantomas : Le Faux Magistrat, Part Four
5. Fantomas : Le Faux Magistrat, Part Five
6. Fantomas : Le Faux Magistrat, Part Six
7. Fantomas : Le Faux Magistrat, Part Seven
8. Fantomas : Le Faux Magistrat, Part Eight
9. Fantomas : Le Faux Magistrat, Part Nine
10. Fantomas : Le Faux Magistrat, Part Ten
11. Fantomas : Le Faux Magistrat, Part Eleven
12. Fantomas : Le Faux Magistrat, Part Twelve
13. Fantomas : Le Faux Magistrat, Part Thirteen$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Feedback200 Gram Vinyl LP
As they celebrate a thirty-year career of filling arenas, selling tens of millions of albums and playing songs with which a generation of rock fans came of age, visionary rock legends Rush decided to have a little fun with the music they grew up with. Feedback features covers of songs by The Who, The Yardbirds, Love, Cream, Buffalo Springfield and more, the trio's new LP is a rocking good time for anyone who loves Rush or just classic rock & roll.
Drummer Neil Peart, in the album's liner notes, explains, It was April of 2004, but Geddy, Alex, and I were channeling back to 1966 and 1967, when we were thirteen- and fourteen-year-old beginners. We thought it would be a fitting symbol to commemorate our thirty years together if we returned to our roots and paid tribute to those we had learned from and were inspired by. We thought we might record some of the songs we used to listen to, the ones we painstakingly learned the chords, notes, and drum parts for, and even played in our earliest bands. The tracks on this collection are songs we liked from the era that we thought we could 'cover' effectively (meaning not too many backing vocals), and have some fun with. The music celebrates a good time in our lives, and we had a good time celebrating it.1. Summertime Blues
2. Heart Full of Soul
3. For What It's Worth
4. The Seeker
5. Mr. Soul
6. Seven and Seven Is
7. Shapes of Things
8. Crossroads$21.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Terrestrials (Awaiting Repress)
Thick Stock Cardboard Stoughton Style Tip On Jacket
180 Gram Vinyl
Limited To 3,000
Four figures stand atop a summit, staring east out over a vast, frostbitten wasteland, the black sun dwindling in the west, casting their shadows across the plain. They await another clan, legendary for their slow approach. Eyes on the horizon, searching, patiently, for some signal of the arrival, some plume of smoke that would announce that the time had come. At last, at the edge of the plane, they note a black banner, and soon two hooded figures appear in the dusk. A horn sounds, and drumbeats echo through the valley.
It's only the threshold of the distant horizon that limits the scope of Terrestrials, but like much of Earth, its landscape is arid, only disclosing its secrets upon active contemplation of its component dust. From the opening strains, hidden at the foot of a vertiginous crescendo from zero decibels, the album recalls a technique of Andrei Tarkovsky's, later developed in the films of BÉla Tarr. The eight-and-a-half-minute opening shot in Tarr's epic Sátántangó laterally tracks cattle carefully plodding through a dilapidated commune in search of food from muddy pasture. As the audience investigates the frame for clues to Tarr's purpose, he slowly reveals to them a symbolic vision of the film as a whole, inviting contemplation of the rich surfaces of the decayed buildings and the labyrinthine entrapment of the commune's inhabitant kine, some playing at leadership and some dragging their feet, cow and human alike awaiting deliverance by a dark messiah. Terrestrials proceeds in a remarkably similar fashion. As each track unfurls, its glacial pace arrests the listener's search for novelty, forcing attention to the profundities of the mix and the texture that the interlaced sounds create; and yet it also deepens the desire for what each step forward promises, the crisis that the procession patiently unveils.
Terrestrials features more complex instrumentation than most of the works of either party. Sunn O)))'s deep bass and endlessly sustained guitar feature heavily on each track of Terrestrials, but so do Ulver's electronics and a myriad of additions, including trumpets, didgeridoo, and strings. Although the tracks apparently began as a set of improvisations recorded at Ulver's Oslo studio, the vast scope of the release clearly evolved out of the various mixing and arrangement sessions helmed by Ulver's Kristoffer Rygg and Sunn O)))'s Stephen O'Malley between 2008 and 2012. Here they achieved a synthesis that stylistically transcends the mere combination of the two groups and their traditional pathways, with Ulver sealing up the cracks of Sunn O)))'s immense backdrop and heightening the atmosphere with tense strings, sculpted textures, and insistent rhythm. It's this attention to the subtleties that renders Terrestrials monolithic; they ensure that each tick of the clock yields an array of sonic qualities, each progressing slowly in themselves but together moving the whole mass of sound forth at a constant click.
From the trumpets on "Let There Be Light" to the drum-like pound of the bass and didgeridoo in "Western Horn," Terrestrials relentlessly heralds its own arrival, an endless parade slouching towards Bethlehem. By the time Rygg's vocals enter at the middle of "Eternal Return," the crawling pace of the album has ensured their sublimity. Taken on its own, this short section would scarcely justify a song unto itself; it emerges out of the sudden but carefully orchestrated resolution of the murky depths of the track's recesses, manifesting as a piercing clarity and a distillation of the album's theme of annunciation. Its lyrics, rich in spite of their brevity, conceal a messianic yearning in the fallow desert, a hope for deliverance from the stasis of the Egyptian yoke and the confusion of exile, and a dark prophecy of a "liminal animal" with "golden nature" of the sinful calf. Rygg urges us to "listen silent."
Gongs or guitars ring out. This final stage of Terrestrials heralds a return of an immense mystery. What approaches, its lumbering gait constantly pressing onward, can't divulge its nature until it finally arrives. The quintessential figure of doom is an immense behemoth, a force of nature whose sublime shadow conceals it from view even as its thundering steps reveal its impending advent. But here we lie in wait. Terrestrials delivers on its persistent promise by offering another transcendental promise of a future culmination. But the restraint they exert in their advance to the beautiful oasis at the center of "Eternal Return" suggests that, here, Sunn O))) and Ulver are more interested in the process as it happens through time, tracking the march of the sun across the heavens, marking each moment as it slips back into eternity.
- Matthew Philips (Tiny Mix Tapes)1. Let There Be Light
2. Western Horn
3. Eternal Return$16.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
AudioQuest Sydney Interconnect Cable
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Barefoot AdventureOne of the most stubborn myths of revisionist musical history is this: the early '60s were the Dark Ages of American pop, a sad and embarrassing era of prefab teen idols and silly dance crazes that was put out of its misery by the British Invasion.
In reality, strange and wonderful things were happening with American music in the months before The Beatles met Ed Sullivan, creative big bangs that continued to evolve for decades to come.
In Detroit, Berry Gordy was defining the Motown Sound, while Stax and James Brown were inventing soul music. At 1650 Broadway, the Aldon table of songwriters was bringing sophistication to teen pop, while The Four Seasons reinvented group harmony. And in California, where Americas youth culture was being born, a trio of songwritersBrian Wilson, Roger Christian and Gary Usherwere drawing up the blueprints for the West Coast sound.
This collection explores Gary Ushers tenure as co-architect of the happiest pop music ever written, a guileless celebration of sun, surf and cars thats become an enduring symbol of the American dream.
Barefoot Adventure does more than simply collect a bunch of songs that sound great on the car radio and mean exactly what they say (take that, psychedelic music!). Its also a remarkable glimpse of the process, of a struggling songwriter angling for a break, sometimes tapdancing in tangents, oblivious to the bullseye he was hitting on the way
to forging an important new sound.
So heres the whole story, 36 terrific tracks, including exclusive Sundazed interviews with Usher himself, with an illuminating essay and track commentary by author and Usher-biographer Stephen McParland. Its musical scholarship thats perfect for parties!
Were not sure if this is history masquerading as fun, or vice-versa, but were definitely sure that its fun. Which, in the end, is all that matters.
1. R.P.M. (The Four Speeds)
2. My Little Surfin' Woodie (The Sunsets)*
3. Barefoot Adventure (The Four Speeds)*
4. Four On the Floor (The Four Speeds)
5. Cheater Slicks (The Four Speeds)
6. C.C. Cinder (The Sunsets)
7. The Chug-A-Lug (The Sunsets)
8. Gary Usher Interview Part 1*
9. My Little Beach Bunny (The Sunsets)
1. Playmate of the Year (The Sunsets)
2. Lonely Surfer Boy (The Sunsets)
3. Soul Stompin'*
4. Nifty '50*
5. Power Shift
6. Mag Wheels
7. Gary Usher Iinterview Part 2*
8. My Sting Ray (The Four Speeds)
9. 426 Super Stock (The Competitors)
1. Wax, Board, and Woodie*
2. Draggin' Deuce*
3. '54 Corvette*
4. My Little Surfin' Woodie (The Sunsets)
5. Gary Usher Interview Part 3*
7. Barefoot Adventure (The Four Speeds)
8. Cactus Juice*
9. Coney Island Wild Child*
1. Sugar & Spice*
3. Milky Way
5. Gary Usher interview Part 4*
6. You Made A Believer Out Of Me
(with The Honeys)*
7. Waiting For The Day (with The Honeys)*
8. Tied Down*
9. Harder & Harder*
* previously unissued$38.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now